This is now the modern day "Czech Republic". The vase is an optic ribbed vase with applied decorations. The vase is a nice cabinet size as it measures approximately 5 7/8" tall, 6 3/8" in diameter from the outside of the applied fruit decoration. The bottom of the vase measures 2 5/8 in diameter.The vase displays a squat round shape with a raised neck. It has a lovely style of art glass similar to Steuben's Verre de Soie or glass of silk base glass. It has optic vertical ribbing throughout. On one side are two elongated grapes or plums fused to the surface of the glass with green leaves and stems. This is also similar to Steuben's Mat-Su-No-Ke style of art glass. The plums or grapes are done is a deep purple blue iridescent glass with the leaves showing detailed veins in the leaves. You can actually feel the grooves in the leaves and these are done in a green iridescence. The base glass has soft white to clear iridescent finish. The colors are just superb as you can see strong colorful iridescence throughout. This vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no chips, cracks, nicks or dings.
The vase has a polished top rim and no pontil mark on the bottom. This means the vase was blown from the top and cut from the blowing pipe at the top of the neck and then polished.This was quite common with the Bohemian glass blowers of the day. The vase is unsigned but the shape and decoration can be documented at the on-line Kralik Glass website. This pattern line was simply known as "Applied Fruit".
This is the largest Kralik applied fruit vase I have ever owned and seen in my 43+ years as a collector and dealer. This vase would make lovely addition to any Art Deco or Art Nouveau art glass collection. CLEMENTS ANTIQUES OF NEW HAMPSHIRE STOREFRONT. Please wait for my Invoice before paying. Sign up for Mailing List.
Call Clements Antiques of New Hampshire. I will answer most questions usually within a few hours. The item "KRALIK, APPLIED FRUIT w FOLIAGE, LARGE OPTIC RIBBED VASE, EXCELLENT" is in sale since Thursday, March 21, 2019.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Bohemian/Czech\Kralik". The seller is "lastminute713" and is located in Tilton, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.