This art glass rose bowl/vase is a complicated shape and has a soft pearlized finish that practically glows. It was made by the Kralik firm of Bohemia probably ca 1900. The glass has a thin layer of opaque white on the inside cased to clear on the outside with a satin iridescent finish. The blown-molded body has a bulbous shape with spiral twisted, protruding lobes and an all-over dimensional honeycomb pattern of 9 concave diamonds forming larger diamonds. The top rim flares out perfectly to support flowers and the raw edge is ground and polished. The vase has a short, rounded foot and the underside is decorated with a central daisy-like flower expanding outwards to become the honeycomb diamonds pattern.
The overall affect of the blown molded, white iridescent glass is simply beautiful and this is a nice piece of antique art glass.
Measurements: 3 3/8" (8 cm) high at the side x 4" (10.2 cm) in diameter across the flared top x 3" (7.5cm) in diameter across the bottom.
Condition: There is a speck of black char or cinder embedded in the side and a tiny dark thread trails off from it horizontally in both directions. This is not a hairline or damage, the vase was made that way. There are 2 slightly dark areas on the underside of the rim that I mention to be thorough, but the vase was made that way and the ground rim has some small surface chips on the underside (they don't show, but you can feel them). They also appear to have been made in the finishing of the rim. There are some rubs to the iridescent finish on the outer areas of 2 lobes, but you would have to search carefully to find these, they are not readily noticeable. I have pointed this out with an arrow in one of the pictures.
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