Czech post war? Pressed or blown?
I suppose you have Mark Hill's book? I like Helmut Ricke's book Czech Glass for its perspective and erudition, although most of the glass pictured is way beyond my budget. Antonin Langhamer, The Legend of Bohemian Glass is pretty good if you can pick it up for a reasonable price second hand, as is J. Raban, Modern Bohemian Glass. I'm surprised by the amount of pieces that are I've never seen that appear in those books. I'm always hoping that a book on Skrdlovice will appear some time soon.
If it's pressed glass, then it's Marcus Newhall Sklo Union.
I've seen your Picasa album when I noticed you had visited mine (Ellwyn). You're off to a good start.
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I collect both pressed and blown so far, I'm a bit of an opportunity buyer and like to snap up things that are modestly priced and/or unrecognized by their owners. So far I'm still shuffling my feet at shelling out the big bucks. I mean, I would love to own a nice bit of Hlava or Lipsky, but I just can't bring myself to pay over EUR 300 for it.
Mark Hill's book is very helpful, that's exactly the sort of book I like - it features lots of glass I can actually hope to come across and find. I still hope and/or wish he would take the trouble to write a similar book on postwar German glass (since he's already interested in German ceramics from that period maybe it's not such a big stretch).
I've picked up Marcus Newhall's book - especially the CD is very helpful (though I wish there was a way to update the database with designs left out (Jindrich already pointed one of my vases out whose pattern number should have been on the CD, but wasn't - and I'm sure many people own pressed Czech glass where they could provide the picture instead of just the drawings).
Ricke's book is beautiful, but less helpful, it tends to picture one-offs and museum pieces. Don't think I'll find many of those. I have a big book of Langhamer on Bohemian Glass, in French, so I'm not quite sure which title that would be translated in English. The French title is "Le Verre de Boheme", that might be the same book as you're referring to.
I'll keep an eye out for the Raban book, still missing that one...
And thanks for exchanging Picasa's with me, your collection looks very good. Don't hesitate to correct me if you see anything amiss in my attributions!