This exceptional and delicate work of Art Nouveau, Art Deco art glass is by Kralik Glassworks.
The shape of this piece is very tactile and gently organic, each swelling curve forms a segment which together, forms a stylised small pumpkin-like bulb. The surface is further texturally enhanced which creates the quilted effect. The quilting combined together with the contours is an excellent canvas for showing off the Mother of Pearl decor, with the iridescent sheen suggesting hues of gold and pink and blue. The piece is finished with a brass 'frog' at the rim.
BIT OF HISTORY
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 four 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 and Johann took the name Wilhelm Kralik Sohne, Hugo and 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.
Excellent. There are no cracks or repair, there is mild wear in the form of minor slips to the rim that is not visible under the brass frog. The brass frog itself bears an aged patina which is commensurable with age and can be restored by polishing or left untouched for the aged charm. Please see photos as they form part of the condition report.
Height: c. 4.5" / 11.5 cm (from base to rim) x max diameter: c. 5.1" / 13 cm. Rim diameter: c. 2.6" / 6.5 cm. Base diameter: c. 2.4" / 6 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.5 kg / 457 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.