This stunning work of mid-century, Czech Modernist art glass is designed by Maria Stahlikova (b. 1922 - ) during her time at Skrdlovice glassworks.
This sculpted piece of deep cinnamon and glacial blue has a smoothly rising and falling form that is very well balanced. The glass is of high quality, glossy and smooth and shaped into the rare three-horned design.
This piece would be well suited to a room with Modernist, Contemporary or even Industrialist theme inspired decor.
Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs, there are a few movement marks to the underside of the base that is commensurable with age - please see photos as part of the condition report.
c. 2.6" / 6.5 cm tall from its tallest point x c. 8.2" / 21 cm wide across its widest point. Weight: c. 950g / 1 kg
Dish will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Škrdlovice is one of the 20th century’s greatest forgotten glass companies. For decades, the company was hidden from the world behind the Iron Curtain, and the major contribution it made to 20th-century glass design is only now being uncovered and reappraised by design historians and collectors.
Founded in 1942, in the midst of the Second World War, by the enterprising and talented glass master Emanuel Beránek, 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. 'Beránek Glass' was nationalised during communist rule in 1948 and became Škrdlovice glassworks.
The factory closed in 2008 and no longer exists: with armies of collectors internationally now snapping up the magnificent items of innovative design produced by them, their high-quality art glass is rapidly becoming harder to find and more collectable by the day.