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Bohemian Art Glass2719 of 6664Kralik with mauve colouringFanciful Bohemian Welz Vase- 4-Lobed
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    For years I thought this vase was a décor by Kralik called Silberband, but apparently research discovered in 2014 has clouded the issue and some similar pieces are now attributed to Fritz Heckert as a décor called Changeant. For now, I will stick with Kralik, especially after the responses below, but will add Aquagold as a definite possibility... This nice little example is about 4" tall and 3" in diameter. It has a ground and polished rim, and no pontil mark on the base. There are two dimples on opposite sides of the vase. The green base glass has a randomly swirled band of opalescent glass pulled through. There is an overall metallic iridescence. There are no markings - c. pre WWI.

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    1. beyemvey beyemvey, 6 years ago
      Thank you Ivonne, Blunderbuss, Michelle, Ian, sklo42, & Aura!
    2. MALKEY MALKEY, 6 years ago
      rather nice piece of glass Bob love the undulating style a gorgeous wee vase
    3. beyemvey beyemvey, 6 years ago
      Thank you too Malkey!
    4. colori colori, 6 years ago
      My opinion, it is no Heckert. I would say a variation of Aquagold of Kralik. Nice piece !
    5. beyemvey beyemvey, 6 years ago
      Thanks colori - to me the maker doesn't really matter, though it is nice to know such things. - Bob
    6. kairomalte, 6 years ago
      Your original idea, assigning this décor to Kralik actually was correct, many pieces must have been re-assigned to Heckert, but this specific décor is still Kralik, known from many other Kralik shapes.
    7. beyemvey beyemvey, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the input & the "loves' everyone - I have edited the story to go with my original instincts as being Kralik.
    8. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Very nice vase Bob. It could possibly be Kralik but not silberband. The bands are much too thick. Here's a nice reference for silberband glass:

      Pay attention to the rims in the reference ... They're typically finished and not cut and the glass much thinner than yours.
    9. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      Rick, the reference on that website link is out of date; Heckert silberbands are actually shown; it needs to be updated to say that what were previously thought to be Kralik silberbands are now known to be Heckert 'Changeant'. It has been that way for several years, and I hope the site eventually gets updated. As for this particular vase, I agree with Tomasz (colori) and think it is by Kralik. Tomasz, by the way, has a really amazing collection of Kralik Aquagolds... :)
    10. beyemvey beyemvey, 6 years ago
      Thanks Rick & Michelle for the excellent thoughts.
    11. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      You're right Michelle I overlooked mentioning the name change. Antiquedon listed one the other day where I made the Changeant reference. Thanks for the added information. :-)
    12. glasfreund glasfreund, 6 years ago
      Just to confirm that this vase is made by Kralik, not Heckert. It was me identifying the Changeant decor a couple of years ago by means of Heckert drawings.
    13. beyemvey beyemvey, 6 years ago
      Thank you Glasfreund!
    14. Sammyz Sammyz, 6 years ago
      Hmmm, the shape of the dimples is so regular I would suspect Kralik also?

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