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Offline langhaugh

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Moser Pizzicato? - ID = Mstišov Glassworks
« on: October 15, 2009, 07:34:10 PM »
Just a little problem. This vase is very solid, 34 cm tall, 13 cm at its widest. A thin sommerso layer of amber, and two thin columns of colour on each of the broad sides, one each of blue and green. Eight column of bubbles. The three colours, the bubbles, the shaped vase, and the heavy crystal combine to create a wonderful mixture of colours. It looks very much like the Mstisov Pizzicato bowl on p. 52. However, my vase has a Moser label on the bottom.

I know that Moser took in many of the workers from Mstisov in the early 60's, but did they continue Mstisov production or is this a modification? I looked at the vase in this thread http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,25737.0.html , which is identified as a Pizzicato vase, and it looks slightly different, a three point top, more amber and stronger and more use of the other colours, for example.

It's a lovely piece whatever, but it would be nice to nail down the details.

Any help appreciated, as always.

David
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Re: Moser Pizzicato?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 10:14:19 PM »
Hi David,
Pizzicato was the collection, this piece can  be just another member of this collection. I have in my database identified 7 different pieces from collection, but I am sure that much more patterns I still have not catch.

Karlovarske sklo - Moser, did overtake not only workers from Mstisov but also patterns.

The best way to get excellent attribution of your piece will be to contact Moser at www.moser-glass.com

Can I have my formerly purchased item identified by Moser?
Please send us a product photo and a shot of the company’s logo on the bottom of the product at customerservice@moser-glass.com, fax them at +420 353 449 619 or mail them at the address MOSER, a.s., Kpt. Jaroše 46/19, 360 06 Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.


Please let me know their answer and pattern number and also I please you for permission to add your photoes to my database.

Jindrich




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Re: Moser Pizzicato?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009, 10:34:23 PM »
Jindrich:

Many thanks. I've emailed Moser and will let you know when I get a reply. I've also emailed copies of the photographs to you.

David
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Re: Moser Pizzicato?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2009, 11:44:26 AM »
Moser's reply was quick but not very illuminating. Should I try again?

Here's the reply:

thank you for your e-mail and your interests in Moser products. We
appreciate it very much.

We have forwarded your pictures to the specialists from Moser research
department and today we have received their statement – the product was
not manufactured at the Moser glassworks. Your glass item was produced
under the trade mark “Karlovarské sklo” and its production was finished
in 1983. The all production was afterwards transmitted to the glasswork
Cvikov. Typical for this manufacturing is metallurgical glass not cut
glass - that is the art, which was used by producing your vase.

We hope we did not disappoint you much. Should you have any other
questions or requests feel free to contact the customer service again.


David
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Re: Moser Pizzicato?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2009, 12:18:15 PM »
I think it's a way of disclaiming the products of the Communist years http://www.czechdesign.cz/index.php?lang=2&status=c&clanek=254-26k

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Re: Moser Pizzicato?
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2009, 01:57:20 PM »
Here's the latest reply I received from Moser.

The Moser glassworks has been producing hand-made unleaded glassware and
has its typical  design. In the communist regime (about 1950´s) the
glasswork Mstišov (located in the North Bohemia) was connected to Moser
as the area of Mstišov glasswork was step by step used for mining. That
is why the Mstišov production (its metallurgical production) was made in
the Moser factory but under the trade mark “Karlovarské sklo”. After the
year 1980 the glasswork Mstišov with its employees became extinct and
the assortment was taken over the Cvikov glassworks. This glasswork
Cvikov became later extinct too.

It means that the label Moser should not be on your glass vase as it was
produced by the Mstišov glassworks, but whose production was on the
ground of  Moser glasswork.

So, Christine, you're right. I wonder if they disclaim all the glass that was made at Moser in this style.

David
My glass collection is at https://picasaweb.google.com/lasilove

 

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