Author Topic: Small vase with engraved faun -- Erika Hellerova for Kamenicky Senov?  (Read 1476 times)

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Offline rocco

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I am quite positive that this little vase with beautiful engraving of a flute playing faun is by Erika Hellerova for Kamenicky Senov (Lobmeyr). Height is appr. 20 cm.
Similar designs are featured in CGR 1958/11 on Jindrich's site.

Am I right? Or are there other possibilities?

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Michael


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Re: Small vase with engraved faun -- Erika Hellerova for Kamenicky Senov?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011, 07:51:57 AM »
Hi Michael, I doubt there can really be any mistake, your research as usual seems careful, accurate and sensible! Your glass hunting in Austria keeps producing excellent finds for you!


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Re: Small vase with engraved faun -- Erika Hellerova for Kamenicky Senov?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2011, 08:19:38 AM »
Far more interesting than the usual twee scenes often found engraved, how many limp butterflies and dancing nymphs do we need? I guess this engraving will work better on a red vase than on any other colour....

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Re: Small vase with engraved faun -- Erika Hellerova for Kamenicky Senov?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011, 03:10:07 PM »
Thanks, Robert and John!

I had thought that there should be not much doubt about the ID of this one, but who knows :)
Not a very common piece of Czech glass, I guess...

Usually I'm not so fond of engraved pieces either (I am always very disappointed when I see beautiful ZBS vases engraved with some stupid flowers or egrets), but I do like the subject in this one, and the fact that it is not just decoration but more part of the design.

BTW, the pic against the plain white background doesn't do it justice -- the colour gradient is more delicate in real nature...

Michael


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Re: Small vase with engraved faun -- Erika Hellerova for Kamenicky Senov?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2013, 05:17:53 PM »
I am starting a collection ;D

Lovely engraved ice skating girl, and a nice colourway of pastel blue with a purple suspendid spiral.
There still seem to be not many of these around; maybe they pop up here in Vienna more often due to the Lobmeyr connection?

Michael


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Re: Small vase with engraved faun -- Erika Hellerova for Kamenicky Senov?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2013, 11:39:10 AM »
That's an attractive vase, Michael -- I really like the spiral and the odd engraving (the skater's legs are very muscular and one leg alone is thicker than her waist.) 

By the way, you haven't got a collection quite yet... 3 is a collection.  ;)
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Re: Small vase with engraved faun -- Erika Hellerova for Kamenicky Senov?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2013, 05:55:32 PM »
Well, it is the start of a collection ;D (I don't know how many different motives/colours they made anyway).

It is a rather oldfashioned design, but the colour, shape and engraving really work very well together, and in that combination are quite unique.
I like that the red colour in the first one is very appropriate for the satyr, while the soft blue and the spiral are sort of showing the pirouette the skater is just doing on the ice...

Michael


 

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