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Author Topic: pedestal base for Libochovice designs 2178/79  (Read 429 times)

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Offline Paul S.

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pedestal base for Libochovice designs 2178/79
« on: May 24, 2016, 03:24:29 PM »
this arrangement of ovals and lopsided diamonds, plus the cog-wheel decoration is a fairly common feature on some pressed pieces from this Czech. factory.              You'd assume simply a vase but it seems to have been destined for a versatile life, and apart from a vase it was also a pedestal support for large bowl, and its third use is shown by the word CELERY on the  base  -  maybe trying to avoid purchase tax  -  believe there was a similar reason for using the word CELERY by some U.K. makers in the 1940 - 50 period.            Can't imagine that this would accommodate too many sticks of celery though.
You have to remember that when this is accompanied by the bowl, the cog-wheel base will be at the top, and in the catalogue picture presumably it's hidden by the base of the bowl - you certainly can't see the cog-wheel.

Height of this part is about 6" (c. 155 mm).

If anyone has the time, would appreciate confirmation please that this is indeed the lower portion of a two piece design showing on page 32 of the Sklo Union CD catalogue 'Libochovice Glass Export before 1958' - items Nos. 2178/79 (top right corner)  -  I couldn't see this on Pamela's  glasspavillon site.                 

Assuming the attribution is correct, then grateful if the Mods. will move to the correct part of the Board - thanks. :)
         

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Re: pedestal base for Libochovice designs 2178/79
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2016, 10:53:11 PM »
Yes that's the right ID, Paul. I have one of these stowed away in a box somewhere which I promised to Pamela ages ago and which I've not managed to run to earth since. I know it is here somewhere but just where is anyone's guess! Once we finally get everything sorted out I will be able to bring the boxes out of storage and unpack them all and see what there is. (And then panic about where I'm going to put it all!!!) :)

Incidentally, mine does not have the CELERY mark.

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Re: pedestal base for Libochovice designs 2178/79
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2016, 08:06:05 AM »
Anne - you've been saying this for years ;D                  many thanks for taking the time to reply and confirm my thoughts.

I doubt that I'd keep this even if I had the bowl  -  such pieces take up too much room.                For a while I was collecting celeries, but interest waned a little and I stopped.                Pamela would be welcome to this one, assuming she is still without an example.

This took me some time to run down, although I assumed the pattern had to Libochovice, and it was the upside down position and hidden cog-wheel that made identification less than easy.

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Re: pedestal base for Libochovice designs 2178/79
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2016, 02:36:51 PM »
That's cos I've been facing the chaos for years, Paul!  ;D

The set comes in two sizes and I can't recall the dimensions of mine (it's on the board somewhere I think), so Pamela may want both if they are different sizes!  8)

 

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