This is a Bohemian Czech art glass vase. The maker is Kralik. The date is circa 1930.
The glass appears opaque, however it is not. You can see your fingers through the glass when holding the vase. The glass seems like Bristol or opaline glass.
The glass is an odd color. I’ve never seen this color of green in glass before. But then Kralik is known for experimenting with glass.
The vase is 5 5/8” high and 6” wide at the belly.
The front is heavily and skillfully hand enameled with three flying birds, or geese, over a thick branch that is sprouting pink dogwood or cherry blossoms.
The rim is flat and not beveled. This is a little bit of nibbling on the outer edge in one spot that doesn’t show in the photos, but it is there. Nibbling is the term used by glass collectors for a small grouping of pinprick nicks around the rim.
The bottom is smooth and slightly indented.
The acid etched mark on the bottom is a rounded “Czechoslovakia” and the literature says this mark belongs to Kralik.
The glass has a few bumps and irregularities. There are no chips or cracks.
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