Posted 3 months ago
This bowl is 4.5" (12 cm) high x 8.5" (22 cm) in diameter and weighs 3 lbs (1.3 kg). The bottom appears to be hot worked and has a circular ground and polished concave pontil mark in the center. Quite a feat to make a bowl sit so level using that method. Maybe it was not made this way?
I have seen very similar labelled lobed (three lobes pulled up and three lobes pulled down) bowls and vases like this by Chribska but always with a flat ground and polished bottom. The color looks like Chribska to me, but the treatment of the base doesn't look right. I am not at all an expert on Czech glass, though. Do any of you more knowledgeable CWers have an idea of who made this bowl? I bought it as a research opportunity for $4 but can't make up my mind about the maker.
I originally put this in the Bohemia Glass category to attract the attention of the Bohemian glass experts, but have now moved it to the generic Art Glass category.