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    Posted 9 months ago

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    This vase looks like it has exploded. There is something about this sort of haphazard hot work that appeals to me. This vase and the others like it, in what I suppose could be a purposeful "rustic" execution, seem to lack the craftsmanship evident on other Czech hot worked furnace glass. The added rigaree makes this piece a little busier than most of this sort that I see. It stands a little under 7" (17.5 cm) at the highest point and spreads a little over 5" (13 cm) at the skirt.

    The two-line provenance mark on the underside of this vase is often seen on ware exported to the US. It has not been attributed to a particular maker that I am aware of. The other pieces in the group shot are not marked.

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    1. IronLace IronLace, 9 months ago
      What a fun, quirky piece! The green is a colour you don't see that often in this type of Tango glass either. And the group shot looks fab!
    2. artfoot artfoot, 9 months ago
      Thanks all for the loves and, IronLace, thanks for the compliment.
    3. truthordare truthordare, 9 months ago
      Alfredo who owns one in yellow red and green glass colors, identified it as Kralik, based on his own collection and many pieces. I don't always agree with him but I do here.

      It is also in a small asssortment of Butler Brothers Kralik glass.
    4. welzebub welzebub, 9 months ago
      This green piece, and Alfredo's example, are absolutely not present in that Butler ad. Any inference that it is is absolutely incorrect. This image link should support my statement beyond any doubt.

      This green example and the yellow one in these pics are examples which have applied rims and other rigaree, and have no pontil mark on them. That is NOT a technique which can be solidly linked to known Kralik production. The orange one has a raw snapped pontil mark, also something not really seen on Kralik production.

      Alfredo declared this mark to be a Kralik mark, and later said that marks are applied by exporters or distributors..... I believe Alfredo's attribution to Kralik is incorrect, although I am not sure of who the produciton house is, and have them classified as unknown production.
    5. Wow22, 9 months ago
      Your group shot looks great. I've always thought these particular tangos are fun pieces. (I don't believe they are Kralik.) I'm looking forward to seeing the next shot with the addition of red and blue/turquoise examples....
    6. artfoot artfoot, 9 months ago
      Thanks all- I appreciate the discussion.
    7. truthordare truthordare, 9 months ago
      MY APOLOGIES, I used the wrong BB ad, for my example, Kralik glass can be persnikity with bases that vary.

      There is another glass piece with Alfredo's combination of colors on a vase, I am not attributing the other 2 pieces in image 4, only the 1st green jar.

      One eye is shut due to cornea issues, harder to see details. Love seeing this green glass composition piece.
    8. welzebub welzebub, 9 months ago
      The issue had more to do with the fact that no piece in that ad had the same shape, or the same applied rim decor.

      Although the piece appears to be represented in that ad, the majority of examples in that ad have never been found or identified specifically as Kralik production. Admittedly, there are some Kralik examples in that ad.

      Referring to the ad as a Kralik ad and making a leap to other pieces in the ad being by Kralik also, IMO, is kind of unsupportable. It reminds me of the "all Kralik" ad you posted here that had at least one piece of documented Welz production in it.

      The glass needs to be ID'd and then shown to be in the ad, not shown to be in an ad and declared to be by Kralik. Especially when there are lots of pieces in the ad which are not solidly identified as to maker yet.
    9. kralik1928 kralik1928, 9 months ago
      Great artistic display, I like seeing color, scale and shape soo perfectly shot. Great tango

      The Regent add is a great grouping and an important bit of research- not so much for maker but as an import group. I have a few shapes in the grouping and it’s nice to see their extended family.

      1: I do think these pieces are related- maybe not much by company but by region with an importer from the US buying from factory to factory in the same price range (some marked some not or different markings from different companies).

      2: Another possibility is an exporter from Czechoslovakia would get glasses in the same range would fulfill and gather from several different companies and stamp and pack them for international shipping (all would be marked the same way).

      3: Lastly the Regent group could all be made in the same factory after all the mark is consistent (it’s either this mark or no mark on these pieces).

      4: if this mark appears on commonly attributed kralik shapes... like glue chip or knuckle bowls, I suspect the exporter theory is more correct

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