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    Posted 4 years ago

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    This is a variation on Kralik floriforms that I haven't seen before...I shall describe it as a vessel - somewhere between a vase & a cup - although there is no way it could possibly be used as a cup due to the shape.
    Perhaps it could even be thought of as a basket with a handle to the side?
    Whatever it is, it caught my attention. It measures 13.5 cm tall, 12.5 cm across the petalled top rim, & 3.5 cm across the base.
    It is made from pinkish - mauve opalescent glass, with an applied handle in light green uranium glass.
    Bohemian of course, Art Nouveau era.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      I love a quirky bit of glass, and this is beautiful also. I love the transition of purple to pink.
    2. ozmarty ozmarty, 4 years ago
      What a beauty . and so unusual...... I've not seen one like this before either..
    3. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      It's gorgeous, no matter what you choose to call it. The top down view in image two showing the centre is so true to nature. A real find!
    4. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 4 years ago
      The handle is lumpen but it's still nice looking. I am always wary of the new! However, if we never take a punt on something, we will never learn or have the hope of discovering the really rare!

      Kralik floriforms are included in 14 plates in "Bluehender Jugendstil" Vol 1 by Waltraud Neuwirth. None have handles nor, indeed, are the modified epergne flowers well-represented - only one example.
    5. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 4 years ago
      The plates represent production ca. 1900.
    6. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Many thanks, racer4four - I quite agree, it is undeniably quirky...& I can't help myself when confronted with quirky glass!
    7. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Thanks also, Marty, & welcome home from your travels!
    8. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      A great observation, sklo42 - thanks so much!
    9. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Thanks also, IanBrighton - I too find the handle slightly odd, but so much about the rest of it rings true when compared to my three other floriforms. I am almost always ready to take a chance on an unusual or offbeat item...I have always relied a lot on gut instinct with my collection. Actually there was another very unusual floriform on eBay a month or so ago, when I wasn't in a position to bid...a tall j.i.p basket. I was thinking it might even turn up on CW sometime as it would have appealed to plenty of folks around here...

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