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    Posted 9 years ago

    vetraio50
    (724 items)

    I have two pieces by MILAN METELÁK for HARRACHOV as part of the HARRTIL RANGE . This one I got about three months ago at a Saturday morning market here in Sydney for a crazy ten dollars!

    I liked the vibrant blue which the Czechs call “Vecerní mode” or “evening blue’.

    It's Harrach from around 1955. The range of wares is called "Harrtil" and was designed by Milan Metelák and Milos Pulpitel.

    This 'art glass bowl' may well have been an ash tray but these days I like to call these non-PC objects ‘vide-poches’: an object where you put stuff from your pockets when arriving home.

    “In 1955 the Harrachov factory in Bohemia in Czechoslovakia launched a range of art glass called Harrtil. It was developed by designer Milan Metelák and factory manager Milos Pulpitel. The fine white mesh of woven glass fibres (known as "merletto" - net - in Italian) trapped within heavy glass casing can be seen in all the pieces in the series.” (modernistglass.com)

    Metelák Milan (1928 - 1993) was a significant glass artist and also a talented painter, the elder son of Alois Metelák, the first director Zelezny Glass School.

    “Glasshound” explains: These Harrtil pieces are often mistaken for the true “merletto” pieces of Archimede Seguso. “Merletto” is a network of lattimo (opaque white glass) threads. The mesh on the Seguso pieces are in fact an illusion created by joining two blown bubbles with filigree lines, thus creating a net-like effect. The Harrtil pieces, on the other hand, are made with a net of woven glass

    Height 6.5 cm / 2.5 inches
    Diameter 14 cm / 5.5 inches

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    Comments

    1. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      great colour and simply love the merletto tecgnique :) Great find for only 10 AUD!!! :)
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks to the three musketeers:
      BELLIN68,scandinavian_pieces and austrohungaro
      for their help and good wishes!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      And thanks to you too, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks vintagemad and ozmarty too!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks kerry10456!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks Derf!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks dtc241079!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thaks you lover of blue SilicaTales!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks eye4beauty! Blue is the colour that attracts bower-birds!
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/27578366@N06/3063476368/in/photostream/
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks czechman!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks inky!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks bratjdd!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks petey!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks nldionne!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks TrustyHuckster!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks valentino97!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks RACER4four 'n GETHATMONKEYOUTOFME!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks LISE!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks PERFUMER!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks DEANO !!! ! ! !!!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks DLPETERSEN !!!!!!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD !!!!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks IGGY !!!!!!
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks AURA & HUNTERQLEE !!!!

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