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Offline Anik R

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Re: Skrdlovice collectors thread, part II
« Reply #410 on: May 31, 2014, 07:29:58 PM »
Ooooo now things start to get exciting. "Rejected pattern submissions" for my Jezeks (which I'm really pleased to hear... makes them extra special) and a mysterious unikat piece for Michael.  ;D

I started going back into the thread, trying to pinpoint which piece it could be.  Then it dawned on me that it would be much simpler to look into Michael's album here.

I've narrowed it down to 4, but will keep my lip zipped for the time being.  I need to look into the pattern books.
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Re: Skrdlovice collectors thread, part II
« Reply #411 on: June 01, 2014, 06:25:21 AM »
Now this is exciting :o
I cannot think of a piece in my collection being a Unikat piece - but I would love to be proved wrong ;D

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Re: Skrdlovice collectors thread, part II
« Reply #412 on: June 01, 2014, 10:11:09 AM »
Michael, you do have a unikat piece!  I checked and there is a big "U" in the right hand column of the pattern books.  How did we miss that?
 
And to think some idiot scratched his own name into the base...  :o
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Re: Skrdlovice collectors thread, part II
« Reply #413 on: June 01, 2014, 10:46:01 AM »
Thank you very much, Anik!

Well, I have to admit that the Svoboda plate wasn't on my shortlist ;D
I had thought these were scarce, but production pieces.

So probably the engraved name is the one of the original buyer? 1974 would fit perfectly...
I guess it was an expensive purchase in its days.

And what does the "U" exactly mean? I guess not that only one was made (there is another one -- in colourless glass -- in the 1974 Glassexport catalogue)

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Re: Skrdlovice collectors thread, part II
« Reply #414 on: June 01, 2014, 12:50:14 PM »
Hi Michal, unikat is slightly variable, but can mean five or less, almost always less than 10, but this can be changed afterwards. I think that the Art Czechoslvoakia pieces in the Svoboda era catalogues are approximately fifty or so. For specific patterns it is still possble to ask Mr Svoboda in his factory, he does remember a lot. I would presume, that for most Skrdlovice, unikat means less than 10. Unikat is the rarest designation and should really be appreciated for great rarity. I would guess less than 10 for this Svoboda plate.


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Re: Skrdlovice collectors thread, part II
« Reply #415 on: June 01, 2014, 04:07:07 PM »
Thank you Robert, I am overwhelmed by the info you kindly gave.
And I had thought that the appr. 100 piece run would make the Jelinek bowl by far my rarest Skrdlovice piece...

I have looked through the pattern books so many times, but that particular "U" has totally escaped my attention.
Always thought that I would never find a real unikat piece for my collection -- and it's already there ;D

Michael 


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Re: Skrdlovice collectors thread, part II
« Reply #416 on: June 02, 2014, 07:42:03 PM »
Wow, great news, Michael!  But I am a little upset that we missed the 'U' in the pattern books... not that it makes the piece any more attractive than it already is, but because an enthusiast (like myself) didn't notice earlier.

By the way, I hope you haven't been using the piece to cut cake on... :/
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Re: Skrdlovice collectors thread, part II
« Reply #417 on: June 07, 2014, 12:53:01 PM »
No fear, Anik -- it would be impossible to cut anything on it ;D

The plate was always treated as something very special -- it is the only piece of my collection which is displayed on its own, on my 1960s Mario Bellini "Amanta" white plastic coffee table.
And looks gorgeous there...

Michael


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Re: Skrdlovice collectors thread, part II
« Reply #418 on: June 24, 2014, 07:19:56 PM »
My newest 'baby'... A Vizner 7213 -- and so much lovelier in real life than I was expecting.  It's 14cm tall, 10cm wide and 2189g. 

I'm a happy collector.  ;D
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Re: Skrdlovice collectors thread, part II
« Reply #419 on: June 25, 2014, 07:12:37 AM »
Fabulous piece, Anik! And I like the fact that it is all green (I am, too ;D)

Michael

 

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