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    Posted 4 years ago

    artmyth
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    Designed by Jan Gabrhel and produced in chlum u Trebone in Czechoslovakia imported to Canada by Belfor Crystal.

    Id kindly provided by czechglasscollector on etsy.

    It is 27 cm about (10.5 inches) high by 13 cm (5 inches) wide and has a deeply ground and fire polished pontil mark.
    Design: Jan Gabrhel
    Year: probably 1973
    Patten number: 12870/H-027/24cm
    Glassworks: in Chlum u Trebone
    Height: 25 cm

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Interesting! I know Belfor was an importer name to US/Canada but I don't know if they sourced their glass from one maker or a number of them.
      There doesn't seem to be a lot of Belfor labeled vases around, and the only other one here on CW is not a Prachen style at all.
      This one seems a bit Prachen in style. That it is spattered onto a clear ground seems right, although the spatter is not as streaky. The shape seems a bit simple I think, and Flora is usually a two colour mix. Sorry , I'm sorta thinking aloud here, and can't decide either way!
      Glass Messages Board may have an expert who can help.
      Gorgeous vase BTW!
    2. artmyth artmyth, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the comments.
    3. artmyth artmyth, 4 years ago
      I received a reply off site with some interesting information:
      Belfor is an importer. Your vase was produced by Chlum u Trebone and was designed by Jan Gabrhel in the early 1970s (I believe 1973).
      Links to a catalog in a private album were also provided showing the vase.

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