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    Posted 6 years ago

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    This is an interesting glass object, I think more artistic than religious on account of material used for making it and the form.The double cross with tiny Christ on it is growing out of the top of a lily.The whole is sitting on a cobalt glass rock .The front is partly etched whereas the back side is smooth.
    I believe it's Czech because I purchased it on a Czech site.And somehow I think the signature belongs to a Czech artist.Of course,I know it's not enough to prejudge anything.
    I'm not so good at making out signatures as it might seem.I can clearly see J(Jiri,Jur?)and Z.Is there anybody who could help? I'll be happy then.

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    1. Gillian, 6 years ago
      Looks like Fritz? And that's where it ends! Don't rule out France and Quebec though.
    2. Ivonne Ivonne, 6 years ago
      Gilllian,thanks for your input.I don't rule out any option :)
    3. Ivonne Ivonne, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the loves Caperkid,vetraio,jscott,TassieDevil,sklo,aura,Rick and kivatinitz :)
    4. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      I had a look through the common glassmaker's with first name Jiri but none struck a hit for me. Having said that Jiri is not an uncommon name and there are lots of Czech glassmakers! I will go down Gillian's Fritz path too.
      It's a great object Ivonne. The seller had no idea?
    5. Ivonne Ivonne, 6 years ago
      Martika,thanks for the love:)

      Karen,thanks for your attempts.I've been trying to solve the mystery for a few years now and sometimes I think it can be a graduation work at one of glass schools ?
      The seller didn't know anything.
    6. martika martika, 6 years ago
      I think the name is Jurzka, this is a Polish name. Or Jurska ( with a prolongation mark on the a), in this case it is a female's surname and it will be Czech or Slovak. Of course I might be wrong, but I understand these three languages and know the typical names.
    7. Ivonne Ivonne, 6 years ago
      Thanks martika for the comment.I'm afraid the name Jurzka doesn't exist in Polish.I'm Polish and I've never heard such name.Jurska is ok and it can be a surname but I can't see "s" in the signature,rather "z".Jurzka looks and sounds strange in Polish.Perhaps it is more natural in Czech or Slovak.
    8. Ivonne Ivonne, 6 years ago
      Thans MCRobert for the like :)
    9. martika martika, 6 years ago
      Hello Ivonne, I am from Slovakia. You being Polish know much more about Polish names. But I found on the net one Polish person with this name, an immigrant from the late 19th century. Maybe it is an old name, which is not used nowadays?
      The name in this form is not natural in Slovak or Czech, but the name Jurský or Jurská yes.
    10. Ivonne Ivonne, 6 years ago
      Hmm,Jano Jurzka still is strange to me.Jano can be a rural or regional form of Jan .Jurzka as a surname is probable but not as a first name .The person you found came from north-east Poland,so he might have been Belarussian.
      The origins of names is an interesting field to explore but we will go too far from the topic.Thanks for your help though.
      Pozdrav z Polska :)
    11. Ivonne Ivonne, 6 years ago
      Thank you ,inky,for the love:)
    12. Ivonne Ivonne, 6 years ago
      Thanks,val,for the love:)

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