Is this a Whitefriars vase - Milan Metelak for Harrachov

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Post by ambientmatt May 26th 2022, 7:52 pm

Hi all,

First proper post!.

I picked this up at a car boot sale a week or two back and it's got me stumped. I assumed it was a piece of Whitefriars because, although the photos don't really show it, the blue is a dead ringer for other Kingfisher blue vases I've owned. I've had a scan through some online Whitefriars catalogues to no avail, so if anyone can shed any light on it's maker i'd be really pleased.

Thanks for your time. Matt

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Post by NaomiM May 26th 2022, 9:10 pm

Lovely vase. Helps to have a photo of the base even if there’s no mark

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Post by ambientmatt May 26th 2022, 9:41 pm

NaomiM wrote:Lovely vase. Helps to have a photo of the base even if there’s no mark

Hi NaomiM,

Thanks for the advice, here's an image of the base, no signature unfortunately!.

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Post by philpot May 29th 2022, 10:53 am

That clear base looks a bit more like Murano type glass than Whitefriars,
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Post by Timo June 3rd 2022, 9:41 pm

not to sure but have a look at Czech glass images on google.
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Post by ambientmatt June 4th 2022, 4:13 pm

Hi Tim,

Thanks for the 'heads up'. I've had a bit of a search through some images as suggested, the items produced by Milan Metelak for the Harrachov Glassworks seem to have lot in common with my piece. I think a bit more digging is in order.

Cheers Matt
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Post by Jeffingtons June 12th 2022, 1:07 pm

ambientmatt wrote:Hi Tim,

Thanks for the 'heads up'. I've had a bit of a search through some images as suggested, the items produced by Milan Metelak for the Harrachov Glassworks seem to have lot in common with my piece. I think a bit more digging is in order.

Cheers Matt

You're correct. It is Milan Metelak for Harrachov
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Post by ambientmatt June 12th 2022, 9:45 pm

Hi,

Thanks for your confirmation. I recently discovered this post, from 8 years ago, on another glass website which backed up my initial hopes after Tim's original suggestion to check out Czech glass.

https://www.glassmessages.com/index.php?topic=58550.0

To my mind it's a cracking(!) bit of mid-century glass, great colour, nice shape and weight. It sits well in my hotchpotch collection of Scandinavian, British and otherwise unknown glass, and it's been a while since I last picked up anything as nice as this at a car boot sale.


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