Posted 9 years ago
This bud vase stands approximately 8" tall, and tapers gradually from about 3" at the base to 1.5" at the rim. The top has been capped with a brass ring to conceal the ground rim. The glass has been blown into a mold to achieve the pattern imitating Loetz's Spiraloptisch decor of concentric rings and wavy lines. Thanks to our friend Alfredo's work with Kralik inkwells, we can say with about 99% certitude that these vases were produced by Kralik. They are usually found in solid colors of red, green, yellow, etc. This one is a bit more unusual in that the glass fades from a dark burgundy color at the top to a more transparent bottom. Overall is an iridescent layer of vivid purples, blues, and golds. This one made the journey to Virginia from across the pond in the UK.