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    Posted 3 years ago

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    About 10 years ago I found my first piece of Kralik zebra cane decor. The glass had cased pieces of alternating black and white glass instead of the regular millifiore canes that Kralik is known for.

    A few years later I was Identifying most of these as Ruckl (by shape and signatures); although zebra canes are also found in Kralik shapes too. Zebra canes are bits (chards) of cased glass rather than the “slices” of millifiore canes; Maybe repurposed vases?

    This is the first time I have seen a similar decor in Welz. You can see bits of glass with alternating colors that are cased onto a tango base color. This shape is distinctive and the foot work consistent with Welz 1925-35.

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    1. Wow22, 3 years ago
      This one is really cool!
    2. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      So vibrant!
    3. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      ultra special stunning colourful piece
      first class jericho
      all the very best malkey
    4. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      Jericho. If this was me attributing this nice glass lidded jar to a maker, I would be asked, especially with a new decor, for the exact shape with a confirmed decor from that maker. I do see several aspects of the shape and the lid that are familiar. I think we should all be held to the same criteria when attributing glass on CW. This happens often, with this maker and several of it's Czech glass collectors, where the attribution expectations seem to change.
    5. kralik1928 kralik1928, 3 years ago
      This is a good question...

      T-O-D "I would be asked, especially with a new decor, for the exact shape with a confirmed decor from that maker". I don't do any of that because I am collector not a researcher, however I know that I have had an impact on researchers too. I will look, but mostly I can match the feet work, the application technique, the shape with other shapes that have documented decors
    6. welzebub, 3 years ago
      The word "credibility" comes to mind immediately. Some forum members have built on theirs, while others have called theirs into question.... that would be the biggest difference... at least IMHO.
    7. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      jericho, I have come across some Kralik lidded boxes with these cobalt glass base footings. Not saying this piece is Kralik only that more than one producer used them. Let me know if you want to see them.
    8. welzebub, 3 years ago
      Here is the same foot in green on a piece of glass that is without a doubt Welz production. Although the color is different and the angle of the image is different, the two feet seem to share not only the same shape, but also common tooling.
    9. welzebub, 3 years ago
      Here are some other Welz examples with the same foot style in green also....
    10. jericho jericho, 3 years ago
      TOD, this type of hand-tooled feet are more indicative of Welz than the tripod (strut) legs. They did this work in the late 1800’s but this example seems very late into the Deco era. I have about 40 visual examples of these type of feet that cam in crystal, white, red, cobalt, and green. Please send me a Kralik webbed legs... I don’t catagorize by features
      but I believe I have pictures of Kralik pieces with smaller webbed application, please send pics, jericho
    11. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      Since these comments were made, I have seen 2 or 3 of these lidded jars with Welz attributed decors, in fact it is also shown on a BB ad, curious we all missed that one. See here second from the top from left, in ad.
      Since, I have also seen several Kralik glass items with these types of applied glass footings in the shape of leaves.
    12. jericho jericho, 3 years ago
      I think the feet and arms aren't always the best indicators of comapany-craft but more of a regional-craft. the shape is a crude dollop of glass pulled to a point then indented by tongs of some kind.

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