Chris, your description was excellent. Normally when someone tries to describe a piece of glass to me my mind goes blank and I implore them to provide a pic. To be fair I have seen the model you are talking about many times but non the less I knew immediately which one it was.
Marcus, sorry I didn't know you had any particular interest in Chribska labels. The lack of country name on yours Chris is curious, perhaps for production destined within the EU in which case it's not needed.
Maybe with the gold and silver we're talking firsts and seconds? The vase looks immaculate to my eyes, but there could be something not quite as intended.
I'd be wary of making that assumption. It could easily have other explanations.
The vase is the spit of a piece that yelooc had on show at King's Lynn and was attributed to Hospodka as designer.
Who is yelooc ? The Hi Sklo Lo Sklo exhibition ?
To explain: I feel uncomfortable with the easy labelling of certain Chribska production items as Hospodka designs. As chief designer for, I believe, many years, it could be said that he was "responsible" for most if not all the designs, in which case singling out certain items as such is misleading. If, on the other hand, it is in the factory records that he is indeed specifically the designer of certain items, and not others, then fair enough. If he is credited as the designer of most Chribska production then the attribution is almost superfluous and doesn't carry the same kudos as the more distinctive designs by him or by other Czech designers.
I have not yet found any reference to any other designers who worked at the factory or who produced designs specifically for them. I would also be interested to learn about any input or influence the highly skilled glass masters had on new designs or adaptations of old ones. These hot worked items are by their very nature fluid, variable and non-standard. Standards of execution become almost as important as initial design.
I have found a few highly distinctive designs which are quite different from normal Chribska production and which are reliably and justifiably attributed to Hospodka as designer. Sources are Czech Glass Review and CMoG.
If I remember right, one of the older exhibition pieces had a gold label that said both Bohemia and Chribska, which was what made me think that this one is more recent.
I think you probably mean Czechoslovakia unless you are talking about a separate "Bohemia Glass" label.