Posted 8 months ago
Here is an observation on two related shapes. One has the silverized interior rim with a Ruckl oval mark. Is it a Ruckl mark? Does my memory trick me? If they were both made by kralik why are they marked differently? Is the oval mark consistent and true to Ruckl and some pieces with the arched mark are Ruckl as well? Did Kralik buy pieces from other companies and put their mark on them? Did Ruckl buy blanks from Kralik and add gold or silver decorating to sell as their own.
Didn’t Kralik make countless blanks for companies to decorate? They appear to have sold blanks for cameo cutback techniques, grinding, faceting, metal applications or enameling, sometimes marked by other producers.
If you look at the blue piece (with a technique I call monochromatic confetti), a Ruckl stamp if they are glazed with silver or gold gilding. If they are plain they will be marked by an arched Czech mark typically used by Kralik.
Or you can just conclude they are both Kralik and the oval mark is just another kralik mark...