Posted 6 months ago
Here is a nice little cabinet piece (about 5.25" tall) from Kralik in their practically trademarked pink glatt with gold iridescence (these are typically called "silberiris", but the iridescence here is decidedly gold, not silver), with an additional flourish- an art nouveau motif applied with a brush in what looks like black decorator's ink. I'm not sure of the technique involved - it looks like (under magnification) that the iridescent finish was partially removed (by turning or wiping?) in order to allow some of the pink to show through and form a canvas for the design to be painted on. It's the only Kralik glatt iridescent piece that I have ever seen decorated in this way!