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Author Topic: Strange amber glass "object" ID= Dragan Drobnjak designer, Serbia  (Read 3280 times)

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Offline rocco

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Strange amber glass "object" ID= Dragan Drobnjak designer, Serbia
« on: September 24, 2011, 02:19:33 PM »
Bought this "interesting" piece today, diameter 23 cm, height 16 cm, base is ground but not polished.
There are 6 indentations which build internal strips connecting top and bottom (sorry, I am not able to describe this technically in English, not even in German I guess).

Ideas on maker, date,...? (It was pretty dirty, so it may have been around a while; had to clean off even mice droppings :))
And I am wondering what it is meant for: is it merely an object, or a bowl, a lampshade,...? (a small bulb would fit in the opening, but as the base is not a circle I am wondering what the fixture would have looked like, then).

The technique reminds of some Pavel Hlava pieces (not the quality, I am afraid).

Any input greatly appreciated!

Michael

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Re: Strange amber glass "object" with internal connections(?)
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2011, 03:43:25 PM »
Hi Michael,
A similar object can be found on Jindrich's website, in the "Questions -- opened issues" section.  It seems not much is known about it at the moment.

If I may ask, what's not so right with the quality? Is it only the fact that the base isn't polished?
I like the piece... there is something oddly fascinating and entertaining about it.  Good find, whatever it may be. :)

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Re: Strange amber glass "object" with internal connections(?)
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2011, 04:03:55 PM »
 ;D Looks like a squashed doughnut variation of a "Witches' ball"!

I think the insidey strands are produced by sticking wet rods through the glass when still molten.
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Re: Strange amber glass "object" with internal connections(?)
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 06:41:56 PM »
Thanks Anik and Sue!
The piece on Jindrich's site looks closely related to mine -- well spotted, Anik! :hiclp:

Unfortunately not much info in the text (according to Google translator), somebody seems to have seen a similar item on ebay with "MK 66" signature, so Miloslav Klinger, Marian Karel and Marta Kerhartová are mentioned...
So could it be Czech?

When I talked about the quality I meant the quality of the glass -- several air bubbles and inclusions.

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Re: Strange amber glass "object" with internal connections(?)
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2011, 07:06:16 PM »
This object has been on the board before too, although I wouldn't have the faintest idea of how to search for it!

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Re: Strange amber glass "object" with internal connections(?)
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2011, 09:10:31 PM »
So could it be Czech?

I wish I knew. :-\   Perhaps Lednicke Rovne (Slovakia) is a possibility?  

By the way, I think I gave a broken link above.  Just in case, here is a link to the object in Jindrich's "Questions" section.

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Re: Strange amber glass "object" with internal connections(?)
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2011, 10:04:11 PM »
Student piece seems likely and possibly based on another artists's work. Any competent glassmaker would not have made such a hash of the push-ins. The technique is commonly used in paperweights and is unusual in a glass object but the similarity in shape to paperweight might point to that as the original source of inspiration.

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Re: Strange amber glass "object" with internal connections(?)
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2011, 04:15:32 AM »
Any competent glassmaker would not have made such a hash of the push-ins.

That's exactly what I enjoy about that GMB and glass collecting world -- our perception and understanding of what we see can differ diametrically, depending on experience, knowledge, taste... Personally, I appreciate the internal 'mess'.  It gives the piece personality. :)

I just wanted to add that this is the third amber-coloured object I've seen.  Besides Michael's and the one on Jindra's site, there was one back in April on Allegro.

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Re: Strange amber glass "object" with internal connections(?)
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2011, 07:50:29 AM »
This object has been on the board before too, although I wouldn't have the faintest idea of how to search for it!

I faintly recall someone being adamant that they were made by Holmegaard - and wouldn't be told otherwise - because they'd had other ones in Holmegaard-type colours. I tried searching, but to no avail. I don't think anything useful came from the thread other than establishing that they're not Holmegaard.

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Re: Strange amber glass "object" with internal connections(?)
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2011, 11:03:09 AM »
Oh great -- it is Holmegaard then? ;D (just joking)

Thanks all for your contributions!
If this is the third to appear in a short amount of time I wouldn't think it is a student piece...
And if all are without base or light fixture, it seems to be an object.

If Jindrich doesn't recognize it at once, I am not so sure about it being Czech...

Obviously I liked the internal "mess", too :)

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