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Offline Ivo

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« on: January 06, 2005, 12:45:15 PM »
Here is another item with a puzzle attached. The bottom says Sípek - but first of all,  if it is a Borek Sipek design I would expect the accents to be correct.  Instead of the Czech "upside down circonflexe", there is an accent aigüe over the S, and an accent grave over the i.
Secondly, the piece is a geometric funfair of circles, squares and octagonal shapes, which is not something I associate with Sipek designs.
Could this be earlier work for VSL? It weighs several kilos, the diameter is 20cm/ 8"

http://www.xs4all.nl/~abel/question/sipekash.jpg
http://www.xs4all.nl/~abel/question/sipek2.JPG


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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2005, 03:25:25 PM »
Bořek Šípek, is how it should appear. Doesn't he have Studio Šípek, based in Amsterdam?


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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2005, 06:30:10 PM »
Not sure if he still does  - he used to.


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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2005, 06:52:12 PM »
Sorry Ivo, Does appear that it has all moved back to Prague.
Might be worth trying this address for further info: info(AT)studiosipek.com
or, having been based in Holland, and Dutch spoken, the phone number is: 00 420 220 514 487


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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2006, 09:06:53 AM »
Ivo/Marcus, did you progress this at all?
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2006, 09:18:54 AM »
Nope, Boris never answered his email and the piece is still standing around in the studio for someone to trip over it.


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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2006, 12:46:30 PM »
Ivo,
Is this pressed?
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Marcus


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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2006, 12:51:02 PM »
yes very much so.


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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2006, 01:17:06 PM »
Hi Ivo,
Eliminate thoughts that I might be about to say Sklo Union :lol:
This is possibly French and made at Daum Freres for marketing under the Sevres marque.
I can't remember precise dates but he has worked for them in the past, (from his web-site).
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2006, 01:57:21 PM »
That would explain not only the massive crystal object but also the absence of a manufacturer's mark! Good sluithing, and an unexpected twist - very much appreciated.

 



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