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Author Topic: Jaroslav Brychta figurine  (Read 986 times)

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Offline Bonsaismurf

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Jaroslav Brychta figurine
« on: September 22, 2014, 08:36:23 AM »
Hi!

I managed to get hold of a Jaroslav Brychta figurine the other week. It came from a woman whos ex's grandparents brought it with them when they fled from Czechoslovakia. I know it's in a 1950's Zelezny Brod catalogue. Anyway, I never thought I would find one but super glad I did! When you handled them they feel completely different from modern figurines, they're really heavy for their size. They must be rare?

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Emil

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Re: Jaroslav Brychta figurine
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 09:46:13 AM »
Hi Emil

wow what a nice thing ! Rare i would say and looks like in perfect condition....which makes it all that more desirable.
Once again a great find.

best norman

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Re: Jaroslav Brychta figurine
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2014, 11:48:13 AM »
What a wonderful find Emil.  I did see two of these on eBay a few months ago,  but sadly missed the bidding.  They were on German eBay and did go for a substantial price.

It is the only time I have seen them on eBay for sale and so you most certainly have a rare and wonderful piece of glass there.  <<sigh>>
Rosie.

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Re: Jaroslav Brychta figurine
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 06:23:59 AM »
Norman: It's in mint condition. I was really suspicious that it would have some repairs or fragments broken off but I can't find any.

Rosie: I've never seen them before either and as a former czech glass collector I've really looked for them.

I bought a second figure as well from the same lady but when it arrived it had a chunk of glass missing so that was a bit of a downer. It's a hula dancer btw.

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Emil

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Re: Jaroslav Brychta figurine
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 09:55:40 PM »
Just remembered I have one of these in the Zoo. With some differences, that might be size related, what size is yours? This one is 106mm high.

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Re: Jaroslav Brychta figurine
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2014, 08:07:44 AM »
Mine is slightly less than 10 cm.

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Emil

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Re: Jaroslav Brychta figurine
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2014, 11:46:56 AM »
In which case the commonality must be the fable figure itself, any ideas? Gretel perhaps.

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Re: Jaroslav Brychta figurine
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2014, 11:53:59 AM »
I'm thinking it's a traditional Czech outfit, like a celebration of traditional values and the common people.

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Emil

 

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