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    Posted 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months ago
      So realistic it could fool a hummingbird !
    4. philmac51 philmac51, 6 months ago
      Ahh... the rarely seen flos kralikus
    5. IronLace IronLace, 6 months ago
      I shall have to keep a lookout for them Bambus1920! :-)
    6. IronLace IronLace, 6 months ago
      It does appreciate the cool climate, & seems to be positively flourishing here, philmac51! :-)
    7. MALKEY MALKEY, 6 months ago
      a delicate delight of flora & fauna just super my ironlace
      all the very best malkey
    8. IronLace IronLace, 6 months ago
      Many thanks, MALKEY!
    9. Justanovice Justanovice, 6 months ago
      Beautiful! Almost living!! Nice find IronLace!
    10. IronLace IronLace, 6 months ago
      Thanks so much, Justanovice!
    11. Sammyz Sammyz, 6 months ago
      Lovely! May you have many more firsts!
    12. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      Thanks so much, Sammyz!

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