Posted 5 months ago
Is it Kralik or is it not? Recent revelations have called several attributions into question. The “Iris” finish, the “Millefiore” decors have both undergone new scrutiny. Even the arched Kralik mark faces question if it turns out that it appears on the products of another firm.
It should be a surprise to no one that, when it comes to the decorative glassware of interwar Czechoslovakia, there is likely more unknown, little known, undiscovered, or hidden away than what is supportably attributed today. I have been an appreciator of Czech glass for a long time and have spent the past five years or so trying to do some serious study. I've learned there are more theories than facts. We can only hope that more production literature will be found. Meanwhile, we can still enjoy the glass for its intrinsic beauty.
Vase is 8¼" (21 cm) tall with a 2¾" (7 cm) diameter foot.