Kralik, Mother of Pearl Iridescent Bohemian Jugendstil Art Nouveau Glass Vase


Here is an exquisite example of Kralik Mother of Pearl, opal iridescent Art Nouveau glass produced in Austria, circa 1900– 1920.

I am offering several different examples of these wonderful vases.

They are crystal cased over white and all have been mouth blown into appealing bulbous shaped molds in a variety of sizes and styles.

They are exceptionally tactile and eye-catching vases, and their diamond-point surfaces are intaglio molded and can be described as having the feel of orange peel.

The governing factor to all of these vase shapes is their beautiful lustre of pearly-white iridescence. This has been achieved by casing the white blown vase with clear glass before then spraying the finished piece with metallic salts.

The application of these salts is critically timed and only the glass worker can know at what crucial stage when this is, before the glass has cooled.

The resulting effects are quite stunning as I am sure you will agree.

Offered here is a cute example molded with eight vertical bulbous oval shapes protruding from the vase body for additional styling & form.

The tops of ALL of these vase styles remain unpolished, which is a common characteristic which extends to most, but not all of these Mother of Pearl vase types by Kralik.

Metal mounts were often applied out of house by the various importers and retailers of the time.

More often than not, these mounts have perished over time or been lost, however it cannot be said that all of these vases were sold with mounts during the early 1900s.

This vase is gorgeous to say the least and It is totally damage free and so it is a worthy example of its pattern type.

They are also cost a fraction of the price when compared to say Richardson's of England for example who also produced similar, but more lucrative examples of these Orange Peel Pearl Opal Iridescent vases to which these Austrian vases tried to emulate.

...They certainly did that well, as can be observed and it can be noted that Kralik, produced many other remarkable vases for Loetz, the leading exponents of iridescent glass in Europe.

They offer opportunity to purchase Art Nouveau iridescent glass at an exceptionally good value for money and these vase styles continue to rise in both terms of investment & desirability.

This listing is the smallest sized example available from my collection currently listed & available. Now to be admired by a future custodian who I just know will just simply adore it and its offer price provides exceptional value for investment.

Height: 3.5 inches Circumference: 13 inches Largest diameter: 4.5 inches Top diameter: 2.75 inches Postage weight: 1k 300gms

Item ID: JJ512

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