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Re: My Skrdlovice collection is growing nicely...
« Reply #230 on: December 04, 2011, 12:51:49 PM »
Anik :hiclp:
Great vase, great price!

Here is my purchase of the day. I show it even though it is not Skrdlovice (but close enough :)):

Huge bowl by Jaroslav Svoboda, Svoboda glassworks Karlov. 38 cm diameter, about 5 kg of glass (I do like the fact that the Czech designers are never modest when it comes to the shere amount of glass used ;D)

@David: you are certainly right about the difference in weight between the Gabrhel and the Palecek piece -- still the idea seems to be the same.
I couldn't find any reference when the Gabrhel piece has been designed...
edit: in the Ricke book is a Gabrhel vase in the same style, dated 1967.
The Palecek piece is 1975, so not much doubt which one came first.

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Re: My Skrdlovice collection is growing nicely...
« Reply #231 on: December 04, 2011, 02:52:29 PM »
@David: you are certainly right about the difference in weight between the Gabrhel and the Palecek piece -- still the idea seems to be the same.
I couldn't find any reference when the Gabrhel piece has been designed...
edit: in the Ricke book is a Gabrhel vase in the same style, dated 1967.
The Palecek piece is 1975, so not much doubt which one came first.

Michael, according to Jindrich's Ceskoslovenske Sklo DVD, the Gabrhel piece in your album was designed in 1967.

P.S. My Vizner vase is great... I'd even say it's greater than great!  But it's been packed away now.  I'll have the joy of seeing it again on Christmas eve, when Gwiazdka comes.(http://serve.mysmiley.net/happy/happy0148.gif)

P.P.S.  The Svoboda bowl is oddly interesting... I really like the way the wide bowl balances on the small paperweight base. 
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Re: My Skrdlovice collection is growing nicely...
« Reply #232 on: December 04, 2011, 03:41:17 PM »
P.P.S.  The Svoboda bowl is oddly interesting... I really like the way the wide bowl balances on the small paperweight base. 

Small... :)
The ball shaped base is 13 cm in diameter, and weighs more than 2 kg I guess.

I like it (though it is very 1980s looking, which is usually not my taste).
It is only half as nice as your Vizner vase :mrgreen:, but cost only half the prize :usd:

Michael


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Re: My Skrdlovice collection is growing nicely...
« Reply #233 on: December 04, 2011, 04:38:47 PM »
Well done both of you.  The Vizner is a great buy, Anik, and the Svoboda is very good.  It's at least based on a Skrdlovice design, isn't it? Now if only there's a nice piece of Skrdlovice waiting for me at the collectibles show this morning.

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Re: My Skrdlovice collection is growing nicely...
« Reply #234 on: December 04, 2011, 04:49:41 PM »
Good luck at the collectibles show, David!

And thanks for pointing me at the fact that the bowl was originally designed for Skrdlovice (I wasn't aware of that). Here it is: PN 8330/36

Michael


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Re: My Skrdlovice collection is growing nicely...
« Reply #235 on: December 04, 2011, 06:51:32 PM »
Small... :)
The ball shaped base is 13 cm in diameter, and weighs more than 2 kg I guess.

13cm is small when you consider it's balancing a 38cm bowl. :usd:
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Re: My Skrdlovice collection is growing nicely...
« Reply #236 on: December 05, 2011, 01:18:29 AM »
Good news!  Canada does have a Santa and I can't have been as bad as I thought I had been. All a way of rationalizing me spending a fair bit of cash on the vase in the attached pictures. I found it at a Collectibles Show today in Vancouver. It's huge 39 cm and weighs 4.36 kg.  Svobodova, of course, and in a colourway that really appeals to me.  It is a very striking object.  Also, almost bought a huge Andromeda bowl at the same show, but my friend bought it instead.  He was haggling and I was hoping the deal would fall through and I would step in.  I suppose I have to learn to share the beauty.

A happy little Canadian elf,

David

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Re: My Skrdlovice collection is growing nicely...
« Reply #237 on: December 05, 2011, 05:13:00 AM »
Congratulations, David!  Did the seller know what it was?

So now we've got happy elves in Austria, Poland and Canada. ;D
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Re: My Skrdlovice collection is growing nicely...
« Reply #238 on: December 05, 2011, 08:00:28 AM »
He thought it was either Czech or American studio glass. Unfortunately, that uncertainty didn't keep the price down. He charges ridiculous prices, but I managed to beat him down to merely extortionate price.


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Re: My Skrdlovice collection is growing nicely...
« Reply #239 on: December 06, 2011, 04:54:05 PM »
David, it is great! :mrgreen:
I do think that the design looks even nicer in the lighter colourway than in the original dark blue/green combination...

Lucky Canadian elf :)

Michael

 

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