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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Austria => Topic started by: Della on May 07, 2006, 02:07:01 PM

Title: Textured triangular vase - ID = 'Moravia' by Vladislav Urban, Rosice, SU
Post by: Della on May 07, 2006, 02:07:01 PM
Hi All,

Due to my obsession with textured glass, I couldn't resist this one.

(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/thumb_trian.jpg) (http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-1788)(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/thumb_trianb.jpg) (http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-1787)
 :shock: Click to enlarge :shock:

23cm in height and I think it is Czech. Can anyone please enlighten me?

As always, many thanks. :D

(I also found another variant of the "Bark" vase :? )
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Post by: vidrioguapo on May 07, 2006, 09:31:28 PM
I am not sure, but would also guess Czech....these are often found on e-bay described as Whitefriars....come in quite a few colours.  Emmi
Title: Triangular vase. Czech?
Post by: paradisetrader on May 07, 2006, 09:45:22 PM
Yep unpolished base rim looks good for post WWII Czech ....and I feel I should be able to ID further but I'm scared of the pasting I'll get from Le Maitre if I get it wrong .... :roll:
Title: Triangular vase. Czech?
Post by: Sklounion on May 07, 2006, 10:11:57 PM
Le Maitre???
purr-leeze, you make me sound unapproachable.....
This is, as Della suspects SU.....
but no clear authorship at the moment, and factories are limited to two of the four SU production units.
Nice  buying, again, Della, very pleased for you.
regards,
Marcus
Title: Triangular vase. Czech?
Post by: Sklounion on May 19, 2006, 06:45:43 AM
Hi,

Della has the triangular version, me, a four sided version.

These variants were designed by Vladislav Urban, for Sklo Union, zavod Rosice, and date to 1970. No production numbers as yet, but I will post them when discovered.

regards,

Marcus
Title: Triangular vase. Czech?
Post by: Max on May 19, 2006, 08:00:05 AM
I assume the base is indented on the four sided one too Marcus?

Max <~trying to think of ways of distinguishing 'bark' vases.  :roll:  :wink:
Title: Triangular vase. Czech?
Post by: Sklounion on May 19, 2006, 08:18:12 AM
Max,
Absolutely. Typical SU base-well with matte polishing.
Regards,
Marcus
Title: Triangular vase. Czech?
Post by: Sklounion on August 17, 2006, 11:48:31 AM
Hi,
Can now confirm that the pattern is "Moravia".
Square variants are pattern numbers 1502/200 and 1502/250.
Date is slightly earlier, 1969.
Gottwaldov exhibition numbers 281 and 289 respectively.
Sorry Della, not yet found a pattern number for the triangular variant.
Regards,
Marcus
Title: Triangular vase. Czech?
Post by: Della on August 17, 2006, 12:10:40 PM
Great information, Marcus. Thank you.   :lol:  :lol:
Title: Triangular vase. Czech?
Post by: Sklounion on September 04, 2006, 08:26:43 AM
Also available in an irregular hexagonal variant see:
ebay item number 7417415351
Regards,
Marcus
Title: Triangular vase. Czech?
Post by: MarkHill on September 12, 2006, 01:43:07 PM
FANTASTIC! I picked one of these (triangular) up in a retro stand at Spitalfields market the weekend before last, guessing it was Sklo Union. Always so good to read more information. Thank you Marcus!
Title: Triangular vase. Czech?
Post by: Sklounion on October 18, 2006, 10:12:16 AM
Hi,
Please could any of you who have this vase, in both square and triangular variants, confirm that the relief patterning on the triangular version, is significantly more pronounced, and possibly different to, the square variant? Also that the wall thickness is also much heavier than the square version?

There is NO question of it being from a different company.

Thanks in advance,
Marcus
Title: Re: Triangular vase. Czech?
Post by: Sklounion on February 24, 2007, 10:51:10 PM
Up-date on these and a correction....
ALL the "Moravia" vases are pattern 1502, irrespective of the shape.
There does not appear to be any indication by letter or other means, of shape.
The "bark" pattern is significantly less pronounced on the square form, than on both the cylindrical and triangular versions. The walls of the square version are also much thinner.
The correction is CLS item 289, which is the cylindrical 250mm version, not square, as I suggested earlier in this thread.
Regards,
Marcus