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 â€˜â€¦the company stopped trading some years agoâ€¦â€™.
The Great Glass site gives a list of designers for BAG herehttp://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 Tosoâ€™.
Designers listed including
JirÃ Å uhÃ¡jek, VladimÃr JelÃnek, Vratislav Å otola, Rony Plesl, FrantiÅ¡ek 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.