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Sklounion

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« on: April 26, 2006, 05:10:06 PM »
Hi,
Do any of you with specialist knowledge of Art Deco Czech glass know whether Podbira glass was signed, or labelled, either paper or acid etched, or merely carries a Czechoslovakia acid etched mark to the base? Is there a musterbuch, or is this the reason so much seems to be attributed to, rather than conclusively by?
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Marcus


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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2006, 07:44:41 PM »
Probably covered in the Passau museum books, Das Böhmisches Glas 1750-1950. Set of 7 but I think Czech is covered in 2 volumes and you can buy individual volumes.

At least they get mentioned in these books... Rachmann Brothers, close neighbours and friends, seemed to mark nothing. I have seen a glass with a Sudetenland label that was supposed to be by Podbira Bros.
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2006, 09:54:36 PM »
Thanks Frank,
I guess the Sudetenland merely marks the period 1938-1945. Much seems to be attributed to Podbira, but is rarely referenced adequately.
Palda, could be another possibility but also hard to find definite ids for production.
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Marcus


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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2006, 12:44:03 PM »
Marcus
I wish I could help but this is going way above my head !
I'm even struggling to understand the question !

Are we talking about Eduard Podbira ? glass refiner ?

A shocking account of his death as well as that of the Rachmann brothers here :
LINK
page down for Podbira.

For the uninitiated (like me !!) heres an example of a Sudetenland labelled piece attributed to Podbira - # 3857 last image before WMF section
http://www.glaskilian.de/1890-1950/facet.html

Perhaps you should ask Jan Killian and also Elisabeth Michitsch who also seems to deal in this glass to comment. Also Eddy Scheepers & Rayne Haines - long shots but you never know.
Pete


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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2006, 02:28:26 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2006, 05:11:03 PM »
:( How terribly upsetting to read of the savagery all those poor people had to endure.  I just hope the perpetrators suffered equally when their time came ... I don't think I could even bear to own a piece of Podbira now I know how much they must have suffered  :(

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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2006, 05:51:24 PM »
Hi Pip,
I understand how you see this, but, times were difficult, the majority of the Jewish intelligentsia had been removed, leading lights like Zelenka, Schulhoff, and others, exterminated by Nazi occupiers, under Reinhard Heydrich. Lidice, and the massacre of Czech innocents as a reprisal for the military assassination of Heydrich by Czech military personnel flown there from Leamington Spa, was fresh in the memory.
Karel Teige had been in hiding, as the Gestapo wanted to recruit the leading modernist/surrealist to help them execute communists.....

We can have no knowledge, we weren't there to see or experience those times.

Revenge is often described as being sweet, but somehow, I doubt it.

I feel sorry for Podbira, and the Rachmanns.

I feel sorry for the Jews and Roma of Teresin.

War and its aftermath, is usually unable to determine innocent from guilty.

Regards,

Marcus

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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2006, 02:34:12 PM »
Hi,

I omitted earlier to thank Frank for posting the Podbira mark, so Thanks.

Secondly, thank you, Peter, for suggesting Jan Kilian. He agrees that he would also attribute this liqueur service to Podbira.

Regards,

Marcus

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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2009, 05:03:04 AM »
Paper labels:



I happened upon this while searching for something else - here is a Brüder Rachmann paper label (on a vase I purchased on eBay)

 

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