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Bohemian Art Glass2119 of 3405BOHEMIAN DECANTER /C.1900'sWELZ Scalloped Fan Vase...baby blue with light green/yellow spots
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Posted 2 years ago

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vetraio50
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Three years ago Alfredo Villanueva posted information about these Kralik Floriform Blossoms here on CW. He included pictures and text from the 1900 Butler Brothers Catalogue: “Stem and open blossom pattern. Crystal glass in combination of beautiful tints and colors, such as shaded green and crystal and shaded ruby and crystal in fantastic floral shapes with open petals and leaf feet and long stem Height about 7 – inch. 1/6 doz in pkg., assorted ……… 4.20”.

Last Sunday I was able to pick up one of these here in Sydney as an example of a stemmed opalescent blossom shaded to green with tooled feet that react vividly to black light even in daylight.

The blossom dates to 1900 and was made by a firm called Wilhelm Kralik Sohn in the Czech Sumava region at a factory known as Eleonorahain (aka Lenora).

Wilhelm Kralik Sohn was a company set up after Wilhelm’s death in 1877 by two of Wilhelm’s sons Heinrich and Jan. In 1882 Heinrich became sole owner of the Glashütten Ernstbrunn and Eleonorenhain and brought them together under the name of "Wilhelm Kralik Sohn"... a tribute to his late father. Heinrich was joined by his cousin, Wilhelm Mathias Kralik the head of the Novy Svet glassworks at that time. He arrived in Sumava with many of his co-workers from Harrachov. Wilhelm Mathias Kralik as the new business director "dramatically changed the production range of the glassworks, which hitherto mainly focused on sheet glass: the main orientation was producing the fashionable smelt-decorated glass with naturalist motifs, thus meeting the demand of European customers. This guaranteed the sales in many European countries.

The Lenora decorated glass was initially very close to the Harrachov examples mainly by its subdued and dark shades of olive green, brown and topaz. These patterns usually were naturalist decorations in the form of foliage and flowers and small insects, but also snakes and lizards. The Lenor glassworks, however, found its unique artistic expression over the time, based on specific décors as flat pressed flowers with striking color contrasts and symmetrical arrangements. Lenora moreover produced a wide scale of smelt-decorated vases and jardinières, decorative table objects in the form of flowers and petal-shaped lampshades. The glassworks experienced its highest prime during the 1890s, and many characteristic patterns and décors of the smelted-decorated glass were produced as long as until the 1920s, some of them even during the 1940s. After the Second World War which heavily affected the glassworks, the company was nationalized and became part of the enterprise Bohemian Crystal Glassworks [Sklarny Cesky kristal].”
http://www.prague-art.cz/catalogue/producers/42-wilhelm-kralik-sohn/

Comments

  1. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Fabulous photos!...I am waiting for the day I find one of this...Beautiful!...:-)
  2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
    stunning and very very beautiful:)
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks inky and to you too Sean!
  4. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    OMG...really beautiful!!!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks MSL!
  6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
    your very welcome KevinG:)
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    A link to Alfredo's posting three years ago now:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/2460-a-1900-bb-kralik-flower
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    A link to czechman's blue bloom:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/78880-kralik-floriform-bud-vase-applied-uraniu
  9. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Beautiful flower!

    scott
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    A link to czechman's ruby bloom:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/75071-gorgeous-kralik-art-glass-floriform-bud
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks czechman and to you too scottV!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks to Charlie, Leah, dasullywon, mustangT and to you too cogito!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Phil!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks to the Moirs and mikelV too!
  15. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 2 years ago
    She's gorgeous vet !!!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Hedge! I could not resist it!
  17. Alfredo Alfredo, 2 years ago
    I ENDED UP WITH A VERITABLE GLASS GARDEN! THEY ARE ALSO DOCUMENTED IN WALTRAUD'S BOOK ON THE FLORAL MOTIF IN ART NOUVEAU.
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Well done you, Alfredo. Remember that one from Sydney many years ago?
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Amber!
  20. Justanovice Justanovice, 2 years ago
    As always vetraio -a very informative bit of history to go with this little beauty!:)
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Justanovice, Jayhow, musikChoo and to you too Tonino!
  22. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Beautiful !***
  23. smiata smiata, 2 years ago
    Congrats on your find. Hope to see a whole bouquet!!

  24. ozmarty ozmarty, 2 years ago
    Bloomin beaut example ... beware flowers have a habit of multiplying!

  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks everyone: freiheit, Manikin, gargoyleC, purpledog, smiata, walksoftly, Misglass, GreatSnowyOwl, marty and Don! It ticks so many buttons! It's only the third one I have ever come across in the wild.
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks TedStraub!
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Mac63!
  28. fledermaus fledermaus, 2 years ago
    Fantastic! I never knew they used uranium glass but it make sense.
    Beautiful!
    I am a fellow teacher in the arts.
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks MSL and Fledermaus too!
    I'm looking forward to seeing more of your collection Fledermaus!
  30. Zowie Zowie, 2 years ago
    Beautiful I was also just looking through your side bar what fantastic pieces you have. Not that it really matters who else likes as long as you & your partner do.
  31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Zowie!
  32. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
    Hello Leah I just started to follow you on pinterest)
  33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Thanks Sean, Charlie and Leah.
  34. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
    Hello Leah , your very welcome :) they are all very very beautiful just like Kevin's and Gary's :) that is a huge grouping:)
  35. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
    Ur welcome Kevin :)
  36. otiamaria otiamaria, 2 years ago
    My eyes found this and were immediately drawn-in by how the glass seems lit from within somehow. I read on, and (AHA!) Blacklight! This is a treasure for sure. (I love looking through your galleries. You have such fantastic pieces, and I learn a ton from you!)
  37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks for your kind comments, otiamaria!
  38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    By the way, I found another little piece today with uranium leaves on the foot. Different form.
  39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks eye4Beauty. I think my new one is English. A tulip shape, vaseline and uranium.
  40. Slave-to-glass Slave-to-glass, 2 years ago
    V50 gorgeous! I have a little one that I'm not sure of the maker either. A lot smaller than the usual flowers.
  41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Slave to the G!
    I think the new one is by Richardson's.
  42. Slave-to-glass Slave-to-glass, 2 years ago
    I'll take a pic and post when I can. Size is a very noticeable difference and maybe a lot 'neater' in the making.
  43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Look forward to seeing it!
  44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks petey!
  45. Thoscahaba Thoscahaba, 2 years ago
    So well done.
  46. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Tonino!
  47. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    I apologise for a belated thanks to you too Thoscahaba!
  48. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Deanteaks and tombraider too!
  49. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    many thanks TOM61375!
  50. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks VintageFran!
  51. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks AGRAM!
  52. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks MICHELLEB007!
  53. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks ALDO78!
  54. aldo78 aldo78, 2 years ago
    Youa are most welcome Vetraio:):)
  55. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 2 years ago
    Love the piece, and the excellent basis of information posted along with it!
  56. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks for the love and kind comment SHAWNL86!
  57. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks CRAZYMUNKEE!
  58. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks CATSNSTUFF & PICKRKNOWS!
  59. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
  60. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks RARA 'n ANTIQUEROSE!
  61. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks VINTAGEFRAN!
  62. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    I'm glad to here you have been soooo lucky it is fantastic I do love this sort of item
  63. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks ZOWIE!
  64. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    I will have the pleasure of having one or two maybe one day myself with some luck. Have to go to town today so I better get a move on so far since 4am the time has been changed twice so who knows it could get earlier.
  65. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    So are you on AEST now or not? Is this an April Fool? Have a great day!
  66. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks BOHEMIANCRAZY!
  67. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT !!!!!!!
  68. CollectiblesUnlimited CollectiblesUnlimited, 4 months ago
    Very nice!

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