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Offline penny

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Please help identify this glass walking cat
« on: November 11, 2011, 09:33:49 PM »
My family had this glass walking cat on their mantle in Jindrichuv Hradec in Czechoslovakia.  It is located south of Prague.  The cat was left behind during World War II.  The grainy photo I am attaching is a picture of the cat with a shadow.  My mother remembers that it had a slight blueish color it.   My understanding is that it had more of a light blue hue.  My Grandmother never forgave herself for not taking this item with them when they escaped.  My they did survive the war and that is what is important.  We have no idea who made this or of its origin.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I believe the photo was taken around 1937 or so.  Thank Again!


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Re: Please help identify this glass walking cat
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011, 01:23:48 AM »
Hello Penny,  welcome to the board.
Well you certainly have started us off with a tricky one to help you with.....however, the dating and country placing may well help. 
Glass animals are my 'thing', so I shall get my teeth into this one and see what I can come up with.
It looks like it may be a hand made 'hot worked' piece of art glass, rather than a mass produced pressed glass piece,  so that makes it a little more difficult, as no two will ever be identical, but there are others here on the board who live in and around that part of the world, so although you may not get an instant reply,  we may well come up with an answer eventually.
Rosie.

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Re: Please help identify this glass walking cat
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011, 01:49:00 AM »
Thank you so much!  It means a lot to my mother and her sister! 


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Re: Please help identify this glass walking cat
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2011, 11:14:56 AM »
If Czechoslovakian piece that possibly work of Jaroslav Brychta v Zelezny Brod. He was father of Czechoslovakian glass figures. Here is book about him, the next one I have scanned and I will place it to y web shortly.

http://picasaweb.google.com/Jindra8526/JBrychtaMBVolfZiveSklo?authkey=Gv1sRgCLDExe7vh4rhwAE#

Jindrich
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Re: Please help identify this glass walking cat
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011, 12:53:41 PM »
Here is the next book, text there is also in German and English

https://picasaweb.google.com/Jindra8526/JaroslavBrychta1963?authkey=Gv1sRgCIbk1JOlkcbL9AE#

Jindrich
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Re: Please help identify this glass walking cat
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011, 08:07:05 PM »
Your cat is not Brychta but much more traditional. Bychta only started to develop his style in the 20s and follows a clear evolutionary path that broke completely away from this traditional style. So your cat could have been made in Bohemia, Germany or even Italy. I would guess 20s or 30s. Pity that it is lost in time.
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