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Bohemian Art Glass2471 of 2830Could this be Loetz??Czechoslovakia pink glass vase with cobalt aplied handles and rim knuckle dsgn
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Posted 2 years ago

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vetraio50
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A new vase bought earlier this month here in Sydney. I recognized it as a design from the Skrdlovice design books and the dealer let me have it for a good price. I got home and again checked the catalogues and worked out that it is from 1955.
It's design number 5515.
It's a greenish brown and has a nice uranium reaction all over with a black light. But even in direct sunlight it is full of energy. The tips are actually quite sharp and have been worked to a point at the furnace.
The name in the catalogues was not clear and so I emailed Jindrich Parík and asked his advice about reading the name. I had an idea, but he verified the identity of the artist as being Maresova-Smolkova, Alice. I have researched on the net but have not made any real progress so far. I know that she was a student in Prague from 1948 at the Institute which had close links with the glassworks in Skrdlovice. From the catalogues I've noted that she designed three pieces that were produced there in 1955: 5513, 5514 and this one 5515.
It is 20.5 cm or 8.1 inches tall.
I've seen another version of the vase in the pink-blue combination I like so much. But I have to say that I am warming to the uranium glass that other love so much.

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    Hiya V! This is such a different piece. The color is intriguing. I really like how you show it in your real world, holding walnuts. Like the buffet (?) in the background too.
    In Arizonna but leaving for Nevada later today.
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    Oh and V, found you a Stelson candle holder this week too.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    All the best Amber and say hello to the guys in Pawn Stars!
    We enjoy their show here too on Fox!
    Stay clear of the tables and the one-armed bandits!
    Spend it on glass instead!
    It's a much better investment!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    A Stelton candlestick?
    Which one?
    I'm lookin' forward to a posting when you get back!
  5. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    Hahaha! Will probably mix in a little bit of everything.
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Check out: Markus Jehs & Jurgen Laub!
  7. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    Dang auto spell correction on the IPad. Yep Stelton. Saw it and grabbed for you. Not overwhelmed by it. Hunted like crazy for its mate, but no go. Since it was a whopping twenty cents, I thought I'd invest for you.
  8. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    This one:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stelton-Stainless-Steel-18-8-Denmark-Candlestick-Holder-/380188459905?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5884ff8381#ht_595wt_689
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Bellin! AmberRose! and especially to you too Manikin!
  10. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 2 years ago
    I see you're catching the uranium bug. Climb aboard !
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks scandinavian_pieces! Love the in-flight photo! Amazing! How did they do it?
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Is it a wren?
    It's really beautiful.

    A CCTV image!
    They're tracking birds too!?
  13. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Ahoy! I think you've got a squid vase there,( oddly, beautifully, it does remind me of a squid )
    Wonderful organic form,
    and all those Czech words make me giddy, happily.
    Thanks Kevin.
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Thanks Budek I hadn't thought of a squid.
    There's something organic there: do you know what cuttlefish are?
    Or perhaps that's an Australian thing?
    The main part reminds me of the cuttlebone.
    but there's something else too and I still can't get back there.....
  15. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    K,
    Both cuttlefish and squid belong to the class Cephalopoda,.....it's interesting,( I just looked it up on Wikipedia). I thought that the cuttlefish and squid were the same,.....little did I know:) An apple for you, my friend.
    There is something else about the piece as well, that I can't yet put my finger on.
    Have a great day or night, whichever it is for you now, but certainly all others to come,
    T.
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks bratjdd & Hedgewalker too!
  17. thriftfan thriftfan, 2 years ago
    This is magnificent! Love, love, love the fluidity!!!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks thriftfan!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks AmphoraPottery and scandinavian_pieces too!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Thanks again tony!
  21. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    very interesting design
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks epson233!
    The cuttlefish, squid shape?
    Those points are really sharp.
    I'd say deliberately honed.
    Really different.
    I see a lot of these pieces as being very feminine in form too!
    The later pieces are more brutalist but in the fifties they were swept away by curves, imho.
  23. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    stunning!!! and very beautiful!!!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks SEAN, hope you are well!
  25. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    your very welcome Kevin:) I am well and I hope you are too:)
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks MSL and eye4 too!
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks SEAN!
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks AIMATHENA!
  30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks RACER4four 'n GETHATMONKEYOUTOFME!
  31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
  32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks AIMATHENA!
  33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    many thanks TONINO!
  34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks HO2CULTCHA!
  35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks KERRY10446!

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