Posted 2 years ago
I bought this 6.5" pink beauty because of the color and the green aventurine serpent. The dealer called it Kralik. However, in all my years of collecting I have never found a Kralik serpent vase. As far as I know, within Czech Jugendstil, only Loetz and Rindskopf used the serpent as decoration.
But it was once I had gotten it that I had an "EUREKA" moment. I realized I had found a match to my blue Rindskopf martelé with a green serpent (13")! The last picture shows a shape study where one of the vases is also Rindskopf blue (both are 10"). The pink shows up in other color combinations, and right now there is another shape in white with a green serpent on Internet. The vase is a great example of the bold use of contrasting colors in Czech Jugendstil.