For sale is an outstanding art glass bud vase I am attributing to have been made by Wilhelm Kralik Sohn of Eleonorenhain Bohmen (Bohemia) which is now the modern day "Czech Republic" or Joseph Rindskoph, also of the same area. I call this pattern "Gold Waves on Blue" and it is very similar to a Loetz Phanomen decoration. The vase is a nice cabinet size as it stands 6 3/8" tall and is 3 5/8" in diameter at the base. The top has a diameter of 1 1/4" outside diameter.
The vase display a wonderful wave pattern that is done in a translucent blue glass. The main or base color of the lower bulbous bottom glass is a clear with gold mottling. The upper neck of the vase is done in a beautiful deep cobalt blue with gold streaks and has translucency to it. The texture of the gold iridescence runs vertically and with the waves running horizontally it gives this piece a striking appearance. The shape is European all the way and has an organic appearance. When unlit the iridescence glows as you can see beautiful purples, platinum blues and fuchsia.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The vase is not signed but it does have a wonderful polished top rim and no counter sunk polished pontil. All vases are blown from the top. Pontil marks have nothing to do with which end of the glass it was blown from. The pontil is from the punty rod being attached when a piece had to go into the glory hole for additional work IE finished rim or additional decoration. This decoration has kind of an Art Deco style to it.
If you collect works of Austrian Jugendstil Art Nouveau glass, or American art glass by Tiffany and Steuben, please consider this work of art. This vase will certainly become a conversation piece for discussion as it is similar to a Loetz Phanomen decor. This is a quality piece of art glass and I'm sure the buyer will not be disappointed. This bud vase would make a lovely addition to any Art Deco or Art Nouveau art glass collection. This vase was made circa 1905-1920.
http://www.kralik-glass.com/frametemplate.html Click on link to the left then click on Kralik visual index. You will see a similar decor bottom right.