Posted 6 months ago
It is known that glass of this type, with rim indents and reticulated 0r pierced "handles", was made by the Kralik firm. What is also known, thanks to catalogs that survive to this day, is that they were sometimes made for, and refined (either by or for) the second generation iteration of the firm "Carl Hosch". Pieces just like this one are found in the Carl Hosch catalog from 1905, and images from these catalogs can be found in the indispensable "Collectible Bohemian Glass, 1880-1945", by Robert & Deborah Truitt. This bowl has a matte finish inside, providing an inviting canvas for the enameled decoration of florals and architectural lines. The glass gradually shades from clear to green along the rim, creating an opalescent quality. The exterior of the vessel is glossy, and the base, which is ground flat and smooth, sports a finely ground and polished pontil in the center. This bowl is not UV reactive, but it does nonetheless radiate beauty. It is about 8" across, and about 3" tall.