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Offline rocco

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Vladimir Mika vase for Moser
« on: May 18, 2013, 10:56:23 AM »
I am very happy with my new addition to my Czech (non-Skrdlovice) collection:

Vladimir Mika vase for Karlovarske Sklo / Moser from the 1960s, appr. 18 cm high and wide, weight around 3 kg; beautiful colourway.
Remains of the Moser label still attached.
Bought today at the Naschmarkt fleamarket...

These seem to be not so easy to find, and usually sellers ask incredible sums for them :o (or try to sell them as Flavio Poli designs)

Michael

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Re: Vladimir Mika vase for Moser
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2013, 02:33:17 PM »
Stunning!
How is the effect in the centre achieved.... I can't work it out!
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Re: Vladimir Mika vase for Moser
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2013, 03:10:06 PM »
Thank you, Sue.
Difficult to describe - the interior sides are "connected" in the middle, leaving just a narrow U-shaped well...
Cannot be felt at the outside, which is totally flat.
Not so easy to achieve now that I come to think of it. ;)

Michael

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Re: Vladimir Mika vase for Moser
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2013, 03:35:16 PM »
No, not easy to achieve - and now I understand it, thanks.

I'm even more impressed than I thought I was!  ;D
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Re: Vladimir Mika vase for Moser
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2013, 07:16:04 PM »
Nice vase Michael. A modern classic really. As you probably know, there is a good article on Mika on J's website. He was managing director of Mstisov I think. He was there when the Romana and Rhapsody designs were being made and there is a painting of his showing these patterns being blown, shaped etc... He is a bit unfairly overlooked possibly. He is still alive too, as far as I know. I think there is an old thread on GMB where the jardiniere-bowl version of this piece is discussed with mixed opinions re. attribution, when knowledge of these designers was not what it is now. It would be interesting to see if Moser accept this as a design of theirs..... "Karlovarkse Sklo" output being accepted as "Moser" today seems slightly unpredictable.......

either way, a really striking piece,

Robert


 

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Re: Vladimir Mika vase for Moser
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2013, 07:45:30 PM »
Thank you, Robert!
I did search for Vladimir Mika on the board before I posted, but only found the one thread about the multicolor striped vase with your link to the Czech article you mentioned, nothing from this range...

In CGR I saw that the vase is one time referred to as designed by Mika, and another time the jardiniere as designed by Oldrich Lipa (which is a mistake I guess).

This is my second Karlovarske piece with a Moser label, so I have no problem with calling these Moser production ;D

Michael

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Re: Vladimir Mika vase for Moser
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2013, 09:54:57 AM »
Absolutely beautiful, Michael.  Super, super, super find!
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Re: Vladimir Mika vase for Moser
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2013, 09:59:58 AM »
Thank you, Anik! :-*

Michael

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Re: Vladimir Mika vase for Moser
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2013, 01:53:25 AM »
Gorgeous piece , Michael, the best Mika piece I've seen. 

Would Moser accept it as their production? Yes and no. They accepted my Mika was made there. Then about 18 months later flatly denied that a similar piece was made there. I had encouraged the owner to send the request to convince him it was Karlovarske Sklo.  Not a successful ploy. He was also told that a genuine Moser piece is always marked Moser on the bottom.

Fabulous find.

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Re: Vladimir Mika vase for Moser
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2013, 07:33:42 AM »
Wow - you keep finding great stuff there on the Naschmarkt.  :o
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