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Milan Metelak drinking glasses?
« on: August 09, 2011, 10:39:44 AM »
I bought these glasses recently just because I thought the design was so good. While poking around and trying to research a Milan Metelak vase I was selling I bumped into this page which has these glasses attributed to Metelak, scroll two thirds of the way down the page: http://www.detesk.cz/en/virtual-museum/author-objects/

So were they made at Harrachov, can anyone confirm the attribution?

John

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Re: Milan Metelak drinking glasses?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011, 11:19:05 AM »
Hi John,
I researched some early CGRs the other day. Although the glasses were produced for a long time. From my archive, it seems they appeared in an advert in Vol III, 1948, No1, with a decanter too, as part of the the "Harrachov special liqueur suite 2046...." They probably appear in later CGRs too. I cannot help with the designer though, Metalek seems very possible,


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Re: Milan Metelak drinking glasses?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 01:55:51 PM »
Wow, available in 1948? They seem so 'modern', perhaps I should not be surprised, this is not the first time I have been decades out estimating when a design may date from.

That is fantastic Robert, definitely Harrachov is great news, thank you.

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Re: Milan Metelak drinking glasses?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011, 02:42:33 PM »
Definitely Harrachov. Certainly produced for decades as they were a classic design. I am also fairly sure of the CGR I saw it in, I was only studying and photographing pre-1954 CGRs and the way I stored the images suggests the 1948 issue I describe. I also found the small Liskova vase I posted earlier in the year here, in a 1950 CGR, that, like your glasses, seems also a very early date for "modern design" that I would associate as a gut feel as 1950's design at the earliest....


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Re: Milan Metelak drinking glasses?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2011, 09:42:37 PM »
Beautiful.

We should not be that surprised at the dates really, just think of what Bauhaus were doing twenty or thirty years earlier.

john

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Re: Milan Metelak drinking glasses?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2011, 11:50:04 PM »
Great glasses but...

http://www.detesk.cz/en/virtual-museum/author-objects/


... thanks for that link, fascinating site. I want one of their stills! Hopefully someone will help them out with their English!

Will post link elsewhere.
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Re: Milan Metelak drinking glasses?
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2011, 08:11:19 AM »
A little eau de vie Frank?

Sounds very :fr:

John

 

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