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Offline rocco

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Miluse Roubickova vase, 1960
« on: September 21, 2013, 10:07:07 AM »
Finally got hold of one of these lovely spiky Roubickova vases, shown at the Triennale Milano 1960.
Featured widely in CGR in the early 1960s, and also included in the Raban book >> Link.

To me quite an important addition to my Czech glass collection :)
And not that easy to find...

Michael


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Re: Miluse Roubickova vase, 1960
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2013, 03:11:50 PM »
Well done and a stunning piece to have...the Americans will eat that one alive!!

all the best
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Re: Miluse Roubickova vase, 1960
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2013, 03:18:10 PM »
Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo fantastic piece, Michael! And just went I thought your Czech glass collection couldn't possibly get any better.

How I would love to run my hands over it (over and over and over again). 

How tall is it, please?

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Re: Miluse Roubickova vase, 1960
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2013, 03:47:04 PM »
Thank you Anik and Norman :D

Out of sheer excitement I forgot the dimensions, sorry; it is 29 cm tall.

Michael


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Re: Miluse Roubickova vase, 1960
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2013, 04:16:06 PM »
Lovely piece Michael. Museum quality is always nice to see and is rare to find. This must be one of the top twenty most recognisable/important pieces of postwar Czech glass art.


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Re: Miluse Roubickova vase, 1960
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2013, 08:14:22 PM »
Another wow-piece - well done!  :D
I wonder - is it really mouth-blown? Is it possible to achieve such a sharp-edged / defined surface with
diamond pattern just with your lung?  ???
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Re: Miluse Roubickova vase, 1960
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2013, 10:41:39 AM »
Thank you Robert and Dirk! :)

It is mould blown (there are 4 seams visible towards the base), and then the rim section hot-worked.
Don't really know if "mouth-blown" is right or not... Wouldn't that apply to any glass which is not pressed?

Michael


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Re: Miluse Roubickova vase, 1960
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2013, 11:10:09 AM »
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Don't really know if "mouth-blown" is right or not... Wouldn't that apply to any glass which is not pressed?

No, there is machine blown (think bottle factory). Shapes that are narrower at the top than the bottom (without hand modification) cannot be pressed because pressing requires a plunger and you could not get it out. It might be possible that this was machine blown and then hand finished


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Re: Miluse Roubickova vase, 1960
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2013, 07:36:29 PM »
Thatīs what I thought about this piece. Thanks, Christine.  :)  :-*
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