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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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Crystalex/Bor Czech Glass Vase by Pavel Hlava c. 1968

A textured pink glass vase, made by Czech company Crystalex, designed by Pavel Hlava in 1968.

Crystalex/Bor Czech Glass Vase by Pavel Hlava c. 1968

A textured green glass vase, made by Czech company Crystalex, designed by Pavel Hlava in 1968.

Czech Crystalex/Bor Glass Bowl by Pavel Hlava c. 1968

A textured green glass bowl / ashtray, made by Czech company Crystalex, designed by Pavel Hlava in 1968.

Crystalex/Bor Czech Blue Glass Bowl by Pavel Hlava 1968

A textured blue glass bowl / ashtray, made by Czech company Crystalex, designed by Pavel Hlava in 1968.

Crystalex Czech Enamelled Green & White Overlay / Cut Glass Vase

A green & white cut glass overlay vase with enamelled decoration, probably made by Czech company Crystalex.

Crystalex Czech Enamelled Pink & White Overlay / Cut Glass Vase

A pink & white cut glass overlay vase with enamelled decoration, probably made by Czech company Crystalex.

Crystalex Czech Enamelled Pink & White Overlay / Cut Glass Bowl - Label

A pink & white cut glass overlay bowl / ashtray with enamelled decoration, made by Czech company Crystalex, labelled.

Crystalex Czech Enamelled Blue & White Overlay / Cut Glass Vase

A blue & white cut glass overlay vase with enamelled decoration, probably made by Czech company Crystalex.

Crystalex Czech Enamelled Blue & White Overlay / Cut Glass Bell

A blue & white cut glass overlay bell with enamelled decoration, probably made by Czech company Crystalex.

Crystalex Czech Enamelled Green & White Overlay / Cut Glass Vase

A green & white cut glass overlay small vase or toothpick holder with enamelled decoration, probably made by Czech company Crystalex.

Crystalex Czech Enamelled Pink & White Overlay / Cut Glass Wine Goblet

A pink & white cut glass overlay wine goblet with enamelled decoration, probably made by Czech company Crystalex.


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References

For more information on Crystalex 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.crystalex.cz
www.cs-sklo.cz - Great website by Jindřich Pařík with lots of catalogues from Bohemian / Czech glass manufacturers