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Author Topic: Strange amber glass "object" ID= Dragan Drobnjak designer, Serbia  (Read 3351 times)

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Re: Strange amber glass "object" with internal connections(?)
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2011, 12:43:37 PM »
Perhaps it was inspired by something like this: https://picasaweb.google.com/Johnmj100/ScandinavianGlass#5433585423581512210

Very clever those Iittala glassblowers!

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Re: Strange amber glass "object" with internal connections(?)
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2011, 10:13:11 AM »
That one is marvellous, but yours looks more likely inspired by paperweights.

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Re: Strange amber glass "object" with internal connections(?)
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2011, 12:47:18 AM »
I'm with Frank, except that it might not be a student. I've seen a few pieces recently with not very well done push-ins (see attached photo of one I bought just for interest). The technique does make the piece look different, without being very difficult or time-consuming.


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Re: Strange amber glass "object" with internal connections(?)
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2011, 01:43:03 PM »
Thanks for your input, guys!

Apart from those internal glass bridges, I do not see much similarity to David’s glass ball; I know dimensions are difficult to realize on pics, but my object seems a lot bigger and more massive (diameter 23 cm, and surely weighs more than 1 kilogramm).

To me it does have a rather convincing 1970s look, perhaps mimicing the output of Czech glass artists at that time?
If you look through the 1970s exhibition catalogues on Jindrich’s site, there are several items in a vaguely similar style, by several designers:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Jindra8526/BohmischesGlasDerGegenwart1973?authkey=Gv1sRgCOaLqLbT7aDFqwE#
http://picasaweb.google.com/Jindra8526/SoucasneSklo?authkey=Gv1sRgCLmUxeKE4dy0swE#
http://picasaweb.google.com/Jindra8526/SKLOVGALERIICHDILA1977?authkey=Gv1sRgCKW4zLymqdCnbg#

In one of my 1970s design books I have also seen something similar from Japan (the other big Studio glass country); maybe another possibility?

Anyway, I like it, and it catches quite some interest here due to its „arty“, studio-glass appearance :D

Michael

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Re: Strange amber glass "object" with internal connections(?)
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2011, 05:45:33 PM »
Michael:

I wasn't suggesting that my made in Canada piece was by the same maker as your piece. I'm very confident they weren't, in fact. But they are both roughly spherical with push-ins.  So we have the same technique in John's Sarpaneva piece, your piece, my piece, some Czech and Japanese pieces you've found, which points to the fact that it's not an unusual technique and has been used widely used.  I think your suggestion that it's 1970's studio glass is a good one. I wouldn't trade it for a Skrdlovice piece, though.

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Re: Strange amber glass "object" with internal connections(?)
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2011, 08:59:40 PM »
Technique is very old although not this use.

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Re: Strange amber glass "object" with internal connections(?)
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2011, 12:53:13 PM »
Thanks, guys!
David, I guess I hadn’t quite understood what you were intending to show with the pic of your glass object – thanks for making that clear.

Anyway, it is an interesting thread, even if we haven’t found out much more about this particular piece.
I think I will have to be content with a “studio-glass-type-object-of-unknown-origin”-ID ;D

Michael

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Re: Strange amber glass "object" with internal connections(?)
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2015, 05:07:29 PM »
Solved :D
According to a lovely guy who posted the ID in my picasa gallery link, it was
"...made in serbian glass factory from the town Prokuplje. Glasswork is closed about 2002.
Designer is probably Dragan Drobnjak"
Great info! Yugoslavian glass is another area about which not much seems to be known...

Michael

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Re: Strange amber glass "object" with internal connections(?)
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2015, 08:51:40 PM »
Brilliant result, just need to find out a bit more detail now. Can only find 2 glassworks in Serbia in other cities early 20th century.

Might help http://zbirka-stakla.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Srbija%20%28Serbia%29

Glass = стакло = staklo
glassworks = стаклара = staklara


There were two glassworks. Crystal glassworks that made flat glass and glassworks "October 9", which rules the various glass products, and among other things, unique hand-blown glass. Both are ruined and physically wiped off the face of the earth during the bankruptcy proceedings.

Company that went bust was Fiaz.

Google images Staklara "9. oktobar" comes up with some glass images, note Serbische was a different company formed in 1907

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Re: Strange amber glass "object" with internal connections(?)
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2015, 10:29:20 PM »
so what about Paracin?

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