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Sklounion

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Prolific glass designers.
« on: January 29, 2008, 02:24:05 PM »
Hi.
Glen and I have recently been discussing one particular designer, who appears to have been a particularly prolific personality, with at least 5,000 individual items attributed to their pen. Any candidates from anywhere in the world, thought/known to have produced more?
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Marcus

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Re: Prolific glass designers.
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008, 02:53:59 PM »
No  ;D
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Re: Prolific glass designers.
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008, 08:01:00 PM »
Not quite in the same league, but Alexander Hardie Williamson is believed to have produced 1,711 glass designs.

Plus china, textiles and book covers...
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008, 08:20:00 PM »
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Re: Prolific glass designers.
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2008, 09:07:12 PM »
Hi All,
Thanks, this is merely to canvass possible other prolific designers. Yesterday's original figure of 5000+ designs was based on knowledge of a career lasting from 1922-1958. We are now aware that the designer in question started designing glass for one company in 1912, ten years earlier than previously thought, and still contributed designs for several years (possibly 5) after their official retirement in 1958. This almost certainly means that figure has to be revised upward. Added to that, the designer had already designed glass for another company for eight years prior to that 46+ year stint, so the designer in question probably designed over the longest continuous period in 20th century European glass manufacturing history. Adam, you are right in the Czech connection. This designer designed all 320 items in one pattern, a feat that Frantisek Vizner alleges, no other designer, has ever matched, or indeed would be capable of doing. I have it on good authority, this designer worked alone, and that until the last three years before his retirement, no-one else worked in the design office.
I will reveal who the designer is, following further research and confirmations.
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Marcus

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2008, 09:16:05 PM »
Can we guess? :)
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2008, 09:19:14 PM »
Oh yes.... ;D
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2008, 09:20:09 PM »
Jaroslav Brychta?
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2008, 09:38:58 PM »
Adam,
A nice try, but there are really only two possible candidates, Ludvika Smrckova, and Rudolf Schrötter.
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Re: Prolific glass designers.
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2008, 11:25:26 AM »
looks like your folk beat the Master

Rene Lalique -who designed around only 4000 -but then that was a second career after jewelery making

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