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Bohemian Art Glass976 of 6416Bohemian Glass bowl, maker unknown, ca. 1900sKralik double tube vase with applied sunflower
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    Posted 2 years ago

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    This piece is a fine illustration of the idea of ugly beauty. I do have a taste for the grotesque & bizarre in glass, & thus, this vase satisfies my somewhat perverse appetite to perfection. Those funky, fungal, dripping pustules look menacingly ready to burst out of that crackled, rainbow skin.
    It measures a modest 16 cm tall, but it has a presence far beyond its small stature.
    Made from what looks like about three or four layers of glass, it contains uranium & glows eerily just like alien life forms are supposed to do. It really does look like something out of a Tim Burton movie (Mars Attacks is just about my all time favourite).
    A Kralik "humpen" vase from the Art Nouveau era.
    (I have another "humpen" in ruby crackle so viciously sharp that one could injure oneself on it - something tells me this design was intended to appeal to folks with a dark sense of humour).

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    1. welzebub, 2 years ago
      These are almost disturbingly odd, while subliminally intriguing at the same time..... Great one!!
    2. TreasureTex TreasureTex, 2 years ago
      I just love vase and the education. You always write so well. Thanks
    3. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Many thanks, welzebub! "Disturbingly odd" is right up my alley! :-)
    4. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thank you most kindly, Treasure Tex! That is so nice of you to say, & I'm pleased to both entertain & educate!
    5. Bambus1920 Bambus1920, 2 years ago
      It might be an alien artifact !?
    6. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      I believe it may very well be one, Bambus1920...
    7. MALKEY MALKEY, 2 years ago
      wow out of this world my ironlace i like it a lot !!!!!!!!
      all the very best malkey
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Well, we know it's male. LOL !
    9. philmac51 philmac51, 2 years ago
      Craig sums this one up with a great description - it's an ugly beauty for sure - love it all the same.
    10. welzebub, 2 years ago
      ""Disturbingly odd" is right up my alley! "

      I kinda knew that already! LOL
    11. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Cheers, MALKEY!
    12. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      blunderbuss2 - perhaps it is, perhaps it isn't! :-)
    13. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      philmac, many thanks & glad you're enjoying its curious charms!
    14. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Yep, you've got my number, welzebub! :-)
      I'm going to have to do an Addams Family style "portrait" of all my weirdest glass sometime. Going to an antiques fair tomorrow, so I might get lucky & find another worthy freak for my vitreous sideshow...
    15. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 2 years ago
      Lol. I love your description of pustules and other grossness. It's really weird and wonderful
    16. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Many thanks, Vintagefran, so glad you're enjoying it all!
    17. Justanovice Justanovice, 2 years ago
      Missed this one IronLace! Most peculiar! But mesmerising at the same time!
    18. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thanks also, Justanovice - & peculiarly mesmerising it most certainly is...

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