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Author Topic: Is this Czech glass? ID = Chribska  (Read 815 times)

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Offline louisa54

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Is this Czech glass? ID = Chribska
« on: April 06, 2016, 11:36:26 AM »
Hi I'm new to this - so please excuse my ignorance. I have been collecting, inadvertently - in that I just go by the look of what I like - Czech and Scandinavian glass for a few years. Mostly I go for the faceted 60s Czech glass from makers such as Borske Sklo and Scandinavian 70s designs.

The piece I have photographed here does not really  fit in with my collection - bit too 'organic' for my taste. But I am wondering if copies of this particular design are made in China or somewhere as I have seen one or two of them around. Mine is very heavy and has a few tiny bubbles as well as a couple of white specks - ash? (see, I am clueless) which I am thinking is maybe a sign that it is not good quality.

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Re: Is this Czech glass?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 12:48:26 PM »
hello Louisa  -   ............  there's nothing inadvertent about........"I just go by the look of what I like"  -  in fact it's probably one of the best ways to collect  -  at least you always like what you have.

regret this not my area, but there are some very clever people here who I'm sure will know if your glass is from Czechoslovakia or China.             Your piece looks to be similar in colours to some of the hot worked Skrdlovice and Chribska pieces, but I dare say the Chinese may well have copied them so not easy to be positive just looking at the screen.

Specks and small bubbles in glass are referred to variously as seeds or stones, and when these are pale in colour then, apparently, they might originate from a poorly mixed batch, or alternatively sometimes have their origin in the crucible or pot in which the sand was melted.
Dark specks are usually the result of some foreign matter that comes from burnt or charred substances used by the glassworker, and might occur when using wood or paper to shape or cool the glass.


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Re: Is this Czech glass?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 06:22:14 PM »
Hi and welcome!
I don't know about the origins of thie piece either, but it does have a look of having been made using a wet stick, rather than having been blown. I don't know if that helps, hinders or is irrlevant. ;D

Sometimes seeds, stones, frit and bubbles can be an indicator of age - from when before there were ways of getting around these problems, sometimes they're an indicator of having been hand-made, and sometimes it just indicates poor quality.

Clues about glass identification really all have to be considered together before deciding whether or not they are relevant.
It makes life interesting. ;D

This looks like a reasonable bit of glass to me. I don't think it's something churned out in the gazzilions in the far east yesterday.
And if you like it, that is what is important.
Cheers, Sue (M)

"Cherish those that seek the truth;
 Beware of them who find it."
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Re: Is this Czech glass?
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Re: Is this Czech glass?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2016, 09:10:13 AM »
Thank you for your replies - so helpful. Now that I know (!)  I'm collecting Czech glass I'm every keen to learn more about it. In answer to glass obsessed, no it has four fingers. It doesn't look quite as 'stubby' as the Chrisbska - its 12.5 inches tall

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Re: Is this Czech glass?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 02:50:08 PM »
Chribska is a maker not a model, but I think you can safely say yours was made by Chribska - there were lots of variations

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