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Posted 5 years ago


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Found this one in a friend's garden shed, it had belonged to her mother, but she hated it!! So I offered to take it off her hands and it now resides with me. I am assuming that it is Czech, 1930's spatter glass vase? If not, please correct me. Thanks for looking!


  1. Justanovice Justanovice, 5 years ago
    And thank you again vetraio50! Now I really must go to bed! This forum keeps me up much too late - I have an early start - 6 a.m. Goodnight!!
  2. Justanovice Justanovice, 5 years ago
    Thank you officialfuel, Slave-to-glass, Londonloetzlearner, czechman for the Love!
    Glad to have rescued this one from its dark and dusty shed!
  3. Justanovice Justanovice, 5 years ago
    Thank you BELLIN68!
  4. Justanovice Justanovice, 5 years ago
    Thank you walksoftly and eye4beauty!
  5. charcoal charcoal, 4 years ago
    Your vase was manufactured by Antonin Ruckl & Sons.
    This decor was offered on a totally different shape by Butler Brothers in their February 1930 catalog. Therefore, your vase is likely close to that date as well. Thanks for posting.
  6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
  7. Justanovice Justanovice, 4 years ago
    Thank you! It is a very special vase to me and I do love it!!
  8. charcoal charcoal, 4 years ago
    Your vase/decor was very helpful with my glass study today and I was very glad to see it posted. Thank you again for sharing it with us on CW!
  9. charcoal charcoal, 4 years ago
  10. charcoal charcoal, 4 years ago
    The mark on the vase in your link is most likely counterfeit IMHO. To help confirm that theory here's the same fan vase shape with a Loetz mark.

    Surely we can agree that they're not Loetz? It would seem to me that someone was possibly faking "accepted" markings by 1930.
  11. charcoal charcoal, 4 years ago
    Maybe counterfeit is the wrong word... The arched mark maybe wasn't exclusive to Kralik or maybe there's a minor difference in arched marks that goes undetected when comparing photographs? Either way, there's a problem.
  12. charcoal charcoal, 4 years ago
    "In the 1930's Kralik was still in business, and the mark is an "export mark" applied by Kralik." To my knowledge, the mark is found on some Kralik glassware but is not documented as being applied by or solely used by Kralik.
  13. welzebub welzebub, 2 years ago
    The conversation in this posts now seems to read, due to the deletion of a couple of accounts and posts, that this vase is marked with an arched mark which is being inferred to possibly not be Kralik. In fact, the mark was on a fan vase and had nothing to do with this post, and this vase has no mark of any kind.

    It is also worth noting that the arched Czechoslovakia mark with open O's IS commonly accepted as a mark used exclusively by Kralik, even though numerous attempts have made in this forum to assert that is not true. Those attempts repeatedly state there is no "documentation" to support it. There are many solid understandings of this glass which have no documentation, but it takes a lot more than simply stating it is not true to disprove a commonly accepted "fact".

    Although the subject of who placed export marks on glass is certainly controversial, the Kralik arch and Loetz oval are not really a part of the controversy.

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