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Quiz time! Whodunit? :o) - ID = Jindra Beranek
« on: August 03, 2013, 04:17:57 PM »
Not an easy one ;D

Fabulous vase I aquired recently, 24 cm (9.5 inches) high; quite massive, weight around 4 kg.
Bubbly inner layer, swirling multicolour decor, thick clear casing.

So -- who dares a guess?

Michael


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Re: Quiz time! Whodunit? :o)
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2013, 05:08:56 PM »
I'll start with a country guess  :) could it be German..?


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Re: Quiz time! Whodunit? :o)
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2013, 05:17:10 PM »
Not German ;)
(But that is what I thought, too, when I spotted it -- reminded me a little of some fabulous Wiedmann pieces).

Next hint: it is signed to the base.

Michael


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Re: Quiz time! Whodunit? :o)
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2013, 05:37:03 PM »
Interesting  :)
It reminds me a little of some Ladislav Oliva designs, however, I suppose then it wouldn't be signed. How about Nuutajarvi Notsjo..? - By the way very nice piece of glass indeed.  :)


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Re: Quiz time! Whodunit? :o)
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2013, 05:44:01 PM »
Thanks, Greg -- yes, really nice piece :)

I can see why you thought of Ladislav Oliva....
No, it is not Finnish either.

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Re: Quiz time! Whodunit? :o)
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2013, 06:12:04 PM »
im going to have a silly guess because i haven't a clue.
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Re: Quiz time! Whodunit? :o)
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2013, 06:16:27 PM »
Nothing silly about it. ;)
It does remind of some Michael Harris' designs, too (the swirling pattern, the metal salts inclusions).

But it is not...

Michael

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Re: Quiz time! Whodunit? :o)
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2013, 06:22:59 PM »
Well Weidmann and Oliva and Harris have been discounted - so I'll have a couple of complete stabs in the dark...

Mike Hunter? (He can do so many fabulous things with glass - this vase would not be an impossible feat for him.).
Allistair Malcolm? (Again, a man full of surprises and incredible talent.)

But you're in Austria, unlikely to have come across either of these contemporary british makers, particularly in the secondary market.  ;)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Quiz time! Whodunit? :o)
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2013, 08:30:20 PM »
We are getting closer (but not country-wise) ;D
Studio glass is the right direction.

Next hint (actually two hints): it has an interesting provenance -- it was once part of the Dittrich glass collection ("Sammlung Dittrich"), major parts of which were auctioned a few years ago.

Michael

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Re: Quiz time! Whodunit? :o)
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2013, 08:34:59 PM »
It looks fabulous...I need a guess, how about.. something obscure from Per Lutken?

John

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