ANTONIN RÜCKL & SONS 1919-1939
Including WILHELM KRALIK & SONS Czech Glass
SMALL GROUPINGS OF SIMILAR CZECH GLASS PIECE SHAPES:
This page's content is meant to help with the identification of some shapes and one decor, which are similar Czech glass products but not the same and not made by the same Czech glass producer. When you see them side by side on the same page this becomes obvious. That's why this exercise is so useful and helpful for glass attributions. Here are a series of examples for your study. Note a few with very close glass spatter decors with the same colors.
KRALIK - ABOVE TOP LEFT - in several sizes & different molds
(recently newly attributed to A. Ruckl on CW, which is highly amusing, since this display
and information have been here for 2 years, affirmed by our more experienced
collectors... as a generic Ruckl shape.) WELZ - ABOVE TOP RIGHT
ANOTHER MYSTERY - THE CZECH SCALLOPED FAN VASE
Another Czech Art Deco generic shape, I would surmise. Made in large quantities for export mostly to the USA over many years. Fantastic variety in many decors, as well as slight variations in shape of rim, body, foot rest and proportions. In this case, the differences don't matter, it's by the same maker, with the one glass factory....
- THE CRIMPED GLASS KRALIK FANS
these crimped glass Kralik fans, which have some shape variations as well as multiple decors, cannot be by the same maker.... If you can explain the two different conclusions, I would love to hear it.