Posted 2 years ago
Are these vases Kralik? To the best of my knowledge they are related to Kralik but not to the main line of
Kralik. They could have been made by an unknown maker who was somehow related to Kralik (maybe a factory they acquired).
There are some markings and technical work that is very similar to known Kralik, for example the knuckle rim in pic 1. and the powders in pic 2, 3, & 4. There is no arguing Kralik did those techniques- but did they do them this way?
Then again, maybe Kralik did make these pieces in later years. Maybe they left broken pontils instead of grinding them or maybe they used the snap tool to save on productions costs. I am working on filing all "Kralik related" pieces and trying to tie them into regular kralik production lines. When I find a connection with mark, shape or decor it makes me happy and justifies the huge amounts of money spent on these Kralik related pieces
1. Tall knuckle vases. Comes in many decors with a blue applied rim
2. The "Owl" bowl. comes in many decors with broken pontil. Two of the decors match with tall knuckle vases and many decors and shaping techniques match with hand worked pieces
3. Hand worked vases and bowls. These are related to owl bowls in decors and in the punch-in technique.
4. Vases and bowls with applications: Related to every group by shape, or decor. Look at the last pic on the lower right- the rim appears to match the knuckle vases