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Art Glass3932 of 21874The translucent Kralik decorative glass: molded, tooled with applied glass detailsKralik 'Silver Thread' Vase 12'' Tall c 1900-10
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    Posted 3 years ago

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    My wife has recently decided that she wants to get rid of the 'Industrial' light shades above our dining table and replace with art deco flycatchers - "maybe more than three, different colours hanging at different heights" ... her words last week... and something I suggested 2 years ago...hmmm. OK then. So this would obviously be an easy source, fix and good brownie points for me!!

    Lady luck was definitely on my side; as within two days of doing, what has become, my daily search on ebay for Kralik art glass, I came across these, listed for just 5 mins, I obviously had to have them. Not only are Kralik shades quite a rarity, to find two in these great blue with pink and clambroth with yellow zebra cane decors and in the same shape was extraordinary. So two down and either 3 or maybe even 5 more shades to go.... I'm guessing I'll have to settle for some non-Kralik pieces for the rest if I expect to get my latest chore complete before Christmas!!!

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    1. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      happy days davm !!!!!!!!
      super find
    2. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      oops philm !!!!!!!!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Nice! I have thought about up-scaling my living and dining room chandeliers with vintage American glass shades, but I can find so little information about this type of shade that I am stumped. Maybe I should go Bohemian! My house was built in 1883 but my chandeliers are more Art Deco,so they probably replaced the gas lamps that were once coming out of the walls.
    4. philmac51 philmac51, 3 years ago
      Thanks for your comments Kevin.
      Glass shades of early periods seem generally harder to find than vases or bowls and possibly considered less as 'objet d'art' and more a fashion/fad that was replaced depending on trends at the time. Many people probably thought less of storing them than simply 'disposing' of them, possibly because of size and general fragility. Even going Bohemian is tough, unless you can find some good quality art deco period 'flycatchers', which from my research, are generally less vibrant in colour and shape. I'm presently searching for some good ones.
      Good luck.
    5. jericho jericho, 3 years ago
      you will never find a third shade therefore you have no choice but to sell them to me
    6. philmac51 philmac51, 3 years ago
      Just you wait.......and wait........
    7. cornhusker cornhusker, 3 years ago
      I am thinking fair representation ........ I would lean towards a mix of Kralik/Welz!!!!!!! Just curious, is the blue with pink UV reactive...... Great find!!!!!!!!!
    8. philmac51 philmac51, 3 years ago
      100% Kralik for me Cornhusker. I've sort of lost my UV/Black light - it's somewhere in my study, really gotta sort my s**t out and get tidy. As soon as I find it I'll let you know, although even without testing it I'm confident there it will not react as I've tested this décor on vases and there's no reaction.
    9. cornhusker cornhusker, 3 years ago
      You must mean 100% Kralik shades..... as you have Welz pieces in your collection!!!! Maybe they need to come where they are more loved!!!!!!! LOL I posted a knuckle vase with that decor a while ago ....same canes but different ground and it is highly UV reactive. It may be the clear casing coat that is UV reactive. I do have pieces that ground color changes the UV reaction. The UV reaction has little to do in the grand scheme of things.... I do not nor will I ever display under black light.
    10. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      OMG......Beautiful !!
    11. philmac51 philmac51, 3 years ago
      Thank you Rose ... yeah they are a bit special.
    12. Wow22, 1 year ago
      So, these are Steinwald now, right?
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Both look to be Shape 4379.
    14. philmac51 philmac51, 1 year ago
      Wow22 @ 12
      Yep... certainly seems that way!
    15. philmac51 philmac51, 1 year ago
      ....Still haven't found any more....
    16. Wow22, 1 year ago
      Same decor as your shade, perhaps?? Opening up a whole can of worms for pieces on struts?
    17. Wow22, 1 year ago
      And the decor of the other one often seen in a fan vase shape:
      My head is SPINNING...
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      That fan vase is so similar.

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