Posted 2 years ago
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:
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.