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Cut glass vase by Josef Švarc and Jirina Žertová, Sklárny Bohemia Glassworks, Podebrady

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    Posted 9 months ago

    racer4four
    (601 items)

    I was very fortunate recently at our monthly collectibles market to find this vase. I didn't know who had made it and couldn't read the signature, I just knew it was special. I bought it for what I now know is a bargain price.
    Some very knowledgeable people have given me info regarding the designer and maker. Many thanks to them, esp. Jindrich Parik.
    Our own Vetraio advised he thinks the series is called "Distelmotiv", being distel as in thistle.
    The vase was designed by Jirina Žertová, a very talented artist whose work has encompassed sculpture, art design, and art glass. She is still a working artist and she mainly now produces sculptural glass with many layered, painted and coloured surfaces. Incredible stuff.

    The vase itself was cut by Josef Švarc, a talented engraver who worked in various Czech glass houses from 1951 until around 1990. His work has been described as 'an excellent and sensitive engraver and cutter with a sense of detail. Has designed and realised numerous exacting works of a unique nature’. His skill is really obvious in this vase with it's delicate cuts and various layers giving the thistle life.

    The vase itself is large at just over 32cm, and being crystal is weighty. It is signed to the base J Svarc, and I have been advised that this means the vase was engraved during Svarc's time at Podebrady, and not after he had left.
    It dates to around 1960.

    Feeling lucky.......

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    Comments

    1. MALKEY MALKEY, 9 months ago
      the clarity and botanical theme love it karen
      once again stopped in me tracks !!!!!!!!!!! well i,m definately going to bed in the sky l.o.l
      all the very best malkey
      1412
    2. racer4four racer4four, 9 months ago
      Thanks Malkey, and sweet dreams :)
    3. Newfld Newfld, 9 months ago
      Awesome vase, such fabulous detail & gorgeous floral imagery
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
      Special it is. Congratulations !!!!! A Keeper !!!!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 9 months ago
      It is a wonder Jenni.
      Thanks mate!
    6. racer4four racer4four, 9 months ago
      I actually keep most things Vet, more than I should, but I will be very happy to keep this one.
      Ta.
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 9 months ago
      What a good eye you have Karen. An absolute treasure and so enviable. Well Done!!!
    8. kyratango kyratango, 9 months ago
      So beautiful and naturalistic details, a true wonder!!!
    9. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 9 months ago
      The thistle here stand like sentinels, keeping guard of the mystery within. Who would not want this, one of the best glass vases I have ever seen, very envious of this beauty !~
    10. truthordare truthordare, 9 months ago
      this is really special Karen, great find!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 9 months ago
      Thanks everyone, I know how lucky I am and am glad you appreciate this vase!

      My great pleasure reading remarks from:
      Peggy
      Pascale
      Ken
      Phil and
      Lisa
      Thanks guys :)
    12. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 8 months ago
      Gorgeous gorgeous!!! Great find too. And with all the devastation, as if that weren't enough... more ahead! I hope you are well my friend! Stay safe!
    13. racer4four racer4four, 8 months ago
      Thanks Sue, and stay well Sis!
    14. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 8 months ago
      Thanks doll! Doin' my best ;)
    15. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 8 months ago
      What an eye you have! This is a vase you just don’t see every day! “Feeling Lucky”!...you deserve it! I know nothing of glass, but I do know beauty when I see it!
    16. racer4four racer4four, 8 months ago
      Thanks Eileen, I know I was lucky to see it on the day.
      I think our eye develops in our field as we go on!
    17. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 8 months ago
      congrats really a piece of art un capolavoro
    18. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 8 months ago
      How did I miss this? Beautiful piece!
    19. racer4four racer4four, 8 months ago
      Thanks Sylvia and MrsT.
      I am pretty happy with it too!

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