The design of this undulating Skrdlovice dish is attributed to Jan Beranek, with the organic curves creating the stylised waves in the body of the glass, freeform, organic but there is also a sense of symmetry and balance in the three stylised 'pulled ear' lobes of the dish.
The glass itself contains the pale blue tint with hints of turquoise green, all of the elements are brought together in this stunning piece of art to give reminders of a 'swirl of waves' in the ocean. The curves to this piece under sunlight creates refractions which only amplify the skill used in creation and elegant beauty of the glass.
Excellent, no chips or cracks. Bears age wear - wear that is commensurable with the age, please see photos as part of condition report.
c. 3.5" / 9 cm tall x c. 7.5" / 19 cm in diameter (across the body's widest point)
Unpackaged weight: c. 1.2 kg / 1,239 g
Glass will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
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A BIT OF HISTORY
The Skrdlovice glassworks was originally named Beranek glassworks, after its founder Emanuel Beranek and his three brothers in 1940. Emanuel was the designer and also being a glassmaker, began in the most primitive conditions. At the time when the majority of glassworks who specialised in handblown production would use furnaces heated with generator gas to make the molten glass, the design of these furnaces are similar to ones of present day.
However, Emanuel had to use peat for heating and their raw materials included bits of bottle glass mixed with charcoal. These harsh conditions, no doubt, put a limit on the production but they also forced Emanuel to experiment. As a result, new techniques were developed with the old technologies and eventually resulted in brand new original designs.
Emanuel was joined by his two sons Jan and Jindrich in the 50s, over the years, Skrdlovice / Beranek was the home of many other well known Czech glass designers and artists. These prominent figures include: Milena Veliskova, Maria Stahlikova, Jan Kotik, Jaroslav Svoboda, Jarmila Svoboda, Pavel Jezek, Ladislav Oliva and Frantisek Vizner. Skrdlovice later became Beranek again following privatisation, however, sadly the factory would close in 2008.