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    Posted 5 years ago

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    The odd one out in picture three was a very early purchase and at the time was commonly believed to be Kralik.

    Then came the Tango Glass exhibitions held in various towns of The Czech Republic and I learned that all three were made by the company Franz Tomschick.

    I now learn that the original attribution of Kralik for the central vase in picture three is supported by the Kralik mark. See below.

    The 'pair' vary in weight, colour shade, shape detail and density of spatter! Of course if I had only one I wouldn't know that:)

    Height All three 18 cm./7 inches

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    1. welzebub, 5 years ago
      The center piece in image 3, although identified in the Tango exhibit as a Tomschick vase is commonly found in the US with an arched Kralik mark on it.

      Although I do not believe your pair are Kralik, I am of the belief that the taller example is. In addition to being found with a Kralik arch on it, the shape is also found in a number of other decors identified as Kralik production.

      If I can locate it, at one point I did a grouping of examples of the shape in several different décors indicating that the production was indeed Kralik. It may be on my computer going in for service which contains most of my images.

      In regards to the other pair, I find that differences in weight for a piece are not uncommon, and in my opinion, are much more indicative of the skill level of the gaffer producing the example. Comparisons of weight, particularly as an indicator for production house are really not something that I think holds much research value. I have examples of the same size and shape that vary by as much as a 30% difference in weight, in what I would consider to relatively small pieces of production.
    2. welzebub, 5 years ago
      I would add, looking again, that I think this is also a good example in images 1 & 2 allowing us to see the differences between the same shape from different versions/ages of molds. Although they show the same basic shape, the differences are noticeable. They are not so evident though that the shapes look "generally different" from each other.
    3. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Yes Craig, that was my point.....various minor differences but still the same vase.
    4. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Thank you for the loves, Alan, aura, Efesgirl and vetraio.
    5. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Thank you for the loves, IanBrighton, racer, swfinluv, VioletOrange, PhilDMorris, mikelv, Midnight,EZa, kivatinitz, and Justanovice.
    6. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Great vasese!

      Welzebub-- interesting thoughts on weight differences and using/ not using weight as an attribution factor. When you have the time and inclination, I would like to see some of your examples that illustrate your points.

    7. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the love, Michelle :)
    8. kralik1928 kralik1928, 4 years ago
      I have seen the crnter Deco shape with bambud and drape decors so... I believe it to be Kralik. The pair is very nice and may be in some way related to kralik as well- if you consider Kralik had a few factories in different towns maybe (speculation) Franz Tomschick was one of those factories- I have never seen any Tomschick labels or signatures.
    9. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Hmmmm, Jericho, the shifting sands of Czech Deco glass! The more I learn the less I know......

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