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Offline neil53

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Whose hedgehog is this?
« on: December 11, 2012, 11:04:34 AM »
Not a phrase that I ever thought I would use.

I picked up this beast of a paperweight at an auction recently and am having difficulty in identifying the artist.  It is signed "M Jankin" or "M Jankiv" (see the picture of the signature), I can't tell which.

Any pointers as to where I should look would be appreciated.

Neil


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Re: Whose hedgehog is this?
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Re: Whose hedgehog is this?
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 11:49:39 AM »
Thanks Christine, I hadn't realised that your knowledge extended to the paperweights as well.  Much appreciated!

Neil


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Re: Whose hedgehog is this?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 12:34:23 PM »
Only a bit and the purists would argue that he was not a paperweight. I do read everything on the board though and some of it sticks


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Re: Whose hedgehog is this?
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 02:22:41 PM »
Christine is absolutely spot on there Neil53.

I have one in Neodymium , and surprisingly, another with a Bleikristall label which I think is genuine enough in your colourway. 
But the M. Janku is Zelezney Brod.

Here are some pictures of each.  The Bleikristall has no signature,  just a label,  but is so like the ZBS one, I wonder if
M. Janku  worked there for a while??

You may point it in my direction if you ever want to sell it Neil53.....one can't have too many hedgehogs!! :)
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Re: Whose hedgehog is this?
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 03:14:46 PM »
Neubert Bleikristall is German though. A quick Google doesn't reveal anything about the company, so perhaps a retailer or wholesaler

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Re: Whose hedgehog is this?
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012, 09:24:41 PM »
That hadn't even occurred to me Christine... do you think that means my Hedgehog might be a ZBS piece then?
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Re: Whose hedgehog is this?
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2012, 07:29:14 AM »
Depends how identical they are. Can't tell from photos

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Re: Whose hedgehog is this?
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2012, 10:16:39 AM »
Hi Christine, apart from mine having no signature,  I would say they were close enough as hand made pieces can be.... I will be posting pictures of my Janku collection soon,  but not sure I can include this one yet....I will try to get some better pictures....who knows Neil53,  we may have twins!  :)
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Re: Whose hedgehog is this?
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2012, 08:29:34 PM »
Rosie, I think both are 100% Miloslav Janku for ZBS.  Not all his pieces were signed (I've got 7 of his fish and a seal, and not one bears his name).  I'd say the label is an importer's label, as Christine suggested.

All three hedgehogs are lovely.
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