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    Posted 1 year ago

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    This vase is about 9" high x 3" diameter, the bottom is flat ground and polished. It is not marked. Several roughly symetrical pulls were made on this vase but the top is a bit uneven. It is quite heavy for its size.

    It was sold to me as a "Czech Bohemian cut to clear vase", and it is obviously not cut at all, just pulled and maybe swung a bit. Seller had 10 feedbacks so still learning, apparently. Only $4 so grabbed it.

    Very similar vases are often attributed to Jan Beranek.

    "Jan Beránek (* Nov 20, 1933 Polevsko near Nový Bor)

    1948 - 1952 Trained as a glassmaker with his father Emanuel Beránek
    1952 - 1956 Secondary Industrial School of Glass
    1957 - 1987 Workshop manager and metallurgist in the glassworks in Škrdlovice

    Jan Beránek was born in Polevsko near Nový Bor. He trained as a glassmaker with his father Emanuel Beránek at the glassworks in Škrdlovice, where he also worked continuously from 1948 until 1987.

    From 1957 he ran a workshop, and for a short time he was also a metallurgist. In 1956 he graduated from the Industrial School of Glass in Nový Bor (Prof. Libenský, Rybá?ek and Ka?ka). Jan, together with his brother Jind?ich and cousins ??Rudolf and Jaroslav, continued his father's beginnings and developed the craftsmanship of glass products. With his own hands in 40 years of work for the Škrdlovice glassworks, he formed countless vases, bowls, cans, ashtrays, candlesticks and paperweights.

    The Škrdlovická smelter, although it grew out of very difficult conditions, became an important creative environment in which glass masters collaborated with important artists directly at the smelter. The artists used the experience of glass masters in creating new patterns, in which they could apply the hitherto untapped possibilities of metallurgical processing, new technological procedures, color and shape variations. On the contrary, the artists encouraged glass masters to make new use of their craftsmanship and skills, so that even many glass masters began to model and, according to their designs, entire sets were produced in small series.

    We meet Jan Beránek's first designs as early as the end of the 1950s, and his own work accompanies him throughout his life at the Škrdlovice smelter. Over the years, Jan Beránek has also realized designs by glass artists such as Miluše Svobodová, Dana Vachtová, Ji?ina Žertová, Jaroslav Svoboda, František Vízner, Karel Wünsch, Stanislav Libenský, Pavel Hlava and others."

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 year ago
      I love the cinched waist of this and it has the effect as if it is floating drapery !~
    2. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for your comments, PhilDMorris! It is nicely made, I agree. It might be Scandinavian, not Czech, dunno!

      Thanks for loving my vase dav2no1, jscott0363 and Vynil33rpm!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for loving my vase blunderbuss2, Drake47. vcal, Kevin, Deano, Cisum, kivatinitz, Jenni and fortapache!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for loving my vase antiquesandcollectibles38 and jbingham95!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks, Karen!

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