This marvelous piece was most likely designed by Josef Hospodka for the Chribska glassworks. It is a beautiful piece of art glass design with a graduated colour scheme of pink and amber. It stands about 24cm high and is in very good condition with no chips or cracks.
Like the better known glassworks of Murano, the Czech glassworks have been making beautiful quality glass for centuries. With the rise of the Iron Curtain following World War II, knowledge of "Bohemian Glass" as it was previously called, declined. However, because Communist authorities did not see glass design as a form of artistic expression that needed to be controlled, many great glass designers were allowed to continue their work unhampered. Following the formation of the Czech Republic in 1993, more and more has become known about these designers and their beautiful work. And, appreciation of this work is growing quickly.
Item Location: Wellington, New Zealand
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