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: