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Rare Josef Svarc Huge Cut Crystal Thistle Vase 1950s

Ref: TAOQ1045 / LA162193

£525

$654 - €582

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Description

Large, heavy, deeply engraved and highly impressive Deep Cut Crystal Thistle vase. Signed to the base "Svarc", for Joseph Svarc.

Glass vase, lead crystal cut and engraved with flowering thistle heads and leaves, using a mixture of deep cutting and shallow engraving to create different depths and patterns for the bold thorny stems and the delicate thistle-down.
Artist’s signature on the bottom.

Born 1928, Švarc studied at the specialised school of glassmaking (Fachschule für Glass) in Kamenicky Šenov from 1949-52. While there he was employed as a glass artist at the glassworks at Novy Bor till 1951. From 1953 he worked at the Bohemia Glassworks in Svetla nad Sazavou. He is described in the Czech Glass Review’s publication, 'Czechoslovak Art Glass' (1980) as ‘an excellent and sensitive engraver and cutter with a sense of detail. Has designed and realised numerous exacting works of a unique nature’. Švarc's work is described in detail among that of other outstanding glass designers: 'Josef Švarc represents another individualistic artistic view on modern Czech cut crystal. In 1954 the artist began to work at the Josefodol workshop of the Sklárny Bohemia glassworks and later he became head of the art department.

Cutter, engraver and designer he soon began to exploit all his specialised knowledge and talent for drawing in his own designs with vegetable motifs.

This amazing piece has crystal 1cm thick to allow for the incredibly deep cutting employed on this stunning example.


Measurements

Height : 352 mm

Diameter : 88 mm

Declaration

The Art of Quality has clarified that the Rare Josef Svarc Huge Cut Crystal Thistle Vase 1950s (TAOQ1045 / LA162193) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1950s.

Condition

Excellent condition, no cracks or chips, a slight narrow ring of bloom, but could be got rid of, superb vase with a very substantial feel.

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