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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Austria => Topic started by: Nemmie on June 19, 2010, 08:33:01 AM

Title: Czech piece? Looks 50s but contains Uranium. - ID = Jaroslav Beránek, Skrdlovice
Post by: Nemmie on June 19, 2010, 08:33:01 AM
I bought this piece from a boot fair early in my glass collecting and it is one of my favourite pieces. It has a lot of wear on the bottom but the style looks to me like 50s or 60s glass but the green twists glow brightly under a UV light which confused me completely. I have included links to Photobucket so you can see it more clearly. If someone could clear up this little mystery for me I would be eternally grateful :).

http://s729.photobucket.com/albums/ww293/GrooveVandal/Glass/



Title: Re: Possible Czech piece? Looks 50s but contains Uranium. ID if possible please.
Post by: bOBA on June 19, 2010, 12:23:08 PM
Lovely 1950's Skrdlovice bowl, possible ashtray if there is a slight dip at each end, fairly sure it is a Jaroslav Beranek design,

Robert (bOBA)
Title: Re: Possible Czech piece? Looks 50s but contains Uranium. ID if possible please.
Post by: Jindra8526 on June 19, 2010, 03:38:42 PM
Boba is true as ususaly. Jaroslav Beránek, Skrdlovice 1955, from set later named for commercial purposes "Andromeda".
See Glasrevue 1966/4

Jindrich
www.webareal.cz/ceskoslovenskesklo
Title: Re: Possible Czech piece? Looks 50s but contains Uranium. ID if possible please.
Post by: Nemmie on June 19, 2010, 03:45:51 PM
Fantastic news, thanks guys.

I didn't know that uranium oxide was still in use in the 1950s but I am learning new things every day. It is quite large for an ashtray but yes it does have a dip at either end but it would certainly hold a lot of ash as it is four inches deep and seven inches wide.

Anyway great to have an i.d now I love it even more! :)