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Offline Sue C

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Italian lookalike of the JITKA FOREJTOVA seated female thinker
« on: September 26, 2010, 02:34:24 PM »
Thought this piec would be of interest to someone, not the same as the Jitka Forejtove figure but i would say definately inspired by, maybe you have seen these before?


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Re: ITALIAN JITKA FOREJTOVA
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2010, 07:30:01 PM »
Oh good grief, it is quite similar, isn't it?   >:(

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Re: ITALIAN JITKA FOREJTOVA
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2010, 09:33:58 PM »
I have seen it at eBay already. Original Forejtova looks a bit different.
The question is who was the first, and I am unable to answer this question. Forejtova had designed mainly in pottery, also this piece had been designed in pottery.

More about Forejtova here:
http://www.intergalerie.cz/

Jindrich
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Re: ITALIAN JITKA FOREJTOVA
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2010, 09:37:19 PM »
Didn't Marcus mention these way back when sometime? I'll have a search of the board.


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Re: ITALIAN JITKA FOREJTOVA
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2010, 09:42:51 PM »
Marcus had the suspiction that some pieces originaly designed in glass had been replicated in pottery.
In this case it is reverse order. Pottery piece had been transfered to glass.

Anyway, Marcus suspiction was confirmed by Mr. Urban, he told me this summer that it was marketing strategy of directors, some Slo Union designes had been sold to Germany for pottery production. So no robbery but just clear bussines of factory bosses.

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Re: ITALIAN JITKA FOREJTOVA
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2010, 09:43:36 PM »
Hi Jindrich, i did say "inspired"  but if the label fall's off ?? i know they are not the same, i just think if someone ask's if they have a  Firejtova piece we can look at this one and compare
Anne, you are right Marcus did mention this figure and i am sure he said it was a stand alone piece?

OOOppps sorry you replied while i was typing  :kissy:


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Re: ITALIAN JITKA FOREJTOVA
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2010, 10:17:29 PM »
And here's a photo of the Forejtova piece for comparison.

Photo by Simon Bruntnell as used in Sklo Union Art Before Industry: 20th Century Czech Pressed Glass by Marcus Newhall.
[Note: this is not a scan from the book which is in copyright, this is a pre-production digital image used here strictly for reference purposes and may not be copied or used elsewhere.]


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Re: ITALIAN JITKA FOREJTOVA
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2010, 12:16:14 AM »
Anne you are a star, so now we know the " IMAGE" is being reproduced in Italy, i just wish we could ask the company why they chose this figure??? (for my own curiosity )


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Re: ITALIAN JITKA FOREJTOVA
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2010, 12:44:44 AM »
Forgot to mention!! sorry,   i have had both types of figures in my hands, this one is solid and I will  it call the third type
1st) rounded, smooth, base circular (hollow )
2nd) angular, more pointed, hollow base, base at obtuse angles
3rd) new Italian,  solid base, stand alone figure.

Doe's this make sense?

 

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