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KRALIK CHINE PITCHER: THE VALUE OF A DAMAGED PIECE

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Posted 3 years ago

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Alfredo
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THE DEALER FROM WHOM I BOUGHT THIS PIECE DESCRIBED IT AS SLIGHTLY DAMAGED: A PETAL WAS MISSING FROM THE LOWER PART OF THE FLOWER. WHEN I RECEIVED IT, I WAS TOTALLY DISMAYED: THERE WAS PRACTICALLY NO FLOWER, ONLY A CORE. YET, THE LEAF HANDLE WAS INTACT. 10" TALL, POLISHED PONTIL., THE FIRST EXAMPLE I HAVE SEEN OF THIS TYPE OF GLASS, WHICH I HAVE LABELED "KRALIK CHINE"--THE SIMILARITY TO LOETZ ZEPHIR CHINE IS OBVIOUS, AS ARE THE DIFFERENCES, SINCE LOETZ CHINE IS NEVER BI-COLOR. THE LAST PICTURE SHOWS A ZEPHIR CHINE SHELL, BY THE WAY, ALSO DAMAGED (THE TIP IS MISSING).

THE QUESTION IS: IS IT WORTH IT TO HAVE A DAMAGED PIECE IN YOUR COLLECTION? MY ANSWER IS: YES, DEPENDING ON RARITY. AS MUCH AS IT PAINS ME THAT THE FLOWER IS ALMOST NON-EXISTENT (EVERYONE HERE KNOWS MY FONDNESS FOR BOHEMIAN GLASS FLOWER ITEMS), THIS VESSEL, EVEN IN ITS POOR CONDITION, CONSTITUTES A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF KRALIK'S EARLY PRODUCTION. ANY COMMENTS?

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  1. David Littlefield, 3 years ago
    My own take on it is that you can own this damaged piece until an intact one comes along, and then replace it with the new one. I like to have at least one example of each decor in my collection, and will often settle for a damaged piece until I find an (affordable) intact one.
  2. IVAN49 IVAN49, 3 years ago
    The answer is given: ``DEPENDING ON RARITY``. Besides, the glass is already hundred years old and not for sale, not an investment, just saved and retired with someone who cherish it. I doubt very much an intact one will come along to replace this one. It happens sometimes, but life is too short to wait for rare intact pieces.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Yes is my answer. How much one should pay for it is another question. Even damaged pieces may have a value based on rarity and demand.
  4. LoetzDance LoetzDance, 3 years ago
    I love to look at and study my glass. While I would prefer to have all perfect pieces in my collection, I know there are many pieces that I could never afford if they were perfect. I also want to own at least one example of each decor so I will purchase a damaged piece if I know it is rare and it will most likely take a long time before I can find a perfect example. It is more important to be able to hold and study an example of a particular decor than to wait until I can find the perfect example. You can look at photos but they will never give you the depth of detail that having the actual piece in hand will give you. I have also found that there is a strong market for damaged pieces so if you purchase a piece right in the first place you should be able to get your investment back when you find a replacement piece.
  5. LoetzBuddies LoetzBuddies, 3 years ago
    One good answer is : every museum in the world has damaged pieces. I am usually a perfectionist........but I can think of one wonderful Quezal vase I have that was offered for sale with "a pontil fissure in the making". Maybe it is and maybe it isn't but I got a $8,000. vase for $2,000.

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