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Author Topic: Help with mystery vase: Very odd pulegoso vase, signed to the base  (Read 506 times)

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Offline Anik R

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Re: Help with mystery vase: Very odd pulegoso vase, signed to the base
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2018, 05:06:26 AM »
Hi M,

Early Beranek pulegoso pieces from the 1940s normally have a coin-shaped indent in the base.

Robert (bOBA) suggested in a Facebook group that I look into the Austrian Beranek (Jindrich Beranek).  I think style-wise, that would make perfect sense.  Also, the stylised 'B' might actually be a "JB".

I appreciate the comments and help,
Anik  :)

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Re: Help with mystery vase: Very odd pulegoso vase, signed to the base
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2018, 07:59:15 AM »
Ooh that's good to know.  I thought of him but didn't like to say any more after my flat base/pontil mark error :)

At least a few months away from glass hasn't dulled my memory completely  ;D

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Re: Help with mystery vase: Very odd pulegoso vase, signed to the base
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2018, 10:37:17 AM »
It's a really interesting piece, from an interesting time period. One we need to track down and find out about.
Thanks for showing and asking about it, Anik. :)
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Re: Help with mystery vase: Very odd pulegoso vase, signed to the base
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2018, 07:44:34 AM »
Very nice piece, Anik!
Regarding the Jindra Beranek question: I would think rather not.
Every piece I have seen by him so far (and that were many dozens) had a wide circular pontil mark, never a flat base. And though I have seen a few unsigned ones, I never encountered one with monogram mark, all were signed (J.) Beranek.

Sorry, can't help you further.

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Re: Help with mystery vase: Very odd pulegoso vase, signed to the base
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2018, 05:57:16 PM »
Sure Michael...  go ahead and crush all my dreams.  It's OK.   :-\

Of course, I'm just teasing you.  ;D   

I really appreciate your input, Michael!  I didn't know that about the Austrian pieces, so I think I can cross the Austrian Beranek off my list. 

My mystery piece remains a mystery for the time being. 

Anik x


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Re: Help with mystery vase: Very odd pulegoso vase, signed to the base
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2018, 06:43:58 PM »
We are all agreed that it is something good, whatever it is. :)
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Re: Help with mystery vase: Very odd pulegoso vase, signed to the base
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2018, 06:52:59 PM »
Ah, Sue my sweets, now I'm feeling good again. ;D

Anik x

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Re: Help with mystery vase: Very odd pulegoso vase, signed to the base
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2018, 09:41:23 PM »
The B of the signature is odd.  It's almost as though it is a JB or an LB joined together.  The start 'stalk' of the B is wrong if it were to be a single letter B only, it's too tall.  And it doesn't look like a mistake to me even though the 1970 and the letters are slightly naive/not sophisticated looking.  So I wonder if it was an I B or a JB but just not J Beranek ?

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Re: Help with mystery vase: Very odd pulegoso vase, signed to the base
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2018, 08:17:56 PM »
Hi m...   I think a JB is quite possible (though not J Beranek). The search continues  :)

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Re: Help with mystery vase: Very odd pulegoso vase, signed to the base
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2018, 09:12:22 PM »
Right - I'm just adding this thought.  Most likely a complete red herring and I cannot find anything that might remotely make a link to the style of your sculpture apart from the initials.
But, for the initials Jaroslava Brychtová came to mind.  For the style, nothing I can find.  However, this is 1970 so maybe, just maybe, it was an experimental piece perhaps?
Then I found this book with her signature in it
https://www.abebooks.co.uk/signed-first-edition/Light-Sculpture-Stanislav-Libensky-Jaroslava-Brychtova/3026792799/bd#&gid=1&pid=2

and this is the signature page signed by her
https://pictures.abebooks.com/ORPHEUS/3026792799_2.jpg
and that J and the kind of wobbly type B well maybe not the B so much, but the J reminded me, so meant I  had to say something ... just in case iykwim?  Anyway, probably a complete red herring as I said, particularly given the style of the glass.

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