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Offline Anik R

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Czech sculpture -- what is it? And is it ZBS?
« on: February 08, 2012, 01:11:15 PM »
I love my new sculpture though I haven't a clue what it's supposed to represent... is it a toucan? A penguin? Something else?

It's 16cm tall and weighs 579g.  I am 100% sure it's Czech, but not so sure of the designer or glassworks.  None of my other Zelezny Brod animal sculptures are as flat as this one, and none have a hole which pierces through.

All help and comments warmly welcomed. Thank you.
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Re: Czech sculpture -- what is it? And is it ZBS?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 01:57:20 PM »
Oh Anik,  that is one beautiful piece of glass.....I am green with envy, but so pleased that you have it.

I would say it was a penguin,  but there are others who know so much more about ZBS (the glass that is!) than I do, and I hope they are able to help so that we can all learn from it.........Fabulous!! :mrgreen:
Rosie. :)
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Re: Czech sculpture -- what is it? And is it ZBS?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 02:35:40 PM »
Thank you, Rosie.

I also see a penguin, especially when I look at the first photograph... the penguin is facing left, its head nestled into its shoulders, its wings held slightly back, and it's fat little tummy making folds near its feet. It looks like its trying to keep itself warm.  :)

The amethyst colour is quite ZBS, but I haven't seen this design / style in other ZBS animals.  I have found two penguins, but completely different to my sculpture: 1967/12 CGR and 1991/8 CGR

Maybe someone has seen something more similar to mine?
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Re: Czech sculpture -- what is it? And is it ZBS?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012, 02:50:53 PM »
Hi again Anik, if you go back to Jindrich's 1967/12 CGR  link and go back to page 4, there is on the top RHS a penguin that is so very like yours but with his beak just a little more lifted......do have a look and see if you think it might have been one of that series.
Rosie.  :)
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 04:04:47 PM »
I've taken a look, but I fail to see any similarities...  :-\      But thank you.
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Re: Czech sculpture -- what is it? And is it ZBS?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 06:46:34 PM »
Sorry, can't be of much help - but I have to say: I like it! :)

I think that in some older ZBS thread this aubergine colour (I wouldn't call it amethyst) was identified as a more recent colourway.
But certainly the shape could be a much older design...

I saw a ZBS hedgehog today in the exact same colour with the spines in clear glass -- quite nice but I resisted.

Michael


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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 06:50:09 PM »
Michael!  Where did you see this hedgehog?  was it in an auction  listing or one of your local shops......I am passionate about hedgehogs........please tell.
Rosie.  :)
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Re: Czech sculpture -- what is it? And is it ZBS?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 06:58:31 PM »
Rosie, it was in a local shop. It was the same design as your neodymium one :)
If the prize would have been a bit lower (it was 18,- Euro I think) I would have bought it...

Michael


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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012, 07:17:24 PM »
Perhaps if you have a moment you would email me Rocco......I am interested.
Sorry to  :hj: Anik,  but you know me and critters!! :usd:
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Re: Czech sculpture -- what is it? And is it ZBS?
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2012, 07:22:11 PM »
Aubergine?  I suppose it could be aubergine...  I'm hopeless with colours.  But Michael, I can't believe you passed up the hedgehog!  I paid a little more for my lordy-knows-what-is-it sculpture.  

P.S. Darn Rosie, you've beat me to it. :-\
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