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Stunning Wilhelm Kralik Sohn, Eleonarenhain, Art Nouveau Art Glass Bowl c.1902
This is a stunning piece of high end Kralik hot decorated art glass. Beautiful silver yellow (golden) iridescent glass finish with hot decorated iridescent emerald green pulled design. Beautifully hand tooled rim, nice large polished pontil on the base. It still retains the original collectors label on the base that incorrectly identified this piece as Loetz (although it could be easily mistaken for Loetz, it's a superb quality piece).
This identical silbergelben (silver yellow) glass is documented in the book "Das Böhmische Glas 1700-1950" Band IV Jugendstil in Böhmen, Edited by Georg Hötl, Glassmuseum Passau. See page 158, (IV.267). A rare opportunity to own a fantastic high end piece of Kralik Art Glass.
The Kralik glassworks, full name Wilhelm Kralik Sohne, was originally founded by Josef Meyr in 1815, in Bohemia. The factory was originally called Adolfshutte. When Josef died, his son Jan took over the company. By this time, the company owned 4 glass factories. Jan died in 1841, and his two nephews Josef Taschek and Wilhelm Kralik became the owners. The company name was changed to J. Meyr's Neffen, and when Josef died in 1862, the name changed to J. Meyr's Neffe. Wilhelm Kralik died in 1877, and left the company to his 4 sons. The company was split in two - Heinrich + Johann took the name Wilhelm Kralik Sohne, Hugo + Karl used the name Meyr's Neffe. Meyr's Neffe merged with Moser in 1922. Wilhelm Kralik Sohne continued to produce glassware until World War II.
In outstanding antique condition, no chips, cracks or other issues.
This is a nice sized piece at Size ~ 7" wide x 4" tall.
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Stunning Wilhelm Kralik Sohn, Eleonarenhain Art Nouveau Art Glass Bowl c.1902
American and European Art glass - Victorian, Art Nouveau and Contemporary