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Kralik Texture #1 - Glue chip

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Bohemian Art Glass4846 of 5003Triangular shaped cased glass on clear feetKRALIK  THREADED VASE
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Posted 6 years ago


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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

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  1. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 6 years ago
    alfredo also has some nice ones posted. thanks for sharing
  2. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 6 years ago
    and also very knowledgeable about it
  3. GlassHappy, 5 years ago
    Jericho, You may find that your examples in Photos 4 & 5 are actually a different technique used by Kralik, a crystalized frosting that gives the appearance of frost on glass. Examine your vases closely and it should be apparent.
  4. GlueChip GlueChip, 4 years ago
    Hi Jericho, I actually own the two of the Glue Chip pieces you have photographed. I have the large green and blue vase with the chipped rim and the red and green slender vase with the balled and dimpled base. Glad you are a fan of this type of glass as well. I have been collected Czech Glue Chip vases for 20+ yrs and have over 50 in my collection. I also have a similar type called Sandpaper which is also czech. I have posted some images and will post more later on.

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