Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Emerald green gilt vase with cartouche indents, ca. 1900

In Art Glass > Bohemian Art Glass > Show & Tell.
Bohemian Art Glass4590 of 5058Set of  (old) vases. Want to know how old and from where/styleMarmoriertes Glass - Loetz and Others
Love it
Like it

Junkman60Junkman60 loves this.
auraaura loves this.
antiqueroseantiquerose loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
Marc112Marc112 loves this.
MicmacMicmac loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
ozmartyozmarty loves this.
Mac63Mac63 loves this.
dasullywondasullywon loves this.
manddmoirmanddmoir loves this.
dlfd911dlfd911 loves this.
LondonloetzlearnerLondonloetzlearner loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
Slave-to-glassSlave-to-glass loves this.
inkyinky loves this.
cogitocogito loves this.
See 15 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 5 years ago


(476 items)

This piece turned out to be something of an enigma due to the decor, which has been documented to appear on Fritz Heckert shapes. However, this is a well-documented Kralik shape (see Alfredo's Loetz and Glas website - Kralik ID by shape page).

The first thing that struck me was how green it is - a dark emerald green that doesn't seem very Kralik-like. The auction photos made it look navy blue, shading to green - but in reality it is solid emerald green, sporting a dark blue iridescence that is pronounced more towards the bottom. The fire-polished rim is gilt, and there is a ground and polished pontil on the base.

The second thing I noticed was the obviously visible mold line (see photo number 3) - not something I have noticed a lot of in Kralik glass -still, I think it is a Kralik mold. The more I look at Alfredo's photos of Kralik decors on this EXACT shape, the more I am convinced.


  1. cogito cogito, 5 years ago
    I was wondering who snatched it up...
  2. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 5 years ago
    I'm keeping an open mind... @Jeff - Yes, I went for it - no chips or cracks at all... but some significant wear to the gold paint. Which reminds me - if you use the Mr. Clean magic erasers on glassware, keep them away from gilding - enamels only. They do pack a micro-abrasive punch.
  3. jericho jericho, 5 years ago
    keen observations- do you think the indents are also molded in from the form or are they tooled in by hand?
  4. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 5 years ago
    Hard to say - I'm going to go with part of the mold.
  5. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 5 years ago
    Kyle, it looked pretty green from the minute I unwrapped it - I don't know how the auction photos looked so blue. There is pretty strong blue iridescence at the bottom, however.
  6. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago

    :::::::::::::::: HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY ALL ::::::::::::::::

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.