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Author Topic: Strange Porcupine vase - ID = František Koudelka for Prachen Glassworks  (Read 3980 times)

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Re: Please help ID this strange Porcupine vase
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2010, 12:42:44 PM »
A quick search brings up this Borske Sklo bowl

http://tinyurl.com/32ofdj4

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Re: Please help ID this strange Porcupine vase
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2010, 03:57:58 PM »
It wasn't the Czech bowls I was thinking of.  I've had those in the past. 







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Re: Please help ID this strange Porcupine vase
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2010, 06:00:16 PM »
Yes I agree it is much more like a cactus. Polished base with quite a bit of wear

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Re: Please help ID this strange Porcupine vase
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2010, 10:01:32 PM »
HI,

I was thinking I knew this piece, that it was Czech, but couldn't place it. Then low and behold on the 9th click of the 20th Century preview gallery for the National Glass Fair this weekend I find:

http://www.nationalglassfair.co.uk/preview-gallery-20thC.html

Enjoy. Oh, and take the opportunity to have a look at the other galleries. Click on the rolling thumbnails to get the details.

Cheers, Nigel

Oh, for those that don't want to 'travel' ...... Prachen Glassworks, Design by Frankisek Koudelka, 33cm tall  :) ;) :)

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Re: Please help ID this strange Porcupine vase
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2010, 10:13:31 PM »
Just wondering, should that be Frantisek rather than Frankisek?

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Re: Strange Porcupine vase - ID = Prachen Glassworks
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2010, 01:40:56 AM »
well done.  I had to count 9 clicks before I recognised it!!!

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Re: Strange Porcupine vase - ID = Prachen Glassworks
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2010, 04:05:03 AM »
Thank you very much Nigel, I was just beginning to think it may not be ID http://markhillpublishing.co.uk/?page_id=842, I found another at the Sklo Exhibition.

Thanks again

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Re: Strange Porcupine vase - ID = Prachen Glassworks
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2010, 09:55:11 AM »
Absloutely exactly it is:  František :-)

František Koudelka (*22.5. 1930, + 13.1.1992 )

1945 - 1947   Glassmaking school in Železný Brod,
1949 - 1992   Designer in Borské sklo n.p (later Crystalex).

When disclosed and published his co-operation with communistic secret police STB he commited suicide.

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Re: Strange Porcupine vase - ID = Prachen Glassworks
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2010, 10:02:01 AM »
Sorry. I just did copy and paste, but didn't notice the typo!

Thanks for the extra info Jindrich, most informative.

Nigel

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