Posted 5 years ago
Most of you will know by now that my eye for attributions is pretty terrible. I hardly ever get it right! Mind you - it's not made any easier that hardly any of my pieces are marked in any way.
This piece is therefore unusual, and exciting, for me. It has a country of origin mark associated with post-1918 Kralik production, on a recognised Kralik decor. Even I can't get that wrong - I hope. You will find examples of Kralik pieces in this decor on both kralik-glass.com and Alfredo's site, https://sites.google.com/site/loetzandglass/kralik-6--straight-mark
The only complication is the rest of the numbers/letters marked on the pontil mark. They appear to be handwritten or painted on, and I am assuming until told otherwise that they were added later as catalogue marks for someone's collection. If anyone has any ideas, I'd be grateful to hear them.