This superbly sculpted piece of handblown hot-worked art glass is by Czech glassworks Chribska. The design is attributed glass artist and Chribska Chief Designer Josef Hospodka (b. 1923 - d. 1989) who specialised in sculptural, organic glass designs.
The form is elegant, presenting the tall, slender neck that is edged with a hot-worked (technique of manipulating glass while it is hot) rim of graduating arcs. The lithe-like neck gradually broadens into softly exaggerated ridges which gently twist as they wrap around the bulb. Both the design and the size of this piece makes it a rare find. The colour palette is classically Chribska, comprising of the French Rose pink which flows from the neck into the bulb of Golden Amber. The vase is finished with accents of clear glass casing, both at the rim and with the ridges.
This excellent work of handblown art glass greatly complements a collection or can be displayed standalone for a pop of vibrant colour.
Excellent. There is negligible use wear that is most prominent in movement marks on the underside of the base which is commensurable with age. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report.
Height c. 20.3" / 51.5 cm x diameter: c. 5.9" / 15 cm width (across widest point). Base diameter: c. 2.6" / 6.6 cm. Rim diameter: c. 2.4" / 6 cm. Weight c. 2.1 kg / 2,056 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
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A BIT OF HISTORY
Chřibská glassworks (whose logo dates to 1414) is considered to be the oldest glassworks in the world and operated without interruption for almost six centuries. The glassworks full name Sklarna Chribska was based in the now Czech Republic and is known for their sculptural art glass vases and bowls, remaining in production until very recently. Chribska became part of the Borske Sklo National Corporation during the 1950s.
Josef Hospodka (b. 1923 - d. 1989) studied at the State School for Graphic Arts followed by the School for Decorative Arts in Prague from 1940 until 1945. Hospodka went on to become head of the glass cutting department at the Specialised School for Glassmaking at Novy Bor from 1945 until 1951 and then headmaster at the Chribskà glassworks training school from 1951 until 1958. He would also become head designer at the Borské Sklo glassworks from 1964 until 1970. Hospodka is best known for his many highly successful and prolifically produced colourful, curving hot-worked designs produced for Chribskà, of which he was a director from 1960 until 1964.
Hospodka is best known at Chribská for his brightly coloured organic forms designed from the mid-1950s to 1960s which were inspired by Murano glass. However, he was considerably more inventive and utilised fully the hot-working talents of the glassmakers at Chribská.
- Source: Mark Hill