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Bohemian Art Glass3780 of 4510It's not the who, but the what? KRALIK/ LOETZ OLYMPIA SHIFT VASE
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Posted 4 years ago


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I consider drilled holes on glass the equivalent of genital mutilation in humans, and I hate to pay too much for damaged pieces. However, the moment I saw this piece, I knew it had to have it. It was high priced; I made a hefty offer, considering the damage, and it was accepted.

So here it is, my third Glatt serpent vase and the fifth in my collection. 13" high, drilled right through the pontil, but in perfect reptile condition. Pic. 3 shows the green set, and Pic. 4 the same shape in blue martelé.

As to the hole, Dave says he can fix it!


  1. Alfredo Alfredo, 4 years ago
    Dave explained that he places tape on the hole from the inside (which might be a bit tricky) and then turns the vase upside down and fills the hole with epoxy, smoothing away any excess (I think he polishes it). When it dries, he removes the inside tape.
  2. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 4 years ago
    At least it's a small, perfectly drilled hole. I've never found one of these that wasn't expensive!
  3. dlfd911 dlfd911, 4 years ago
    The only time it becomes difficult to fill one of these drilled holes is if the pontil is extremely thin, because the epoxy layer will be very thin as well, and may not adhere to the glass well enough, but I have had good luck with most of them. I'll try to keep the epoxy flush with the exterior, and if I need to make it thicker, I'll do it inside so it won't show. Happy Birthday Al, in case I forgot to tell you :)
  4. Londonloetzlearner Londonloetzlearner, 4 years ago
    Happy Birthday!
  5. ozmarty ozmarty, 4 years ago
    FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS mi buen amigo

    You have more snakes than a herpetologist ....
  6. IVAN49 IVAN49, 4 years ago
    Have seen this as lamp bases; as already said above perfectly drilled.
    I would leave the hole as it is; glass cannot be repaired, we know the hole is there.
    Just think of museum pieces – always left as found. This is not for water and flowers, not for sale either.
  7. dlfd911 dlfd911, 4 years ago
    Ah, but Alfredo uses his vases for flowers, just ask him. After filling the hole it will hold water again.
  8. Alfredo Alfredo, 4 years ago
    Dearest Ivan. My first silberband was $$$ (down from $$$$). I carried it directly into a flower shop, plopped it into the counter and asked how much it would cost to fill it up with flowers! That one is definitely not for sale. And who said museum vases are not repaired? Some are reconstructed puzzles!
  9. vetrissimo, 4 years ago
    Please see
    Thank you

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