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This gorgeous vintage vase is a beautifuly designed piece with a pretty colour palette of pink and blue sitting on a clear crystal stem. It is unmarked but was made by one of the mid-Century Czech glass works. It stands about 26.5cm high and is about 17.5cm wide and is a heavy piece. It 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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