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I received this set as a birthday gift and it is truly stunning. Purchased out of an estate I have been unable to to locate anything similar to it.  Done in a combination of a gorgeous light aqua blue with the most delicate controlled bubble pattern, the set is really quite outstanding. 

The decanter body is octagonal, as are the feet on all of the glasses and the clear stopper. The decanter measure 10.5 inches to the top of the body, and 14.5 inches to the top of the stopper. It is 3.5 inches in diameter.  The glasses are 5.5 inches tall, 2.5 inches in diameter at the mouth and 1.75 inches in diameter at the foot.  All bottoms are flat ground and polished, and one glass and the decanter are marked with an acid stamp.

Any info as to line name, age etc would be greatly appreciated.

TIA  Craig
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Re: Gorgeous Ceska Decanter and glasses - Age and any info needed
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 07:29:23 AM »
Very attractive set.

The colours and bubbles do remind of pieces by Milan Metelak for Harrachov; and I vaguely remember seeing a cut piece in that style, too.
I can't help with the Ceska mark; here is a thread with a vase most likely from the 1970s, with a similar mark (otherwise I would have thought that the mark would indicate rather recent Czech Republic production).

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Re: Gorgeous Ceska Decanter and glasses - Age and any info needed
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 08:41:51 AM »
Cesky was one of the leading makers of cut tableware, part of the Bohemia empire.
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Re: Gorgeous Ceska Decanter and glasses - Age and any info needed
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2012, 08:42:02 PM »
Remarkable that the shop remains in that condition, I bet a trip into factory would have been remarkable to!
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Re: Gorgeous Ceska Decanter and glasses - Age and any info needed
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012, 09:27:29 PM »
Here is a >> link to Czech Glass Revue on Jindrich's site, showing some vases by Metekal for Harrachov which look very similar to your decanter.

Is Ceska the same as Cesky Crystal?

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Re: Gorgeous Ceska Decanter and glasses - Age and any info needed
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 09:04:35 AM »
Thoses vases were also in one of the Sypka Czech glass auctions, and the catalogue cited CGR 1967/4, showing your decanter + glasses :)

So Milan Metelak for Harrachov it is, PN 7/3032

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Re: Gorgeous Ceska Decanter and glasses - Age and any info needed
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 09:41:36 AM »
Wow, well spotted, Michael!  :)

But I'm a little confused... why is 'Ceska' on the piece if it's Harrachov?  Who/what was Ceska?
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Re: Gorgeous Ceska Decanter and glasses - Age and any info needed
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2012, 10:01:35 AM »
I don't know about that Ceska mark ???

I would suspect that it is probably some export mark for the American market, and hasn't got much to do with Cesky Crystal (which was -- if I remember correctly -- another name for Chlum u Trebone glassworks).

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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2012, 10:02:22 AM »
But I'm a little confused... why is 'Ceska' on the piece if it's Harrachov?  Who/what was Ceska?

Same here.  Ceske, Ceska, Cesko and Cesky are  different forms of the same word - meaning Czech. But when and why, we'll just have to wait for a Cesko speaker...
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Re: Gorgeous Ceska Decanter and glasses - Age and any info needed
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2012, 02:08:38 PM »
Absolutly correct.

Český is adverb.

He - Český muž (Czech gentleman)
She - Česká žena (Czech woman)
It - České sklo (Czech glass)


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