Presenting an exceptional and delicate work of Art Nouveau art glass by the Kralik Glassworks.
The shape of this piece is very tactile and gently organic, each swelling curve forming a segment forming a bulb or a small pumpkin. The contours are an excellent canvas for showing off the Martelé decor, with it's iridescent sheen carrying hues of gold and pink and blue.
The Martelé decor, or 'hammered' glass appears as hammered metal would, a tessellation of small different angles and the light ridges in the glass makes the overall effect resemble veins in a leaf.
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 chips or cracks, there is mild wear (small number of very faint scratches) to the iridescent decor that is commensurable with the age of the piece - please see photos as part of the condition report.
Height: c. 3.1" / 8 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 2.8" / 7 cm rim diameter. Width: c. 3.9" / 10 cm - across body's widest point.
Unpackaged weight: c. 0.2 kg / 188 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.