This beautifully biomorphic work of Czech Modernist art glass was designed by Miloslav Klinger (b. 1922 - d. 1999) for Bohemian glassworks Zelezny Brod Sklo (ZBS). Handblown and hot-worked, gently exaggerated folds, curves, and arcs are executed with expert technique around the solid glass base and the central theme to the winged contemporary form of this piece.
Crafted in the less common jewel-like tone of Emerald teal, the form and condition of this piece make it a rarer find and a gem to the art glass enthusiast's collection.
Excellent, no chips or cracks or repairs. There is very mild surface wear that is commensurate with the age of the piece and most evident in movement marks on the underside of the base. Please refer to the photos as they form part of the condition report.
Height c. 2.8" / 7 cm. Length (longest point) measurements: c. 5.6" / 14.3 cm. Width (widest point) measurements: c. 3.1" / 8 cm. Base measurements: c. 1.7" / 4.3 cm x c. 1.4" / 3.6 cm. Unpackaged weight: 0.6 kg / 565 g
A BIT OF HISTORY
Miloslav Klinger (b. 1922 - d. 1999) Miloslav Klinger was born in Hrubá Horka near Železný Brod. After a year of apprenticeship in glass chandeliers with Josef Kleinert, Klinger studied at the Glass School in Železný Brod under the guidance of prof. Jaroslav Brychta and master Jan Stuchlík. After graduating, Klinger worked in Kleiert's company as a designer for two years. After completing his studies, Klinger returns to Železný Brod as a designer, where, apart from his brief career as director of the Glass School in Železný Brod, he remained throughout his life.
Zelezny Brod Glassworks
Železný Brod is an old glass-producing town founded in the eleventh century. It was originally known as Brod ("ford") or Brodek ("little ford"). Železný ("iron") was added to its name in the fourteenth century, alluding to the town's steelworks. The town's main industry is represented by producers of blow-moulded glass, as well as that of jewellers. The Železný Brod (ZBS) glassworks was created in 1948 as a result of nationalisation, at the time, this was made up of 9 glass factories in the town. ZBS being particularly well known for its free-form organic vases and bowls designed by Miroslav Klinger.