This listing is for a very rare vintage vase designed by Rudolf Schröter SKIO UNION... A thick walled pressed glass with distinctive reliefs, strikingly aqua peacock green glass vase with exceptional design.
Please see research notes below. A lovely clean collectors item. Pattern number: 11558/A (please see last photo). An elegant vase, inspired by the Art Deco movement of the early 20th century, and originating from post-war Bohemia, Czechoslovakia. The geometric shape of the vase widens at the top, and is blown in a strong aqua peacock green colour.
This is a large heavy vase dating to the mid 20th century. Striking classical Art Deco deisgn. Great for that centrepiece statement vase.. Which will attract much attention..
Be a great foil for flowers. Being careful not to let the glass stain..
A superb gift for anniversary's and special occasions etc. MEASUREMENTS: Height 9 3/4" X 5 3/4" across top lip. CONDITION: Excellent condition with no chips.Some expected shelf ware commensurate with age. If you need more photos or information please message me... Brief history of pressed glass. Czechoslovak pressed glass is phenomenon which has emerged in our country in the early 60s. Glass pressing using mechanical machine into metal mold began in 1830 in USA. The local glassmakers improved and speeded up the production to the level that pressed glass became available article. It is considered a cheap substitute for more expensive cut glass. In the Czech Republic the first press appeared in Novosvetské glassworks in 1833. In following period the production expanded to other Czech glassworks. Art styles, which dominated in 60s of 19th century were Empire, Gothic, and Biedemayer. Often it was an imitation of diamond cut.
Motives of plants and flowers were favorite. Only in the early 20 century the modern approach of pressed glass appeared. A great attention was given to patterning of pressed glass, mainly by Prague Company Inwald, where they started to press very good quality and progressive glass in 20 and 30 years of 20th century.
Rudolf Schrötter is usually considered to be the first actual designer of pressed glass. He mastered the work with the press and connected artistic values with functionality. His designs were made for several decades. Schrötter is attributed with the legendary glass design "Duritka", which production has begun in 1934 and it is produced until today. During the World War II the entire glass industry was subdued.
After the war most of the glassworks were expropriated and centralized in national enterprises. Exclusive export of glass was secured by SKLOEPXPORT Company. After the war ends, the first generation of artist who strives to improve our pressed glass comes. These designers were Frantisek Pecený, Jiri Zejmon, Milos Filip and Adolf Matura.Václav Hanus joined them later. In 1953 a thought to significantly enhance the glass production with new designs arose. A collaboration with Artistic industrial school in Prague is established. At the time Jozef Kaplický and Karel Stipl were professors who pay attention to the technique of glass pressing. In 60s and 70s a new generation of artist who passed the atelier of prof.
Those artist were Frantisek Vízner, Vladislav Urban, Rudolf Jurnikl, Jirí Brabec, Pavel Pánek and Peter Zajíc. They brought a new approach to work with materials, shapes, optics, colors and decor itself.
In the 60s a new generation of artists comes, including Frantisek Vízner, Vladislav Urban, Rudolf Jurnikl. In the 60s a remarkable works, which did not imitate the previous designs were created. A thick walled pressed glass with distinctive reliefs, rotating objects, various decorations and lens effects appears. A strong designer trio Vízner - Urban - Jurnikl among others took place in the history of pressed glass with their unique designs.Overall renaissance of glass making was caused partly by prevailing communist regime. It took art as a tool to spread ideology.
Functional objects were not a subject to significant political pressure and designs of functional objects were agreed without restrictions. Pressed glass remained so to speak untouched and the artists were free to create. Understandably the regime did not overlook the popularity of Czechoslovak glass and started to export abroad in bulk.
In 1965 a concern company SKLO UNION was established uniting all Czech and Moravian glassworks producing pressed glass. Glass was pressed mostly by hand.A phenomenon is that the hand press enabled greater variability. Of course there was also a fully automatic production, but it specialized on table sets. Czechoslovak author's glass shone for the first time at EXPO 58 in Brussels, however pressed glass was represented on the subsequent exhibitions Milan 60, EXPO 67 in Montreal or EXPO 70 in Osaka. Pressed glass is made for masses and gradually it found a way to our households. Maybe, if you look in your parents' house you come across many collectors gems.
I try to describe all the items as accurately and as honestly as possible, and I always include photos or scans of the actual items. My items are usually vintage or antique, very rarely new, and condition will sometimes reflect this with minor marks, wear on gilding etc.Anything major such as cracks chips or major loss of gilding etc will be pointed out in the description and shown on the photos. If you are still unsure as to the condition etc. I do my best to research the item and its history and pass that information on to my customers, you can google items and find the same information I do. Vintage or pre-owned items will often show some signs of wear due to their age, and there may be something I overlooked. Any condition outside normal vintage wear, like chips or cracks or serious defaults, will be noted.
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