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    Posted 2 years ago

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    This ashtray is about 7.5" long x 4" wide x 2.5" high. It weighs 1 lb 15 ounces. The bottom has three very finely polished grinds, two to level feet and an hourglass shaped grind between the two feet, possibly a pontil grind. There is some chipping around the pontil grind, but I can't tell if it was done during the grind or happened later. There is fine scratching on the grinds for the feet, consistent with years of usage. There are two pulled areas under each end, possibly meant to be both decorative and to be used as handles. They are clear glass. The remainder of the ashtray is yellow glass. Over all the finish and symmetry are very fine. Guessing this is Czech glass, possibly Chribska due to the color of the glass and shape. Just a guess, though. Thoughts on origin and maker welcomed! This is the second item from my April glass budget.

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks MALKEY and Kevin!
    2. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks Jenni and Nicefice!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thank you Watchsearcherl
    4. truthordare truthordare, 2 years ago
      Just wanted to say hi, and after getting a good look at your new piece, nothing jumped at me in any concrete way, Chribska maybe a possibility, only because their design were often organic like this, and they liked a 2 color or clear with one color combination that graduated. There is a good catalog online that shows many of their products, you might like to look at it. Why Egermann?

    5. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks Lisa! Great links! Egermann seems to have had a less dramatic foot on their pieces than Chribska and the finish on the bottom of the Egermann pieces I have is nicer. Egermann took the time to polish their bases as other Czech makers did, but then rounded the edges off. The edges on the bases of the Chribska and Skrdlovice pieces I have, have a much sharper edge or else the edge is broken with another grind. Egermann reminds me of a CD or DVD that has polished, rounded edges. Just that extra bit of effort on the finish. Of course, I have only got 20-30 pieces of Czech glass as examples and only three pieces are Egermann so I probably don't have a large enough sample of their work to make any solid conclusions... I really like Egermann glass....
    6. truthordare truthordare, 2 years ago
      what I tought was interesting is the many types of pieces that are elongated and seem to have candle supports..... also the color fits the Chriska glass products. Good luck, hope somebody else comes along with more info like Anik.
    7. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      There is one toward the bottom on page 171, first on the left, which looks very similar. I think the # is 240/5/9, whatever that means.... All of the pieces on that page are cranberry/red....
    8. truthordare truthordare, 2 years ago
      That second link is dated 1999, I think its a retrospective publication of most of their glass designs from the 50s to the 90s. They did not hesitate to use the same pieces over time. That is what I am finding out with the other producers in Czechoslovakia period.
    9. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks fortapache!

      Thanks Lisa, maybe Anik will have some input!
    10. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks Thomas and bobby725!

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