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    Posted 5 years ago

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    This Kralik Vase has a very interesting technique. It appears to be a kind of cameo technique; cut-back with an acid.
    The interior layer has array of powders floating in a white base. The whole piece appears to be coated with an enamel powder that is baked on in the furnace..... I'm a little bit guessing here but I believe a stencil or wax pattern is place over the piece and acid is sprayed on (in a cold process) to eat away at some of the surface. This technique exposes the pattern of a peach and leaves. I received this one from a dealer in Argentina so it will never make a profit but it is a cool mystery piece with an unquestionable Kralik shape

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    1. MALKEY MALKEY, 5 years ago
      Lovely piece of cameo in the same technique method as
      Le Verre Francais,Degue & others
      just smashing Jericho
    2. philmac51 philmac51, 4 years ago
      Just seen this posting - love it and would make a nice addition to my small collection of pieces in this unmistakable Kralik shape.... hahaha!
    3. jericho jericho, 4 years ago
      common shape.... how about one of the other two?
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
      You know I just had another look at that signature.

      I think it reads ‘Coupé’ and not Carpé.

      Coupé is Cut in French. Carpe without an accent is Beware in Latin.
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
      No I apologise. I am definitely wrong. The signature on the other piece is definitely Carpe.
    6. larksel larksel, 11 months ago
      Both shapes presented here appear in decors that (so far probably only) I assign to the Ernst Steinwald glassworks. Along with the CARPÉ brand, semicircular Czechoslovakia markings sometimes appear.
      Hartmann's "Glasmarken Lexikon" mentions the CARPÉ CZECHO-SLOVAKIA brand (around 1920/1930, Cameo) as an unknown Czech company. Probably as Export markings, such as those used by Kralik, Loetz and other companies.
      For Phil: here is another vase of the same shape as your collection:

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