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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I have been going through a bit of dry spell when it comes to acquiring glass. The loss of my partner of 32 years over the winter took me out the game for a while. I am beginning to come around and my hope for is to become more engaged. I have found a few pieces lately – this being one of them.

    Here is a Kralik, early 1900’s Cornucopia Vase - Amethyst Frit on a Gold base, 8” high. In the background is one I have had in my collection for awhile now. I like this shape.

    Research shows that Kralik did a variety of these shapes in a variety sizes and decors. Although I haven’t been able to find a name for this décor it is similar to Kralik’s Overshot - the glass base is gold with a textured (Amethyst Frit) surface and there is an applied green base. This shape is referred to as Cornucopia - meaning horn of plenty. The Cornucopia is a stylized goat’s horn usually shown overflowing with fruit, flowers and grain. According to Greek Mythology, it is the horn of the goat that suckled Zeus, which broke off and became filled with fruit. In folklore, it became full of whatever its owner desired.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      May it refill with all that you desire!
    2. ozmarty ozmarty, 7 years ago
      lovely ... these fritty pieces are so fruity ...
    3. bracken3 bracken3, 7 years ago
      Nice Piece.
    4. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 7 years ago
      Sorry to hear about your bereavement but thank you for your lovely posts. :-)
    5. Mac63 Mac63, 7 years ago
      Thanks for checking it out.

      Thank you Ian.
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      lovely!! so beautiful!!

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