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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Austria => Topic started by: rocco on September 24, 2017, 01:03:21 PM

Title: Art Deco period thickly cased red/amber vase, mica inclusions
Post by: rocco on September 24, 2017, 01:03:21 PM
Kindly asking for you help once again :)

"Bohemian" 1920s/30s vase, ruby red thickly cased in amber, with mica layer inbetween.
Stands a little over 16cm tall, weighing 1.3 kg (!).
So somewhat unusual for Czech glass from that period, both the weight and the masses of Mica...

Base with circular ground out pontil mark, and a stencilled "CZECHO-SLOVAKIA" 2-line mark.

Here is another one, a little darker colours: >> Link (https://www.rubylane.com/item/518922-419jax78-285b/Antique-Czech-Harrach-Cranberry-Gold-Mica?search=1)

I am rather clueless about manufacturer... Perhaps one of the Bohemian glass experts has an idea which company could have produced this style of glass. The 2-line mark doesn't seem to indicate a particular maker.

Interestingly, this beautiful jug John posted a while ago seems rather similar regarding colours and Mica, though probably quite a bit earlier date wise: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,51869.0.html (http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,51869.0.html)
Thanks,
Michael
Title: Re: Art Deco period thickly cased red/amber vase, mica inclusions
Post by: glassobsessed on October 01, 2017, 06:24:19 PM
Lovely Michael, I thought of that jug too as soon as I saw the vase.

I can't now find any information on the various two line marks, must be looking in the wrong places...

None of this is any help!

John
Title: Re: Art Deco period thickly cased red/amber vase, mica inclusions
Post by: rocco on October 05, 2017, 09:10:52 AM
Thanks a lot John!
I couldn't find this mark anywhere online, it is certainly not a known Loetz or Kralik mark.
Here is a compilation of various marks posted by Craig on CW, but my mark doesn't seem to be there:
https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/222268-marks-too-many-to-count-and-many (https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/222268-marks-too-many-to-count-and-many)
The shape of the vase is very generic unfortunately.
Still the decor is quite unusual, and so is the heavy execution...

Michael
Title: Re: Art Deco period thickly cased red/amber vase, mica inclusions
Post by: obscurities on October 05, 2017, 07:19:44 PM
Although the details like the split O's in the mark are not shown in the line art, it is representative of the similar mark in the line art I posted. That info was accumulated by the Czech Collectors Association many years ago.

This mark has been lightly associated with some Kralik production. The fact that it appears to be a stenciled mark with split O's would lean toward Kralik as a source. Kralik did use heavy mica in some interwar decors, although they are not all that common.

Although I can not say it is Kralik for sure, it would not surprise me if it is. The linked example identifying it as Harrach is not correct as far as I know. I have never seen that mark associated with Harrach in any way. .
Title: Re: Art Deco period thickly cased red/amber vase, mica inclusions
Post by: rocco on October 06, 2017, 04:57:50 PM
Craig, thank you very much!
I noticed that the split O's are similar to the ones in the Kralik arched mark, but I had never seen a massive piece like this vase by Kralik...

The Harrach attribution given by the seller of the vase I linked to previously is just guess work I think ;)

Michael
Title: Re: Art Deco period thickly cased red/amber vase, mica inclusions
Post by: obscurities on October 06, 2017, 05:08:46 PM
My pleasure. Very large heavy Kralik pieces are not super common, but they are seen on occasion. There are also some decors they did which are quite nice, like this one, but are not commonly seen. Here is an example of their production in my collection which stands at a touch over 27 cms.  This one is marked with an arched mark with split O's.

I think the Harrach attribution is more wishful thinking than a guess...  :-)
Title: Re: Art Deco period thickly cased red/amber vase, mica inclusions
Post by: rocco on October 06, 2017, 06:39:40 PM
I saw that on CW.
Phantastic piece...

Michael