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Re: Irridescent vase - id please? ID: Wilhelm Kralik Söhne, Lustre vase
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2012, 04:41:48 PM »
ugggh , I just lost my post  >:(
 I understand what you are saying Craig.  I've had another look at mine and I still feel theoretically it is a well made piece, it is 9" (22.5cm) tall weighs 2.2lb or 1kg and the rim is polished and bevelled and measures 3.5mm or 1/8", so a good weight for size etc. finished well no issues.  But I have changed my view on it since I last posted that I thought it was an old piece(and not just because of the Taiwan label lol.  It has never been out on display with any of my glass because it didn't work with anything else. 
My problem with it has always been the brashness of the iridescence and the applied colours, it's gaudy, and also the 'speckliness' of the surface feel and iridescence on it.  It's not sticky per se but it has an odd texture as though before it was dry it was covered in very very fine granular bits...or something.
I've taken some pics which might show this, and a comparison to a Kralik piece for future ref.  None of my Kralik pieces feel remotely like this vase does regardless of decor.
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Re: Irridescent vase - id please? ID: Wilhelm Kralik Söhne, Lustre vase
« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2012, 05:12:58 PM »
Could the difference in surface texture be something to do with differences in the "quality" of annealing times? Perhaps the Kralik might have been done more slowly and steadily or in a cleaner atmoshpere...
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Re: Irridescent vase - id please? ID: Wilhelm Kralik Söhne, Lustre vase
« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2012, 05:33:18 PM »
The surface of both of the pieces I handled had a "granular" feel to them. Your example appears that it would feel the same way based on what I found on the pair......   Also, the color combinations on these pieces never seem quite "right" to me, and seem a little haphazard and disjointed.....
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Re: Irridescent vase - id please? ID: Wilhelm Kralik Söhne, Lustre vase
« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2012, 03:52:11 PM »
I handled one of these vases today and it 'felt' modern to me. Much of the Kralik I have handled had odd bubbles or bits of ash/frit in the glass, quite unlike the vase I saw today.

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Re: Irridescent vase - id please? ID: Wilhelm Kralik Söhne, Lustre vase
« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2012, 05:45:47 PM »
 ;)
Has anybody tried licking this and Kralik to compare yet?
(says she, suddenly remembering one of Leni's methods of ascertaining quality)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Irridescent vase - id please? ID: Wilhelm Kralik Söhne, Lustre vase
« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2012, 05:47:14 PM »
eek no...it's too garish - I'm not sure what is on it is edible lol
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Re: Irridescent vase - id please? ID: Wilhelm Kralik Söhne, Lustre vase
« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2012, 06:05:12 PM »
I didn't say you should swallow it.  ;)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Irridescent vase - id please? ID: Wilhelm Kralik Söhne, Lustre vase
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2012, 01:26:15 PM »
Frank, I agree. 
I'll send him an email later today with a link to this thread.
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Re: Irridescent vase - id please? ID: Wilhelm Kralik Söhne, Lustre vase
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2012, 03:15:13 PM »
No, they didn't get back to me .... neither did the Passau about a lamp base either .  I must chase them up.
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