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The last item of my recent haul of glass :)

This irridescent vase is hard to photograph as it doesn't show the metallic sheen too well.  I bought it from a photo, and it isn't quite what I envisaged.  I would love an id and a date - my feeling is that it is quite recent.  The glass is very thick and heavy, a little bit clunky.



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Re: Irridescent vase - id please?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2008, 11:06:56 PM »
Wilhelm Kralik Söhne, Lustre vase. Nice - I have one, too. :) :hiclp:


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Re: Irridescent vase - id please?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2008, 11:08:33 PM »
Forgot to say... date would be circa 1930s.


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Re: Irridescent vase - id please?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2008, 06:48:15 AM »
Hi Galle

Thanks for the id, it certainly looks the same as the one in your photo gallery :)  Kralik is what I had in mind when I bought it from ebay.

I am very puzzled though, because mine simply doesn't feel right to be 70 years old, it has hardly any base wear or scratches, and feels very clunky and thick. Is yours the same, or does yours show it's age?



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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2008, 12:23:55 PM »
Mine is the same - it was confirmed as Kralik though by Alfredo Villanueva of the Loetz.com site - he said he learned about them from museums in the Czech Republic.


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Re: Irridescent vase - id please?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2008, 02:57:57 PM »
Wear can be deceptive, as if something is kept boxed or in a cabinet it will not get any or much wear. Equally wear can be added to something straight from the factory, although that is easily distinguished with experience - added wear never exhibits sufficient randomness.
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Re: Irridescent vase - id please?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2008, 03:32:16 PM »
Well, I would be delighted for it to be Kralik, I love their art nouveau glass :) 

I will be selling it and I do like to try to be as spot on as I possibly can be with attributions.

I know wear doesn't definitely prove or disprove anything, but most glass pieces do have a perceptible amount of scratching over the years, no matter how carefully kept, and it seems odd for two to turn up both in as new condition. Mine in particular looks as though it has never been stood on a surface at all, the base looks freshly ground.  I am also aware I am quite new at this, so probably I shouldn't have an opinion at all :)

Are there going to be any glass fairs in the North of England where I could bring it for someone to look at?  All the ones I see seem to be in the South, and I get very jealous of you all being able to go. :mus:

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Re: Irridescent vase - id please?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2008, 12:26:21 AM »
I live on the East Coast of the U.S., so I can't help you there. :)



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Re: Irridescent vase - id please? ID: Wilhelm Kralik Söhne, Lustre vase
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2011, 06:41:29 AM »
Hi I have two of these vases one from Australia and one from UK . They do perplex as they seem so good but I have put it to a panel of experts and they agree that they are Kralik lustre .


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Re: Irridescent vase - id please? ID: Wilhelm Kralik Söhne, Lustre vase
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2011, 08:37:02 AM »
Hi,
These have been on here before and to my memory no one has identified as being from any particular studio but I dont remember IDing them as Kralik. They dont have a great deal of age to them.
Good hunting.
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