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Art Nouveau1697 of 1914Loetz Cobalt Pampas circa 1898 production # 7499Kralik Cameo Glass Covered Jar, ca. 1905-1910, signed "Kralik"
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Posted 3 years ago

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Made circa 1902 the iridescent surface decoration is called Silberiris. To get this effect, it is covered in a stencil. Wax is applied and then the vase gets an acid bath. The uncovered areas subjected to the acid leave the etched design behind. Its a technique that Steuben would copy some 20 years later. The electric iridescence is so bright, these pieces are sometimes mistaken for Carnival Glass.

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  1. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 3 years ago
    Awesome, Tony! Of course, it only took Kralik a year or two. :)
  2. Alfredo Alfredo, 3 months ago
    Holy cow! Thanks for explaining the technique!
  3. famatta127 famatta127, 3 months ago
    Thats how it was explained to me at the MAK in Vienna by the curator. Glad to be able to help you for a change.

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