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Offline kmax70

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Thick glass object - information needed
« on: January 21, 2010, 04:09:44 PM »
I am a volunteer selling on Ebay for a charity - I need help identifying this object so that I can give it a good description when I list it.   I think it might be Czech or Bohemian glass, but would like to be sure.   It stands approx.  8 ins (20cm) tall to the tip of the points, and stands on a very small, square base.   The glass is thick and heavy.  The colour is gold shading upwards to pink - the base is clear - I think it is cased.   Thanks for any help anyone can give.

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Re: Thick glass object - information needed
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 04:47:31 PM »
Almost certainly Chribska, a Czech factory.

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Re: Thick glass object - information needed
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2010, 09:35:10 PM »
Hi kmax70,
I agree with Christine. I would describe it as Czech/Bohemian,but age wise, it could be 1960s-2010
Its not a rare item, although quite a task to make, but at a guess 20-30 pounds would be all
you could expect (unlees you get lucky)
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Re: Thick glass object - information needed
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010, 10:34:45 PM »
more than likely a Josef Hospodka piece for chribska glassworks czech (similar in stlye to the "cats head" piece in Mark Hills book, is this shape called the "bulls head"?), there is a few listed on ebay currently including the one in the link

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SKLO-UNION-CHRIBSKA-GLASS-VASE-JOSEF-HOSPODKA_W0QQitemZ370311798061QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Art_Glass?hash=item56384d9d2d

although its not a Union piece, so the title/description is slightly incorrect calling it sklo Union
michelle

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Re: Thick glass object - information needed
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010, 08:12:10 AM »
Many thanks for your help on this, Michelle and Andy.   I'll go with that description.   It is a very chunky object - I assume it is meant to be a vase, or  just a "whatnot".   Kathleen

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Re: Thick glass object - information needed
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010, 09:44:39 AM »
Absolutely beautiful! Love it. Shame its not in OZ!

 

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