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Offline eglass

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Hello!

I have another piece that has me flummoxed, and was hoping someone could point me in the right direction for a maker of this pressed glass piece.

This Fish Bookend (I think, because it came as one of a pair) stands 5.625" tall, 5" long and 2.625" wide. It's marked on the bottom "TCHECOSLOVAGUE", with an accent mark over the first "E". Is this a piece made in Czechoslovakia for export to France? It seems that the mark is the French spelling of the country's name, but I'm just taking a wild guess after googling.

As always, any input is most appreciated. I have checked the "Presglas Pavilion" site, but may have missed this piece while wandering the halls there, lol....easy to get lost in all that gorgeous stuff.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6263
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6259
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6262



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Re: Clear Glass Fish Bookend(?) Tchecoslovague
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2007, 05:47:28 AM »
Yes, a Czechoslovakian piece for export to France.
Possible makers to research further are:
Reidel, of Polaun,
Feigl and Morawetz, Libochovice
and some of the manufacturers around Jablonec.
It might also be worth looking in the current catalogue (under Historic) of Desna,
in case this is a piece which they still make.
Regards,
Marcus


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Re: Clear Glass Fish Bookend(?) Tchecoslovague
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2007, 02:33:35 PM »
Marcus, thank you VERY much! I will research further and let you know what I find. :)

Kelli


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Re: Clear Glass Fish Bookend(?) Tchecoslovague
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2007, 03:08:28 PM »
Kelli,
This is pre-war production. Desna do not have this as a current product.
You might also check Hoffmann, though I would have expected a visible butterfly mark to the base.
I suggested Feigl and Morawetz (Moravka) at Libochovice as they did some remarkable quality decorative pieces, with subjects from nature, and a fine bookend of a glass-blower.
Schlevogt also is a possibility.
Regards,
Marcus


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Re: Clear Glass Fish Bookend(?) Tchecoslovague
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2007, 06:20:32 PM »
Have the same model in blue sitting on my desk. I believe it is a paperweight or decorative motif rather than a bookend as there is no flat vertical to prop against a row of books. As to maker, I can't add a great deal more other than to agree with what Marcus has said. I feel Hoffmann can most likely be ruled out as there is no mark and the bright fire polished finish appears inconsistent with the known Hoffmann patterns I have handled.


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Re: Clear Glass Fish Bookend(?) Tchecoslovague
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2007, 10:37:52 PM »
Hi Marcus and Stephen!

I did look through the Desna site, and didn't find it - but rather gave up after seeing the Desna quality, this really isn't made as nicely as the Desna pieces that are showcased.

Thank you for the additional names, I will keep plugging away. :)

Kelli




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Re: Clear Glass Fish Bookend(?) Tchecoslovague
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2008, 06:14:51 PM »
Hi Steven,
Please could you put an image of your fish into this topic, as The original posters images have disappeared from Glass Gallery?
Thank you, as I may be move this forward.
Regards,
Marcus


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Re: Clear Glass Fish Bookend(?) Tchecoslovague
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2008, 07:39:56 PM »
Hello Marcus,

No problem, I still have the fish, though it will take a few days before I can retrieve and photograph it.

all the best,
Steven


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Re: Clear Glass Fish Bookend(?) Tchecoslovague
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2008, 07:55:05 PM »
Hi Steven,
Thank you, for this, whenever you are ready.
Apologies for the errors in my previous post, I have another bad headache, caused by a new stove, and the fumes emitted by its coating material, when heated.
Regards,
Marcus


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Re: Clear Glass Fish Bookend(?) Tchecoslovague
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2008, 02:01:58 PM »
Tchecoslovague is a mis-spelling of the French adjective "tchécoslovaque" (Czechoslovakian)
The name of the country in French was Tchécoslovaquie
Pete

 

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