Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Dish, Czech, 1960s-70s

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Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Dish, Czech, 1960s-70s
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Dish, Czech, 1960s-70s
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Dish, Czech, 1960s-70s
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Dish, Czech, 1960s-70s
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Dish, Czech, 1960s-70s
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Dish, Czech, 1960s-70s
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Dish, Czech, 1960s-70s
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Dish, Czech, 1960s-70s
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Dish, Czech, 1960s-70s
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Dish, Czech, 1960s-70s
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Dish, Czech, 1960s-70s
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Dish, Czech, 1960s-70s

THE ITEM

This beautiful work of Modernist sculpted art glass is designed by glass artist, designer and artist Jiří Šuhájek (b.1943 -) for Czech Crystalex Novy Bor glassworks. Šuhájek is recognised for his sculptural and contemporary glass designs which highlight colour and unique forms.

The form of this dish is softly organic yet substantial, with mildly exaggerated curves which creates multiple effects in how the glass interacts with light; from magnifying to refracting to prismatic. 

Captured within the clear glass casing of the dish and using the commonly known Sommerso technique are colours evocative of the oil paintings of Monet's Gardens. There is a marbled welling of colour towards the tip of the dish, it's shape reminiscent of a leaf or a jellyfish. The colour palette is an overlaying of opaque and translucent yellow, white and pink, the colours captured during its moments of blending and merging. 

An excellent work of art glass to complement a collection or displayed standalone for an ethereal pop of colour. 

CONDITION

Excellent. No chips or cracks. Commensurable with the age of the piece, there is negligible wear that is most prominent in movement marks and two tiny fleabites to the underside of the base. Please refer to photos as part of the condition report.

MEASUREMENTS

Height c. 2.2" / 5.5 cm x c. 6.3" / 16 cm width (across the widest point). Base diameter: c. 1.8" / 4.5 cm. Weight c. 0.9 kg / 920 g

NOTES

Dish will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.

 A BIT OF HISTORY

Jiří Šuhájek (b. 1943 -) graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in 1971 in the studio of Professor Stanislav Libenský.

Šuhájek's design is highly acclaimed at home and abroad, receiving many awards from prestigious events abroad as well as a number of major design awards from the Ministry of Industry and Design Center of the Czech Republic. He has had numerous exhibitions and is represented in art collections of major galleries and museums from England to the United States to Japan. 

During Šuhájek's career, he has held positions such as Artistic Director of BAG Glassworks at Barovier and Toso, working at Venini Glassworks as well as Designer and Artist at Moser Glassworks.


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