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Bohemian Art Glass1394 of 6494Kralik Bambus Crackle Ball VaseCarl Goldberg's Top Refinery in Bohemia, Glass Early 1900s
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Thrift shop find today for $2.99, It is 12.5" tall and 5.5" wide at the widest. The bottom is a mess, roughly broken pontil and a resulting chip that seems to go almost all the way through the bottom. I looked through most of what is posted on CW under Bohemian glass and did not find anything similar, but my eyes were starting to cross toward the bottom of the page. That is a A LOT of glass! This piece seems very pedestrian and heavy handed compared to much of what I see there, but still very pretty. This is a heavy vase with fairly thick sides and bottom. Putting it under Bohemian Glass whilst I do my research.

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    1. welzebub, 4 years ago
      The finish of the underside would seem to point to much more contemporary studio production. Pretty piece...
    2. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the comment welzebub. A lot of the apparent roughness on the bottom is glue from the rubber feet that someone had attached to it. I didn't notice that it did not come off when I washed it. I'll clean it off and repost an image of the cleaned bottom.
    3. welzebub, 4 years ago
      I am referring more to the center area which appears to be a snapped pontil mark with no cold work or flame work to clean it up.
    4. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Gotcha. I cleaned the gunk off and reposted. Do you think it is Bohemian, or should I re-classify it as generic "art glass" or leave it as a mystery for awhile?
    5. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      It does look like someone beat the pontil off with a ball peen hammer...
    6. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Could it be possible that it was left as is, since it looks like a chip from the pontil removal seems to go quite deep into the vase. Too much grinding and there would probably be a hole in it.... It sits level and very stable as is...
    7. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      I didn't find anything similar to this shape in my search of the Bohemian glass web sites...
    8. welzebub, 4 years ago
      I think it is modern studio glass, and the vast majority of smaller studios do not like to do cold work at all. Some of the nicer studios do, but most don't.
    9. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Thanks. I'll keep looking for a similar shape using Google search....
    10. philmac51 philmac51, 4 years ago
      Whoever made it, it's a bargain thrift shop buy - so well done.
      But I would agree, that it is most likely relatively modern.
    11. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the comments welzebub and philmac51. I couldn't find anything like this looking for spatterware or end of day glass on either Google images or ebay/etsy.

      Thanks for the loves

    12. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love aura!
    13. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks racer4four! I still really like this piece.

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