​​​​​​​ANTONIN RÜCKL & SONS 1919-1939

Including WILHELM KRALIK & SONS Czech Glass

A Look At Interwar Decors and Shapes


  This is a small representation of what Harrach, a glass producer of renown and prolific quantity of decorative glass which included centuries of innovative and high quality glass pieces.

Their glass during the interwar Art Deco, and Tango style trend, was made with a minimal number of opaque glass colors, and streamlined shapes.

The proliferation of Czech glass retail in other EURO countries

Here I wanted to share the phenomenon of Czech glass designs being found in wholesale retail catalogs, in other countries such as England, Germany, Denmark and France.

The Czech catalog Hosch was distributed worldwide as a wholesaler. The Kralik content was extensive, and recognizable, since they ventured in many unique innovative directions.

Ruckl is also recognized, in some of these publication. Especially in the lamps and shades categories.