This is a beautiful Bohemian Czech art glass vase. The maker is Kralik. The vase is marked on the bottom. The date is circa 1930.
The vase is 6” high and 5 ½” wide.
The glass vase is shaped like an ice bucket, however I don’t believe the function was to be an ice bucket, but only a decorative piece, or to hold flowers.
The glass is clear with mottled colors between the layers. This is one of the glass pieces where if you look through the interior, your viewing pleasure will increase. On the inside you can see that the colors are burgundy at the bottom, as well as green, white and brown, and the burgundy colors go up the sides for a few inches. From the outside, because of the applied iridescence, the colors blend into an impression of dark green and the burgundy is not obvious. The mottled colors lighten towards the top. The iridescence adds highlights of gold to the outside color.
The rim is polished flat with a flat bevel on the inside. The bottom is slightly indented and smooth.
The mark on the bottom is obvious for once and easy to read. The word is Czechoslovakia in a half circle.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks. There are a few air bubbles.
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