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I found this little programme for a tiny price of 25p at a local vintage shop. It was the front cover that drew me in, and then as I flicked through the pages I saw some lovely examples of high-end fashion from the time.

It is such a step back in time, and as I flick through the pages I can imagine my self at the theatre, dressed up to the nines in my art deco beaded attire! The adverts are aimed at ladies with money, and really brings back the allure of the luxury of the time! Glorious!


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I have stumbled across Kralik glass after seeing affordable but damaged examples on Ebay. Interestingly it seems Kralik are said to have been one of the largest art glass producers of the 20th century. Kralik’s art glass is labelled under the term bohemian, which is a term used for glass that was produced in Bohemia and Silesia, regions of Czechoslovakia, now known as the Czech Republic.

A brilliant insight into the history of the glass can be found here: http://www.nouveauglass.co.uk/kralik-glass/

I’ve looked around for comprehensive identification pictures of Kralik Glass and this is the best websites i have found are: http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/bohemian_glass/kralikglass_home.htm



Kralik vases

This image is a good example of Two patterns made from the same vase shape. Kralik glass often reused shapes with different patterns, which can make a good aid to indetifying Krlik glass.
Image from: http://www.kralik-glass.com

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