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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Austria => Topic started by: Greg. on September 15, 2014, 03:37:33 PM

Title: Large Vase, applied exterior, Studio Glass / Czech? ID = Hlava Skrdlovice
Post by: Greg. on September 15, 2014, 03:37:33 PM
Hi All,

Thought this was an interesting and well made piece of glass.  Quite a heavy and large example weighing 3642 grams and measuring 16cms wide and 15cms tall.

Produced in a cobalt blue colour, which has then been cased around the centre with a amber coloured layer of glass and then heavily cased in clear. The raised exterior looks to have been applied in the forms of small individual disc like sections and then possibly marvered together. The raised exterior has a subtle metallic like iridescent finish.

Smooth, highly polished base.

All thoughts most welcome.

Thanks,
Greg

Title: Re: Large Globular Vase with applied exterior - Poss Studio Glass / Modernish Czech?
Post by: chopin-liszt on September 15, 2014, 04:03:08 PM
I'm clueless, but it's gorgeous. :)
Title: Re: Large Globular Vase with applied exterior - Poss Studio Glass / Modernish Czech?
Post by: bOBA on September 16, 2014, 08:20:23 PM
Hi, really nice. Hlava Skrdlovice, it is in the new book on Beranek and Skrdlovice, ahem.

Robert (bOBA)
Title: Re: Large Vase, applied exterior, Studio Glass / Czech? ID = Hlava Skrdlovice
Post by: Greg. on September 17, 2014, 10:12:10 AM
Thank you both Robert and Sue for taking a look.  :)

Many thanks for the info Robert, its very much appreciated, not a Skrdlovice design I have seen before. I'll certainly look into getting a copy of the new book.  :)

Greg
Title: Re: Large Vase, applied exterior, Studio Glass / Czech? ID = Hlava Skrdlovice
Post by: chopin-liszt on September 17, 2014, 12:29:08 PM
Wow. I didn't even think to check the book, and I clearly haven't learned all the pictures yet. :-[
What a lovely task to be getting on with!
Title: Re: Large Vase, applied exterior, Studio Glass / Czech? ID = Hlava Skrdlovice
Post by: bOBA on September 17, 2014, 08:22:38 PM
Not too difficult an attribution for Skrdlovice collectors really...... I am sure Anik and Rocco were near to posting too! These vases are great though, like little planets.


Robert (bOBA)
Title: Re: Large Vase, applied exterior, Studio Glass / Czech? ID = Hlava Skrdlovice
Post by: rocco on September 18, 2014, 06:33:20 AM
Phantastic piece! (And beautiful pics)

I would be green with envy if I didn't have one already ;D >> Link (http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,47490.msg273699.html#msg273699)

Michael
Title: Re: Large Vase, applied exterior, Studio Glass / Czech? ID = Hlava Skrdlovice
Post by: Greg. on September 18, 2014, 11:30:59 AM
Thanks, they are indeed great pieces and very tactile too, one of the nicest Skrdlovice pieces I have had the pleasure of encountering.  :)
Title: Re: Large Vase, applied exterior, Studio Glass / Czech? ID = Hlava Skrdlovice
Post by: chopin-liszt on December 02, 2017, 06:47:52 PM
 ;D
It has taken me up until now, since I read this thread, before I have been able to add my OWN Hlava... s.
I found one at the Fair the other week, then I found another one in america.

Posting images only because I have to add them because they are the different shapes to yours, Greg.  ;D
Nothing to do with showing off, not in the slightest.  ;D ;D ;D

But the bottom line is; I still do not have a real ball.  :'(
Della very kindly sent me the catalogue, so I know what sizes they should be.
16cm x 20cm and 12cm X 24cm. (The true ball should be 17cm x 20cm)

But their actual dimensions are 15cm x 17cm and 12cm x 23cm.

The blue colour fades to be completely clear by around half way down the bottom of the elliptical-shaped one, but in the near-ball one, the blue layer is all the way through - even in the base.
The outer, clear casing on the elliptical one is really, really thick, but much thinner on the near-ball.
Photographs will never do these things justice. They're complex and do all sorts of strange and wonderful things. ;D


Title: Re: Large Vase, applied exterior, Studio Glass / Czech? ID = Hlava Skrdlovice
Post by: rocco on December 05, 2017, 06:26:32 PM
They are lovely! I have never seen an elliptical one in real life.
I have a ball shaped one, but like the shape of yours better.
Their beauty is hard to capture in a picture, indeed...

Michael
Title: Re: Large Vase, applied exterior, Studio Glass / Czech? ID = Hlava Skrdlovice
Post by: chopin-liszt on December 05, 2017, 06:44:29 PM
We're both a bit jammy and pleased with ourselves just now, aren't we, Michael? ;D

The elliptical one has a wonderful thick ring of clear glass outer casing around the circumference, and when I look down from on top, a fire lights up inside it.
It's not there on the ball one, although I can find it inside the rim when I look at it from the right angle.
Title: Re: Large Vase, applied exterior, Studio Glass / Czech? ID = Hlava Skrdlovice
Post by: rocco on December 05, 2017, 08:03:32 PM
Love the alien planet look of this design :)

Michael
Title: Re: Large Vase, applied exterior, Studio Glass / Czech? ID = Hlava Skrdlovice
Post by: chopin-liszt on December 05, 2017, 08:10:19 PM
 ;D
Yours and Greg's both have great, thick, outstanding prunts on them.
Mine are all a bit smooth. I want big thick lumpy outstanding prunts too! :P

I was having great difficulty trying to explain to my friend how it was a very pale, very deep, blue colour. She didn't understand how deep blue could possibly be pale.

The joys of what glass can do with colour are a mystery to some.
Title: Re: Large Vase, applied exterior, Studio Glass / Czech? ID = Hlava Skrdlovice
Post by: Anik R on January 25, 2018, 09:07:57 PM
oooooo beautiful pieces!