Author Topic: Kralik version of Loetz Texas? or something else? Red iridescent textured vase  (Read 3510 times)

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Texas is a decor with vertical ribs of glass on the body of the vessel. Gloria by Loetz is Texas with appliques, generally in the form of leaves. Kralik is known to have produced a design shift of Gloria, but I am not aware of a straight Texas look alike.

That said, I have seen these before and am not sure who made them. I have never seen one in a shape which is unique enough that I would venture an attribution. Kralik may be a possibility due to the sheer volume of their output, but I am not really sure enough to say that is the answer....

Wish I could help more.

LInk to Loetz Texas is here: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/23062-loetz-texas-circa-1900-over-9-tall
Link to Kralik Gloria is here:  http://www.kralik-glass.com/kralikgloriaarray.html
I have been told that glass is my mistress......


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Thank you Craig.  I don't think mine is either of those.
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http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/74606-kralik-iridescent-art-glass-vase-uncomm?in=442
different shape, same colour and decor as mine I think, added for reference
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He calls it brain. I call it tree. I like his better.
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I like these Anita but there's something a little strange about the shapes of them I find.
I love the finish and the iridescence and the decor, they have nicely polished and bevelled rims, but the shapes are slightly 'odd' or misproportioned to my eye.  Can't quite put my finger on it.  Yours is very similar to the one in Gulliver's Victorian Decorative Glass page 111, save that the bulbous part of the vase is a slightly different shape.  That one is 9.75" tall.
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The feeling I got with mine is that it was fairly low quality glass. I wouldn't have been surprised to turn it over and see FTD stamped on bottom. :) It felt much like the lower quality Kralik pieces to me. I do like the red better than I did the green. The red looks so much nicer.
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Nope you've lost me  ;D what is FTD please?
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FTD is a flower shipping company. There are a lot of their vases out there in the world. They are pretty, but not of exceptional quality.
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oh yes, with you now  :) thanks
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http://www.saladocreekantiques.com/catalogue.php?action=viewitem&gid=241

this looks like it could be a similar maker to mine.  Is this pattern Kralik Spiraloptisch? I wasn't sure.  Still trying to identify a maker :)

With regards quality I have to say mine is well made and feels fairly substantial.  It is very much different in quality to, say, a Kralik jester vase I had which really wasn't the best quality at all.  The iridescence on it is lovely as well and I would say is well done. 
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