KRALIK, URANIUM, WAVES + RIBBONS FABULOUS COMPOTE VASE~
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For Sale I have a lovely piece of Art Glass made by Wilhelm Kralik Sohn of Eleonorenhain Bohmen (Bohemia). This is now modern day "Czechoslovakia". The Vase is a Hexagon Shaped Compote. The foot or bottom of the Compote measures 4 7/8" in diameter.
The Vase Displays lovely Burnt Orange to Deep Burgundy Ribbons or Waves. Some of these waves have accents of Green in them. The Wave or Ribbon of Glass starts at the top lip and wraps around the vessel running horizontally at an angle all the way around and under the bottom. There are 15 rows of these Decorating the piece from the top to very bottom underside foot. This pattern could also be classified as a "Drape" type Pattern. These are set on what Kralik Called a "Uranium" background or base glass. The Top Rim and Corners really Glow with that Vaseline Hue. When you handle the Glass it also has a Vaseline Glass feel to it. There are a few small air bubbles that gives this Vase that added Sparkle. This is a very exciting piece of Art Glass.
This Compote Vase is considered to be in Excellent Condition as there are no chips, cracks, nicks or dings. The piece has a counter sunk Polished Pontil, the mark of high quality Art Glass. This was synonymous with their American Contemporaries Tiffany Favrile, Steuben Aurene and Quezal. This Compote Vase has a Scalloped Rim with fire polished Rolled Edge to give it that quality finished appearance. The Vase is unsigned but the shape and decoration can be documented at Verre D'Art's Kralik Glass Website.
I want to Point out that this Vase when lit with different sources of light takes on a totally different appearance. Under a Fluorescent light, the Waves or Ribbon has a Burnt Orange Appearance It has a Burgundy Red appearance with regular incandescent and it glows light Uranium under a Black Light. You can see this with my pictures. The 1st one and the picture of the bottom is taken under a regular or incandescent light bulb. The other picture of the Vase is take with a Fluorescent Light. There is a big difference. I think it looks better under the incandescent but true beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
This Compote would make lovely addition to any Art Deco or Art Nouveau Art glass Collection. This vase was made circa 1905-1920.
Shipping:Negotiated with Seller
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- Furniture & Furnishings
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- WAVE, RIBBON PATTERN
- Width: 6.63 inches
- Height: 5.88 inches
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- ART DECO