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Posted 2 years ago

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vetraio50
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This was a purchase very late last year. It arrived two days ago in the post. In fact I have Ozmarty to thank for this one. I had not looked at the auctions for a while but Marty thought I might be interested. It had been catalogued as: "Glass Vase / Heavy Glass vase 14cm high./ Brown and Clear spotted". I thought that it looked interesting and had a go at it. I liked the 'controlled bubbles'. I had no idea of its origins. There was no photo of the foot and no mention of marks. It was a 'punt'.

When it arrived I could not believe the weight of the box. I took it downstairs and unpacked it to see it for the first time. I was actually quite happy with what I saw. I felt the glass and my fingers didn't have the 'greasy feel' of Chinese glass. I liked the shape and it reminded me of something familiar. Paul said to me "What do you think it is?". I said that it was Czech, maybe Skrdlovice or maybe Milan Metelák. It was time for the afternoon nap and when I woke I went hunting on the net.
It was not long before I knew what it was.
The base is ground flat and is nicely rounded off at the edge.
This one is indeed heavy. I've tried to weigh it on the kitchen scales but it is too heavy for them. The spots it seems are mica inclusions.

Metelák Milan (1928 - 1993)

Significant glass artist but also a talented painter, elder son of Alois Metelák, the first director Železný Glass School. The strong family tradition Milan Metelák attended this school in the period 1943 - 1947, in the years 1947 - 1952 he studied at the VŠUP in Prague with prof. Stipl and from 1948 to 1951 also studied at the Pedagogical Faculty of Karlovy University. In 1955 took over the design department at Harrachov: Borské sklo n. p., Nový Bor - sklárna Harrachov/

Height 14 cm or 5.5".

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    I think so, mate!
    I've looked high and low but haven't found a catalogue earlier than 1987 for Harrachov.
    ...... Yet!

    Thanks to Jindrich Parik:
    https://plus.google.com/app/basic/photos/104509467784289017506/album/5519261048853191281?banner=pwa&authkey=CJ6XxNXer9np0QE


  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks for the advice Obscurities.

    Thanks too for your comment and love Sean B.!

  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks czechman!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mustangtony!
  5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Mica inclusions! What a work of art! Don't tell inky I said that!
  6. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 2 years ago
    Love the controlled bubbles, the colour and can't believe how thick it is. Wow. That piece could make dusting an aerobic excercise. ;o)
  7. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    very beautiful! the top bubbles drip or fall like a gentle rain!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks blunderbuss2, Lisa-lighting and to you too toracat!
    It's joined my hefty Pavel Hlava and another really weighty Vilem Vesely item.
  9. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Isn't it exiting when you have 'that' feeling take a punt ..and when it arrives, the anticipation and then..yes! ..yes!..yes!.. I love it... It's a stunning piece of glass...so well done!!!...:-)
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Thanks inky! I really like it! Thanks go doubly to ozmart!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks austro!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks slave-to-glass!
  13. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    Very nice V, my daughter says it reminds her of root beer, both color and bubbles.
    I am incredibly jealous that you get an afternoon nap! I love love love a nap!
  14. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    great post kevin and also great info from the members -- and i thought our mail was slow!!!! -- just have to jab toracat -- "gentle rain"???? -- good lord don i want to know what umbrella or arsenal you would need for that down pour -- :):):) -- love you guys
  15. Justanovice Justanovice, 2 years ago
    Beautiful Vase!! I second epson233 - always very informative for us beginners!!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks go to Leah, epson233, Justanovice and to you too Amber!
    Napping I learnt from my grandparents.
    I had to wait until I retired to practise the art form, Amber!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks petey!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Kyle ks85!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Sure have, well done! Just watching "practical preppers" yet again! Mind boggling!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    The preppers waiting for the apocalypse that recently did not happen ...mayan calendar.
  21. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Very nice amber glass piece !~
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks, Phil!
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Takk fyrir! Many thanks Maggadora!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Jan Kees!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks miKKo!
    Hi sean too!
    Just back from a brief trip down South!
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks beyemvey!
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks musikchoo!
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks CollectiblesUnlimited!
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN!
  30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks MSL!
  31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks again MOON & ALDO78!
  32. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Stunning my friend :) !!
  33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Thanks again SEAN!
  34. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    your very welcome Kevin:)
  35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks RACER4FOUR!

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