Skrdlovice att. to Jan Beranek Indigo Blue and Peach Tea Pink Sculptural Art Glass Dish, 1970s Czech

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Skrdlovice Glass Glass Skrdlovice att. to Jan Beranek Indigo Blue and Peach Tea Pink Sculptural Art Glass Dish, 1970s Czech
Skrdlovice Glass Glass Skrdlovice att. to Jan Beranek Indigo Blue and Peach Tea Pink Sculptural Art Glass Dish, 1970s Czech
Skrdlovice Glass Glass Skrdlovice att. to Jan Beranek Indigo Blue and Peach Tea Pink Sculptural Art Glass Dish, 1970s Czech
Skrdlovice Glass Glass Skrdlovice att. to Jan Beranek Indigo Blue and Peach Tea Pink Sculptural Art Glass Dish, 1970s Czech
Skrdlovice Glass Glass Skrdlovice att. to Jan Beranek Indigo Blue and Peach Tea Pink Sculptural Art Glass Dish, 1970s Czech
Skrdlovice Glass Glass Skrdlovice att. to Jan Beranek Indigo Blue and Peach Tea Pink Sculptural Art Glass Dish, 1970s Czech
Skrdlovice Glass Glass Skrdlovice att. to Jan Beranek Indigo Blue and Peach Tea Pink Sculptural Art Glass Dish, 1970s Czech
Skrdlovice Glass Glass Skrdlovice att. to Jan Beranek Indigo Blue and Peach Tea Pink Sculptural Art Glass Dish, 1970s Czech
Skrdlovice Glass Glass Skrdlovice att. to Jan Beranek Indigo Blue and Peach Tea Pink Sculptural Art Glass Dish, 1970s Czech
Skrdlovice Glass Glass Skrdlovice att. to Jan Beranek Indigo Blue and Peach Tea Pink Sculptural Art Glass Dish, 1970s Czech
Skrdlovice Glass Glass Skrdlovice att. to Jan Beranek Indigo Blue and Peach Tea Pink Sculptural Art Glass Dish, 1970s Czech
Skrdlovice Glass Glass Skrdlovice att. to Jan Beranek Indigo Blue and Peach Tea Pink Sculptural Art Glass Dish, 1970s Czech

This elegantly sensuous dish is attributed to Jan Beranek, a leading name in Czech Bohemian glass art representing Skrdlovice and Sklo glassworks.

The curves of this particular work of hand-blown art glass are very well balanced, with the simple flowing and undulating form. The graceful form highlights the Sommerso technique of the Indigo blue tone suspended in the base of Peach Tea pink.

CONDITION
Good. There is negligible use wear in the form of faint surface marks on the interior and exterior of the piece that is consistent with age. The most prominent wear is a degree of bruising flakes around the base of the dish. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The condition of this piece is reflected in the price.

MEASUREMENTS
Height: c. 4.5" / 11.5 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 10.9" / 27.6 cm length (across longest point). Width: c. 5.6" / 14.1 cm (across widest point) Base measurements: c. 2.8" / 7 cm x c. 1.8" / 4.5 cm. Weight: c. 1.3 kg / 1,335 g

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

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 the 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.