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Kralik-Loetz Comparison: Sea Urchin & Rusticanna

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Posted 6 years ago

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Posted here are two very similar designs, from two very close manufacturers (I'm not sure literally how close the factories were to each other, but that's not the point). On the left we have what Dr. Alfredo dubbed "sea urchin" made by Kralik, and on the right we have Loetz Rusticanna, in the creta sibirirris (probably spelled wrong) finish. I think in this case the Kralik might have the edge, but which is your favorite? A little hard to choose, isn't it? I think Dr. Al is partial to the Kralik too, but that's just because of all the bad words he's said about Rusticanna! Almost like Abbott & Costello's "Susquehanna". Say it and he has a fit! :)

I think they make a nice couple, although they might have to work on their comedy act. Enjoy! :)


  1. cogito cogito, 6 years ago
    Kralik...hands down. Very organic.
  2. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 6 years ago
    looks more like a sea cucumber than urchin. I like the rusticana better.
  3. Slave-to-glass Slave-to-glass, 6 years ago
    What can I say, Im a Kralik groupie :)
  4. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    If you are giving them away, I'll take one. Doesn't matter which as they are both great!
  5. Londonloetzlearner Londonloetzlearner, 6 years ago
    Another one for Kralik!
  6. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 6 years ago
    Between these two - definitely the Kralik for me.
  7. dasullywon dasullywon, 6 years ago
    Thanks everyone. Looks like we have 6 votes for the Kralik, 1 vote for the Loetz, and one "I'll take...both" from AmberRose. And no, I'm not giving them away at this time. (Sorry Amber).

    Let's keep going (why not). Thanks again!
  8. dasullywon dasullywon, 6 years ago
    Thanks ks85. I like the Neptun better too.

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