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    Posted 8 years ago

    VioletOrange
    (150 items)

    This is one of my favorite Loetz/Kralik/etc. pieces. It was given to me by my wife, Mary Ann, many years ago as a birthday present. It is just 5 inches tall. The base color is deep amethyst. It has an oval "CZECHO SLOVAKIA" mark (very faint), but I'm not sure it's the one attributed to Loetz. Not sure what the small specks in the gold iridized pattern are - it doesn't seem to me to be mica, but I may well be wrong. Not sure whether in the end, this vase is Loetz or Kralik or another maker and thus I welcome your thoughts.

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    Comments

    1. inky inky, 8 years ago
      MOST BEAUTIFUL!....:-)
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Magnificent!
    3. ozmarty ozmarty, 8 years ago
      Never seen another like this ..
    4. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 8 years ago
      Thanks everyone
    5. LoetzBuddies LoetzBuddies, 8 years ago
      Ernie : loving it from Puerto Rico.
    6. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 8 years ago
      Thanks Frank, enjoy your vacation.
    7. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 8 years ago
      This is gorgeous violetorange. I thought it was ceramic at first.
    8. cogito cogito, 8 years ago
      Wow. The work on the bottom is amazingly complex.
    9. famatta127 famatta127, 8 years ago
      My personal opinion is that its not Loetz. The decor and the shape don't look like anything I have ever seen by Loetz. Its a very interesting piece but the flourish at the base certainly eliminates it from being Loetz. It reminds me of the very earliest carnival type glass.

      That said, I wouldn't mind having it in my collection as its just too cool and odd and unique.
    10. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 8 years ago
      Thanks everyone - the lower portion is, as cogito points out, complex. There are no "in the making" flaws - the execution of this piece is extremely well done, imho.
    11. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 8 years ago
      Thanks Tony, two other very knowledgeable folks also are of the opinion it is not Loetz. Additionally at least one collector does not think it is Kralik either. With the provenance mark, at this point it is simply Czech 1918-1938 or so.
    12. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 years ago
      DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!
    13. JoyceC., 6 years ago
      Wow!!!!! Beautiful!!!!
    14. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 6 years ago
      Thanks JoyceC and rucklczglass

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