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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Austria => Topic started by: selina on September 16, 2006, 07:20:07 AM

Title: Pair of glass candle holders..Alpine? - ID = Rosice 485/80
Post by: selina on September 16, 2006, 07:20:07 AM
Hi All,

Wonder if anyone can identify these candle holders. They have no markings on them except for the sticker Alpine. They are very heavy, measuring 8cm in height, 6cm across.  Gorgeous aqua colour, better than the pics.

pic of holders
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3318

closeup of sticker
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3317

Thanks,
Selina
Title: Pair of glass candle holders..Alpine? retro Help identifying
Post by: paradisetrader on September 16, 2006, 01:20:34 PM
Sklo Union, Czechoslovakia
Rudolfova Hut Glassworks.
Designed by Rudolf Jurnikl
Title: Pair of glass candle holders..Alpine? retro Help identifying
Post by: Sklounion on September 16, 2006, 09:20:26 PM
Hi,
Definitely Sklo Union. Jan Schmid, for zavod Rosice or Libochovice.
Neither Zejmon nor Jurnikl. Late 1960's.
Alpine is an importer's label.
Regards,
Le Casson
Title: Pair of glass candle holders..Alpine? retro Help identifying
Post by: selina on September 17, 2006, 02:01:08 PM
Thank you both for your help. Is there anywhere on the net you can recommend that I can look at some examples?

Selina
Title: Pair of glass candle holders..Alpine? retro Help identifying
Post by: glassaddict on September 17, 2006, 03:30:28 PM
Try here

http://sklounion.com/SkloUnion/Sklo1.html
Hil.
Title: Pair of glass candle holders..Alpine? retro Help identifying
Post by: Frank on September 17, 2006, 05:31:35 PM
Marcus (Le Casson)  if you add your URL to your profile signature folks will know where to go..., helps your Google ratings too
Title: Pair of glass candle holders..Alpine? retro Help identifying
Post by: Sklounion on September 17, 2006, 09:47:44 PM
Thanks, Frank.
Selina, enjoy your pressed candle-holders, wonderful items, and pretty under-rated at the moment.
Regards,
Marcus
Title: Re: Pair of glass candle holders..Alpine? retro Help identifying
Post by: Anik R on September 17, 2011, 09:18:55 AM
Just a bit of tidying up...  :)

The candleholders are Rosice 485/80, designed by Jiri Brabec in 1968.
See  this link  (https://picasaweb.google.com/Jindra8526/JiriBrabecPressedGlass?authkey=Gv1sRgCI6mrrqmjeHwngE#5524565908161966258) for photographs of Jiri Brabec's designs (kindly provided by Jindrich), as well as, the Brabec Sklo Union catalogue  here  (https://picasaweb.google.com/Jindra8526/JiriBrabec?authkey=Gv1sRgCPnHq8T2-fWy6QE#).