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Offline chuggy

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Merletto, another Harrtil?????
« on: May 09, 2006, 06:06:41 PM »
I'm only posting this because all of the Bavarian Harrtil examples I've seen, which are not a lot have been devoid of colour and the bowl shown below does have a very Italian looking feel to it and is also thicker than the Harrtil pieces I've had before, so opinions please.

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2006, 07:19:02 PM »
Hi Paul

Your bowl is Harrtil made at Harrachov by one of a number of designers, Marcus suggests these Harrtil items would also have been made at other factories – still Czech and Harrtil.

I posted one bowl of my own in same shape / colour as yours and a green streaked example in the following thread where Marcus gives some good answers

I want to collect the series of streaked colours in the bowl form we both have - I wonder how many colours there are?

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2006, 07:26:14 PM »
I love the quality of these pieces and this one was incorrectly listed under Murano and I managed to pick it up quite cheaply. When you think what the Seguso merletto pieces make these are still remarkably good value.
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2006, 07:37:46 PM »
As Czech glass gets more collectable items like these bowls will prove to be a good investment.

Glad you got it cheaply as with the right attributions they can sell for up to £30+ on eBay.

Think of the work to get that intricate internal netting effect, then the coloured streaks, which do seem rarer as most Harrtil I see is clear glass

This was cutting edge in the 1950s. The Studio Year Book for 1956 shows a Harrtil vase saying it was designed by Milos Pulpitel, the vases and technique probably warranted an article in one of the magazines of that year.

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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2006, 07:44:03 PM »
I sold a clear vase a couple of months ago and it made over £70 which was fine as it was a duplicate, but I'm just picking up the odd bit when I see it as something for the future.
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Merletto, another Harrtil?????
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2006, 09:25:56 PM »
Hi, Paul,
size please, as I have a pattern number moment coming on..... :lol:
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Marcus

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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2006, 09:41:13 PM »
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Think of the work to get that intricate internal netting effect, then the coloured streaks, which do seem rarer as most Harrtil I see is clear glass


Adam,

The fibres in Harrtil are woven glass -fibre, rather than individually created works. Heat, pulling, teasing apart of individual pieces of glass, gives a multitude of possibilities, which the five designers I told you about, envisaged, as a source of massive potential for innovative design. I recently saw, (last couple of days) a piece described as Harrtil, which was not, too regimented, none of the fibre patterns I recognise as Czech, and therefore merletto....
no additional colours...

Be  aware though, that not all Czech Harrtil has a flint background. I have a stunning large exemplar, in an orange/rose. I suspect Smrckova for Chribska, but despite repeated enquiries in three languages, over two years, never once have I had a response, or confirmation.

Lovely items, a joy to visualise how they were made, and whatever, they will be worth, should be collected for beauty's sake rather than value.

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Marcus

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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2006, 09:59:32 PM »
Thanks Marcus

As always an inspiration, the glass fibre fuses in such an amazing way it feels so intrinsic to the glass object

Your coloured glass (non flint) Harrtil sounds fantastic, maybe it will be up for viewing on your website in the near future.

You are especially right about appreciating the beauty of many post war Czech items. I do think it is a compliment in a way when they stand side by side price wise with their contemporaries - it is about time.

Adam P


btw Marcus - could this be Czech?





Polished flat base - feels totally hand blown with applied tears - gradiates upwards to a lovely green - 8.5" high and nearly 2k in weight
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