Author Topic: Superb Art Vase distinctive signature, Czech Harrachov Harrtil range 1958  (Read 1558 times)

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Offline Andy

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Hi all,
just picked up this lovely vase from an auction. A very distinctive etched mark to the base, I dont recognise it, but im sure someone will. also 58, possibly a date. Beautiful condition, im thinking it may be Graal technique?
Any ideas welcome. 12cm tall.
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Andy
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Re: Superb Art Vase distinctive signature , Graal ? Swedish?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 04:33:09 PM »
Andy that is gorgeous.  Is it not merletto?
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Offline Andy

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Michelle, I think youve got it ! Ive just added it to the header while i still can, but looks a very good match. I hadnt heard of Merletto before, just checked Ivos book,
" Italian term for a fishnet  pattern with a fine glass fibre netting"
I wonder if thats a Harrtil signature, i will do some digging.!

Excellent stuff  :hiclp:

Andy
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http://www.modernistglass.com/glasspieces/view/1932/czechoslovakian-harrtil-merletto-art-glass-bowl

this has a closer picture - possibly Harrtil merletto designed by Milan Metaelak?
the mark on the base may have been for a company perhaps a commission?
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Definitely an example of Harrtil glass, so made at Harrachov. Designed would have been by either Milan Metelak, Milena Veliskova or Marie Stahlikova (late 1950s).
The Harrtil technique was developed by Milos Pulpite in the mid 1950s. Information gleaned from this board and Mark Hill's book Hi Sklo Lo Sklo (I just sold a Harrtil bowl so I have been checking up on it recently).

No idea about the mark but suspect it was commissioned for a company or special occasion or.....

John

Several crossed posts.... Merletto as I understand it usually has a more random arrangement of threads.


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Thanks both  :thup:
Ive just looked in Mark Hills book, I didnt suspect Czech for this one, its a pretty definite match. The 58 is probably right for the date.
Been quiet lately , id forgotten how efficient and clever the members on here are!  :hi: ( and quick)

Cheers
Andy

PS As you were so quick i was able to modify the header again!  :hiclp:
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Hi Andy,
think it´s the logo of the 1958 Brussel Expo...   :)
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See logo at top of this page: http://www.expomuseum.com/1958/



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Fantastic!
Logo designed by Lucien De Roeck (1915-2002)
http://www.lucienderoeck.be/

Thanks everyone,
a very interesting history lesson!
Andy

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