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    Posted 14 days ago

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    I'm into celebrating "firsts"...there's just so many of them in one's life, so why not find a little reason to make each day special?
    This Kralik floriform vase is the first piece of glass delivered to my new home...there it was, neatly boxed up & waiting for me on the doorstep this morning.
    This is my fifth floriform piece by Kralik, & one that I'd been hoping to find ever since sklo42 posted a similar example last year - with added thorns. Yes, I wanted a thorny flower quite urgently after seeing that one...
    I watched this for a few weeks because I kept forgetting to bid (busy, busy, busy is my excuse). I couldn't believe that no one else was interested it, so I had it all to myself when I bid at last.
    It has three petals, milky opalescent speckled with pink frit. The flower's throat is clear with pale yellow streaks & is studded with three sturdy thorns, while the stem is supported on two wonderfully twisted green branches. My other floriforms sit on leaves so this one has a real point of difference.
    It measures around 14 cm tall, 14 cm from petal tip to end of stem, & 13.5 cm across the widest point of the petals.


    1. sklo42 sklo42, 14 days ago
      Well clearly you know that I too love these but this is particularly lovely in my eyes as it has pink petals. Don't we always want something we don't have!
    2. IronLace IronLace, 14 days ago
      So glad you're enjoying it, & yes, I definitely agree that one's wish list is always full of things seen in other's collections! CW has opened my eyes to so many different pieces I'd never seen before, & also made me appreciate what I have even more.
      I do have another floriform with frit like this, but it is more of a ruby red colour, & the flower has 4 petals with a bluish opalescence. I am so keen on these floriforms - I would gladly buy any others that come my way regardless of colour!
    3. Bambus1920 Bambus1920, 14 days ago
      So realistic it could fool a hummingbird !
    4. philmac51 philmac51, 14 days ago
      Ahh... the rarely seen flos kralikus
    5. IronLace IronLace, 14 days ago
      I shall have to keep a lookout for them Bambus1920! :-)
    6. IronLace IronLace, 14 days ago
      It does appreciate the cool climate, & seems to be positively flourishing here, philmac51! :-)
    7. MALKEY MALKEY, 14 days ago
      a delicate delight of flora & fauna just super my ironlace
      all the very best malkey
    8. IronLace IronLace, 14 days ago
      Many thanks, MALKEY!
    9. Justanovice Justanovice, 14 days ago
      Beautiful! Almost living!! Nice find IronLace!
    10. IronLace IronLace, 12 days ago
      Thanks so much, Justanovice!
    11. Sammyz Sammyz, 12 days ago
      Lovely! May you have many more firsts!
    12. IronLace IronLace, 4 days ago
      Thanks so much, Sammyz!

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