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Author Topic: Old Handblown Floral Vase Murano? ID = Kralik  (Read 783 times)

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Old Handblown Floral Vase Murano? ID = Kralik
« on: July 19, 2015, 05:38:43 PM »
I found this vase in our old family house. It's been in the house as long as I can remember, but I have no clue about the age of it. It's handblown with a pontil mark at the bottom.
I have not found any signatures underneath. It's very large and quite heavy.

Would be so thankful for any clues about this vase that I love so much.
Thanks  ;)

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Re: Old Handblown Floral Vase Murano?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2015, 05:43:16 PM »
Welcome to the forum kikkiis.

Lovely vase, it was made by Kralik in the 1920s or 30s in Czechoslovakia. This pattern is called Grand Marquetry by collectors: http://www.kralik-glass.com/kralikmarquetryarray.html

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Re: Old Handblown Floral Vase Murano?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2015, 05:46:26 PM »
WOW! I'm a amazed, John.
Thank you ever so much!

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Re: Old Handblown Floral Vase Murano?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2015, 06:49:07 PM »
Difficult to get an idea of value after looking around.
If anyone knows, please notify..  ;D

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Re: Old Handblown Floral Vase Murano?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2015, 03:16:11 PM »
We don't generally discuss values here, they are too subjective and there are so many factors that go into a given price.

However, looking at completed listings on ebay, there is a Marquetry vase that sold recently for around 280 US dollars. That was a very large vase and so commanded a high price, generally smaller vases sell for less. Your vase has 'flowers' (hence the Grand bit of the Marquetry name) which is a nice feature that would help to make it desirable.

For future reference how tall is your vase please?

John

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Re: Old Handblown Floral Vase Murano?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2015, 03:24:41 PM »
I thought I recognised some bambus-y bits, but the pansies are new to me, I love it.
Well done on knowing this, John. I'd think this is rather an unusual piece?
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Old Handblown Floral Vase Murano?
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2015, 03:43:55 PM »
There are similarities with Bambus so it may also be worth searching with that name...

As to relative rarity I don't know Sue, I have only ever had one Bambus purchase, which was a pair of vases. I suspect that the Grand Marquetry variation may be harder to find but whether that is because fewer were sold or those that are about are more sought after, I don't know.

Backtracking a bit it seems that some sellers are replacing the Bambus name with Marquetry, apologies for any confusion!

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Re: Old Handblown Floral Vase Murano? ID = Kralik
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2015, 04:40:39 PM »
I noticed that also.
I've been doing a bit of digging after you identified the vase. So much interesting glass, but it seems rare to find at auctions.
The vase is 16'' tall, so a rather large piece, it would seem.

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Re: Old Handblown Floral Vase Murano? ID = Kralik
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2015, 04:53:59 PM »
I've been lusting after some Bambus since Christine got her Knuckle vase in Uranium. ::)

Does this wonderful Grand Marquetry vase contain uranium?
Cheers, Sue (M)

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