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Post by FoxandThomas on November 24th 2012, 9:23 am

This piece was given to me recently and I don't have the first clue about it's provenance. It is a thick free form slab of glass with controlled bubbles which get stretched/larger towards the edges. It measures about 30cm across with the spur shapes underneath projecting out a further 3cm. Weighs 2.487kg! No signature or sticker. Has a reasonable amount of abrasion to the base so I don't think it is too horribly new..!


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Post by NaomiM on November 24th 2012, 3:59 pm

Reminds me of a Sklo Union controlled bubble vase, but I can't find one this shape. Might still be Czech, though, rather than Murano or Scandi.

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Post by JoFish on November 25th 2012, 12:26 pm

Tricky bowl, at first glance Murano and Czech are possibilities as might be contemporary Chinese. Much wear on the base?

Definitely not Sklo Union - that group of Czech factories only produced pressed glass which this is not (and nothing with controlled bubbles, again wrong technique).

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Post by FoxandThomas on November 25th 2012, 1:07 pm

There is wear on the base - I tried to get an angle on the close up photo of the base to show it. I'm doubting it is much older than the 1980s somehow though. Googling around I have seen some vases and such that seem similar (ish) and they mostly seem to have fairly woolly attributions as well!
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Post by NaomiM on November 25th 2012, 3:04 pm

Definitely not Sklo Union - that group of Czech factories only produced pressed glass which this is not (and nothing with controlled bubbles, again wrong technique).

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Check out ebay listing "SKLO UNION HAND BLOWN CONTROLLED BUBBLE BLUE GLASS VASE CONCAVE POLISHED PONTIL"

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Post by Nic on November 25th 2012, 3:07 pm

The seller calls Sklo Union an 'art glassmaking studio'. It's quite safe to say that they're pulling random words from their head (or other parts of their body).
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Post by NaomiM on November 25th 2012, 3:11 pm

Výrobce: borské sklo, Závod Harrachov produced controlled bubble glass.
I have seen the one above listed as Borske Sklo by glass dealers.

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Post by Nic on November 25th 2012, 3:15 pm

Borske Sklo was not Sklo Union, though.
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Post by Davee on November 25th 2012, 7:58 pm

As I was once reminded by a former member here 'Sklo' is Czech for glass, not a particular Factory or maker.

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Post by FoxandThomas on November 26th 2012, 4:00 am

Thanks to everyone for the education - I have learnt quite a few things I didn't know about Czech glass from this thread, very much appreciated. I will do some looking into Borske Sklo.
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