Posted 10 years ago
These vases were made around 1930 by Kralik in Czechoslovakia. You will recognize them by there crystallized surface texture. The interior decor is created with layers of glass powder (enamel) or glass chips between a thick casing layer. It is widely believed the glass was treated with a compound that coated the piece when cooling (glue?), this surface layer was later chipped off with a wooden tool. If anyone knows for sure please let me know.
They were signed with a "Czechoslovakia" in a white or acid stamp. Most of the pieces have a ground rim and are rarely seen over 9" tall. My favorite one is the "knuckle" bowl with sprinkles of dust that looks like mold or mineral deposits- jm