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Pink Opaline Vase with Applied Lapis Colored Serpent, ca. 1850

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Bohemian Art Glass4841 of 5004Kralik "Glue Chipped" Vase, ca. 1930sKralik Enameled Oil Spot Cameo Vase, ca. 1900
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Posted 6 years ago


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This recent addition is now one of the oldest pieces in my collection. It was made circa 1850s of pink opaline glass, wrapped in a lapis blue glass serpent. Hand painted gold accents are then applied to all. Finely polished pontil. I have seen these attributed to Richardson from England, but I think this one was probably produced by Harrach in Neuwelt (see Das Boehmische Glas, Band III). It is regrettably missing a stopper (inside the neck is ground and there is a number "11" written in gold ink), but it is a remarkable piece of early Bohemian glass. This design concept would be used some 50 years later by Loetz and Rindskopf (see line drawings from the Loetz Musterschnitte, ca. 1900 in the last photo)


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Congratulations on a stunner!
    It really does look like lapis lazuli!
    The pink opaline is so beautiful!
  2. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
    You have a fabulous collection.
    I love this.

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