Posted 2 years ago
A couple of years ago I helped the West Virginia Museum of American Glass to identify an anonymous export catalog that the curator suspected might be Czech glass. The pictures matched the pages of a Hosch catalog illustrated in Robert/Deb Truitt''s Bohemian Glass 1 and identified as Kralik pieces distributed by Hosch. I had also seen them at the Kralik Museum in Lenora, where we were not allowed to take pictures. And as luck would have it, I have been able to acquire four of these very early pieces, which really sum up the essence of floral Art Nouveau. Check my website for bibliography and more information. The two pieces in the first picture are documented in the WV catalog. The last picture is actually from it.