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Bohemian Art Glass3278 of 6432Rindskopf's ? Veined VaseWelz Art Deco Lidded Bowl
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    Posted 6 years ago

    dlfd911
    (134 items)

    Another post for Andy. I have a biscuit barrel in this same form, but in the bacillus (stabchensplitter) decor.

    The shape of the vessel identifies it unmistakably as Kralik. I have never seen this decor before and the colleagues from our group have not seen it either, so this is more or less a premiere. The ground is really milky white, not greenish or yellowish, and opaque. The spots are golden, difficult to photograph. The claws or shells have a layer of the bespoke greenish-yellowish glass underneath (like Crocus or Swirls and Spots) outlining the form of the claw, which is then covered by green spots. A rather complex decor, which again proves that there is "high-end" Kralik. It deserves much more attention by the collectors than it has received in the past. There is one problem, though: the price of these pieces, if not mistaken for Loetz, is almost always acceptable and affordable, but you need years to find one. If you have a few thousand dollars to spend, you can buy e.g. a Loetz Cytisus any day of the year, but if you want a particular rare Kralik decor you need to be alert all the time and live long. And one other thing: this one is large: the glass part alone is almost 8''.

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    1. LoetzDance LoetzDance, 6 years ago
      Very nice write up! Love this decor. I agree, many Kralik decors are not only high but hard to find. Kralik "Gloria" is another example of this premise. Come to think of it, you don't see many Loetz "Gloria" examples either but both are quite lovley!
    2. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 6 years ago
      Especially beautiful
    3. famatta127 famatta127, 6 years ago
      Super piece. I have never seen this decor before and may never see one again. Andy certainly has some unique pieces and a great eye.
    4. ozmarty ozmarty, 6 years ago
      I'm with all the above never seen before .. I want to find one now...
      I have small Bacillus in this shape no where as stunning as this decor..
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/65060-kralik-bacillus-lidded-bowl
    5. ozmarty ozmarty, 6 years ago
      For got to add that this is so wild !!

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