Posted 8 months ago
The Hosch catalog from the West Virginia Museum of American Glass, Monograph 59. is one of the best resources for Bohemian glass and would recommend this catalog in a heart beat. If everyone could still order from this catalog, it would be a glass collectors dream come true.
One of my favorite Kralik decors is what I have always known to be called, Silveria. (or is it?) Kralik "Silveria" decor is overshot frit with applied threading. British glass maker, Stevens and Williams produced this (patented) decor in 1900. Silveria from Stevens and Williams is casing of silver foil between two layers of colorless glass and has green threading. Developed by John Northwood II. I believe the Silveria decor for Bohemian art glass was adapted by collectors, because of the similarities by appearance when compared to Stevens and Williams, Silveria decor.
In the pics shown above are all from the WVMOAG Monograph 59. and are from a Hosch catalog. The common bond these pieces share is not the shape, but the decor. Notice they all have what most know as a Silveria decor. In the catalog, under each number by the example shown it is stated as Meteor.
Meteor is not a shape. Rather a decor name described in the Hosch catalog. I have always thought the shape of my Kralik sea shell vases found in the Hosch catalog were considered Meteor by shape and Silveria by decor. Seems I did not look further in the catalog to recognize that the other shapes with the same decor on the same page are stated as Meteor. Wanted to share what I finally see. It's all about learning something new even if it is a catalog I have looked at over and over. Hope this will shed some light on the subject of Kralik, Meteor vases.
Research changes every day and thank goodness anyone can "revise" anytime.