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Posted 5 years ago


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Please look at the first shade, top line pic. 1.. Read what it says in pic. 2. It comes from Neuwirth's Blühender Jugendstil I. Description providing identification as Kralik, pic. 2.

But then, the same shade appears in the Williamson Teplitz catalogs! Which buttresses my premise that Teplitz shades encompass items from different manufacturers. But the Williamson shade exhibits a double fitter ring, unlike mine.

It is quite amazing to find this kind of documentation. Krasno also made bloom-like shades. Bring permanent Czech Spring into your winter lair!


  1. Alfredo Alfredo, 5 years ago
    And to make it even more interesting if you look at II-7994 (1899) in Ricke 2, the Loetz line catalog, you will find a quite similar shade!
  2. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 4 years ago
    The double fitter ring to which you refer? Is it an indicator for any particular company?
  3. Alfredo Alfredo, 4 years ago
    No. It may be that it appears in the illustration, but not in real shades that you find. In reality, i have never seen a shade with a double fitter ring.
  4. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 4 years ago
    Is this a double fitter ring? I hope it is OK to put a link in if not I can shoot them and put them on as I did the Loetz.
  5. Alfredo Alfredo, 4 years ago
    It's okay. That certainly is a double fitter. i have the same decor in a ball shade, single fitter, 3".
  6. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 4 years ago
    How lovely! Have you any idea who made these ? Mine are ground on both the fitter edge and the bottom.
  7. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 4 years ago
    Shucks! I really thought that the double fitter would be the key to the I D of these shades because I too had never seen this shape of fitter before. It really is so exciting nothing is easy about Bohemian glass collecting except how easily one can fall in love with it.:0)
  8. Alfredo Alfredo, 4 years ago
    Read the title of the post!
  9. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 4 years ago
    I am sorry, but I thought you were saying that Williamson catalogue meant Pallme Konig? The Bloom shades are Kralik, yes? So I am totally missing a connection to my double fitter shades, I am sorry to say. Would you mind terribly getting out the blocks for me?
    Or are you just telling me that my double fitter shades are Kralik because you know you 3" fitter is? Sorry to be so slow, I hope you won"t give up on me through frustration.
  10. Alfredo Alfredo, 4 years ago
    My educated guess. Teplitz was home to PK and Rindskopf. PK, Kralik, Hosch and many others had also thriving factories for Chandeliers, and Shades. My educated guess is that there was a Teplitz exporter )(maybe PK itself? that sold all of them as "Teplitz shades"

    When dealing with Czech glass, it is best not to lose sight of the forest for the trees.
  11. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 4 years ago
    Thank you! So your "read the title of the post" was not telling me that my pair of double fitter and you matching 3" were made by a specific company? Rather quite the opposite that being shown in the Williamson catalogue does not mean PK?
    Do I understand now?
  12. Hornet Hornet, 4 years ago
    Hi Friends
    This shades have a double fitting
    There are 99% from Stewens and Williams .
    Now I have six of a similar Shape Shades
    Comes from Italy .
    and other Come from France : But don't have a double fitting .
    Regards , Albert
  13. Alfredo Alfredo, 4 years ago
    I have just made a folder of shade designs by the Loetz company--some quite early, dating to the 1890's and early 1900's. I also have the Neuwirth and the Hosch catalogs where Kralik shades are identified. I am almost sure your first shade is Czech, not British. As to where one buys them, it is really not all that relevant, since we know by now that Czech glass was sold throughout the world, and now we also know that the French and Italians actually "design shifted" Czech glass.

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