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Author Topic: Heavy rectangular vase/jardinière - ID please?  (Read 779 times)

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Offline Chris Harrison

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Heavy rectangular vase/jardinière - ID please?
« on: October 05, 2006, 04:06:41 PM »
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3537
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3538
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This vase is lead crystal (VERY heavy) and has a sharp (wheel-cut?) criss-cross pattern on front and back.  Sides are clear and unpatterned.

Both rim and base are flat ground, and the base additionally has a large, oval, ground-out punty mark.

Max dimensions: 198 mm W,  112 mm H, 60 mm deep.

I can't find any info about this vase, and it's obviously top quality.
Grateful for any help.

Thanks
Chris

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Sklounion

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Heavy rectangular vase/jardinière - ID please?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2006, 05:42:23 PM »
Hi Chris,
Designed by Václav Žahour, for Bohemia Glassworks, Podebrady, 1962. If not signed, he did not cut this personally. Pattern is TS842, but I don't have the item number.
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Marcus

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Heavy rectangular vase/jardinière - ID please?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2006, 01:34:02 PM »
Terrific, Marcus!  Thanks very much, both for this and your response on the 5 vases.  

This is a lovely piece, and it's great to know that it can be identified.
I've checked minutely, but can find no trace of a signature :-(  

Some of the pattern is very sharp, whereas other areas have more rounded detail.  Could it be a mixture of a moulded pattern touched up by cutting/engraving?  Was that a common practice, do you know?

I can't for the life of me work out why there is a ground-out centre to the base.  The top rim is ground flat, thus there ought to have been no need to apply a punty rod to finish it in the glory-hole.

Respect! :-)
Chris

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Heavy rectangular vase/jardinière - ID please?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2006, 02:09:22 PM »
Hi Chris,
This is more than probably a press-moulded blank, fire-polished before cutting. A very familiar form from Bohemia Glassworks, and many interesting and innovative new patterns of cutting were developed by the designers there.
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Marcus

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