Posted 5 months ago
Another supporting argument in favor of Ernst Steinwald & Co. This vase with a paper sticker from the Chicago Fair 1933 was on offer on ebay in the USA. Unfortunately, the seller did not send it to the Czech Republic, so I could not buy this proof. However, the seller gave me permission to use his photos.
This decor was (or probably still is) attributed to the glassworks Wilhelm Kralik. However, the Wilhelm Kralik glassworks did not participate in the Chicago Fair 1933 (-1934). On the contrary, the Ernst Steinwald & Co. glassworks was one of the participants in the exhibition of Czechoslovak glass. The list of participants was published in the magazine "Sklá?ské rozhledy" volume 1934, page 106.
I tried to find some period photographs from the glass exhibition in the Czechoslovak pavilion, but I have not been successful yet.
And here is my same vase, but without a sticker (already transferred from W. Kralik to Ernst Steinwald) - here it is possible to see the continuation of the list of Czechoslovak glass exhibitors at the Chicago Fair 1933: https://www.bohemianglass.org/katalog/vaza-vz-12-webbed-898/detail/