Posted 3 years ago
The name of this firm is usually abbreviated to simply "PK" or "Pallme-Koenig" by collectors. The original company was founded in 1786 by Ignaz Pallme-König in Steinschonau (Kamenicky Šenov). In 1889, it was merged with the Elisabethhütte in Kosten near Teplitz, which was then run by Wilmelm Habel. They were well known for their production of iridescent vessels usually wrapped with applied glass threads.
This particular decor is one I have been looking for almost since I started collecting. The ground is salmon-red with white-opal uranium glass overlay, which has been embedded with vertical salmon-red threads, blue frit, and splotches of green veined with red that are drawn from both top and bottom. This example is 12.5" tall, and I love how the length is used to dramatically stretch the elements in the decor into sweeping art nouveau curves.