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Posted 4 years ago


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Mystery piece - I found this bowl with an original paper label (see photo No. 3) with CZECHO SLOVAKIA surrounding the initials SZBK in a circle. I am looking for help identifying this company. The only company I could find in the Glasmarkenlexikon that fits in terms of time period and name is a company called Sommer & Zinke, Boehmische Kamnitz, established in 1926, producing tableware, drinking glasses, and garniture sets. This label is not present in the book, however. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

The yellow part glow bright orange under black light (see last photo)

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Fascinating label too!
    The BK combination suggests a German rather than the Czech period.
    The Czech combo is CK : Ceskä Kamenice.
    Your reference mentions their establishment in 1926.
    The firm Sommer & Zinke is mentioned in pressed glass site in 1939 - 1942, where they talk about limited production in the Sudetenland and the "Protectorate" in the war years.
    And that is a reference from the very interesting "Die Schaulade" Deutscher Wert- und Kunstarbeit 1939 – 1942. I wouldn't mind a copy.

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