Author Topic: Miloslav Janku Birds & Hedgehog - looking for information  (Read 1449 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mcagogo

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 7
  • Gender: Female
Miloslav Janku Birds & Hedgehog - looking for information
« on: September 20, 2011, 12:29:49 AM »
Hello,

I am looking for information to confirm these are authentic M. Janku pieces.

I have two birds (?) slightly different sizes (see the pic with the yogurt container) and a hedgehog.  All of them are signed on the bottom, but I can't find any references online.

Even if they are not authentic, I love them and have new found love and interest in collecting M. Janku's glass work.

BIRDS
http://i56.tinypic.com/nr1251.jpg
http://i53.tinypic.com/2w4buwi.jpg
http://i52.tinypic.com/fvtox.jpg

HEDGEHOG
http://i52.tinypic.com/331dq2e.jpg
http://i55.tinypic.com/2vv8k83.jpg



Offline Anik R

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2060
  • Gender: Female
    • Krakow, Poland
Re: Miloslav Janku Birds & Hedgehog - looking for information
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011, 06:40:31 AM »
Welcome to the board  :).

The hedgehog appears in the 1970/11 Czechoslovak Glasrevue which you can view on Jindrich Parik's wonderful Czech Glass website:  http://www.cs-sklo.cz/ .   Here is a link to the glasrevue page: Janku hedgehog.

Similar birds can be found in the 1984/5 CGR, here

That's the only information I can provide, but be patient.  We've got people on the board who are very knowledgable about glass animals, as well as, people who are very knowledgable about Czech glass. 
My Etsy shop with Czech glass: CzechGlassCollector


Offline rosieposie

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2955
  • Gender: Female
    • Glass birds and animals
    • Hampshire. South of England.
Re: Miloslav Janku Birds & Hedgehog - looking for information
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2011, 08:20:57 AM »
Hi mcagogo  :hi: the signatures certainly look authentic,  I have two M. Janku foxes, one of which is signed and labelled. I mention the signed one here:

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,42590.msg233645.html#msg233645

and the unsigned one here:

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,43204.msg240890.html#msg240890

I also have a hedgehog that looks very like yours but is unsigned and has a Bleikristall label, here is the link, you will need to scroll down the page:

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php?topic=34646.0

Will you be in competition with me then??  I want them all!!
Rosie.

When all's said and done, there's nothing left to say or do.  Roger McGough.


Offline mcagogo

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 7
  • Gender: Female
Re: Miloslav Janku Birds & Hedgehog - looking for information
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2011, 07:48:16 PM »
Thank you everyone for the information and links!!  I forgot to mention that one bird has a label "CESKA" and this is also etched on the bottom.

This is very exciting - now looking to add to the collection!


Offline Max

  • Global Moderator
  • Members
  • *
  • Posts: 3473
  • Gender: Female
Re: Miloslav Janku Birds & Hedgehog - looking for information
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2011, 07:52:27 PM »
mcagogo, I would really appreciate it if you could upload your photographs to the Glass Message Board using *Attach*.  The problem with Tinypics is those links won't work for long and we'll be left with no photographs!   :cry:  This means that in the future no-one else will be able to benefit from the information here.

Your items are particularly nice and it would be a great shame to lose them.   :)

I am not a man


Offline mcagogo

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 7
  • Gender: Female
Re: Miloslav Janku Birds & Hedgehog - looking for information
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2011, 08:05:24 PM »
Sorry, I'll post them here.  I kept getting an error message when posting.


Offline mcagogo

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 7
  • Gender: Female
Re: Miloslav Janku Birds & Hedgehog - looking for information
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2011, 08:10:43 PM »
Here is an image of the label on one of the birds.


Offline rosieposie

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2955
  • Gender: Female
    • Glass birds and animals
    • Hampshire. South of England.
Re: Miloslav Janku Birds & Hedgehog - looking for information
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2011, 08:15:18 PM »
That's a great picture mcagogo,  please can you do the others that big.....I would love to see the Hedgehog better....I'm a hedgehogaholic!!
Rosie.

When all's said and done, there's nothing left to say or do.  Roger McGough.


Offline mcagogo

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 7
  • Gender: Female
Re: Miloslav Janku Birds & Hedgehog - looking for information
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2011, 08:21:51 PM »
Sure - here you go! - not sure why they are appearing upside down!


Offline rosieposie

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2955
  • Gender: Female
    • Glass birds and animals
    • Hampshire. South of England.
Re: Miloslav Janku Birds & Hedgehog - looking for information
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2011, 08:25:13 PM »
Thankyou!!
Luckily I'm using my laptop, so I can turn it upside down to view!!
He is very like the Bleikristall one I have, don't you agree?
Rosie.

When all's said and done, there's nothing left to say or do.  Roger McGough.

 

This Website is provided by Angela Bowey, PO Box 113, Paihia 0247, New Zealand