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Title: Opaque,iridescent,tadpole posy vase or what?
Post by: keith on September 12, 2012, 01:49:56 PM
4 inches high,polished pontil mark with green 'streaks' in the tadpoles,anyone care to hazard a guess? ;D ;D
Title: Re: Opaque,iridescent,tadpole posy vase or what?
Post by: chriss on September 12, 2012, 02:38:07 PM
Hi
Kralik glass produced a tadpole decor and they also produced iridescent glass, though the only tadpole applied decorations that I've ever seen have been of one single colour, iridescent green or clear green and not striped (though I could be wrong). You can see examples of Kralik tadpole decor in www.kralik-glass.com. Have you looked at Harrach glass or other bohemian glass makers?
:D
Title: Re: Opaque,iridescent,tadpole posy vase or what?
Post by: flying free on September 12, 2012, 02:57:51 PM
I have one very similar to this (although yours looks shorter/squatter) with amber trails and peacock eyes.  I'm pretty sure they are the same maker - I thought they were probably Kralik.  I noticed one like yours sold at Fieldings recently I think?  but I don't know what they gave as attribution, I can't remember. 
m
Title: Re: Opaque,iridescent,tadpole posy vase or what?
Post by: keith on September 12, 2012, 04:39:37 PM
Thanks both,I did check Kralik.glass and couldn't see anything similar,will do more looking ;D ;D
Title: Re: Opaque,iridescent,tadpole posy vase or what?
Post by: flying free on September 12, 2012, 04:47:04 PM
I;ll try and find the Fieldings listing later :)
m
Title: Re: Opaque,iridescent,tadpole posy vase or what?
Post by: flying free on September 12, 2012, 05:40:57 PM
http://fieldingsauctioneers.co.uk/lot/47535
I think this has the same tadpoles on it...I'm a little unsure as to why it is attributed as Stourbridge.  I suppose it could be :-\
m
Title: Re: Opaque,iridescent,tadpole posy vase or what?
Post by: chriss on September 12, 2012, 06:18:09 PM
In www.kralik-glass.com under Kralik visual decor list on left, open n-z index and tadpoles glass examples are there if you open the tadpoles pics :) That's one of the best Kralik online data bases in my opinion :D 
Title: Re: Opaque,iridescent,tadpole posy vase or what?
Post by: keith on September 12, 2012, 06:28:04 PM
Thanks m,saved me the trouble ;D I doubt it's Stourbridge in fact the clear glass reminds more of Walsh but ??? ;D ;D
chriss; did look there,in fact there are a few of my pieces on the site,if you didn't know it was one of the GMB members (Craig) who set it up ;D ;D
Title: Re: Opaque,iridescent,tadpole posy vase or what?
Post by: flying free on September 12, 2012, 06:35:33 PM
mmm it doesn't look quite the same as Walsh though does it?  I have compared to mine and it's just not quite right.  Kralik were also fond of this faint ribbed and twisted effect I think and they did many of their pieces in 'verre de soie' especially the ones with applied flowers leaves etc. as far as I can find.
m
Title: Re: Opaque,iridescent,tadpole posy vase or what?
Post by: keith on September 12, 2012, 11:39:32 PM
I agree the clear part does look like Kralik,maybe I'll email Craig if he doesn't pop in and see what he thinks. ;D
Title: Re: Opaque,iridescent,tadpole posy vase or what?
Post by: obscurities on September 14, 2012, 07:55:32 PM
In some ways reminiscent of Kralik work, and in other ways not.....  Although I would lean towards Bohemian on the piece, I would not rule out the possibility that it is English.....  The tadpoles specifically do not remind me of Kralik with the coloration..... 

Very interesting piece...  I really like the tadpoles on this one....

Sorry I am not of more help..... 

Craig
Title: Re: Opaque,iridescent,tadpole posy vase or what?
Post by: keith on September 15, 2012, 12:05:18 AM
Thanks Craig,how's the Harley? ;D ;D
Title: Re: Opaque,iridescent,tadpole posy vase or what?
Post by: obscurities on September 15, 2012, 12:47:25 AM
Harley got new saddlebags and is as loud and fast as ever....   ;D
Title: Re: Opaque,iridescent,tadpole posy vase or what?
Post by: Bernard C on September 16, 2012, 05:19:41 AM
Keith I've seen not too dissimilar green stripes on a definite Walsh epergne.   Any chance of bringing it to Cambridge?

Bernard C.  8)
Title: Re: Opaque,iridescent,tadpole posy vase or what?
Post by: keith on September 16, 2012, 11:54:01 AM
Thanks Bernard,I'm afraid Cambridge is near impossible for me to get to, when is  the next Motor Cycle Museum Fair?must try for the next one. ;D
Title: Re: Opaque,iridescent,tadpole posy vase or what?
Post by: keith on September 16, 2012, 05:54:24 PM
11th November? will try harder this year,1996 was my last visit,I think! ;D
Title: Re: Opaque,iridescent,tadpole posy vase or what?
Post by: flying free on October 17, 2012, 12:59:28 PM
searching for something else I came across this
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/1292555
and this
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/6979178
no idea if the attribution is correct though, but thought I'd add  for the shapes.
I don't suppose these could be by Poschinger could they? just musing.
m
Title: Re: Opaque,iridescent,tadpole posy vase or what?
Post by: keith on October 17, 2012, 02:31:43 PM
Thanks m,I'd be surprised if it was PK,will have to do more research,thanks for looking ;D ;D
Title: Re: Opaque,iridescent,tadpole posy vase or what?
Post by: flying free on October 17, 2012, 02:37:54 PM
I would not have thought Pallme Koenig as my first thought, but I did wonder about Poschinger?
m