​​​​​​​ANTONIN RÜCKL & SONS 1919-1939

Including WILHELM KRALIK & SONS Czech Glass

KRALIK

ROYAL ART GLASS - The Export Distributor Label - Controversy

For about five years or more,there has been discussions about this label, due to the German Lexicon of glass marks having identified it as a Franz Welz glass product label used during the interwar period. We have been successful in proving this was not so, by compiling over ten glass items, some pressed, some utilitarian and some furnace molded art glass from several glass manufacturers. The only conclusion can be that the label was used as a distribution entity in Czechoslovakia, meant for export, the Franz Welz connection may be two fold, their glass pieces and other's were exported by them by the mid 1920s. In fact all the labels are now suspect as representing glass products made by Welz.


This page is meant to show with images placed

in a grid, the many glass pieces it was found on

at this time. That is a feat in itself, as labels are

rarely kept on glass goods once acquired.

That is why it took so long to be  able to do this,

with the help of several collectors.






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RUCKL

4.

9.

2.

KRALIK

7.

WELZ?

KRALIK

6.

KRALIK

RUCKL

3.

WELZ?

8.

5.