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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Jan Cerný (1907-1978) was one of Czechoslovakia's greatest glass artists and glass teachers, and taught many of the country's glass masters at both Jablonec and Zelezny Brod.
    This glass sculpture was made during a period later in his life when he worked at the Majak Studios, Jablonec, and during this period he produced a number of different cast glass sculptures.
    Cast from yellow glass which is UV reactive, the sculpture appears to have been physically worked on the front so that some sections are quite chipped and rough and other areas are quite glossy. This lady has been fully polished on the back and sides, and there is a very feint signature on the back just below the Art Czechoslovakia clear label. She measures 22cm high and weighs 2.6kg.

    I recently put this beautiful sculpture up for sale, trying as I am to clear things out. There was horror in the household and I was forced to remove it from sale. To be honest, I'm glad we're keeping it.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Vetraio and Bohemianglass have both posted Jan Cerny sculptures previously:
    2. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      What a gorgeous face sculpture Karen, it has that modern art style to it, and that lovely yellow glass must brighten a window
    3. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Your family is's awesome!
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Very beautiful and glad the sale went wrong, it would be a hard piece to sell, better your heart not torn to shreds !
    5. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Jenni for your love and comment. I have it sitting in an internal window presently, and she remains serene.
    6. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      I do listen to them sometimes Peggy! Thanks for the support :)
    7. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      I am glad she's still here Phil, she would have been almost impossible to replace.
    8. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Ken I squeezed her in! My family can't say as much about clutter now; I will just point to her!! Thanks mate :)
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Mega WOW !!!

      If it goes I want to be there !!!
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      THIS IS LOVE!!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      I'll remember that if the family changes it's mind Kevin!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Sean for the extra love!
    13. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      Reminds me of the statues in Ellis island.
    14. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      Sorry that was supposed to be Easter Island:)
    15. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      I thought maybe Ellis Island was an important place for statues in the US at first Trey!
      I get the Easter Island thing though. Thanks :)
    16. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
      Wow. That's so cool. Love it!
    17. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      Your welcome :) Ellis Island does have our precious Lady Liberty !!!
    18. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Fran! Always lovely to hear from you.
    19. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Really beautiful!

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