Posted 1 month ago
Large "knuckle" bowl is 5" (12.5 cm) deep and measures 8" (20.3 cm) from point to point across the top. It has a predominantly blue spattered upper portion on an opalescent pink body. This is accentuated with a looping thin red drizzle. The bottom of the interior has a shallow circular indentation. Probably not deep enough to support an epergne-style trumpet vase but I wonder if there may have been a figure or an arranger frog that went with this bowl?
The underside has a ground pontil with a bit of the red drizzle left behind after the grind. It is also marked "Czechoslovakia" with a sandblasted arched mark that is a slightly different font than the more attributable Kralik arch mark. Is this a Kralik mark too, or something that is just called Kralik in the open market?