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Novy Bor und Umgebung - Haida, Arnsdorf, Lindenau, etc.

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David555:
Hi

My brother just came back from Prague, he knows I like glass so he bought me a book ‘Glas 1880 – 1930 (45) Bor und Umgebung’ it has some great pictures with lots of beautifully enamelled glass, cut glass, etched glass.

The best part takes up about a quarter of the book and lists over 340 makers and designers (often with labels or marks) mostly in the Haida area, also covers Arnsdorf, Burgstein, Sonnenburg, etc.

The book is in German, it was either Czech or German in the shops so I am taking a while to decipher. I take it that ‘Bor’ was a collective based in Haida with many manufacturers; Josef Blazek (Haida - Bor), Eiselt (Haida - Bor), Karl Goldberg (Haida - Bor), W Kulka (Haida - Bor), K Meltzer & Co (Skalice - Langenau), Salamon Reich & Co (Haida - Bor), Gebruder Zahn (Haida - Bor), E Zeuner (Arnultovice - Arnsdorf ) etc.

Anyone know the history of this area and it’s and glass – it does not surprise me that so much Bohemian glass from the 1900 to the 1940s gets misattributed – I mean all these makers in a small area, never mind the other parts of Czechoslovakia

The mind boggles

P.S. there is some Czech to German / German to Czech at back, so I don't know if the place names given are in German or Czech - they look German :roll:


Adam P

Della:
Hi Adam,
My hubby speaks German  and "Bor und Umgebung" means Bor and surrounding area.
Haida was called Bor Uceske Lipy until 1946 and Novy Bor after 1946

KevinH:
Adam commented;
--- Quote ---... it does not surprise me that so much Bohemian glass from the 1900 to the 1940s gets misattributed – I mean all these makers in a small area, never mind the other parts of Czechoslovakia
--- End quote ---
Quite so! But also add to that the extension over the mountains into what used to be Silesia (now part of Poland), where similar products were also made.

David555:
Thanks Della

So this book including place names is in German - thanks for that information - good to know your husband speaks German :wink:

Of course you are right Kev - I forget about ‘Silesia’ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silesia and of course Austro Hungaria 1867 - 1918 - I know a lot of Bohemian glass gets called Austrian because of this period  - Then the First Czech Republic 1918 till 1938 borders and areas containing glass manufacturers must have changed, what about ‘Sudetenland’ it was a manufaturing area that was part owned by Czechs in this period - it's all a complex history that must have effected glass making


 :shock:  :shock:  :roll:  :wink:

Adam P

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