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Author Topic: CMS Krasno (S. Reich) bubbly floral bowl  (Read 1166 times)

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Offline rocco

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CMS Krasno (S. Reich) bubbly floral bowl
« on: March 23, 2014, 01:58:35 PM »
I love these 1940s hotworked pieces made at Českomoravské sklárny (CMS, former S. Reich & Co), sort of precedessors of early Skrdlovice. :)
No wonder, several Skrdovice designers had worked there...

Quite a complex piece with flowers suspended in bubbly glass. Diameter 24 cm.
Marked to the base with a deeply etched mark, "R" and "Krasno".

My bowl can also be seen in the CMS 1945/6 catalogue Jindrich kindly made available on his site: >> Link

I found this very interesting article online >> Link, with lots of information on CMS 1930s/40s production.
Three designers for this range of hotworked pieces with flowers are mentioned: Frantisek Zemek, Milena Veliskova and Ludvika Smrckova.
I guess I will not get closer than that...

Michael


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Re: CMS Krasno (S. Reich) bubbly floral bowl
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2014, 05:25:45 PM »
Wow, Michael, fantastic bowl!  Love the red polka-dots in it.  And great that you found a reference for it in the CMS catalogue.

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Re: CMS Krasno (S. Reich) bubbly floral bowl
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2014, 06:42:52 PM »
Thank you Anik!
I was actually looking out for pieces from that CMS catalogue ;D
They don't seem to crop up that often, so I am extremely pleased.

Michael

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Re: CMS Krasno (S. Reich) bubbly floral bowl
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2014, 07:13:09 PM »
Interesting addition Michael.  :) - I would never have guessed the age in a million years, certainly has a very contemporary feel about it.

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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2014, 07:52:58 PM »
Thanks, Greg!
Yes, quite a unique and unusual style, I don't recall having seen anything similarish from other 1930s/40s glass makers.

Emanuel Beranek and Milena Veliskova designed several pieces in this vein for Skrdlovice in the late 1940s.
Here are two from my collection...

Michael

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Re: CMS Krasno (S. Reich) bubbly floral bowl
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2014, 10:45:07 AM »
Very nice examples Michael, particularly like the Beranek snail bowl. Vienna, certainly seems the place for Skrdlovice.  :)

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Re: CMS Krasno (S. Reich) bubbly floral bowl
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2014, 11:25:27 AM »
That's very gorgeous and thanks for the link :)

You have a great eye Michael - I find it so hard to imagine what a piece would look like from a black and white photo, so would have a hard time spotting a piece and knowing what it was.

I also love the snail bowl.  Very stylish.
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2014, 04:49:22 PM »
Another adorable piece, Michael... love it!  :)
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2014, 05:16:26 PM »
Thanks folks ;)

Michael

 

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