Hi Michael, thank you. I will try to leave the exhibition pictures up there for a while. They are not marvellous but serve as an indicator of the show. This vase is there, as you also note!! It is in basically a traditional white pulegoso but with quite a blue cast. The colours certainly varied slightly...... Your finish is not common at all. I wonder if the unusual base finish is a result of the glassy casing used? I am not at all sure about any pre 1945 production. I think the pieces dislayed as pre 1945 are the really basic pieces, that are never seen-identified in normal auctions. I have never seen any for sale. But, these pieces that Emanuel made using glass paste apparently, I doubt lasted being made 1942-1945, because they are so rare. I have seen evidence that the design for the Veliskova bag vase listed as a 1945 design in the Skrdlovice pattern books, was produced before that by CMS. The start of the Skrdlovice pattern books seems very sudden and I wonder if some of these patterns were already in production prior to 1945. It is a difficult area to be certain about. The fact the piece in this thread is huge, much larger than most 1945-1950 production, would suggest it came from post 45, assuming the factory made larger pieces more often as the factory grew.......... Nice to see a few larger pieces being found, there are bound to be a few more. Most are very small, as I am sure these were easier to make and move and the tight budgets of most customers also suited the smaller things in the post war period. The pre 1950 display by the Kusaks of Seattle in the book, show no large early Beranek items either... presumably for some or all of these reasons.