Posted 10 years ago
I have this object by Emanuel Beranek, 1959, pattern 5902.
It retains its gold sticker “Hand made Skrdlovice Czechoslovakia” on its foot.
It is h. 23 cm. The blue fades to pink.
Thanks to both Jindrich Parík and Robert Bevan-Jones for their help in identifying it and giving me the pattern number. Robert also mentioned that this was a piece done when Emanuel was retiring from the glassworks. I have been collecting Bohemian glass of various periods for many years now and I had not seen another like this Beranek before. I liked it initially because of its similarity to Timo Sarpaneva’s “Orkidea”.
Just found out the name of this series of vases: 'Kollektion Blanka'. I was having a look through some copies of Glasrevue 1960. In an article in German: Ein Juengling von Sechsig Jahren" Dr Ivo Digrin refers to them as part of the 'Kollektion Blanka' of Emanuel Beranek.