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Any Idea's of a maker? - ID = M. [Milena] Velíšková
« on: October 17, 2004, 01:38:11 AM »
I posted these pics on the Murano board but I thought maybe it would be better here since I have no clue what this could be. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Any Idea's of a maker? poss Jaroslav Brychta ZBS
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2004, 08:16:13 AM »
Figurative glass with humour - it looks as if Jaroslav Brychta may have had a hand in it. Het was specialised in human figures and ran the figurine department at Zelezni Brod (ZBS)from 1921 to 1960.  As always: no warranty unless there is a sticker or a sigger.
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Re: Any Idea's of a maker? poss Jaroslav Brychta ZBS
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2004, 12:14:08 PM »
Thank you for your reply. At least it will help lead me in a directon.

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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2004, 08:16:15 PM »
I just found out my decanter is Kord Bohemian. Someone found it in the book "Bischoff Kord and Kamotsuro Bottles Identification and price guide. The book is from 1969. My question is...does anyone know what the decanter would be worth today?

I did look on ebay and on some of the antique sites. I can only find glass "LIKE" Jaroslav Brychta. I would really like to see a real piece made by him. I tried to search for information on Jaroslav Brychta/Czech glass but all the sites I find are not in English and I don't know what they say. Embarassed If anyone knows where I can find information on Jaroslav Brychta in English I would greatly appreciate knowing.

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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2004, 02:58:20 PM »
Hi Cathy

There's a figurine by Jaroslav Brychta for Zelezny Bröd glassworks, c. 1930s at the following URL:
http://www.xs4all.nl/~abel/curio/curio.htm

There's no price unfortunately as it's purely an information site. I was at an auction in New York last year, and figurines in the style of were fetching anywhere between $350 & $900 US. I've never seen the piece you've acquired in the flesh, I believe it's extremely rare.

I'll keep my eyes open as I'm trawling around & let you know if I find any more pertinent info....good luck!

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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2004, 03:03:12 PM »
Cathy, you need to restrict your search to English only then in the advanced options of your chosen search engine.

This is what I have been able to glean :

 Jaroslav Brychta ( 1895-1971 ), trained as a sculptor at the Prague Academy of Applied Arts. In 1920 he co-founded and was a professor at the Specialized Glass School (a trade school)  in Zelezny Bröd which produced mainly buttons, fashion jewellery and lamp-worked figures. 

He is well-known for his fanciful lampwork and I suspect that the reason why most of the figures you have seen are attributed as "in the style of",  is because its impossible to know if any given piece was actually made / designed by him, or by one of his students at the school.

Artistically he has been overshadowed by his talented daughter Jaroslava Brychtová (b. 1924). Together they founded a glass casting facility at Zdenek Lhotsky in the late 1940s. It remains the only foundry in the world capable of casting glass on a monumental scale. She went on to become one of the most influential Czech glass artists of the 20th century, another being her partner Stanislav Libensky (1921-2002).

A paper on Jaroslav Brychta: Glass Figurines by Joy Kelley was included in the journal  of The Glass Art Society 30th Annual Conference G.A.S. 2000: Brooklyn, New York.

He is featured in BOHEMIAN GLASS 1400-1989 by Sylva Petrova and Jean-Luc Olivie, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., NY, 1989 (subsequently published in 1990 as BOHEMIAN GLASS, Flammarion, Paris), which presents the English language version of a volume commemorating the 1989 Exhibition Verres de Boheme, 1400-1989., organized jointly by the Musee des Arts decoratifs in Paris and the Museum of Decorative Arts of Prague. Several books have been published on him in the Czech language.

There is a Glass Aquarium listed in a 07-Dec-2002 auction catalogue from Forum 9/11 Prague which is attributed to  Jaroslav Brychta. No pic. Size (cm): h 34 x w 40,5 x depth 30. Hand-blown hot-shaped glass, the bottom is covered by green leftovers of pressed beads and is lit. The auction estimate 75,000.00 - 90,000.00 CZK

There is a 1930's Schwejk? figurine attributed to Jaroslav Brychta for Zelezny Bröd glassworks pictured here: http://www.xs4all.nl/~abel/curio/brychta.jpg. No value is given.
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2004, 06:03:06 PM »
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Artisically he has been overshaddowed by his talented daughter Jaroslava Brychtova (b. 1924). Together they founded a glass casting facility at Zdenek Lhotsky in the late 1940s. It remains the only foundry in the world capable of casting glass on a monumental scale. She went on to become one of the most influential Czech glass artists of the 20th century, another being her partner Stanislav Libensky (1921-2002).

The casting works was at Zelezny Brod...... Zdenek Lhotsky is another of that stunning generation of Czech Glass designers that were educated by Libensky and Kopecky among others....... As I recall Lhotsky's family were multi-generational glass-workers.

Some pieces of Brychta's work actually have Brychta worked into the item.

The thing about "attributed to", is that very often, the design of a piece is unique, but adopted for mass-but none-the-less, hand-made production. Thus few pieces of Czech glass carry signatures, usually appearing mainly on pieces for exhibition. Acid etched marks and stickers are the most common forms of identification, but generally only of the works, not the artist or designer. Attributions are often a method of extracting maximum return, with little possibility of the artist having made the item. If you like, betting....... 3.45 at Kempton, Artful Dodger, by Deception out of Shere Greed.....

Because of the nature of Czech production laws, individual pieces from a limited edition of 10 pieces or less, could be described as originals.

If you want and are content with "designed by Jiri Suhajek", "Pavel Hlava" "Rene Roubicek" buy with confidence, remembering that some production runs were very large. If you want a signed piece, take care, be prepared for scoundrels, or go to some of the better galleries in Prague, where you can still find limited edition pieces from some major exhibitions. If you do buy in Prague, make absolutely sure, before you pay for it, that you do not need an export licence. If you arrive at the airport with a piece in your luggage, and customs are of the view that you needed an export licence, you can possibly lose your precious purchase, (they have the right to confiscate the piece), and you have little or no come-back with the seller, as the onus is on you to check. Having come close to losing an original Jablonec piece through an inability to get a licence...... (My Czech hosts say it looks lovely on the buffet).


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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2004, 01:52:54 PM »
Coming back on this subject.....
Whist some designs for the glass rod animals etc, were by Brychta, he did not work in isolation. He is known to have designed large pieces in association with Jan Cerny. It is also the case that several pieces by that partnership, which were exhibited at the World Exhibition in Brussels, were actually executed by Ladislav Ouhrabka. The exhibition pieces were made by Ouhrabka at the Industrial Glass-making School at Zelezny Brod.
It may be the case, that some of the pieces made by Brychta himself emanated from Zelezny Brod Glassworks, as there are references to that, but not all of them can be...... sheer volume of numbers, he'd never have had time to do anything else.


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Re: Any Idea's of a maker? poss Jaroslav Brychta ZBS
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2010, 05:16:31 PM »
I *think* I might have found this... in a catalogue of Czech glass dated 1945-49 - http://www.vcm.cz/program/exhibitions/glass/pdf/45_49.pdf - it looks like the designer's name was M. [Milena]  Velíšková, design name Turek. Height shown as 16cm, base diameter 8cm... does that match Cathy?


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Re: Any Idea's of a maker? poss Jaroslav Brychta ZBS
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2011, 11:23:58 PM »
And now I've just spotted him in one of the catalogues on Pamela's glass musterbuch site:
http://www.glas-musterbuch.de/Figuren.155+B6YmFja1BJRD0xNTUmcHJvZHVjdElEPTY2OTImcGlkX3Byb2R1Y3Q9MTU1JmRldGFpbD0_.0.html

 

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