Everything comes to those who wait and I am sure Jindrich will be along to make me cry with a picture of his hundreds of waisted vases, no doubt including colours that I didn't even know existed!
:24: I'm sure that if Jindrich posted photos of ALL his stunning Czech glass, our jealous tears would cause a flood worldwide!
Nemmie, a quid for the 1032 Rosice vase is unbelievable -- what a bargain, filthy or not! Oh, I'm starting to feel my eyes get shiny again
Anne, a few months ago, I would have said I want to collect all Czech glass. But now, I see I've developed some preferences and even pass over pieces which are not so much to my liking, even if very cheap.
I really like Czech pressed glass from the 2nd half of the 20th century -- the glassworks makes no difference to me as long as the piece has an industrial or masculine feel... those are my favorite! Anything Czech which is masculine/industrial/heavy...
I also really like Czech hotworked vases and 'sculptural' vases (like the 50s Beraneks' designs). Oh, and I think Vizner was/is a genious -- I think all his pieces (at least those I've seen in Jindrich's photos) are facinating! I also like some Czech cut glass as seen in 'Hi Sklo Lo Sklo' (for example the 'Town' vase by Harcuba, the Oliva vase on page 118, the Pravec vase on 119 and the Svarc pieces on 122 and 123.) I'm partial to vases.
Though not masculine, I also like Zelezny Brod glassworks vases... especially the clean lines and simplicity of Klinger's pieces.
What I don't particularly like are Chribka pieces (too colorful and gaudy in my opinion) and any type of 'Niagara' basket-type octopus thing :spls:. I also don't really like Mstisov Romana or Rhapsody pieces (again, too much color and 'busy-ness' to them.) Don't really like any piece which reminds me of Murano. I'm also not fond of gilded/enamelled glass. And I don't like dainty pieces.
But then again, maybe within the next few months, my taste will be even more refined/specific than it is at the moment. I'm kind of like a kid in a candy shop and would take almost anything just because it's Czech.
I'm sorry for going on and on about my likes and dislikes...