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Bohemian Art Glass4786 of 4967HARRACHOV BOWL MILAN METELÁK “MERLETTO” Stunning Handled Vase
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Posted 6 years ago


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This vase came home two weeks ago and was one of the last purchases of 2011. I liked it's shape more than anything I suppose. I has a ground pontil that is rough and has not been polished. With it are a couple of Martin Boyd pottery pieces. It needs a good clean inside still.

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  1. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
    Nice shape! I will show it to my particulat Tango expert ;)
  2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
    My own private expert says it could even be a Loetz... but a look at books must be cjecked before claiming it is. So far I've looked at a Loetz book and simmilar shapes were made in 1918-1919... but not exactly this one
  3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
    It could also be Ikora...
  4. wolcott1 wolcott1, 6 years ago
    Love that orange color!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks scandinavian_pieces, austrohungaro and wocott1 too!
    Thanks for the Karen Blixen reference. I had not seen it before.
    ......... Everything old is new again!
  6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
    I saw a VERY simmilar design to Holmegaard's Karen Blixen in a 1930 Ikora vase last night... but not yours :(
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Karen Blixen's vases don't have the trim on the top.
  8. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
    Thank god! We don't want 21st century tangos messing aroud! hahaha :) It' funny I learnt yesterday WMF made their tangos in the 30s, 20 years after they were first made :)
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    You're right austrohungaro Tango was produced by a variety of makers and it is still being revealed Loetz, Welz and more. There were even Belgian forms, I think.
    There was recently an exhibition of Tango at the Sklarske muzeum Novy Bor called "Promeny barevnych kontrastu".

    Novy Bor Glass Museum in collaboration with Dr. Jitka Lnenickova held the first exhibition Tango glass with us. Approximately 150 objects from museums and private collections presents mainly Czech production in its many forms and transformations of the leading designers and design for commercial production. An integral part of the exhibition period are also leaves business samplers. Rhythm of lively dance name was inspired by aggressively colored red, orange, yellow and green glass with distinctive dark contrasting details, which began producing in the first decade of the 20th century. And the vitality of dance as if to himself drew and glass, which in the early 20 century flooded world markets and even lost their appeal in the coming decades. The response of color tones can be found in contemporary glass art.
    The exhibition ran from 18 June to 2 October 2011.
    I've got an idea that it went then to Poland and may be still on there.

    There is a catalogue but only in Czech at this stage.
    The poster for it is worth a look though:

    and there are some photos and text in Czech from the exhibition here too:
  10. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
    Mmmm... that catalogue seems to be something to get :) And the poster is great, so retro. I LOVE IT!

    I hope I will be able to take pics of C's Tango and Loetz vases soon... maybe February... yo will love them!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    I emailed the publicity officer and was told that they were intending to do an English version, but have not heard anything back yet. Perhaps others could opt for Spanish, Catalan translations, too!
  12. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
    Thanks vet! Looking forward to getting it! :) haha, I don't think Spanish will be a choice for the translation of such a book, not to mention Catalan... bu an English version will be more than welcome :)
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks BeauxPurdy!
  14. Tango, 6 years ago
    The Tango Glass exhibiton held from January 27th to March 4th in Regional Museum in Teplice - North Bohemia, than since April 28th to July 10th in Museum Vysociny in Havlickuv Brod - East Bohemia. There are about 300 items
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks for this info, Tango.
    I had lost my information when my old computer crashed.
    "Promeny barevnych kontrastu" is moving around.
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks czechman!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Hi Amy! I love the POP range! Mind you I have only two pieces by her and neither are POP.
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks miKKoChristmas11!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Amber!
    I actually gave it to Marty last Sunday!
    I kept the Martin Boyds.
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Alfredo! I gifted this one to Marty a couple of months ago, I'll tell him when he gets back from Europe!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks mikielikesigns2!
  22. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 5 years ago
    Do you know this site about Loetz and Kralik:

    By the way: How do you clean your items? I am always afraid to put them into water.
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Hi cobalt! This site above is run by Alfredo Villanueva-Collado. He too is on Collectors Weekly: check out Alfredo:
    I just clean mine with a soap and very luke warm water.
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Amber and mustangtony!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks SEAN!
  26. SEAN68, 4 years ago
    your very welcome Kevin:)
  27. SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Hey when are you going to post the mysterious sugar and creamer? heehee,
  28. SEAN68, 1 year ago
    LOL!! Lisa!! ;)
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Actually this one I gifted to MARTY a few years back. I do have still a Ruckl bowl though. The colours are really quite different.
  30. SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Creamer and sugar bowl , and by whom? They are beautiful as well!
  31. SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Ok !! Boyd is beautiful!!
  32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks AURA, RÜCKLGLASS, RADEGRUNDER & SEAN too !!!!!

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