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Karlovarske Sklo glass freeform organic vase - 1960s Bohemian large amber or topaz glass vase - stunning midcentury retro vase - Czech glass

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Superb large vintage Czech amber, topaz or peach glass freeform organic vase, overlaid in colourless glass.

This iconic item was made by the Karlovarske Sklo glassworks in Czechoslovakia in the 1960's. The design is often wrongly attributed to the Skrdlovice factory.

The designer of these large and extravagant vases is not known. The hallmark curving 'wings' were created by shooting compressed air at the molten glass. The asymmetric rim was cut and swung as well as being manipulated with compressed air. (p 198 Miller's Collectables).

The vase is valued at £150 - £200 in Miller's Collectables - handbook & price guide 2014 - 2015.

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The vase is:

26cm (10 inches) high;
7cm (3 inches) wide at the base;
16cm (6.5 inches) wide at the rim;
and weighs over 2kg.

It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, scratches or bruises.

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A little history about the item (for those who are interested!)

During the communist occupation of Czechoslovakia a huge array of beautiful and innovative pieces were designed and produced. Due to the closed door nature of communism, many of these pieces are only now being discovered and documented.

The vase being sold here is from the Karlovarske glassworks owned by Moser in 1960s. It is often wrongly attributed to the Skrdlovice factory. Founded in 1942, in the midst of the Second World War, by the enterprising and talented glassmaster Emanuel Berànek, the company’s earliest designs were produced using waste broken glass, peat to fire the furnaces – and a huge amount of raw talent and sheer determination. Against all odds, the company survived and flourished under Communist rule during the 1950s & 60s, exporting its vast and diverse range of colourful, curving glass across the world as far as Canada, Europe and Australia. From the 1950s until its demise in 2008, nearly every one of Czechoslovakia’s best and more influential glass designers worked with them including now globally revered names such as Frantisek Vízner, Vladimír Jelínek, Ludvika Smrckova and Pavel Hlava. (MarkHillPublishing.com)

We hope you found the information interesting and if you have anything to add, please let us know as we are always interested to learn more.

Please feel free to get in contact to ask any questions or to find out about any other Vintage Glass items.

Thanks for visiting us at the The Vintage Glass Shop! Make sure you come back regularly to see all our latest stock, including the very best vintage home decor vases.
Superb large vintage Czech amber, topaz or peach glass freeform organic vase, overlaid in colourless glass.

This iconic item was made by the Karlovarske Sklo glassworks in Czechoslovakia in the 1960's. The design is often wrongly attributed to the Skrdlovice factory.

The designer of these large and extravagant vases is not known. The hallmark curving 'wings' were created by shooting compressed air at the molten glass. The asymmetric rim was cut and swung as well as being manipulated with compressed air. (p 198 Miller's Collectables).

The vase is valued at £150 - £200 in Miller's Collectables - handbook & price guide 2014 - 2015.

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The vase is:

26cm (10 inches) high;
7cm (3 inches) wide at the base;
16cm (6.5 inches) wide at the rim;
and weighs over 2kg.

It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, scratches or bruises.

--------------------------------------

A little history about the item (for those who are interested!)

During the communist occupation of Czechoslovakia a huge array of beautiful and innovative pieces were designed and produced. Due to the closed door nature of communism, many of these pieces are only now being discovered and documented.

The vase being sold here is from the Karlovarske glassworks owned by Moser in 1960s. It is often wrongly attributed to the Skrdlovice factory. Founded in 1942, in the midst of the Second World War, by the enterprising and talented glassmaster Emanuel Berànek, the company’s earliest designs were produced using waste broken glass, peat to fire the furnaces – and a huge amount of raw talent and sheer determination. Against all odds, the company survived and flourished under Communist rule during the 1950s & 60s, exporting its vast and diverse range of colourful, curving glass across the world as far as Canada, Europe and Australia. From the 1950s until its demise in 2008, nearly every one of Czechoslovakia’s best and more influential glass designers worked with them including now globally revered names such as Frantisek Vízner, Vladimír Jelínek, Ludvika Smrckova and Pavel Hlava. (MarkHillPublishing.com)

We hope you found the information interesting and if you have anything to add, please let us know as we are always interested to learn more.

Please feel free to get in contact to ask any questions or to find out about any other Vintage Glass items.

Thanks for visiting us at the The Vintage Glass Shop! Make sure you come back regularly to see all our latest stock, including the very best vintage home decor vases.

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