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Author Topic: Czech sculptured vase. ID = Vlastimil Pospichal  (Read 1426 times)

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Offline krsilber

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Re: Czech sculptured vase. ID = Vlastimil Pospichal
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2008, 09:00:18 PM »
Thanks, Norman!  That's awesome.  I bet it's really cool in person.
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Re: Czech sculptured vase. ID = Vlastimil Pospichal
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2008, 11:14:19 PM »
I've never seen a detailed description of the techniques used for this.
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Re: Czech sculptured vase. ID = Vlastimil Pospichal
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2008, 11:28:28 PM »
thanks kristi...
there weere a total of 60 vases to choose from and i bought....could afford ..3 at the time some 15 years ago...and this one grabbed me.
the wealthy lady was a serious collectors of czech glass-....and there were some stuuning hand painted vases......sob sob...

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Re: Czech sculptured vase. ID = Vlastimil Pospichal
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2008, 12:49:39 AM »
I've never seen a detailed description of the techniques used for this.

What kind of detail are you looking for?  Assuming it's not a figured blank (one in which some of the final shape is already molded), it would have been entirely carved with wheels - probably stone, diamond and/or copper with carborundrum and water for grit.  Stone and diamond remove more material than copper, and would have been used for the general shape.  Copper might not have been used at all.

I have a video from the Corning Museum about a Czech engraver and I might be able to find out more precisely the details, but it would be a couple weeks probably before I could get back to write about it, as I'm going backpacking in southern California in a couple days and don't have time to watch it.

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Re: Czech sculptured vase. ID = Vlastimil Pospichal
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2008, 05:21:27 PM »
Moser has a tiny little video that shows engraving using a few different wheels:
http://www.moser-glass.com/en/unique-manufacture/manufacture/engraving-and-gilding .  There's a stone one first, and since the rest don't have any slurry they are probably diamond, not copper.
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