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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Austria => Topic started by: glassobsessed on February 25, 2009, 01:59:19 PM

Title: vase with four coloured stripes, Czech? = ID = Frantisek Zemek
Post by: glassobsessed on February 25, 2009, 01:59:19 PM
Hi all,
found this vase on the weekend, I think I have seen similar items attributed as made in Czechoslovakia but I can no longer remember where or retrace my surfing steps to find out. The vase stands 23cm tall and has four applied coloured 'stripes' (rose, blue, green and amber), the base is polished and flat.
If any one can help with info on it's origins I would be very grateful.
John.
Title: Re: vase with four coloured stripes, Czech?
Post by: Ivo on February 25, 2009, 02:56:32 PM
looks like Frantisek Zemek pieces made by Mstisov glassworks circa 1960.
Title: Re: vase with four coloured stripes, Czech?
Post by: glassobsessed on February 25, 2009, 03:45:25 PM
Thank you Ivo, just googled your info and that is definitely the sort of style I was thinking of, excellent! Looks like a new area of interest has just emerged for me (whoops, yet more glass to find and display).
John.
Title: Re: vase with four coloured stripes, Czech?
Post by: glassobsessed on March 27, 2009, 09:11:51 AM
I have a little time on my hands today and hence this post (showing off really). I have added another Frantisek Zemek vase to my horde from a local antiques centre. They are fantastic designs, I love the bulbous nature of the second vase....
Title: Re: vase with four coloured stripes, Czech?
Post by: Ivo on March 27, 2009, 09:41:08 AM
Two pieces - that's a collection!
Title: Re: vase with four coloured stripes, Czech?
Post by: Chris Harrison on March 27, 2009, 01:21:39 PM
From a range called Rhapsody.  There are all kinds of shapes and sizes.

Title: Re: vase with four coloured stripes, Czech?
Post by: glassobsessed on March 27, 2009, 06:03:41 PM
Ooh a bowl, I am green with envy. About a year ago I foolishly gave my sister a long thin bowl (possibly ashtray) in this design. She tricked me in a most hideous way by saying she liked it.

Will snap a photo of it on the weekend.

Must resist thinking about liberating it.
Title: Re: vase with four coloured stripes, Czech?
Post by: glassobsessed on March 29, 2009, 02:36:22 PM
Here are some photos of the ashtray (it has cigarette rests), though very similar in style with four colours I am not 100% convinced they are contemporary with each other.
Title: Re: vase with four coloured stripes, Czech?
Post by: Jindra8526 on March 31, 2009, 06:46:19 AM
Few more pieces from Rhapsody set by Frantisek Zemek, Karlovarsko sklo, 60ties...
Jindrich
Title: Re: vase with four coloured stripes, Czech?
Post by: glassobsessed on March 31, 2009, 09:03:59 AM
Ok, now I am really jealous! Wow, thank you Jindrich for adding your photos of the Rhapsody pieces. Now I know what to look for I shall be busy for some time.....

Then I will need more space.

John.
Title: Re: vase with four coloured stripes, Czech?
Post by: Chris Harrison on March 31, 2009, 09:45:39 AM
So, I think that's a "yes" to your, er, your sister's ashtray, then...  ;)
Title: Re: vase with four coloured stripes, Czech?
Post by: Jindra8526 on March 31, 2009, 12:30:57 PM
Hi John,
are you looking for Rhapsody? Perhaps I can help you, I have several pieces doubled, trippled, etc :-)))
Jindrich
Title: Re: vase with four coloured stripes, Czech?
Post by: glassobsessed on March 31, 2009, 02:51:54 PM
Chris you are right, the ashtray of sister no 2 (of 3) does look to be Rhapsody but as she is also my 'favourite' sister (and her husband is big and scary) the ashtray is still in her possession.

Jindrich, thank you very much, I am looking for a Rhapsody bowl but I am not sure that this is the right part of the message board for us to be trading. I am new to message boards and their operation but I think you can send messages to other members of the board or look in my profile for my email address.

I have had some good sales on that ubiquitous auction site we all know of recently and so I splashed out last night (not a crazy price considering) on another Rhapsody item for my 'collection', photos to follow when it arrives from Vienna.

John.
Title: Re: vase with four coloured stripes, Czech?
Post by: Jindra8526 on March 31, 2009, 03:33:16 PM
Hi John,
I collect "Rhapsody" pieces (also "Harmony" and "Romana" - see Mark Hill's - Hi Sklo... ) for several years, I keep to buy it always when price is acceptable. My nice wife Sonia keeps to pack all my glass to boxes and puts in to cellar so it is hard to remmember what I already have already bought.

I am not a dealer in glass, only collector with limited space what caused my duplicities. I suppose that space problem has every glass collector.
But it is true, that here in Czech republic we can find Czech glass a bit easier than abroad  :) so write me to J.Parik(AT)seznam.cz, if you wish.

Jindrich

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Title: Re: vase with four coloured stripes, Czech?
Post by: Chris Harrison on March 31, 2009, 05:38:37 PM
Hi Jindrich,

I hope you mean duplicates. 
Duplicities aren't very nice. 

But your English is SO much better than my Czech  ;D

I think I may have lots of questions for you in the weeks to come...

Best wishes
Chris
Title: Re: vase with four coloured stripes, Czech? = ID = Frantisek Zemek
Post by: glassobsessed on April 07, 2009, 04:10:45 PM
Lovely, lovely, lovely....
Title: Re: vase with four coloured stripes, Czech? = ID = Frantisek Zemek
Post by: glassobsessed on May 25, 2009, 09:36:14 PM
My sisters small bowl or ashtray is not Rhapsody it appears to be by Novy Bor/Zelezny Brod, just spotted it here (http://picasaweb.google.de/exat53/GlasschulenNovyBorZeleznyBrod#5159816095697187554) in Dusan's fantastic web album.

Is it ok to use this link in this way? (Still a bit 'green' with links).

John.
Title: Re: vase with four coloured stripes, Czech? = ID = Frantisek Zemek
Post by: Anne on May 25, 2009, 09:54:30 PM
Links to external sites are fine John, thanks for asking.