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Zelezny Brod Sklo rose ashtray by Miloslav Klinger

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Bohemian Art Glass344 of 6310A Blue/Black Square "Mary Gregory" Style, Bohemian Topless AtomiserPavel Jezek for Skrdlovice splash/drip vase #7606, 1976
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    Posted 10 months ago

    kwqd
    (665 items)

    This ashtray is 4.75" each side by 2.5" high and weighs 1.5 lbs. Ground bottom with textured underside and polished top surface. The foil SKLO label is intact. It appears to be made to accomodate a single cigarette. I didn't have any SKLO labeled pieces in my collection and wanted one as an example. Using seller's images until it arrives.

    There are a couple of examples of the bottom finish on this piece, along with some history on Zelezny Brod Sklo Glass, here:

    https://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/bohemian_glass/zeleznybrodglass_home.htm

    Another Czech designer for whom biographical information is not readily available so here is some:

    Miloslav Klinger was a Czech designer who was born in 1922 in Hrubá Horka near Železný Brod and died in 1999. Klinger served a year of apprenticeship in making glass chandeliers under Josef Kleinert. He then studied at the Glass School in Železný Brod under the guidance of Professor Jaroslav Brychta and master Jan Stuchlík. After graduation from the Glass School, Klinger worked for two years in Kleiert's company as a designer. When he completed his studies, Klinger came back to Železný Brod as a designer, where, except for a brief career as the director of the Glass School in Železný Brod, he remained for the rest of his life.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 10 months ago
      Gorgeous textured pink glass ashtray, wonderful find
    2. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thank you Jenni! It is a nice little piece, in new condition. Maybe 1970s?
    3. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thank you dlpetersen, Kevin, AnythingObscure and fortapacbe!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thanks for loving my Miloslav Klinger designed ashtray Broochman, Nicefice, AdeleC, Elisabethan and miike!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thanks for loving my Miloslav Klinger designed ashtray LovelyPat!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thank you Karen!
    7. truthordare truthordare, 10 months ago
      An art glass ashtray is a sure sign of the time period it was fabricated, I find it amazing, the 1950s-60s cigarette smoking lifetyle, and how these ashtrays were highly appreciated and used in the social gatherings people had, with a drink in one hand and a cigarette in the other. So much has changed since then....
    8. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thanks for your interesting comment, truthordare! Many of my family members smoked when I was younger, but I don't remember much about their ashtrays! You are probably right, though. I am the family heirloom repository and no ashtrays have been handed down to me. My family was very working glass, but did have some nice American factory glass which I inherited. The previous generation passed in the 1990s and early 2000s. I do have some cousins that still smoke. I will have to ask them if they have a love affair with their ashtrays. One of them does collect glass!!
    9. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thank you SEAN68!
    10. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Updated images!
    11. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thanks AnythingObscure!

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