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

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Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks designed by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Vase, Czech, 1960s-70s - Anye's Attic
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks designed by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Vase, Czech, 1960s-70s - Anye's Attic
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks designed by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Vase, Czech, 1960s-70s - Anye's Attic
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks designed by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Vase, Czech, 1960s-70s - Anye's Attic
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks designed by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Vase, Czech, 1960s-70s - Anye's Attic
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks designed by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Vase, Czech, 1960s-70s - Anye's Attic
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks designed by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Vase, Czech, 1960s-70s - Anye's Attic
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks designed by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Vase, Czech, 1960s-70s - Anye's Attic
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks designed by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Vase, Czech, 1960s-70s - Anye's Attic
Crystalex Novy Bor Glassworks designed by Jiří Šuhájek Sommerso Art Glass Vase, Czech, 1960s-70s - Anye's Attic

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 vase 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 vase, using the commonly known Sommerso technique are colours evocative of the paintings of Monet's Gardens. There is a transparent Cyan blue well of colour which begins from centre of the vase's hollow and continues to the base of the vase. The vase further features another highlight of colour, it's shape reminiscent of a leaf or a flower bud and coloured in an overlaying of opaque and translucent yellow, white and pink

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. There is negligible age and use wear that is most prominent in movement marks to the underside of the base and is commensurable with age - please refer to photos as part of the condition report.

MEASUREMENTS

Height c. 5.9" / 15 cm x c. 4.5" / 11.5 cm width (across the widest point). Base diameter: c. 2.1" / 5.3 cm. Weight c. 1.7 kg / 1,709 g

NOTES

Glass 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.