Kristof Slanina decoration on a Japanese blank vase, 15" tall. Hand signed Kristof Slanina. The bottom of the Japanese blank vase has an early "Made in Japan" impressed mark in the ring and dates to 1921-1941. There are no WPA marks on this vase.
The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) collection includes a trunk, a tray and two bowls painted by Kristof Slanina, in addition to a photograph of the local artist at work during the time he was employed by the Works Progress Administration in St. Paul. MNHS records include an obituary for Slanina which indicates that he was born in Hungary circa 1899 and died in St. Paul in 1978. Price: $380