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Bohemian Czech Kralik 10” Art Glass Vase Glue Chip Signed c 1930
This is a Bohemian Czech art glass vase. The maker is Kralik. The age is circa 1930.
The vase is 10”high and 4” at the lower belly.
The shape is one of a bottom round belly with three indentations or what is termed “pushed in.” The neck is long and wide with a flared mouth at the rim. The rim has an irregular shape.
The glass is glue chip, a type of glass made by Kralik around 1930, which creates the flow of colors and an outside that is textured. Glue chip glass is rarely found in pieces this tall in height.
There are yellow and orange or red streaks along the neck, and a real dark color at the bottom. There is another outside layer that is clear and it has a design imprinted into it, so perhaps acid etched too, which is a strange combination, but then this in all honesty is a strange looking piece of glass. This means the inside of the vase is smooth; however the outside of the vase has a rough texture. On the bottom it is easy to see that there are multiple layers of glass.
The pontil is round, indented and polished smooth.
The signature is etched into two places on the bottom and is most visible in the sixth photo, however the next two photos are an attempt to provide a close-up of each signature. It is the same signature, in a slighted rounded slant, of Czechoslovakia.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks. The lower part of the vase has some odd looking parts where it is punched in, but they are not chips or nicks, just part of the glass making process. The rim feels rougher in some spots but again, it is how the glass is made. The bottom underside shows a lot of wear, scratches and small abrasions.
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