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    Posted 6 years ago

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    This vase is marked with the arched acid Kralik Czechoslovakia. About 7 inches high and wide, with a pontil, and a dense layer of bright white clean glass and finished with a smooth clear glass surface.

    I find this piece different in feel and fabrication, molded with the cut made on the base, creating a pontil. This is always interesting as you look at the upper rim, and know it was not manipulated.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 6 years ago
      Beautiful white fan vase, that red snake is a perfect accent
    2. jericho jericho, 6 years ago
      Love it, interesting piece in many decors too - good to know it’s a mold and not hand-worked. Kralik is likely but so much of the stuff is on the fringe and can’t be connected by many colors and decors
    3. truthordare truthordare, 6 years ago
      Thank you. Agree Jericho, one would believe that the more glass you look at the easier the identification should be, but I find it's the opposite. Many must have experienced the same thing with Czech glass collecting before me.

      Maybe that is why they move on to glass that is better documented. That is a lot more satisfying. So much we don't know, and probably never will.
    4. kwqd kwqd, 6 years ago
      My first thought when I saw this was of a high school girl going to sock hop! Reminds me of that type of skirt!

    5. larksel larksel, 4 years ago
      In the Teplice Regional Museum there is a vase of the same shape (without wrapping in red glass) in the "Martelé" decor, which has a paper sticker with handwritten Steinwald. This is the original designation of the object from the time when the Museum acquired it for its collection (early 20th century).
    6. truthordare truthordare, 4 years ago
      Thanks Ales, does the Teplice museum have any back up information as to how they acquired it? What color martele?

      I still think Steinwald and Kralik had a financial partnership of some kind, and they both benefited from it.
    7. larksel larksel, 4 years ago
      I do not yet know the details of this acquisition of the Teplice Regional Museum. I only have photos of 6 vases that are marked Steinwald and I know of 2 more that this Museum has in its exhibition. In the Martelé design, there are 2 vases, one of which is identical to the vase on in the Kralik section, page 3, item 23. The vase, which has the same shape as your white vase, has the same design (mother of pearl martelé?). As for the cooperation of the Ernst Steinwald glassworks, I think that rather than W. Kralik, the ESC cooperated more with the Rindskopf glassworks and perhaps also Welz. But these are more of my speculations.
    8. truthordare truthordare, 4 years ago
      I think that we are not quite understanding each other. Thank you for the link to another of Alfredo's sites with glass information, this is an older one. Some of the decors have seen been changed from Kralik to Heckert as the producer. What you call martele we call diamond texture here in English. It is a decor that we are still not convinced of it's attribution. I think Kralik, I had a pair of bottle green glass vases in this molded decor.

      What we call martele is a bigger geometric design, that changes in size as the glass piece becomes wider or narrower.

      It is still possible that Steinwald had cooperative agreements with other glass houses in their location, and share a partnership with Kralik. The bigger, older and more influencial Bohemian exporter of decorative glass at that time.

      That is my opinion, I really don't see how 2 houses would produce the same glass exports in large quantities otherwise. In their very scrutinized Bohemian glass production, and profit oriented purpose.
    9. truthordare truthordare, 4 years ago
      diamond, spiraloptisch and chevron decors
    10. truthordare truthordare, 4 years ago
      martele decors
    11. larksel larksel, 4 years ago
      I am sorry. The decor on Steinwald's vase in the Teplice Museum is not Martelé, but Diamond texture. I thought it was a variant of Martelé. Thanks for pointing out the difference.
    12. truthordare truthordare, 4 years ago
      Ales, with the lack of English and using translation to communicate, we will have different terms for different decors. It is not a big deal, the person who keeps commenting on it and being deleted by me, is an old and entirely different issue aimed at me, not you. Please don't apologise, you have done nothing wrong, I enjoy our discussions. Best.

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