Posted 6 years ago
I've been waiting all week to pick this up. It had been out on the floor and I asked to put it in the display case for safe keeping so it wouldn't get broken. The plan worked it was still there today. Tomorrow it would have been half price. My friend at Salvation let me have it a day early so I could avoid the chaos of the sale and the chance of the weather turning bad. While fairly new it is such a cool piece. It's 11" tall and the bowl is 8" in diameter. The form is called a jelly fish or sometimes an octopus compote because of the tentacle-like rods that support the bowl. I've seen these in other colors but this one is particularly convincing in this amethyst color with the white swirls and casing. Jozefina glass is in Krosno Poland and has been making glass since 1982. I also have a large handerkerchief vase by them that I posted a while back. ( http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/97619-jozefina-ruffle-or-handkerchief-vase ) That carries their label but this piece has no marks or labels. The unique shape made it very easy to ID. -Mike-
Jozefina Glass History
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The Jozefina Factory was founded in 1982 by Jozef Jankowski, a well-known artist and glass blower. His daughter-Ella Jankowska Fishman has emerged as a leading glass designer. Her designs bring a breath of freshness to the art glass world. Jozefina Art Glass Atelier is recognized worldwide as a leading European manufacturer of hand blown art glass combining sophisticated, classical and contemporary design with highly skilled craftsmanship. Inspired design, expressive style, beautiful and elegant shapes make our art glass unusual and innovative. Each piece is hand blown and hand finished which makes every item artistic and unique. At Jozefina we value the old, traditional techniques of glass blowing dated back as far as the 10th century. We are located in Krosno-Poland, the oldest glass and crystal producing area in Europe. The artistic skill of fine art glass blowing has been passed down through the family generations. Our masters glass blowers create art rarely found today. We are delighted to introduce a wide variety of shapes and vibrant colors.