Posted 2 years ago
Here is an unassuming little ball vase I picked up on eBay in colored crystal that upon closer examination looks pretty difficult to make. See photo number 2 - the blue layer mixes gradually into the pink layer on the top half, forming blue forks along the 12 optic "ribs" - and I just wonder how this is done? Kralik's fascination with this color combination (pink and blue) found its way into a variety of different decors, utilizing blue trim (handles, rims, applique leaves & flowers and threaded windings) on pink glass, in various vases, bowls, and baskets - and now here is a piece that uses both colors in the body of the vase itself. Marked as shown with the typical acid stamped semi-circular "Czechoslovakia". There appears to be some uranium content in the blue portion - it does give a slight green glow under direct UV light.