SPATTER GLASS IS SYNONYMOUS WITH KRALIK! Sensational piece of art glass by Kralik Glassworks (Kralik family) in the Czech Republic, but dating back to a time when the country was Czechoslovakia and during the Art Nouveau Period when wonderful experimental and creative design was taking place in the important glass houses of luxury glassware in Europe. The spatter technique from Roman times was used by Kralik starting in the 1880s and consistently until the 1930s. A molten glass ball was carefully rolled through a specially selected collection of glass pieces and then melded together and mouth blown to a shape and sometimes into a particular form as it appears in this Baluster piece.
Then often the glassmaker would add a clear layer over the form. The clear layer seen in this vase adds reflections of color and light.
As spatter glass by Kralik can be subtle to very bright and colorful, this one is on the subtle side with blues, light greens, deep reds. The whole effect is modern and "new". There is a special dynamic of fluorescence and iridescent sheen from the glass depending on placement.
SIZE 7 3/4" tall x 4" wide x 4 3/4" wide the diagonal way, neck is a 2" diameter opening. No flea bites, chips, or cracks. There are several movement spots on base consistent with years on a shelf or table. I tried a black light over it, and there is no uranium.