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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Just arrived from South Africa this wonderful Kralik Marquetry vase. Stands at 36cm (14") and weighs in at 3KG or 6.6lbs. I have always wanted a Marquetry but on the rare occasions I came across one for sale they were (and still are) generally very expensive. That is until I came upon this one, on an auction site in South Africa. It had never crossed my mind to research SA as a possible hunting ground for Bohemian art glass, but on reflection made sense with the country being colonised by Europeans from the 19th to early 20th centuries.

    So my first venture into SA auction sites and BAM! There it was; beginners luck I guess. Correctly described as Bohemian Art glass and priced in Rand (Big number). However when I did the conversion to Stirling, the price was ridiculous for such a piece. I had to do it again - another two times just to be sure the math was right.

    Well it was and although the postage was pretty pricey for such a large and heavy piece it was well worth the additional cost and arrived within 4 days of being posted, wrapped in bullet proof packaging.

    I'm a very happy bunny today!

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    1. famatta127 famatta127, 6 years ago
      Gorgeous and increasingly rare these days.
    2. philmac51 philmac51, 6 years ago
      Thanks Tony, absolutely agree. I've waited a long time to find one at the right price.
    3. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 6 years ago
      Wonderful find! Keep them coming!
    4. philmac51 philmac51, 6 years ago
      Thanks Ian - I'm doing my best on a budget...
    5. jericho jericho, 6 years ago
      if you paid under $900 you did good- (send me a hint via email)
    6. jericho jericho, 6 years ago
      OH OH OH, You are obscene and you suck!!!!
    7. MALKEY MALKEY, 6 years ago
      Fantastic Phil you must be over the moon sumptuous design & the weight incredible
    8. philmac51 philmac51, 6 years ago
      Jericho - hahahahaha! Let me just pick myself up of the floor...!
    9. philmac51 philmac51, 6 years ago
      Thanks Malkey... big and beautiful and as I have said before about these huge kralik pieces....BIG ENOUGH TO HUG!!!
    10. philmac51 philmac51, 6 years ago
      Jericho - under $900?? - then I did super awesome amazingly fantastically good then, but I only do cheap!
    11. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 6 years ago
      Stunning! :-o
    12. philmac51 philmac51, 6 years ago
      Hi Bijou, so glad you like this Kralik glass vase.
    13. swfinluv1 swfinluv1, 6 years ago
      That's just beautiful!
    14. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      What a fascinating bit of glass Phil!
      You know everyone's popping onto SA sites now right?
    15. philmac51 philmac51, 6 years ago
      I know.... !!
    16. Collectabilia, 6 years ago
      Hope they're looking for me Phil!
    17. philmac51 philmac51, 6 years ago
      Hi Paul ..... well the secret is well and truly out of the bag now!!!
    18. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      I love this Phil! I've only seen one other available, but when I received close-up photos, the flowers were damaged. :-( I'm going to find one someday...maybe I'll go to South Africa! LOL
    19. philmac51 philmac51, 6 years ago
      Thanks Rick, yes they're pretty special pieces - I just got lucky - definitely a keeper!
    20. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      adore this Kralik decor and yours looks wonderful
    21. philmac51 philmac51, 6 years ago
      Thank you kivatinitz for your kind comments

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