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Title: My Czech pressed glass wish list is getting smaller... and bigger
Post by: Anik R on June 28, 2011, 11:32:52 AM
Recently, I acquired some Czech pressed glass pieces which were on my wish list...  but it seems to me the more I've got, the more I want.  My list gets shorter, then longer.  Will there ever be an end?  I think not.  ;D

The first piece is a Frantisek Peceny vase for Hermanova, no. 20307 with heavily moulded flower decoration.  At 26cm, it is massive and almost grotesque, which is exactly what I love about it!  The vase looks alive.

The second piece is a 17cm Miroslav Kubinec vase for Hermanova, no. 20324 with what I'd call a 'flower growing from the ground'  decoration.  I really like this vase -- the more you look at it (i.e. the decoration) the more you see.  It's like a story.

The third piece is a 'nipply' Pavel Panek vase for Hermanova, no. 20218...  I just love the feel of it.

Of course, there is also the Miroslav Kubinec 'Akty' vase I posted some time ago in another thread which was my most wanted piece, and one of my most loved.


Still on my wish list, among others:
A Frantisek Peceny 20300 vase and 20211 vase (Hermanova)
A Vladislav Urban 20048 vase (Hermanova) and 13153 vase (Rudolfova)
A Jurnikl "Marguerites" vase (Rosice)
A Vizner 20047 vase (Hermanova)...

Sigh... No point in going on.  My list is almost endless.  :usd:
Title: Re: My Czech pressed glass wish list is getting smaller... and bigger
Post by: rocco on June 28, 2011, 02:57:00 PM
Anik :hiclp:, great additions to your collection!

Your wishlist is so short compared to mine...
And you have got a fair amount of pieces which are high up on my list (Matura "head" vase, Matura rectangular vase, Panek ibex,...)

At least I own a big Panek nipple vase.
And a Vizner 20047 ;D (by far my favourite SU piece).

Michael
Title: Re: My Czech pressed glass wish list is getting smaller... and bigger
Post by: Anik R on June 29, 2011, 04:32:24 AM
Aw Michael, I was just warming up... my list is long.  Some GMB members have got pieces I'd love to get my hands on:

Found in Astrid’s album:
https://picasaweb.google.com/102861706167408125672/4CzechGlass#5581251401846579250
https://picasaweb.google.com/102861706167408125672/4CzechGlass#5564937801497254066
https://picasaweb.google.com/102861706167408125672/4CzechGlass#5531535468336922818

Found in Dirk’s album:
https://picasaweb.google.com/108140812446658939096/SkloUnion#5608500170169370194
https://picasaweb.google.com/108140812446658939096/SkloUnion#5608500137030715666
https://picasaweb.google.com/108140812446658939096/SkloUnion#5608500201962744802

Found in David’s album:
https://picasaweb.google.com/lasilove/CzechoslovakiaSkloUnion#5496840966573541650

Found in Emil’s album:
https://picasaweb.google.com/106370355733525107342/BohemiaGlas#5590971210346495714
https://picasaweb.google.com/106370355733525107342/BohemiaGlas#5585341485846370082
https://picasaweb.google.com/106370355733525107342/BohemiaGlas#5560691000305664114
https://picasaweb.google.com/106370355733525107342/BohemiaGlas#5578855380988822002

And I won't even mention all the pieces on Jindrich's site, in different catalogues, etc... 
 ;D

P.S.  Michael, besides the Vizner, I also crave your Urban 20064.
Title: Re: My Czech pressed glass wish list is getting smaller... and bigger
Post by: rocco on June 29, 2011, 09:25:14 AM
Anik, your list is still short compared to mine (and we are just talking of pressed glass here :))

But the Vizner jardinieres are high up on my list as well (I love the geometric and organic Sklo Union pieces a lot, the ones with floral decoration a little less).
I'm sure you will like my very first Czech pressed glass purchase, a Pavel Panek "Kvety" vase in quite an unusual shape I think -- at least I have not seen this shape anywhere else so far:http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,38057.0.html (http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,38057.0.html)

Michael
Title: Re: My Czech pressed glass wish list is getting smaller... and bigger
Post by: Anik R on June 29, 2011, 10:16:20 AM
Actually, the 'Kvety' range is my least favorite of Panek's designs... the pieces look bloated and without imagination (sorry Michael...  :kissy:).

I do quite like the Panek 'bellybutton' bowl I posted here:  http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,41227.0.html.  But alone, it looks a bit sad and out-of-place.  That's why the two small vases which Emil has in his gallery are on my list. As a threesome, they'd make a wonderful display. :)

As for Vizner's pressed glass designs, I'd love to have them all (with the exception of the footed Rosice 862... I greatly dislike footed vases).  They're industrial and masculine and heavy... They're perfect in every way.  :sm: 
Title: Re: My Czech pressed glass wish list is getting smaller... and bigger
Post by: rocco on June 29, 2011, 11:31:20 AM
I totally agree with you, Anik! I guess I would not buy any other piece from the "Kvety" range, but I do think that the overall shape of my vase makes it much more attractive than the rest of the gang :)

And I agree as well that the Vizner 862 will not enter my collection -- looks more like a big champagne glass than a vase...
Although I think that most of Vizner's pressed glass designs are gorgeous, I was not very impressed when I saw the 13181 vase (with the maze pattern) in real life. So I didn't buy it, though it was quite cheap.

Michael
Title: Re: My Czech pressed glass wish list is getting smaller... and bigger
Post by: Anik R on June 29, 2011, 05:37:05 PM
Michael, are you certain you are talking about the 13181 vase?  (I don't see it having a maze pattern...  perhaps you mean the 20082 vase?)
Title: Re: My Czech pressed glass wish list is getting smaller... and bigger
Post by: Frank on June 29, 2011, 08:10:01 PM
Do you also like the Schrötter pieces from the 30s that continued in production after 1945 or are you purely into the post WW2 design? Pieces like his Rudolofova 11733 (http://sklo-union-glass.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/resized/11733_Vase_4e0b7e17af6fa_200x200.jpg) are clearly forerunners of the 50s design philosophy, albeit in lighter form and also fitting into Art Deco style.
Title: Re: My Czech pressed glass wish list is getting smaller... and bigger
Post by: Anik R on June 30, 2011, 05:20:48 AM
Hi Frank  :hi:...

I tend to stick to postwar Czech designs, more specifically, mid-50s and onwards.  From what I've seen in catalogues and at the antiques market pre-war glass designs (of whatever country...  I know too little to be able to identify a maker) tend to be either too heavy and gaudy, or too dainty and busy for my taste.  I prefer cleaner, less fussy forms, and I love the optical effects, abstractions, and surface designs of post-50s pieces.  For me, the father of these designs was Schrötter's 'lens' vase from 1955 -- absolutely brilliant piece.  I've got 8 (so far) in my collection.


Title: Re: My Czech pressed glass wish list is getting smaller... and bigger
Post by: rocco on June 30, 2011, 08:14:07 AM
Sorry Anik, I don't know where I had that PN from, it is the 20082 vase I was not so fond of...

Michael
Title: Re: My Czech pressed glass wish list is getting smaller... and bigger
Post by: Frank on June 30, 2011, 02:02:28 PM
20077 has those qualities to perfection too (http://sklo-union-glass.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/resized/AP_118_b_200x156.jpg)
13284 too (http://sklo-union-glass.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/resized/AP_138_c_200x140.jpg)(http://sklo-union-glass.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/resized/AP_138_f_196x200.jpg)
But others need to be seen at strange angles to get the best...

842 (http://sklo-union-glass.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/resized/AP_255_f_200x196.jpg) 2042 (http://sklo-union-glass.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/resized/AP_288_e_200x189.jpg) 1502 (http://sklo-union-glass.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/resized/AP_219_h_200x191.jpg) 5200 (http://sklo-union-glass.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/resized/AP_190_d_170x200.jpg) 5122 (http://sklo-union-glass.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/resized/AP_187_f_150x200.jpg) 13005 (http://sklo-union-glass.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/resized/AP_081_h_155x200.jpg)

In some cases the form wasting the full potential of the designs optics. But of course the constraint to produce functional domestic ware has to be accepted - it would be interesting if someone today were to re-use the textures on decorative forms that have them the ideal display form.

I guess the lens vase (http://sklo-union-glass.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/resized/AP_078_b_200x106.jpg)(http://sklo-union-glass.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/resized/AP_084_b_200x96.jpg)(http://sklo-union-glass.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/resized/AP_079_b_200x98.jpg) is one of the most perfect for both form and texture.
Title: Re: My Czech pressed glass wish list is getting smaller... and bigger
Post by: Anik R on June 30, 2011, 07:44:23 PM
The Brabec 5200 and the Jurnikl 20077 are high on my wishlist.  Whereas Jindrich said the Vizner 13139 is reminiscent of a woman's body, the Jurnikl, in my opinion, is a male form -- broad shoulders and small hips.  Lovely!

The Matura 13284 is in my collection... heavy, masculine, with wonderful optical properites... by far one of my very favourites!  I've also got two Urban 'Moravia' vases -- they're alright, though I don't ooo and awww over them. Funnily, they do look more attractive on the inside.


The other pieces simply do nothing for me... either too traditional, or otherwise disturbing. :usd:


Michael, you didn't like the 20082?  Goodness me, I can't imagine why...  Depending on how the light falls on it, it sometimes seems to sparkle and move.  I'm perfectly pleased with mine. ;D