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Posted 10 months ago

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vetraio50
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Tuesday mornings here in Sydney is when I head south on a trip where I know there will be fresh pickings! A couple of months ago I saw this vase in the window and did not resist the temptation to take it home. The price was right and the colour combination interested me. Pink and blue were a personal thing at the time.

I knew that it was a design of the Josef Michael Hospodka (* 01.21 1923 + 08.01 1989) for the Chribska glass firm. Hospodka was born in Svihov and was educated at the State School for Graphic Arts in Prague from 1938- 1940. He became a pupil of prof. J Holocek at the Academy of the Arts during the period 1940 - 1945. Afterwards he became a teacher at the glass school in Novy Bor where he headed glass cutting techniques section. He also worked at Chribska doing coaching classes in moulded glass. In 1956 Chribska opened a new glass furnace and got involved in new glass production techniques. In 1958 Hospodka became the head designer of Borske Sklo and later became a director of that great firm. From 1970 until 1985 he was the Director of the Glass School in Kamenicky Senov and up until the time of his death was designing freelance for Crystalex Novy Bor.

These vases are not to everyone's taste these days but the form is ubiquitous and that tells you of its popularity at the time. It is a weighty item: 2.1 kg or 4.65 lbs!

This is an unusual colour combination. The sommerso is a plum colour and the ground is blue all over. It retains its original sticker. I think it is an earlier version of the design. The company has many later catalogues on the net with the same shape but not this colour way. These extensive catalogues are all from later productions of the design.

H: 22 cm tall or 8.7"
W: 12 cm or 4. 7"

I admit that I had to smile recently when cobaltcobolt referred to these Chribska pieces as being 'kitsch'.

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  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 10 months ago
    If this is kitsch I love it, but I doubt it is !~
  2. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 10 months ago
    STUNNING!
  3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    love the design and color as well very very beautiful!!!! stunning:)
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks Phil, MoonstoneL, SEAN, LOUMANAL & charcoal too!
  5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    your very welcome Kevin!!!!
  6. AmberRose AmberRose, 10 months ago
    Not feeling that kitsch either :))
  7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    happy birthday to your mother Kevin:) !!!!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks Sean, Geno, Amber, bratjdd, czechman, mustangT, AmberRose, nldionne and Manikin too!
  9. Alfredo Alfredo, 10 months ago
    Why a "Like"? It looks too Italian for my taste (ironic, after I just found out I actually own a vase made in Italy).
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks Alfredo, the Moirs, Don and Ted Straub too!
  11. mikelv85 mikelv85, 10 months ago
    Very elegant ! Amazing color and design.
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks mikelv! He worked with the optics of these moulded pieces. The colour effects are quite amazing. The best photos I've seen on the net for his pieces exploit the optical distortions here:
    http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/hospodka/Interesting
    This guys photos are amazing!
    He understands the potential of Hospoka's designs!
  13. epson233 epson233, 10 months ago
    absolutely beautiful kev -- agree who could possibly resist this beautiful piece -- have a great week and travel safe
  14. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 10 months ago
    They remind me of jellyfishes. My first impulse is to swim away. But you are right, the pictures to which you set a link are amazing and they make me understand the fascination of these objects.
  15. Justanovice Justanovice, 10 months ago
    Great colourway vetraio, I love Hospodka too and have a couple more in my collection, will get and post fairly soon!
  16. LeahGoodwin LeahGoodwin, 10 months ago
    Fascinating example, Kevin and as usual what a great article!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks epson, Justanovice, LeahG!, freiheit, Gargoyle, epson, Geno and to you too cobaltcobold! I know exactly what you mean about jellyfish, cobalt. I actually prefer Emanuel Beranek's pieces ..... but Hospodka did do some classics for Chribska.
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks Leah and to you too ks85!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks Marty!
  20. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    Alfredo this is a CHRIBSKA - JOSEF HOSPODKA (1923 - 1989):) or did you look at the wrong on ebay Alfredo?
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    I'm quite happy with a 'like' any time, SEAN!
  22. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    im in LOVE WITH THIS Kevin :) BIG TIME!!! ITS A STUNNER!!!
  23. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    IM SAYING ITS MORE THAN A LIKE, if others are starting to follow you and now buying this glass :) its a new trend buddy I wished I had the money to buy one myself , you did great on this one buddy no doubt about!!!!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks GreatSnowyOwl!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks jack and to you too JayHow!
    I'll have a look at that vase again.
    By the way .......
    Note the number on the label 1414!
    That is the year that the firm was founded.
    Next year will be the six hundredth year since its foundation.
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Jay have you seen this page?
    It has a list of catalogues from Chribska.
    I'm going through them now too!
    Many eyes!
    http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/glass_catalogues/glass_catalogues.htm
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    I think that you will find this piece on page 21 of that catalogue but in a different colour way. There are other pieces on page 22 from the same range of 'pull ups' that remind me of the Tango pieces.
  28. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    Thankyou Kevin for sharing that link and the info as well love the book and Pictures.
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks SEAN and to you too inky!
    How's the weather today?
  30. inky inky, 10 months ago
    Sunny and cold...with the Mountain bathed in sunshine and snow lower than it has been for years and looking glorious!..
    We have the French and All Blacks in town, All Blacks are hoping for a white wash..:-).. 2-3 up!. a big the buzz everywhere you go!...:-)
  31. inky inky, 10 months ago
    Sorry! I meant to say 3-0...it is at the moment 2-0...:-)
  32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Good Luck in New Plymouth! Not that you need it!
    It's les Bleus who need that!
    Have you seen the photos of the new Dieux du Stade Calendar?
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2251578/Allo-ladies-The-cr-la-cr-French-rugby-strip-stylishly-sexy-2013-calendar.html
  33. inky inky, 10 months ago
    Sacre bleu!!!!!!!!!!!!!...:-))))))))))))))))))
  34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Ki tonu taku waka topaki i te tuna!
    Kia ora!
    Kia waimarie!
  35. inky inky, 10 months ago
    Got me stumped on this one....:-/
  36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    No wonder! It means: My hovercraft is full of eels.
    Bad attempt at a joke.
    http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/maori.php

  37. charcoal charcoal, 10 months ago
    LOL : )
  38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks charoal and bratjdd!
  39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks kerry10456!
  40. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 months ago
    Very Welcome V50
  41. AmberRose AmberRose, 10 months ago
    V, I got your tea cup packed but just couldn't get to the post office before we leave on vacation. Sorry, best of intentions but work got insane!
  42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Hi Amber! Thanks yet again. I'm holding back with yours at the moment too! Have a great holiday! It's freezing here!
  43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks smiata!
  44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks dasullywon!
  45. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks donnaj!
  46. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks petey and MattyG too!
  47. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 10 months ago
    Going through my "Stuff", I found a Cranberry and Orange Hospodka like yours....glad I followed your uploads......will upload it to my site tomorrow, RER (BOB)
  48. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Looking forward to it Loumanal!
  49. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Manythanks to you MSLjr!
  50. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks Manikin!
  51. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks Tonino!
  52. Zowie Zowie, 9 months ago
    Hi Kevin we have a problem I got your message with Email address so I hope you received other message. I have sent a couple of Emails but now they tell me you don't exist, which we know is bull because I have posted to you before from here. Anyway your Email I found in junk which I have made it plan it's not junk & had it sent back. I let Telstar know not impressed as it has happened before when sending to another company or coming from. So sorry can you resend to my Email address so I can recheck & answer from that & see what happens. I also told them if they keep it up will go elsewhere myself. I will not reprint your Email here to check I'll wait from you & again sorry it took until today to receive message as certain times of day & weekends it just goes so slow I have to get off. I hope your buying spree goes well.
  53. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Hi Zowie! I sent you an email. Did you get it?
  54. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks Loumanal and Zowie too!
  55. Zowie Zowie, 9 months ago
    I did & still working on trying to get to second one from my site I only see to at a time & as you know your two were not straight next to each other. Did you get the Email I sent not long ago.
  56. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks Zowie and to you too DrFluffy!
  57. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks AIMATHENA, I'm KEV!
  58. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks NORDICMAN!
  59. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks BOBOGAL & MANIKIN too!
  60. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT, VINTAGEFRAN 'n RACER4four!
  61. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
  62. Zowie Zowie, 1 month ago
    Just got a link to this one again & I still think it's great.
  63. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Thanks Zowie! Survived the hurricane?
  64. Zowie Zowie, 1 month ago
    We never ended up with one just heaps of rain. I hope it eases off a bit for shopping & I think visiting the mother in-law today
  65. vetraio50 vetraio50, 23 days ago
    Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
  66. vetraio50 vetraio50, 23 days ago
    Many thanks VINTAGEFRAN!
  67. vetraio50 vetraio50, 17 days ago
    Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
  68. vetraio50 vetraio50, 17 days ago
    Many thanks KAREN 'n NUTSABOTAS 'n ELISABETHAN too!

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