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Info on Ceskomoravské Sklarny A.S.
« on: June 18, 2005, 12:58:42 AM »
Hi folks,

I have received an email query about an item etched to the edge: ČESKOMORAVSKÉ SKLARNY A.S. The item is in "typical" pale blue frosted glass and decorated with a "typical" Czech nude in a "head on knees" position.

Although the item is (apparently) a paperweight, I thought this forum would be the best first choice since all you experts on the Czech pieces hang out in here.

I searched this message board, because the name rang a bell with me and sure enough there were a couple of messages mentioning it. But all that seemed to be said was that the company was formed as a merging of others.

My Google searches show a couple of references in the pressglas-korrepospondenz website but the translated text (via online applications) does not seem to help me much. Other Google hits show Czech pages but I can't find a Czech / English transaltor.

Any info, such as dates of operation for ČESKOMORAVSKÉ SKLARNY A.S. will be gratefully received. And what significance, if any, does the "A.S." part of the name have?


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Info on Ceskomoravské Sklarny A.S.
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2005, 07:35:55 PM »
AS A ktielgesell S haft

Another of those companies with not absolutely clear dates. Certainly it was the old S Reich works at Vsetin, but I have seen dates for the demise of Reich's for 1934, 1938, and post nationalisation in the period 1945-1948. If the dates for change of name are accurate at 1934, then this piece may have been made for a long time, and one cannot be certain that the mould would havbeen altered to remove the AS after the nationalisation. What is clear is we are still talking of a company that was also known as Moravske Sklarny, a part of Crystalex. Moravske sklarny became Jihlavske sklarny s.r.o, which I believe went bankrupt recently.


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