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Author Topic: Bohemia or Other - ID = Chribska  (Read 3564 times)

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Offline ginfor

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Bohemia or Other - ID = Chribska
« on: April 25, 2006, 01:00:58 AM »
I've been researching this vase, and so far, circa 1970 or so Bohemia seems most likely. I've determined that Bohemia is currently using similar color combinations but nothing quite like this form.  However, that doesn't actually eliminate other possibilities. I keep feeling like I saw it in a book, but that's lead nowhere.

The bottom is flat and polished.  It was at an estate sale with a lot of pressed glass from the 50's-70's, and it was much too dirty to be brand new.


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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2006, 01:33:02 AM »
Chribska of Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic) have been making this style of vase for many years certainly pre-70s. Marcus can maybe be more precise.

We see quite a lot of them here in UK. For more examples and info use the search facility (above) and try both Chribska and Chrbska as it's sometimes spelled wrongly (usually by me). They are almost never  propperly identified on Ebay.

I can believe yours is 70s vintage or even before. Those with more colors would seem to be more recent. Sometimes the colors are deeply embedded in crystal so that only "lights" of these colors appear.

Larger, heavier, more individually made versions were also made at Skrdlovice, part of the Sklo Union group. I have only seen one labelled so far, which was in a single color. Terry has at least one which we strongly suspect is Skrdlovice in several colors.

As you know, Moser also made some in a similar style, somewhat smaller in the 1930's, usually, I belive only in single colors. Moser colors are well known. I have the yellow one ID'd by Gary Baldwin, author of Moser Artistic Glass.

The Moser and Skrdlovice would be individually hot worked at the furnace. I don't klnow if this is the case with the Chribska ones or not.


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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2006, 05:22:57 AM »
Larger, heavier, more individually made versions were also made at Skrdlovice, part of the Sklo Union group.

Inaccurate. Skrdlovice was never part of Sklo Union, which was formed to bring most of Czechoslovakian pressed glass production under one organisation. Skrdlovice was a part of ULUV, Prague, formerly Beranek, concentrating on unikat, limited edition and small series work, and most of Emmanuel Beranek's family worked and still do work there.
You identified Chribska as a likely candidate, but Skrdlovice is much less likely.
Chribska pieces are hot worked.

ULUV = Ustredi Lidove Umelecke Vyroby, (Centre of Folk Art Production)but the initials seen on Skrdlovice labels from the 1950's through to 1991, are UUR (Ustredi Umeleckych Remesel) (Centre of Arts and Crafts)



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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2006, 09:18:26 AM »
Hi Forrest
I thought I'd look to see how your auctions went ...

on this one
That would be just after the Czech crystal companies joined to form Bohemia Glass
For more accurate info on this please see this recent posting
Marcus said
Please can I make it clear that the label is not specific to any one glass-works, but a AOC label(Appelation d'Origine Controlee) issued by Skloexport/Glassexport to show that the glass was made in Bohemia, and also glass type.,5238.0.html

I would love to know which English company someone thinks this comes from !

Perhaps I did not make it clear that the style and colors for your item are a very good fit for Chribska.  IMHO 1970's is around the right time frame for it and the size and weight fits too. Chribska made very weighty items of up to 12" and possibly more. Did you take time to compare with other Chribska pieces ?

On Ebay they are often ID'd as Murano or Chalet,  only occasionally as Czech but there are some recent production items (post '92 Velvet Divorce) correctly identified, with labels, listed also.

Chribska is the oldest continuously operating glassworks in Europe. Records go back to 1414.

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Re: Bohemia or Other
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2008, 12:06:30 PM »
The important guidance would be the depth - if about 27 cm than it is definitely Chřibsk√°, pattern 363/1/27.

Just a little fix: Chřibsk√° WAS the oldest factory in Europe. Now closed.


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