Posted 8 months ago
Following some revelatory information regarding Ernst Steinwald and Kralik recently provided by Ales (larksel) and who provided a link to possible published images of Ernst Steinwald lampshades, but was not available online. I contacted the Rakow Research Library at the Corning Museum of Glass and asked them if they would be kind enough to provide a digital version of the catalogue.
The main catalogue has a total of 19 plates the first 14 of which do not interest us in the matter of considering the true attribution of the manufacturer of art glass in décors which we have generally come to accept as Kralik. Indeed the information on these five plates, are, as I suggest, something of a revelation and only further confirm that ES, at the very least, were the principal and possibly only manufacturer of this style of art glass.
These are high quality illustrated plates, and unlike some other plates published on this site in regard to other makers, these are seriously unambiguous....
I'm going to assume that 'Marquetry' is just not translucent enough for lampshades.....
Would love to hear your comments...
A small observation
The first section of plates is B&W - mostly because the glass is either clear/frosted - some hand tinted red or green. But they are all rather typical of the period moulded ruffled edges or simple opaque ceiling shades and tulipes. These 5 plates at the back are significantly different from the first 14 plates. (Correction) There ARE shapes in the front plates of the catalogue that match shapes in the last 5 plates!
If anyone wants the full pdf - please email me - I've put my email in my profile.
This is following on from the following post: