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Offline johnphilip

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Thank my plumber if i hadnt got his bill i may have bid on it , nice piece . Enjoy  :hiclp:


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Heya!

Just to clarify, the link to my blog shows a paperweight not a vase. Here's a link to the other items I have from BAG:

http://bohemiabloggen.blogspot.com/search/label/Glasbruk%3A%20BAG%20Vsetin

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Emil


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Thanks Emil  :sun:  I like the paperweight - it's fun.
JP thankfully my plumber did not arrive until this morning otherwise I would not have bid on it either  - not sure whether that is good or bad :-\
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Just to summarise before I lose the information entirely (can't now log in to the first link that Greg gave to GS and failed to print it off :grrr:)
- I believe it stated on that link that GS built the BAG site in 1990 and sold it in 1993 (please correct me if anyone else can log in)
- The next link from The Prague Post says that BAG was established in 1992 and states the following:
"In contrast to old glassworks that keep up traditional designs and production methods stands the newly built Bohemia Art Glass (BAG) glassworks near Vsetin. BAG was established in 1992 and contracted some very talented glass designers of the "new glassmakers" generation. Admirers of funky shapes, crazy colors and unusual details of glasses, fruit bowls, vases, candle holders and pitchers should not miss a tour to this cradle of untraditional beauty. Located close to the Slovak border in the Wallachian part of central Moravia, the BAG factory was built on a green meadow in the middle of nowhere, but lacks the typical sign of a glassworks a tall chimney."
- a link on the GMB from 29 April 2009  here http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,26140.msg144169.html#msg144169
says that BAG was started up by founders including Jiri Suhajek, in 1992 and in that link of 2009 states ‘…the company stopped trading some years ago…’.

The Great Glass site gives a list of designers for BAG here
http://www.great-glass.co.uk/glass%20notes/mana-b.htm
listed under Bohemia Art Glass (BAG)
At whatever date that information was put on the Great Glass site it goes onto say BAG are  'nowadays producing mainly for Barovier e Toso’.
Designers listed including
Jirí  uhájek, Vladimír Jelínek, Vratislav  otola,  Rony Plesl, František Urban

I've seen a couple of bases from some of the pieces including the one I bought and I think they are handmarked with the word ' Design' and then the name of the designer for the piece (again open to correction but that is how it appears to me).  I'm hoping mine is designed by Jiri Suhajek but I could be wrong.
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Offline vetraio50

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Hi m
The only other info. I have is:


In 1991 it was also undertook the construction of the B.A.G. glass factory that manufactured art glass.

That same year(1992), operation of the B.A.G. glass factory in Vsetin, Czech Republic started with 80 employees and a capacity of 2 - 3 tons of melted glass per day. The six full electric pot furnaces that were installed and developed by the Glass Service specialists showed to be very effective in energy consumption, glass quality and durability. This electric pot furnace new product is still in demand and successfully sold by the GS Engineering Group.

In 1995, GS sold the B.A.G glass factory to fully focus on its present day technological and research programs.

If you want a copy of the full document I can post it or send you an email.

Two other links about the registration of the trademark give more (CONFLICTING?) details about the dates of B.A.G.’s export beginnings and end (from 1993 - 1996)
These registration details are for US export requirements and show a history of the trademark.

http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regser=serial&entry=74411402

http://www.faqs.org/trademarks/bohemia-art-glass/

The other document I saw was about the Barovier&Toso Czech Republic s.r.o..

http://www.glass.cz/list/detail.asp?id=147&lang=en

It states the product range and gives opening hours, addresses, contact persons and a web address that leads to a ‘moving’ dead end. There they still have refernce to B.A.G. in the webadresses etc.


regards
Kevin G


Offline vetraio50

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Hi m
I located a book. Probably rare.

Title   Bohemia art glass, Vsetín
Author   Bohemia Art Glass (Firm)

Publisher   B.A.G. spol., 1992
Length   60 pages
Subjects   Glass art
Glass artists

reference: http://books.google.com/books/about/Bohemia_art_glass_Vset%C3%ADn.html?id=D1DEPgAACAAJ

It seems there is a copy in the US at the Corning Glass Museum in The Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Research Library (The Rakow Research Library)
Corning, NY 14830 United States


My apologies to all as well for Carlo Mollino rather than Carlo Moretti.
And another apology for the vase rather than a paperweight to Emil.
Emil has a fabulous web-site.

regargs Kev G



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Thanks Kev
In fact I loved the reference to Carlo Mollina - it seemed to me there was a similarity in the dichotomy of design, a 'large solid' base or body with 'spindly/delicate' attachments  :)
I had a quick google for books and under a google link to Leslie Pina's 20th Century Factury Glass there was this snippet of information -
'Bohemia Art Qlass Bohemia Art Glass (BAG) is a major new Czech factory which was established at Vsetin in East Moravia in April 1992. Originally an offshoot of Glass Service. a specialist research and engineering firm. it received ...'  - and there it peters out.
Does anyone own this book and is there any more info than this in the book maybe please?

So three sources seemingly state that BAG as an operation was started in 1992.  The end date is less precise at the moment.
Edited to add - from the source The Legend of Bohemian Glass by Antonin Langhamer
In a small excerpt from google books I found the following stated:  '.....In 1998 the glassworks was sold to the Italian firm Barovier & Toso'.  Unfortunately, this date doesn't tie in with the information Ivo was given from talking to BAG in 2000.
It also states in that paragraph that the company was founded in 1992 by Glass Service but gives the additional information that this was along with the Deza Corporation which later became it's sole owner.

link to excerpts from that book here  - it has amazing pictures!  http://books.google.com/books?id=UwLCa_h3hTEC&pg=PA234&dq=ARt+Glass+Plesl+BAG+Bohemian+glass&hl=en&ei=aYBiTtLlJdSv8QObx-mmCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=ARt%20Glass%20Plesl%20BAG%20Bohemian%20glass&f=false
Kev, thanks for the kind offer to send the information, but actually I just thought I'd start a thread for BAG because the information seemed so scant and diverse when I was searching and since it is no longer in existance, information may become harder to find as time goes on.

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It's arrived  :rah: and it's delicious.  Beautifully made, impeccably done neat polished pontil mark under the label and I'm sure the signature reads 'Design J Suhajek' - one very happy person here  :sun:
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Offline vetraio50

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Hi m! Congratulations on the new Jirí Šuhájek jug!
regards
Kev G. :smg:


Offline rkj6032

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I did business with B.A.G several years ago. We visited the factory a few time in Vsetin the last time was in 2001 at that time they were owned by Barovier &Toso. It was very interesting to watch the glass being mouth blown and formed. I have several pieces. Glasses, and a few vases, and bowls. Some designed by Rony Plesl, Petra Adamcova, Jaroslav Mynar, and B.A.G. most pieces are signed. We fell in love with their glass when we purchased it in Prague in early 2000.     

 

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