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Title: Show and tell - Kralik Crackle and Welz yellow stripe
Post by: flying free on July 17, 2011, 11:20:06 PM
I was out and about today at the Giant Flea and came away slightly disappointed that I didn't find a 'special' piece, which is what I'd been hoping for (although finding the little Isle Of Wight Studio bowl was good enough this week  :rah:).  However I did pick up two Bohemian pieces - the first a large Kralik crackle vase 10" tall and 4" wide and weighing about 1 1/2lb that would have been 'the' piece if it hadn't had nibbles in the rim, the second a pretty Welz vase with alternate straight and zigzag stripes and a yellow interior, a decor and colourway I hadn't yet found  :hiclp:
Enjoy  :sun:
(Keith, this nearly makes up for not having a red crackle piece with gold leaf on.....but not quite ;D if you ever want to sell, please let me know)
m
Title: Re: Show and tell - Kralik Crackle and Welz yellow stripe
Post by: keith on July 17, 2011, 11:40:54 PM
Great finds m,love the Welz :mrgreen: :mrgreen:,the kralik is like one I got a while ago.....
Title: Re: Show and tell - Kralik Crackle and Welz yellow stripe
Post by: obscurities on July 18, 2011, 12:12:33 AM
I love the Welz piece....  the decor is called Zig Zag Lines... many of them dart back and forth a bit.... Great Decor.... So far only found in this color combo and also green and white.....

Nice Kralik too.... although I am partial to the Welz piece myself.... :thup:

Craig
Title: Re: Show and tell - Kralik Crackle and Welz yellow stripe
Post by: flying free on July 18, 2011, 10:38:29 AM
thanks  :) 
Keith, how tall is the Kralik orange you show? I was hoping *I'd* found the biggest piece of crackle :cry: 
 ;D I also have this in a short squat vase shape - it's a gorgeous colour.
m
Title: Re: Show and tell - Kralik Crackle and Welz yellow stripe
Post by: keith on July 18, 2011, 01:16:46 PM
Beat me on that :cry:mine's only 7.5 inches tall,the bowl is a bit bigger at 9.5 across,I'm on the hunt Wednesday so who knows what' will turn up ;D
Title: Re: Show and tell - Kralik Crackle and Welz yellow stripe
Post by: flying free on July 18, 2011, 01:33:10 PM
I love that bowl  >:D :mrgreen:
m
Title: Re: Show and tell - Kralik Crackle and Welz yellow stripe
Post by: keith on July 18, 2011, 04:36:50 PM
One of my favourites,got it in front of the tv as it changes colour depending what's on,another pic' different light....
Title: Re: Show and tell - Kralik Crackle and Welz yellow stripe
Post by: flying free on July 18, 2011, 05:03:23 PM
now you're rubbing salt in the wound  ;D
new display with both orange pieces  >:D
Title: Re: Show and tell - Kralik Crackle and Welz yellow stripe
Post by: keith on July 18, 2011, 06:42:19 PM
OOOh,veeerrrry nice,great piece of Mdina there and is that an African carving?also like the oriental looking table,got a few African and eastern pieces myself,need bigger house! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show and tell - Kralik Crackle and Welz yellow stripe
Post by: flying free on July 18, 2011, 11:03:17 PM
Thanks  :sun: the carving is  well over 2ft tall. It's a Makonde carving from Tanzania from a hardwood like ebony, I think called Mpingo wood if I remember correctly.  It is full of people and has a lizard and snake on it as well.  It stands on a carved table that I need to find out more about.
m
Title: Re: Show and tell - Kralik Crackle and Welz yellow stripe
Post by: keith on July 18, 2011, 11:41:11 PM
You could always post pictures on the GMBs sister forum,pottery and collectables ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show and tell - Kralik Crackle and Welz yellow stripe
Post by: rosieposie on July 19, 2011, 08:37:19 AM
Hi m  :hi:  I was brought up in Tanganyika, (now Tanzania), and would love to see pictures of the carving.  Do you know if it is old?  And, are you going to put it in the pottery and collectables forum?
Title: Re: Show and tell - Kralik Crackle and Welz yellow stripe
Post by: flying free on July 19, 2011, 09:59:03 AM
Rosie I grew up in South Africa where we emigrated as my dad was an engineer.  I don't have many pieces of African art probably because I was surrounded by it when we grew up so it I didn't consider it special - I regret that now.  We did the same in Hong Kong, so much available that we bought very little and now I regret that also.  I bought this here, I don't think it is a recent piece, but that is based on instinct more than anything else.  It's very large 2ft 3" or something and weighs 8kg.
pics here for you to see -it's difficult to photograph so apologies.  Keith I'm interested in where you think the table may be from (posted in the post below this) - is it English or oriental do you think?
The table you referred to as oriental is a long low elm I think, console table from Hong Kong, one of the few pieces we did bring back.
m
Title: Re: Show and tell - Kralik Crackle and Welz yellow stripe
Post by: flying free on July 19, 2011, 10:01:38 AM
carved table
Title: Re: Show and tell - Kralik Crackle and Welz yellow stripe
Post by: rosieposie on July 19, 2011, 03:55:00 PM
Wow, I didn't know that m, and I have to say that is a great carving.....not a tourist piece.  It would have been a family piece, held and revered in the home, and brought out for ceremonies.

I have a few genuine East African carvings, (not tourist stuff) and am so glad I have them.....one was made for me when I was just 5 years old in Nachingwea.....it is lovely.
My Dad was an engineer as well, trying to grow groundnuts after the war.  There was a 5 year drought and so it was a 'failure', but the sceptics all said it was due to poor planning!!  Well, what about the plight in Africa now with the drought.....no one says it is poor planning now!! Off my soap box now!

Lovely table....I haven't got any Asian art or furniture.  :cry:

Title: Re: Show and tell - Kralik Crackle and Welz yellow stripe
Post by: keith on July 19, 2011, 08:20:32 PM
M,Rosie,lucky 'jet setters' I was born in Brum and raised in the 'Black Country' Morocco is the furthest I've been :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
 The table looks very Chinese to me,bamboo style legs etc.. the console table has similar shape to a modern(about 20 years old) Chinese table we have,pic' below
Title: Re: Show and tell - Kralik Crackle and Welz yellow stripe
Post by: rosieposie on July 20, 2011, 09:24:53 AM
That is some display table Keith, think of the collective hours of work that went into making the table and the glass paperweights displayed on it.....amazing.
I wasn't a Jet setter, just dagged out there as a baby, now we just motor to France each year, I have no yen to return to E Africa. BTW I was born in Liverpool, a proper Scouser! :sun:
Title: Re: Show and tell - Kralik Crackle and Welz yellow stripe
Post by: flying free on July 22, 2011, 06:19:03 PM
Keith your paperweights look fantastic on that table  :sun:  What a great display.
Our table came back with us from Hong Kong.  It has been made/adapted from old Elm.  It has drawers in and to the best of my knowledge the Chinese didn't have drawers in their cabinets (open to correction here), so I believe it is an adapted piece. 
m
Title: Re: Show and tell - Kralik Crackle and Welz yellow stripe
Post by: keith on July 22, 2011, 11:53:46 PM
Thanks Rosie,M,not so hot on Chinese furniture myself rather like Japanese cloisonne and satsuma ware and would probably have much more if it wasn't so expensive,haven't been to Liverpool since I was 10,so that was sometime go! :thud:a very long time! ;D ;D