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    Posted 6 years ago

    Rick55
    (130 items)

    I just received this vase I bought at auction. It was listed as Kralik, but I wasn't sure due to it's size (it measures almost 17" tall) and the shape, which I have been unable to find. Even though I was uncertain, I left a minimum bid and was the only bidder. I figured what-the-heck it's a nice piece anyway, so I have nothing to lose. Does anyone have an idea who the maker could be?

    Thanks -Rick

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    1. sklo42 sklo42, 6 years ago
      Sorry Rick, no help from this quarter. It's scrumptious though!
    2. inky inky, 6 years ago
      Hi!... Looks like a Kralik Martello to me....:-)

      http://kralik-glass.com/kralikmartelearray.html

    3. inky inky, 6 years ago
      Sorry!!.. martele...:-/
    4. welzebub, 6 years ago
      Great color, Great Size, Great Shape.... I would think quite likely Kralik, although I do not recognize the shape either..... Martelé can be tough to nail down sometimes, due to the number of houses that that are known to have made it.
    5. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Very very nice! I love the transition to the neck.
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      beautiful!!!
    7. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much for the comments and love Peggy, Inky, Welz, Karen and Sean, and thanks for the love Katherine, Lee, Aghcollect, Mike, and Ivonne, it's all appreciated.

      @Inky... Yes, I had seen the link, so I knew the color was right, but it's the rest that threw me.

      @Welz... So possibly Kralik huh? Well at least it's a start. Do you know some of the other makers of Martele (outside of Loetz of course) so I can do a little more reasearch? What gave me pause about the vase is that nobody else bid on it, so I figured the other collectors must know something that I didn't, but I thought it might be worth the chance.

      @Karen... Thanks Karen... I too love the neck with its slight twist and iridescence.
    8. smiata smiata, 6 years ago
      Gotta love a mystery! Regardless of maker it's a stunning color and an absolutely all around beautiful vase.
    9. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Agree, regardless of the maker, what a beautiful decor, really rick this is gorgeous, 17 inch WOW.
      Congrats
      Alan
    10. welzebub, 6 years ago
      Hi Rick, The other houses known to produce Martelé aside form Loetz and Kralik are Rindskopf and also I believe, Harrach. Kralik seemd to have a real affinity for the use of cobalt.

      There are likely other companies who produced Martelé that are not identified as of yet. The size is unusual, but not unheard of.... and that may be what kept some bidders away..... Although I have to say that I am not aware of any companies that reproduced the Martelé décor later....

      Sometimes our reward for a small gamble, and simply paying attention is a great buy.... that appears to have happened here for you....

      In the third image the rim looks to have a high polish on it? Is that correct? From the pics everything about it looks right to be old glass.....
    11. surfdub66 surfdub66, 6 years ago
      Love this one ;-)
    12. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much for the positive comments and love Smiata, Alan and Surf, and thanks for the love Ivonne, it's all appreciated.

      @Welz... Thanks for the additional information. If by highly polished you mean reflective, then yes it does. I'm thinking that now comes the uh oh moment... Should the rim be dull?
    13. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love Ian.
    14. welzebub, 6 years ago
      No.... Dull would likely be of a concern to me..... polished and reflective is what I was looking for....
    15. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Phew... Thanks Welz.
    16. ozmarty ozmarty, 6 years ago
      Nice one love that deep blue
    17. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the kind comment Oz... It's appreciated.
    18. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      Wow - this is a beauty, Rick - a very BIG beauty! ;)
    19. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much for the kind comment and love Michelle and for the love MacArt.

      @Michelle... Yes she is a big girl, they must have fed her well lol.

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