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    Posted 4 years ago

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    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 ....

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      It is STUNNING !!!
    2. welzebub, 4 years ago
      Gorgeous piece!! I do not recall having seen this decor by Kralik before. Great example, possibly in a new decor...... And a great size!!
    3. philmac51 philmac51, 4 years ago
      Thanks guys. Gotta say I'm pretty excited about this new find.
    4. Wow22, 4 years ago
      Extremely interesting discovery. Congratulations.
    5. philmac51 philmac51, 4 years ago
      Thanks Wow22- yes it is very interesting and even more unusual as despite it's obvious 'art-deco' design the label seems suggests something made sometime before that period.
    6. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 4 years ago
      "Liquid Gold" Phil! and with a label no less!
    7. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 4 years ago
      Looking up the label, I found this interesting information on the Label/Kralik Glass Company that was included on a Carnival Pitcher & Glass Set. I don't know if it is all accurate but it is certainly interesting. BOB
    8. philmac51 philmac51, 4 years ago
      Thanks Lou, 'liquid gold' describes the effect on this piece very well indeed, and yes I did see that article, and I agree it is very interesting - not sure Kralik actually produced anything that I would regard as Carnival Glass though. That label image looks surprisingly similar to the one I have used in image 4 to illustrate my comments on this piece - strange... ; )

      I'll be interested to know what Jericho's view on this piece is, when he returns from his travels.
      Like Craig above, I have not seen anything like it from Kralik before. What would be interesting, and for now, we can't be absolutely sure that this is Kralik, but, it would mean that many pieces like this have, for a long time, possibly been identified as 1930s WMF MYRA when in actual fact could have been pre 1914 Kralik. Anyway it does raise some interesting questions, and possibly a few eyebrows!!!
    9. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Wow Phil… this reminds me of a piece of Steuben… beautiful, beautiful vase!
    10. philmac51 philmac51, 4 years ago
      Hey there Rick - thanks for popping in! Yeah, it's a bit special....
    11. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Phil, rick have a good thought here, really look like an steuben aurene decor
    12. philmac51 philmac51, 4 years ago
      As I have never actually held a Steuben Aurene piece, can you give me an idea of weight for size, thickness of glass, whether semi-transparent or opaque. I have had a quick look at some examples and the glass looks to be a reasonable thickness and probably a good weight for size. Most pieces appear to be completely opaque and have some surface iridescence on the inside - similar to WMF Myra. Am I wrong in assuming this?
    13. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Me ether phil what say is"look like ", not it is, don't get me wrong here, anyway.
    14. philmac51 philmac51, 4 years ago
      Not a problem Al... funny - I think it looks better that Steuben actually ; )
    15. jericho jericho, 4 years ago
      I'm seeing this decor more and more - they had a patent for this finish. The sticker is very rare and I believe it to be later rather than earlier production
    16. philmac51 philmac51, 4 years ago
      Thanks Jericho - Yes the shape is certainly 20-30s in design, despite the 'Bohemia' label that might suggest it was earlier. There is also an identical Kralik label that shows 'Czechoslovakia' instead of Bohemia - maybe post WWI they carried on with the Bohemia label for some years until it was replaced later???
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Season’s Greeting, PHIL !!!!

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