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Borske Sklo, originally named Borske Sklarny National Corporation, was founded in 1948, in the Novy Bor region of the Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia at the time), and incorporated all the glassworks in the area. In 1953 the company merged with Borocrystal and Umelecke Sklo to form Borske Sklo National Corporation. Also during the 1950's, several other glassworks became part of Borske Sklo, including Moser (Karlovske Sklo), Egermann, Exbor, Chribska, and Mstisov. Glass designers who worked at Borske Sklo over the years include Stanislav Libensky, Erika Hellerova, Vaclav Cigler, Pavel Hlava, Rene Roubicek, Ladislav Oliva, Karel Wunsch, Miluse Roubickova, and Adolf Matura. Borske Sklo was replaced by a new National Corporation, Crystalex, in 1974.

Sources: 20th Century Factory Glass by Lesley Jackson.

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Borske Sklo 1950's Glass 'Nemo' Vase - Max Kannegiesser

An optical mould blown vase with a coloured 'olives' pattern called 'Nemo'. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks, designed by Max Kannegiesser.

Borske Sklo 1950's Glass 'Nemo' Vase - Max Kannegiesser

An optical mould blown vase with a coloured 'olives' pattern called 'Nemo'. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks, designed by Max Kannegiesser.

Borske Sklo 1950's Glass 'Nemo' Bell - Max Kannegiesser

An optical mould blown bell with a coloured 'olives' pattern called 'Nemo'. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks, designed by Max Kannegiesser.

Crystalex / Borske Sklo Czech Glass 'Nemo' Vase by Max Kannegiesser

An optical mould blown vase with a coloured 'olives' pattern called 'Nemo'. Made by the Crystalex glassworks (formerly Borske Sklo), designed by Max Kannegiesser, labelled.

Borske Sklo Amber Glass Optical 'Olives' Globe Vase

An optical mould blown amber glass ball vase with 'olives' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Amber Glass Optical 'Olives' Vase

An optical mould blown amber glass vase with 'olives' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Amber Glass Optical 'Olives' Vase

An optical mould blown amber glass vase with 'olives' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Amber Glass Optical 'Olives' Vase

An optical mould blown amber glass vase with 'olives' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Blue Glass Optical 'Olives' Vase

An optical mould blown blue glass vase with 'olives' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo Large 1950's Blue Glass Optical Olives Vase

An optical mould blown blue glass vase with 'olives' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Blue Glass Optical 'Olives' Vase

An optical mould blown blue glass vase with 'olives' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Blue Glass Optical 'Olives' Vase

An optical mould blown blue glass vase with 'olives' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Green Glass Optical 'Olives' Vase

An optical mould blown green glass vase with 'olives' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Green Glass Optical 'Olives' Vase

An optical mould blown green glass vase with 'olives' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Green Glass Optical 'Olives' Vase

An optical mould blown green glass ball vase with 'olives' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Green Glass Optical 'Olives' Vase

An optical mould blown green glass vase with 'olives' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Smokey Glass Optical 'Olives' Vase

An optical mould blown smokey grey glass vase with 'olives' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo Large Smokey Glass Optical 'Olives' Globe Vase

An optical mould blown smokey grey glass ball vase with 'olives' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Smokey Glass Optical 'Olives' Vase

An optical mould blown smokey grey glass vase with 'olives' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Smokey Glass Optical 'Olives' Vase

An optical mould blown smokey grey glass vase with 'olives' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Amber Glass Optical Ball Pattern Vase

An optical mould blown amber glass vase with 'ball' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Blue Glass Optical Ball Pattern Vase

An optical mould blown blue glass vase with 'ball' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Pink Glass Optical 'Honeycomb' Vase

An optical mould blown pink glass vase with 'honeycomb' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Green Glass Optical 'Honeycomb' Vase

An optical mould blown green glass vase with 'honeycomb' pattern and gold enamelling. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Smokey Glass Optical 'Caro' Vase

An optical mould blown smokey grey glass vase with 'caro' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo Turquoise Bohemian Glass Optical 'Caro' Vase

An optical mould blown blue glass vase with 'caro' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Amber Glass Optical 'Caro' Vase

An optical mould blown amber glass vase with 'caro' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Green Glass Optical 'Caro' Vase

An optical mould blown green glass vase with 'caro' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Green Glass Spherical 'Knobble' Vase

An optical mould blown green glass ball vase with 'knobbles' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Blue Glass Spherical 'Knobble' Vase

An optical mould blown blue glass ball vase with 'knobbles' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Smokey Glass Spherical 'Bobble' Vase

An optical mould blown smokey grey glass ball vase with 'knobbles' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Amber Glass Bohemian 'Bobble' Vase

An optical mould blown amber glass vase with 'knobbles' pattern. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Purple Glass Cyclindrical Vase

A purple glass tapering cyclindrical vase with gilded and white painted bands. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Green Glass Cyclindrical Vase

A green glass tapering cyclindrical vase with gilded and white painted bands. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.

Borske Sklo 1950's Amber Glass Cyclindrical Vase

A brown glass tapering cyclindrical vase with gilded and white painted bands. Made by the Borske Sklo glassworks.


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References

For more information on Borske Sklo glass, check out the following resources:

Books


Hi Sklo Lo Sklo: 1950s-70s Czech Glass Design from Masterpiece to Mass-produced | ISBN 978-0955286537


SKLO: Czech Glass Design from the 1950s-70s | ISBN 978-0992968922


20th Century Factory Glass | ISBN 978-1857322675

Websites

www.cs-sklo.cz - Great website by Jindřich Pařík with lots of catalogues from Bohemian / Czech glass manufacturers.