Crystalex Glass Identification Guide + Gallery
Crystalex was a Czech National umbrella corporation created in 1974, and consisted of five branches, each of which were made up of several Czech glassworks. The branches were: Crystalex Branch Corporation, Sklarny Bohemia, Karlovarske Sklo, Cesky Kristal, and Moravske Sklarny. The Crystalex Branch Corporation was mainly composed of the glassworks that formed a previous National Corporation, Borske Sklo. These included Egermann, Exbor, Chribska, and Mstisov. Sklarny Bohemia was originally formed in 1965 and was made up of 5 lead crystal factories. Karlovarske Sklo was the name given to Moser between 1950 - 1988. Cesky Kristal was founded by C Stolzle & Sohne in 1891, later becoming part of the Cesky Kristal National Corporation. Moravske Slarny was formed in 1961 and consisted of three glassworks: Kvetna, Karolinka and Vrbno. Crystalex was privatised in 1997 and is now known as Crystalex Co. Ltd.
Sources: 20th Century Factory Glass by Lesley Jackson.
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For more information on Crystalex glass, check out the following resources:
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