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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Austria => Topic started by: Marcus on June 21, 2007, 11:45:24 AM

Title: Purely for pleasure.
Post by: Marcus on June 21, 2007, 11:45:24 AM
Enjoy:
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7562
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7563
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7564
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7567
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7568
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7569
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7570
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7571
Regards,
Marcus
Title: Re: Purely for pleasure.
Post by: Della on June 21, 2007, 12:00:15 PM

Oooh, I DID! (enjoy)
He is a beauty, Marcus. Pity he isn't real, with a body like that!!  >:D ;D
Title: Re: Purely for pleasure.
Post by: Glen on June 21, 2007, 01:03:30 PM
Absolutely STUNNING. Thank you so much for showing it to us.
Title: Re: Purely for pleasure.
Post by: Sklounion on June 21, 2007, 01:35:49 PM
Hi,
I am glad that you like it.
Regards,
Marcus
Title: Re: Purely for pleasure.
Post by: Lustrousstone on June 21, 2007, 01:45:12 PM
Hm you seem to have a new personna. Do we call you Sklo for short and does this one do grumpy ;D :-*? The glas blower is great BTW, who made him?
Title: Re: Purely for pleasure.
Post by: Sklounion on June 21, 2007, 02:41:41 PM
Hi Christine,
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Do we call you Sklo for short and does this one do grumpy ?
Marcus will do, or Grumpy  ;D ;D

As to who made the glass-blower, to the best of my knowledge, a Czechoslovakian company called Feigl and Moravka (Morawetz)
who were around from just before the first world war, until the end of the second.

Height is 160mm, so a little over six inches, and base is 130mm square (5 inches or so) and pressed sodium-potash glass.

He dates to the 1930s. He will not be being used as an ashtray. :D

Regards,

Marcus



Title: Re: Purely for pleasure.
Post by: David E on June 21, 2007, 03:01:29 PM
Glad you finally got him, Grumpy!

Are these your photos? They look really good 8)
Title: Re: Purely for pleasure.
Post by: Sue C on June 21, 2007, 03:22:20 PM
Marcus!! he is wonderful  :o the photo's remind me of those iconic russian poster's.
Title: Re: Purely for pleasure.
Post by: Sklounion on June 21, 2007, 03:47:31 PM
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Are these your photos? They look really good
David,
Thank you. Shot outside, on the first sunny day for a week  ;D
That camera was a good investment.
imho, this is one of the finest pieces of Czechoslovakian pressed glass I have seen, and a real pleasure to own.
Regards,
Grumpy
Title: Re: Purely for pleasure.
Post by: Anne on June 21, 2007, 07:24:32 PM
Ooohh Marcus, he is gorgeous! I can see now why you were so excited about this piece. Thank you for sharing the pictures of him... and if you ever spot another I think we'll be queuing up for first dibs at him!  ;)
Title: Re: Purely for pleasure.
Post by: Sklounion on June 21, 2007, 07:42:36 PM
Thanks, Anne.
It was remiss of me not to have done so earlier, but I would like to thank my friends Olina, John and Zofinka Barkrovi, in the Czech Republic, for all their assistance, in getting this item to me in one piece.
Regards,
Marcus
Title: Re: Purely for pleasure.
Post by: Sklounion on June 26, 2007, 02:57:20 PM
And just a few days later:
I have now discovered that the designer was Karel Zentner, 1891-1963.
Moulds were made by either H. Kiko, Rybarska 19, Brno, or by the Mstisov mould-makers, Ullrich and Christl.
Regards,
Marcus
Title: Re: Purely for pleasure.
Post by: Sklounion on July 28, 2007, 04:54:15 PM
Another Karel Zentner piece for you to enjoy.
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-8050
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-8051
Regards,
Marcus
Title: Re: Purely for pleasure.
Post by: Hotglass on July 28, 2007, 07:38:02 PM
Are Feigl & Moravka (Libochovice) confirmed as the makers ? For both pieces ? Ed.
Title: Re: Purely for pleasure.
Post by: Sklounion on July 28, 2007, 11:24:31 PM
Hi Ed,
Yes.
M
Title: Re: Purely for pleasure.
Post by: pamela on August 08, 2007, 08:03:41 PM
Ed, may I ask please: what have you got in your collection?
Would you be kind enough to share with us?
Thank you!
Pamela
Title: Re: Purely for pleasure.
Post by: pamela on August 18, 2007, 09:00:09 PM
just wished it on first level again  :clap:
Title: Re: Purely for pleasure.
Post by: pamela on August 18, 2007, 09:11:51 PM
First level was Marcus and the glassblower  :clap: