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Bohemian Art Glass1903 of 6491Ruckl - confetti with windowsKralik bambus tall vase
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    This is a very large confetti bowl or vase with a deco foot and a Nouveau style rim, (I almost always love this theme). The piece has about 5-layers of glass and a distinctive mottling that also comes in red. I'm hoping to find more examples. This piece reminds me of a grilled cheese sandwich. It stands 10" x 9" .

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    1. TheBigE253 TheBigE253, 5 years ago
      Stunning! I love it! Would you please take a look at the end of day style accent vase I posted 22 days ago. I'm a new collector and from what I've been told and researched its a vintage Kralik and Loetz accent vase, the weight and measurements are correct, the winding and craftsmanship is second to none, the pontil is completely smoothed over with no grind marks but since you are so experienced I would love your insight!
    2. MALKEY MALKEY, 5 years ago
      gorgeous vibrant piece first class !!!!!!!!
    3. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      WOW-- that is a BEAUTIFUL piece of glass!!

    4. kralik1928 kralik1928, 5 years ago
      Thank you for enjoying my posts. BigE, good hunting to you (a new collector)... if you look at the Kralik pieces they have some similarities to your small colorful vase but I don't believe it to be Kralik. Sorry if it is bad news but it might be good news too. You see Kralik suffers from a bad case of "orphan syndrome". Very little is known about their entire later production- no pattern books, decor numbers or marketing material ... so if it's another maker with some documentation and a collector base it might reach higher prices overall. Your piece has some similarities though. Here are some:

      The foot- A Kralik foot is usually ground from the bottom and is black with a smooth shape (no ridges or waves). The grinding on the edge of the foot is very consistent and is beveled on the outer edge.

      The body- Kralik internally decorated Glass will usually have an semi-opaque white bass and the opaque colors will be very two-dimensional (applied in two stages)- yours seems swirled together at the same time and the colors are more translucent.

      The windings on Kralik will be very symmetrical and Finley applied, these were probably a prefab glass rod. Your vase looks more uneven and shows great craftsmanship because the rod looks hand formed (not prefab).

      As always I'm never 100% sure (because of the Kralik history being almost entirely erased), also examples showing this kind of work would be very rare. We look for the piece to related by decor, technique, shape, or texture to other pieces that are signed with the arc mark "Czechoslovakia".

      If I could give my advice... I've made many mistakes in buying Kralik pieces. If you want to start investing in Kralik glass first realize it could be bad investment. Then buy a piece you know to be Kralik that is "Love at first sight" or "I couldn't stop thinking about it".... then after buying it- hold it, study it, ping it,... but really LOOK at it. Then try to find pieces just like it in shape, decor , technique or size- find as many related pieces as you can. Then start all over with a new series in the same process -enjoy the fact that this second series is so unique but also that there might be a thing or two in common with the first season.

      After a while you will realize you are HOOKED or you sell everything off..... : ). JM
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago

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