Posted 3 years ago
This bowl is a bit over 5.5" high and 7.25" in diameter. It weighs 5 lbs and 14 ounces (2 kg). It is a big chunk of glass, both size and weight. Green glass and a bit of cranberry at the bottom cased in clear glass. Bottom is flat ground and polished. It originally had a "Bohemia Crystal" label on it, but when the seller picked it up to pack it, she found the label had fallen off and she could not find it. The label was pretty worn (image included). Original use was probably as an ashtray. I can't find any scratches or other damage on it.
Calling it Chribska as that seems to be the most likely maker. Nice piece of glass. I need to check the foundations of my house to make certain they are not settling due to the weight of the Czech and Japanese glass I have been buying lately. This piece is part of my effort to add some representative pieces of Bohemian art glass to my collection. I like this period. Mostly buying only labeled stuff, but this is close enough.
The seller had two of these, both in mint condition, though the other one never had a label, but I couldn't rationalize buying both even though they were very inexpensive. Don't say it!