Kralik 8: Miscellaneous pieces

In this page I want to show pieces identified as Kralik or that I have attributed to Kralik:  Some are well known decors; some have been identified through shape comparison.

1. One of my favorites.  Same shape appears in pink candia.

2. Bluegreen snakeskin.

3. Glue chip.  Or pate de verre.  Kralik produced an extensive line of these, in different color combinations.

The next four vases are quite similar to Rindskopf's hyacinth's vases.  However, there is a basic difference: Kralik's cup has 6 folds, Rindskopf's has 8.

4. Green ribbed, 14"

5. White with purple spots. 13"

6. White over green crackle. 13"

When Eddy Scheepers and I visited the Kralik Museum in Lenora, I was astonished to find several molded, frosted hyacinth vases such as the one below.  Unfortunately, we were absolutely forbidden to take photos, and even threatened with the police!

7. Frosted, molded vase

Kralik produced a type of Diaspora, which many times appears in ornate metal frames.  it is far less iridescent than Loetz Diaspora, and so far I have only found it in green and cranberry red.

9, Quite large, at 14"

Kralik made a large amount of fanciful shapes, including flowers , leaves and shells.

10. Organic form, 9"

11.  Flower shape, 8"

I do not really collect Kralik Deco.  However, these two pieces captured my fancy.  The one below has three openings and a handle:

12. Yellow brown, 10"

13. Extraordinary piece, case 258 PM

14. This lavender color is characteristically Kralik's (see Kralik 4)

15.  I was shocked to find out this is a Kralik decor.  It also comes in purple.  Mine is signed "Loetz, Austria."

16. The color is a Kralik marker.  Notice the "adaptation" of the lobed shape which appears in Loetz Creta Silberiris. 

17.  Same peach color, but thinner.  Enameled. 13"

18.  Quite an unusual vase.  The shape resembles mercury vases, but it is a thick 1/4" cobalt with stunning silver/white papillon decor. 13"

19. Purple glass, enameled, 4"

20.  Two examples of Kralik's white-on-white threading.

21.  Deco, unmarked, 12"

22. A large Kralik line: mold blown, clear glass, gold spotting, cranberry or blue loops. 13"

23.  The presence of white frit is a Kralik marker.  I believe this was the inspiration for Dugan's "Starburst" line.

24. Both shape and decor are Kralik markers.  On opal blue ground, apple green spotting and clear rigaree with gold mica flecks.  8".  This shape recurs in other decors.

Kralik made a white martele which was the body for a lot of applied or stuck on decoration.  These are undecorated examples.

24. This basket might have been made by Loetz, since it is identical to those produced by it., except for the color.  13"

25. Pitcher, 10"

26 .A funerary vase. The white opal: a Kralik marker.

27. Gold over clear; 13"--Kralik or Rindskopf.  Oddly enough , I have never found it in any other color.

28.  A custard opalescent with bright red or green spots.  This group of vases appears as "unidentified" in the PMC IV.  My instinct?  Kralik--the master of opalescent glass. 12".  I had a 13" with the green spots.  It broke.

Kralik glass needs to be systematically researched and documented.  Right now there is Jugendstil Kralik, Deco Kralik, Tango Kralik, and there is no discernible continuity between them.  Kralik's best Jugendstil pieces continue to be marketed and sold as Loetz. 

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