Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Small ZBS vase

In Art Glass > Bohemian Art Glass > Show & Tell.
SkyPilot's loves13 of 96Mask collectionLoetz: "Pearl glass Ausführung 62", 65 and 75.
Love it
Like it

NewfldNewfld loves this.
DeanoDeano loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
CalFinnCalFinn likes this.
Alfie21Alfie21 loves this.
Vynil33rpmVynil33rpm loves this.
RichmondLoriRichmondLori loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
PhilDMorrisPhilDMorris loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
auraaura loves this.
sklo42sklo42 loves this.
vcalvcal loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
jscott0363jscott0363 loves this.
BHIFOSBHIFOS loves this.
SkyPilotSkyPilot loves this.
LoucindaLoucinda loves this.
dav2no1dav2no1 loves this.
See 18 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 2 years ago

    (1114 items)

    This brown glass Zelezny Brod Sklo vase is 5" high. It arrived safely to my new house but I don't have a scale or ruler here so I do not know the other dimensions and weight. There is minor scratching to the bottom. It has four lobes though the pictures make it look like only three.

    I still scan some online auction sites in case I see something small and inexpensive that needs rescuing and saw this for a few dollars and was pretty sure it was ZBS and confirmed that after a bit of research. I found one labelled example. Since it is such a "Bleh" color I thought it might be an older piece and worth saving from an uncertain fate. Guessing it is at least 1960s?

    I am not sure of the designer but have seen it attributed to Miloslav/Miroslav Klinger, but guessing it may at least have a number associated with it if not a designer?

    Any information welcome. Leaving it a Mystery if/until I can find out more about it.

    Update: I did find an example on the web site but it does not have much information except for this:

    "Made by the Zelezny Brod glassworks. Similar vases are shown in the book "Hi Sklo Lo Sklo" by Mark Hill, pages 48 + 49. "

    Does anyone have this book?

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    Bohemian Art Glass
    See all
    Bohemian Czech Crystal 6
    Bohemian Czech Crystal 6" Round Bow...
    Bohemian Rindskopf Papillon Art Deco Nouveau Iridescent Glass Vase Bowl 4 1/2
    Bohemian Rindskopf Papillon Art Dec...
    Bohemian Czech Crystal 10
    Bohemian Czech Crystal 10" Tall Vas...
    Bohemian Czech Crystal 6
    Bohemian Czech Crystal 6" Round Bow...
    See all


    1. BHIFOS BHIFOS, 2 years ago
      Might be a Rikaro piece. Also Czech made.
    2. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks BHIFOS. I found one that still had the original ZBS label on it.

      Thanks for loving my Czech vase dav2no1, Loucinda, SkyPilot, BHIFOS and scott0363!
    3. BHIFOS BHIFOS, 2 years ago
      I have a blue one similar to yours and always assumed it was ZBS as well as I have a similar stocky shaped vase that you can see in my post "Neodymium Glass"
      that is labelled ZBS.
      Then a little while ago I picked up a Cats Head Vase sold on TradeMe and the guy had several vases that were slightly bigger and the same shape as yours/mine with Rikaro labels. Now if you Google Rikaro nothing seems to come up about the makers but both are Czech....I wonder if they are made in the same place but some are sold to Mr Rikaro to sell??
    4. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Could be....
    5. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      I think anik and Kevin are knowledgeable about this period of Czech glass so maybe they will contribute to the conversation....
    6. BHIFOS BHIFOS, 2 years ago
      The Rikaro product is not very old as far as I can tell, there is a couple of posts of mine on CW with them.
      The bowl in the post above came with it's original box but all it and the label (on the post) just say handmade in the Czech Republic.
      There was a flash interiors shop in the town I live in selling Rikaro not too long ago.
      Yes hopefully anik or Kevin can shine some light!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks fortapache, vcal, sklo42, Jenni and aura!
    8. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Beautiful and a nice shape to it !~
    9. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for your comment PhilDMorris!

      I call it the "three testical vase"!
    10. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks blunderbuss2 and PhilDMorris!
    11. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for checking out my vase Kevin and Karen!
    12. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for loving my ZBS vase RichmondLori. Can't wait to see if this one survives the trip to my house. The seller has good feedback for packing, though!
    13. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thank you Vynil33rpm!
    14. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thank you Alfie21!
    15. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks CalFinn!
    16. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks ho2cultcha!
    17. apostata apostata, 1 year ago
      klinger probably , but a lot klingers are actually JOSEF CVRCEK
    18. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for the information, waki! I had not heard of Cvrcek before.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.