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Posted 3 months ago


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Jan Exnar (b.1951) is by far my favorite later Skrdlovice/Beranek designer. The majority of his designs are bold and somewhat cosmic. There’s also humor in his art which I really appreciate.

The cobalt blue art glass ball vase with a yellow and white ‘galactic swirl’ was designed for Beranek Glassworks in 2002. The animals – absolutely silly-looking yet graceful in form – were designed in 1995.

I know the animals especially are not everyone’s cup of tea, but for some collectors like myself, they are the crème-de-la-crème of a serious postwar Czech art glass collection. :)


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
    Objects of Desire !!!!
  2. Deano Deano, 3 months ago
    These are great! I appreciate the different take on art glass animals.
  3. Manikin Manikin, 3 months ago
    Oh how precious ! love
  4. Anik Anik, 3 months ago
    Thank you for the kind comments vetraio, Deano and Manikin. I'm glad you also think they're great objects. :)
  5. sklo42 sklo42, 2 months ago
    Wonderful creatures and a stunning display!
  6. Anik Anik, 2 months ago
    Thank you, sklo42. That's only part of my Exnar googly-eyed animal display. I've got them on 2 hanging shelves, and also placed here and there among my other glass. :)
  7. Rick55 Rick55, 2 months ago
    I too love animals Anik. Yours are so unique with great color and shapes, and I just love them!
  8. Anik Anik, 2 months ago
    Thank you for taking the time to comment, Rick. I'm pleased that others also think the Exnar animals are wonderful :)

    And thank you for the loves Caperkid, kyratango, Ivonne, vetraio, aura, TassieDevil, Manikin, fortapache, melaniej, Newfld, assafkl, blunderbuss2, sklo42 and Rick55.
  9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 months ago
    these are great!!
  10. Anik Anik, 2 months ago
    Thank you, Sean68 :)

    And thank you for the 'love' Sean, Deano and Austrohungaro. Much appreciated.
  11. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
    Glass art that makes you smile and wonder is the best!
    I'm happy as can be looking at these!!
  12. Anik Anik, 2 months ago
    Thank you racer! I completely agree. These animals do make me smile... especially the tall, blue googly-eyed bird with the red beak. :D

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