Posted 24 days ago
A very interesting and possibly new Kralik décor. This rather beautiful vase comes with a rare Kralik label - a pre WWI BOHEMIA label. The label is in pretty poor condition and is certainly not a candidate for something recently 'stuck on' so I'm assuming it and the vase came together. I have compared it to a better image of the period label in the images above. The seller sent me a better image of the label than the one I was able to capture above. I have a suspicion that he washed this vase before he sent it!
It has been pointed out that it looks similar to WMF MYRA, and indeed it does, but looking closely at the surface iridescence, it's clear that this piece does not show any obvious horizontal texture lines often visible in Myra pieces similar to this. Nor is there any texture/iridescence applied to the inside, which is something we see on MYRA pieces. The foot on this piece is 'applied' separately, again less commonly seen on myra glass.
It is a very elegant piece with a fabulous iridescence that is particularly responsive in daylight (sorry, no daylight pics) all the same, it looks pretty good in direct artificial light too. The glass is relatively thin and does not carry much weight for its size. I would say it's a pretty fragile thing.
I would love to get some feedback on this from the Kralik aficionados out there - you know who you are ....
Stands 10" (25cm) tall