Pallme-König (Elizabethhütte) is still today, eight years after my article for www.loetz.com the most difficult Czech glass manufacturer to find at shows, antique stores, or on eBay. Moreover, most of what is marketed as Pallme-König is usually something else, and unfortunately successful reproductions are being made. Therefore, I have added very few pieces to my collection. First, a piece in a characteristic shape but a rare color:
1. ORANGE YELLOW VASE
This next vase shows a new decor. Notice the similarity in shape. One must be careful, though. Items like this one might just be reproductions:
2. RIBBON DECOR
Two pieces in purple glass, showing PK's characteristic and inimitable tooling:
3. PURPLE PAIR
At the time of the article for www.loetz.com I only had one piece in PK frit. I've been lucky...by going into European eBay: The middle vase came from France and the other two from Great Britain:
4. PURPLE FRIT SET
The same holds for the next group: The salad set came from Argentina, the blue and the gold vases from France.
5. FRIT SET
The salad set, by the way, ought to throw a light on those salad spoon/fork sets that show up once in a blue moon on eBay. Most probably they came with a corresponding bowl.
I have owned the tall vase in the following picture for a while, and only recently added the smaller piece:
6. GOLD SPOTTING WITH DARK RED TRAILINGS
The next two vases belong to the pink/white family. The one on the right came from Australia!
7. PINK WHITE PAIR
Finally, I am glad to be able to add to the existing catalog of PK decors. Notice the shape, identical to the vase on the left above. I took this picture from the internet:
8. NEWLY IDENTIFIED PK DECOR
If you have other PK decors or shapes, I will gladly add them to this page. However, a word of advice: The mere presence of threading does not mean a piece is Pallme-König. All of the major companies (except perhaps Rindskopf) produced threaded glass. Kralik produced several types, some of which can be quite easily confused with PK.