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Posted 5 years ago


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One of the most interesting pieces I have is this forest green with purple opalesence. It has an sprig of (metal) holly wrapped around it. Was the metal original? Very seasonal.


  1. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 5 years ago
    To me it looks like Kralik's spin on Diaspora glass with applied metal. The metal would have been added after production by a different firm. But it was sold to the consumer as you see it. Nice piece!
  2. dlfd911 dlfd911, 5 years ago
    Yes, what GSO said. I had a small piece of this a while back. The color is a little different than Loetz diaspora, and the Kralik I had showed mold lines.
  3. fishiowa fishiowa, 5 years ago
    When I checked, there are actually three Mold lines(?). I never saw that before. does this mean it is not old or even Czech?
  4. dlfd911 dlfd911, 5 years ago
    Not at all. It just means that it is a typical Kralik diaspora. Although I did have one that the mold lines were just barely visible near the bottom, which means that they smoothed the ones higher up out so they wouldn't show. Loetz was very good about cleaning their pieces up that way. They also used molds for most of their pieces, and then finished by hand.
  5. fishiowa fishiowa, 5 years ago
    Very good to know. Thanks so much. If I had noticed, I might have passed on this piece. I'm becoming armed with a lot of good information for my travels.
  6. dlfd911 dlfd911, 5 years ago
    Actually, Kralik diaspora is much more rare than Loetz diaspora. I seldom see it for sale on eBay.

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