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    Posted 8 years ago

    vetraio50
    (731 items)

    Tuesday mornings here in Sydney is when I head south on a trip where I know there will be fresh pickings! A couple of months ago I saw this vase in the window and did not resist the temptation to take it home. The price was right and the colour combination interested me. Pink and blue were a personal thing at the time.

    I knew that it was a design of the Josef Michael Hospodka (* 01.21 1923 + 08.01 1989) for the Chribska glass firm. Hospodka was born in Svihov and was educated at the State School for Graphic Arts in Prague from 1938- 1940. He became a pupil of prof. J Holocek at the Academy of the Arts during the period 1940 - 1945. Afterwards he became a teacher at the glass school in Novy Bor where he headed glass cutting techniques section. He also worked at Chribska doing coaching classes in moulded glass. In 1956 Chribska opened a new glass furnace and got involved in new glass production techniques. In 1958 Hospodka became the head designer of Borske Sklo and later became a director of that great firm. From 1970 until 1985 he was the Director of the Glass School in Kamenicky Senov and up until the time of his death was designing freelance for Crystalex Novy Bor.

    These vases are not to everyone's taste these days but the form is ubiquitous and that tells you of its popularity at the time. It is a weighty item: 2.1 kg or 4.65 lbs!

    This is an unusual colour combination. The sommerso is a plum colour and the ground is blue all over. It retains its original sticker. I think it is an earlier version of the design. The company has many later catalogues on the net with the same shape but not this colour way. These extensive catalogues are all from later productions of the design.

    H: 22 cm tall or 8.7"
    W: 12 cm or 4. 7"

    I admit that I had to smile recently when cobaltcobolt referred to these Chribska pieces as being 'kitsch'.

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    Comments

    1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      STUNNING!
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      love the design and color as well very very beautiful!!!! stunning:)
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Phil, MoonstoneL, SEAN, LOUMANAL & charcoal too!
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      your very welcome Kevin!!!!
    5. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Not feeling that kitsch either :))
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      happy birthday to your mother Kevin:) !!!!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Sean, Geno, Amber, bratjdd, czechman, mustangT, AmberRose, nldionne and Manikin too!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Alfredo, the Moirs, Don and Ted Straub too!
    9. mikelv85 mikelv85, 8 years ago
      Very elegant ! Amazing color and design.
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks mikelv! He worked with the optics of these moulded pieces. The colour effects are quite amazing. The best photos I've seen on the net for his pieces exploit the optical distortions here:
      http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/hospodka/Interesting
      This guys photos are amazing!
      He understands the potential of Hospoka's designs!
    11. epson233 epson233, 8 years ago
      absolutely beautiful kev -- agree who could possibly resist this beautiful piece -- have a great week and travel safe
    12. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 8 years ago
      They remind me of jellyfishes. My first impulse is to swim away. But you are right, the pictures to which you set a link are amazing and they make me understand the fascination of these objects.
    13. Justanovice Justanovice, 8 years ago
      Great colourway vetraio, I love Hospodka too and have a couple more in my collection, will get and post fairly soon!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks epson, Justanovice, LeahG!, freiheit, Gargoyle, epson, Geno and to you too cobaltcobold! I know exactly what you mean about jellyfish, cobalt. I actually prefer Emanuel Beranek's pieces ..... but Hospodka did do some classics for Chribska.
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Leah and to you too ks85!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Marty!
    17. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      Alfredo this is a CHRIBSKA - JOSEF HOSPODKA (1923 - 1989):) or did you look at the wrong on ebay Alfredo?
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      I'm quite happy with a 'like' any time, SEAN!
    19. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      im in LOVE WITH THIS Kevin :) BIG TIME!!! ITS A STUNNER!!!
    20. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      IM SAYING ITS MORE THAN A LIKE, if others are starting to follow you and now buying this glass :) its a new trend buddy I wished I had the money to buy one myself , you did great on this one buddy no doubt about!!!!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks GreatSnowyOwl!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks jack and to you too JayHow!
      I'll have a look at that vase again.
      By the way .......
      Note the number on the label 1414!
      That is the year that the firm was founded.
      Next year will be the six hundredth year since its foundation.
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Jay have you seen this page?
      It has a list of catalogues from Chribska.
      I'm going through them now too!
      Many eyes!
      http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/glass_catalogues/glass_catalogues.htm
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      I think that you will find this piece on page 21 of that catalogue but in a different colour way. There are other pieces on page 22 from the same range of 'pull ups' that remind me of the Tango pieces.
    25. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      Thankyou Kevin for sharing that link and the info as well love the book and Pictures.
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN and to you too inky!
      How's the weather today?
    27. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Sunny and cold...with the Mountain bathed in sunshine and snow lower than it has been for years and looking glorious!..
      We have the French and All Blacks in town, All Blacks are hoping for a white wash..:-).. 2-3 up!. a big the buzz everywhere you go!...:-)
    28. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Sorry! I meant to say 3-0...it is at the moment 2-0...:-)
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Good Luck in New Plymouth! Not that you need it!
      It's les Bleus who need that!
      Have you seen the photos of the new Dieux du Stade Calendar?
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2251578/Allo-ladies-The-cr-la-cr-French-rugby-strip-stylishly-sexy-2013-calendar.html
    30. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Sacre bleu!!!!!!!!!!!!!...:-))))))))))))))))))
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Ki tonu taku waka topaki i te tuna!
      Kia ora!
      Kia waimarie!
    32. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Got me stumped on this one....:-/
    33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      No wonder! It means: My hovercraft is full of eels.
      Bad attempt at a joke.
      http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/maori.php

    34. charcoal charcoal, 8 years ago
      LOL : )
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks charoal and bratjdd!
    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks kerry10456!
    37. kerry10456 kerry10456, 8 years ago
      Very Welcome V50
    38. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      V, I got your tea cup packed but just couldn't get to the post office before we leave on vacation. Sorry, best of intentions but work got insane!
    39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Hi Amber! Thanks yet again. I'm holding back with yours at the moment too! Have a great holiday! It's freezing here!
    40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks smiata!
    41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks dasullywon!
    42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks donnaj!
    43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks petey and MattyG too!
    44. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 8 years ago
      Going through my "Stuff", I found a Cranberry and Orange Hospodka like yours....glad I followed your uploads......will upload it to my site tomorrow, RER (BOB)
    45. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Looking forward to it Loumanal!
    46. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Manythanks to you MSLjr!
    47. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Manikin!
    48. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Tonino!
    49. Zowie Zowie, 8 years ago
      Hi Kevin we have a problem I got your message with Email address so I hope you received other message. I have sent a couple of Emails but now they tell me you don't exist, which we know is bull because I have posted to you before from here. Anyway your Email I found in junk which I have made it plan it's not junk & had it sent back. I let Telstar know not impressed as it has happened before when sending to another company or coming from. So sorry can you resend to my Email address so I can recheck & answer from that & see what happens. I also told them if they keep it up will go elsewhere myself. I will not reprint your Email here to check I'll wait from you & again sorry it took until today to receive message as certain times of day & weekends it just goes so slow I have to get off. I hope your buying spree goes well.
    50. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Hi Zowie! I sent you an email. Did you get it?
    51. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Loumanal and Zowie too!
    52. Zowie Zowie, 8 years ago
      I did & still working on trying to get to second one from my site I only see to at a time & as you know your two were not straight next to each other. Did you get the Email I sent not long ago.
    53. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Zowie and to you too DrFluffy!
    54. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks AIMATHENA, I'm KEV!
    55. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks NORDICMAN!
    56. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks BOBOGAL & MANIKIN too!
    57. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT, VINTAGEFRAN 'n RACER4four!
    58. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
    59. Zowie Zowie, 8 years ago
      Just got a link to this one again & I still think it's great.
    60. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Thanks Zowie! Survived the hurricane?
    61. Zowie Zowie, 8 years ago
      We never ended up with one just heaps of rain. I hope it eases off a bit for shopping & I think visiting the mother in-law today
    62. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
    63. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks VINTAGEFRAN!
    64. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
    65. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks KAREN 'n NUTSABOTAS 'n ELISABETHAN too!
    66. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks WKSGIBSON 'n ANTIQUEROSE!
    67. Cpomedx Cpomedx, 7 years ago
      A very tactile piece.
      Love it!
    68. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks CPOMEDX 'n LOVEYARDSALES too!!!
    69. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks SKLO42 !!!!!!!!!!!
    70. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks SOUTHCOP!!!!!!!!!!!
    71. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks MELANIEJ !!!!!!!!!
    72. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks BOHEMIAN VINTAGE !!!!!!
    73. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks ATTWOOD !!!!!!!!
    74. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks MELANIEJ !!!!!!!!
    75. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks AURA !!!!!
    76. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks NICEFICE !!!!!
    77. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks WINDWALKER !!! !!!! !!!
    78. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks WINDWALKER !!! !!!! !!!
    79. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks THOMAS !!! ! !!!
    80. Barrancecollectables, 5 years ago
      I have a similar vase but clear glass
    81. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks BARRANCECOLLECTABLES !!!! I thnk they came in a great variety of colour combos and clear. I have a very tiny pink and clear version.
    82. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks RADEGRUNDER !!!! !!!!
    83. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks PICKABOO, AUTOPINBACK, IVAN, ANTIQUEROSE & SHAREURPASSION !!! ! !!!
    84. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD & TAHITI1 !!.!!.!!
    85. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks JERRYBOY !.!!.!.!!.
    86. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
      Many thanks BRACKEN3 !.!!!.!

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