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    Posted 8 years ago

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    This is a great lidded compote or vase from approximately 1930 made by Kralik or Ernst & Wald. I enjoy how much work can go into decorating a piece of glass. I also imagine the poor conditions of the factories and the morale of the workers making these things for pennies (while mass production of mold blown depression glass was all the rage). Hand blown with two separate pieces made to fit together (but they rarely fit perfectly).

    For the base: a base color of amber glass is drip decorated in orange then spiral decorated in yellow threading. A foot of orange tango spun in a mold and fitted hot to the top portion, the base is cut and allowed to cool.

    For the top: the same exact process. Then the three rims are ground down and polished. I imagine this was a gift filled with licorice or pastilles. I paid almost nothing for this dish and that is why I had feelings for all the work that went into it right before WW II...

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    1. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 8 years ago
      I could see them making something like this now in one of the seattle glass studios.. the price would not be pennies.. no sir..
    2. jagsrock95 jagsrock95, 8 years ago
      Beautiful Dish...Love the decor!!
    3. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Me too!...:-)
    4. ozmarty ozmarty, 8 years ago
      Fabulous !!! what a great piece of Kralik. Lots of WOW factor! ......
    5. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
      Wow, what a beauty! I love the way the treading goes from the body to the top of the lid.
    6. jericho jericho, 4 months ago
      I referenced the name Ernst and Wald from a book I can no longer remeber but its actually Ernst Stweinwald and Co.
    7. larksel larksel, 4 months ago
      Yes Ernst Steinwald & Co.

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