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matt green vase - ID = Vladislav Urban for Rudolfova
« on: August 11, 2005, 10:55:51 AM »
Mystery vase in a peculiar deep dark teal colour, height is 10" diameter 6", made in a 4 piece mould. The bottom ring is polished smooth, and the surface is acid matt inside and out. So far unable to establish if it is 1930s or 70s - would dearly like to know if anything like it has ever been sighted elsewhere? All opinions are welcomed.....

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matt green vase - French, Czech or Swedish?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2005, 12:31:16 PM »
I've seen one very much like it from Rudolfova Hut (Bohemia Glass - Glassexport). However, I don't know if they made this colour  :shock:

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matt green vase - French, Czech or Swedish?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2005, 08:56:24 PM »
I think it looks a great piece of glass - and looks very different with the light behind it.

I love the utter confidence of it's design, and the way the matt surface leaves only the motifs and their shadows to admire - as if the designer thought that should be enough for us.  

I still think it looks somehow French, but really couldn't say why.  

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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2005, 11:59:54 AM »
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In my travels through Swedish glass, I have not seen a work like this.
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Re: matt green vase - French, Czech or Swedish?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2009, 05:31:58 PM »
Pics have gone awol, may we have them reposted please Ivo?


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Re: matt green vase - French, Czech or Swedish?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009, 05:16:44 PM »
It has meanwhile been attributed to Vladislav Urban for Rudolfova in 1963 (Nr. 13153)
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Re: matt green vase - ID = Vladislav Urban for Rudolfova
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2009, 10:14:19 PM »
Thanks for reposting the picture, Ivo. I don't recall seeing it before so am intrigued by it now. That matt green's a very unusual colour for a Sklo Union piece isn't it? In the 1986 Rudolfova Glassexport catalogue on the CD with Marcus' book there's an example given of pattern 13153 so it was still being made then, but with a stated height of 205mm (20.5cm) rather than the 22cm of yours. No clues as to what colours are given in that catalogue and presumably the other sizes were discontinued sometime prior to 1986. Fascinating though.


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Re: matt green vase - ID = Vladislav Urban for Rudolfova
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2009, 05:52:33 AM »
Strangely enough, a year after this piece moved on to a new owner ( :girlcheer:) I found an identical vase again.  Never seen the smooth version as depicted in the Mark Hill book - only the dark green satinated one.  Maybe the local distributor ordered only this colour? I've come across dark green satinated Sklo Union glass before - but only smaller items like ashtrays.
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