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Author Topic: Exbor neodymium glass hedghog. ID = ZBS  (Read 3118 times)

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Exbor neodymium glass hedghog. ID = ZBS
« on: July 06, 2010, 09:24:37 PM »
Good evening,  I have just bought a neodymium glass hedgehog on eBay, described as made by EXBOR.  It has arrived and is lovely, but there is no acid etched EXBOR mark on the base.  This is the item url
  
 http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260626681215&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Did Exbor make items without acid etched marks.....perhaps having a label instead?
All help, as always, very much appreciated. :X:
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Re: Exbor neodymium glass hedghog.
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2010, 10:00:50 PM »
Hi Rosie, this earlier topic might help: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,29831.0.html 8)

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Re: Exbor neodymium glass hedghog.
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2010, 04:58:45 AM »
Hi:

That's not what I would expect an Exbor Hedgehog to look like. Here's a link to a GMB member's Picasa album that shows one.

http://picasaweb.google.com/Johnmj100/CzechGlass#5432668265232393970

Yours looks more like something that would be produced by ZBS. If the seller hasn't already provided it, I'd ask for the source of the attribution.

Good luck.

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Re: Exbor neodymium glass hedghog.
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2010, 06:33:36 AM »
Two issues:
1) The Exbor pieces had not been always marked with acid mark
2) Your hedgedog is not from Exbor but from ZBS - Zelezny Brod. Designer is not known to me for the meanwhile.

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Re: Exbor neodymium glass hedghog.
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2010, 06:44:31 AM »
Can you post a picture of your hedgehog for reference please, as the ebay link will expire

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Re: Exbor neodymium glass hedghog.
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2010, 07:18:21 AM »
I have seen unmarked Exbor hedgehogs, they were exactly the same style as the one in the link to my photos above (cheers David). They were quite a lot smaller (9-10cm instead of 16-18cm), more like 'baby' hedgehogs and their form was a little wonky - the execution was not as successful (but they were still very nice).

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Re: Exbor neodymium glass hedghog.
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2010, 02:41:45 PM »
Thank you everybody for your input :sun:

I have had permission from the seller to use her photos:

I hope I have downloaded them correctly.
Rosie.

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Re: Exbor neodymium glass hedghog.
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2010, 04:00:20 PM »
I saw a labelled one of these this week on ebay and it was a ZBS label,

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Re: Exbor neodymium glass hedghog.
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2010, 10:32:31 AM »
That is so helpful, thanks bOBA, are you able to give me the url for it so I can have a look.....I might want to buy that as well!!
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Re: Exbor neodymium glass hedghog.
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2010, 05:57:03 PM »
This was probably it-

http://cgi.ebay.ca/BOHEMIAN-HAND-MADE-Czech-GLASS-PORCUPINE-BLUE-/140422156403?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b1d01073 The shipping may be a bit steep.

On the subject of Czech hedgehogs, I am obliged to mention something my friend Jindrich of GMB fame explained to me a while ago.

For those who do not already know, Czech names often have the habit of describing natural landscape features, as do British names. In discussing this, it transpired the Czech glass designer Mr Pavel Jezek's surname, a man who worked at Skrdlovice as a designer amongst other places, "Jezek," translates as "hedgehog," much as in England we may meet a Mr Edward Fox, Mr Brian Badger etc... Mr Hora is also Mr Hill, etc.. in translation.


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