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Offline ardy

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Czech Harrochov? Metalak Perfume Bottle
« on: October 20, 2009, 12:51:42 AM »
Hi all

I have a small vase similar to this perfume bottle and had it id'd as probably designed by Metalak. Just want to see if this one is from the same factory and maybe a name of the designer.

It is 6" 160mm high and weighs 15oz 420g. I  have attached a photo of my other vase for comparison purposes.

Sorry about the spelling I am too lazy to go looking for the original description of the vase that is buried somewhere in my files.

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Re: Czech Harrochov? Metalak Perfume Bottle
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2009, 06:43:49 AM »
Ardy:


I'm not sure what you're asking to be id'd here. Both pieces are Harrtil by Harrachov. The perfume bottle shape I've never seen before, but the colour combination is one used in Harrtil a fair bit. The other vase is a more common design. However, according to Mark Hill, vases in Harrtil are less common than the ashtrays and bowls/ Hill also says that a number of people designed Harrtil with Milos Pulpitel designing the actual fabric that was put in the pieces. I've got a few Harrtil pieces and I would guess there were a few designers as the quality of the designs vary quite a bit.

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Re: Czech Harrochov? Metalak Perfume Bottle
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2009, 09:51:42 AM »
Two ladies working together Stahlíková Maria - Velísková Milena should be also taken into acount - approx. 1957. At that time "Harrtil! was writen as "Hartyl" :-)

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Re: Czech Harrochov? Metalak Perfume Bottle
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2009, 09:50:50 PM »
Hi David

I only have the one other piece of Harttil ie the vase shown, so I was just checking to make sure they were both the same. It is also interesting to get an idea about who might have designed it.

Jindrich - were these two women glass designers or an alternative to David's suggestion about who designed the fabric that was used?

thanks to both of you, very interesting.
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Re: Czech Harrochov? Metalak Perfume Bottle
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2009, 10:10:03 PM »
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Stahlíková Maria - Velísková Milena
Very definitely female glass designers of the highest order.

What few people have taken on board is that the Harrach'ov factory was not alone in producing items using this technique. It is alleged that Ludvika Smrckova worked with this technique, at the Chribska works.
Personally, I own, notice (not, have allegedly been bought, or had donated... or other such, snide comments) a fine example, denied by Harrach'ov, but very probably, Chribska production, Smrckova. Does this make it Chribtyl???? Valuable??? ;D ;D ;D

Or worthless, on the basis of uninformed comment, and speculation?????

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Re: Czech Harrochov? Metalak Perfume Bottle
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2009, 11:24:36 PM »
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Stahlíková Maria - Velísková Milena

What few people have taken on board is that the Harrach'ov factory was not alone in producing items using this technique. It is alleged that Ludvika Smrckova worked with this technique, at the Chribska works.
Personally, I own, a fine example, denied by Harrach'ov, but very probably, Chribska production, Smrckova. Does this make it Chribtyl???? Valuable??? ;D ;D ;D

Or worthless, on the basis of uninformed comment, and speculation?????

M

I suspect it is like most glass, it is only worth something if it is rare, made by a master or the herd has decided that it is the 'thing' to have. I prefer the 'master' bit but unfortunately my pocket can rarely fill the required bucket.

thanks for some very interesting insights/knowledge.
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Re: Czech Harrochov? Metalak Perfume Bottle
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2009, 11:38:29 PM »
My approximationaly guess is based on pictures and infos from Glasrevue 1958/12.

I have no serious backrounds for any attribution.

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Re: Czech Harrochov? Metalak Perfume Bottle
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2009, 11:54:02 PM »
Jindrich - you are most probably doing better than 95% of us plebs.
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Re: Czech Harrochov? Metalak Perfume Bottle
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2009, 12:26:33 AM »
Jindrich/Marcus:

An aside. Did Harrachov make wine glasses?  I have three sherry glasses with the Harrtil fabric in them.

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