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Posted 2 years ago

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vetraio50
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For some reason there are some things that I have never got round to posting on CW. They have been kept back because they really are favourite items. Describing them and sharing them is hard. This is one such item.
I have two pieces by MILAN METELÁK for HARRACHOV as part of the HARRTIL RANGE . This one I've had for twenty years!

It's Harrach from around 1955. The range of wares is called "Harrtil" and was designed by Milan Metelák and Milos Pulpitel. This one I use daily for a tomato or other single pieces of fruit. It looks like the fruit is being trapped in a net, scooped out of the water. It's a great and cheap way of adding colour to the room.

“In 1955 the Harrachov factory in Bohemia in Czechoslovakia launched a range of art glass called Harrtil. It was developed by designer Milan Metelák and factory manager Milos Pulpitel. The fine white mesh of woven glass fibres (known as "merletto" - net - in Italian) trapped within heavy glass casing can be seen in all the pieces in the series.” (modernistglass.com)

Metelák Milan (1928 - 1993) was a significant glass artist and also a talented painter, the elder son of Alois Metelák, the first director Zelezny Glass School.

“Glasshound” explains:: These Harrtil pieces are often mistaken for the true “merletto” pieces of Archimede Seguso. “Merletto” is a network of lattimo (opaque white glass) threads. The mesh on the Seguso pieces are in fact an illusion created by joining two blown bubbles with filigree lines, thus creating a net-like effect. The Harrtil pieces, on the other hand, are made with a net of woven glass."

Height 9 cm / 3.5 inches
Diameter 22 cm / 8.7 inches

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  1. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    beautiful kev -- thanks for sharing
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks epson233 and to you too Bellin, Sean!
  3. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    You are right this is super fab!!
    Did you get the ebay pottery?
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Hi Amber.

    I decided not to go on with the deal. I sent you an email. Too much of a hassle.!

    Thanks for your kind offer though yet again!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks to miKKoChristmas11, czechman, AmberRose & mustangtony too!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks dasullywon!
  7. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Very stylish, lovely..:-)
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Hornet and to you too Toracat!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks JayHow. This is not controlled bubbles. This is a mesh of woven glass fibres that is set into the glass. Controlled bubbles are industrially done by using spikes that the glass is rolled over. The spikes were nails hammered through a wooden base, I think.
    In Murano Seguso used a different technique to this glass mesh technique to achieve his 'merletto' pieces which are much more technically difficult and desirable. I still don't have one. On the wish list. The result is quite different and more random than the regularity of these Harrtil pieces. Google 'Seguso merletto' and you'll see the difference.
  10. Justanovice Justanovice, 2 years ago
    Wonderful form Vet!! An eye catching piece!! I rather like the blue one too! : )
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Justanovice! These two and my other brown one with the mica inclusions are omnipresent these days at home.
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/78730-milan-metelk-mica-harrachovsk-sklr
  12. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    i got so caught up in the design first time around -- totally missed the detailing -- thanks for sharing the info on the bubbles vs woven fibers -- very interesting -- thanks kev -- have a great day
  13. ozmarty ozmarty, 2 years ago
    The net appears to be beeing hauled out of the water, Hence the waves at the base . Love it immensely !
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Thanks again epson233 and to you, too Marty!
    You got it, Marty. The net captures everything!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks charcoal!
  16. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    GORGEOUS!!!!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks to you too Moonstonelover. I love your jewels, every one of them!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Sean and to you too MacArt!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks toolate2!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks MaryH56!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Sorry ks85 thanks to you and MaryH!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Budek!
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks petey!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks realthings!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks RhondaC!
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks nldionne!
  27. l.a.lady l.a.lady, 2 years ago
    Kevin, this is a Fantastic piece. Love the woven design. Love that everyone got involved to help!!!. Thank you !!
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks l.a.lady!
  29. Mart9911 Mart9911, 2 years ago
    Beautiful piece of art glass. Love the lines! Wish I had something like that in my collection!!
  30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Mart9911!
  31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Glasseyed!
  32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Manikin!
  33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks ejeco!
  34. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 2 years ago
    Very elegant. Thanks for sharing :)
  35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Tlynnie1942!
  36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks antiquarius123!
  37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Agram!
  38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks, Doctor Meow Fluffy!
    ; ')
  39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks MSL & ALDO78 too!
  40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks AGRAM!
  41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN!
  42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks RACER4four!
  43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks SEAN 'n GUILLAUME too!
  44. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 months ago
    your very welcome Kevin!!!
  45. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks RADEGRUNDER!
  46. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
  47. racer4four racer4four, 5 months ago
    I keep coming back to look at these Kevin!
    Simply beautiful.
  48. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks KAREN 'n ANTIQUEROSE!

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