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Rosice was founded in 1920 but closed in 1921. It was bought by Vaclav Hrdina in 1928, and began production again, only to close again in 1931. In 1934 it was bought by Bedrich Vrtal and began production for a third time, this time with success. In 1965, Rosice became part of the Sklo Union group. Designers at the factory include Jiri Brabec, Rudolf Jurnikl, Jan Schmid, Vladislav Urban, Frantisek Vizner, and Rudolf Schrotter. Production ceased in 1996.

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Rosice Sklo Union Amber Glass Lens Vase Rudolf Schrötter

An amber glass 'lens' vase. Made by the Rosice glassworks, designed by Rudolf Schrötter, pattern number 914.

Rosice Sklo Union Green Glass Lens / Bullet Vase

A green glass 'lens' vase. Made by the Rosice glassworks, designed by Rudolf Schrötter, pattern number 914.

Rosice Sklo Union Purple Glass Lens Vase - Rudolf Schrötter

A purple glass 'lens' vase. Made by the Rosice glassworks, designed by Rudolf Schrötter, pattern number 914.

Rosice Sklo Union Glass Lens Vase Rudolf Schrötter #914

A blue glass 'lens' vase. Made by the Rosice glassworks, designed by Rudolf Schrötter, pattern number 914.

Rosice Sklo Union Amber Glass Vase by Jan Schmid #1032

An amber glass vase, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Jan Schmid, pattern number 1032.

Rosice Sklo Union Green Glass Vase by Jan Schmid #1032

A green glass vase, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Jan Schmid, pattern number 1032.

Rosice Sklo Union Yellow Glass Vase by Jan Schmid #1032

A yellow glass vase, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Jan Schmid, pattern number 1032.

Rosice Sklo Union Blue Glass Vase by Jan Schmid #1032

A blue glass vase, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Jan Schmid, pattern number 1032.

Rosice Sklo Union Amber Glass Vase Jiri Zejmon #472

An amber glass vase, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Jiri Zejmon, pattern number 472.

Rosice Sklo Union Blue Glass Vase Miroslav Kubinec #472

A blue glass vase, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Jiri Zejmon, pattern number 472.

Rosice Sklo Union Amber Glass Vase Jiri Brabec #5122

An amber glass vase, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Jiri Brabec in 1969, pattern number 5122.

Rosice Sklo Union Turquoise Glass Vase Jiři Brabec 5122

A turquoise glass vase, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Jiri Brabec in 1969, pattern number 5122.

Sklo Union 1970s Rosice Amber Glass Vase - Pattern 1272

An amber glass vase, made by the Rosice glassworks, pattern number 1272.

Sklo Union 1970s Rosice Blue Glass Vase - Pattern 1272

A blue glass vase, made by the Rosice glassworks, pattern number 1272.

Rosice Sklo Union Green Glass Vase by Jiri Zejmon #1292

A green glass vase, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Jiri Zejmon, pattern number 1292.

Rosice Sklo Union Czech Green Glass Vase #933

A green glass vase, made by the Rosice glassworks, pattern number 933.

Sklo Union Rosice Glass Candlestick - Vladislav Urban

A blue glass candle holder, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Vladislav Urban.

Rosice Sklo Union Glass Candlestick - Vladislav Urban

A clear flint glass candle holder, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Vladislav Urban.

Rosice Sklo Union Glass Geometric Vase - Vladislav Urban

A clear flint glass candle holder, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Vladislav Urban, pattern number 617.

Rosice Sklo Union Glass Geometric Vase - Vladislav Urban

A clear flint glass candle holder, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Vladislav Urban, pattern number 619.

Sklo Union Rosice Green Glass Bowl - Rudolf Jurnikl

A green glass bowl / ashtray, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Rudolf Jurnikl in 1962, pattern number 1045.

Sklo Union Rosice Yellow Glass Bowl - Rudolf Jurnikl

A yellow glass bowl / ashtray, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Rudolf Jurnikl in 1962, pattern number 1045.

Sklo Union Rosice Purple Glass Bowl - Rudolf Jurnikl

A purple glass bowl / ashtray, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Rudolf Jurnikl in 1962, pattern number 1045.

Sklo Union Rosice Green Glass Bowl - Adolf Matura #983

A green glass bowl / ashtray, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Adolf Matura, pattern number 983.

Sklo Union Rosice Green Glass Bowl - Vaclav Hanus #5116

A green glass bowl / ashtray, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Vaclav Hanus, pattern number 5116.

Sklo Union Rosice Yellow Glass Bowl - Vaclav Hanus 5116

A yellow glass bowl / ashtray, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Vaclav Hanus, pattern number 5116.

Sklo Union Rosice Green Glass Bowl - Vaclav Hanus #5116

A green glass bowl / ashtray, made by the Rosice glassworks. Designed by Vaclav Hanus, pattern number 5116.

Rosice Czech Art Deco Blue Glass Rocket Vase #1948

A blue glass 'Rocket' vase, made by the Rosice glassworks, pattern number 1948.


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References

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Books


SKLO Union: Art Before Industry: 20th Century Czech Pressed Glass | ISBN 978-0956062307


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

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