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The Beránek glassworks was founded by Emanuel Beránek and his two brothers Bohuslav and Josef, in the village of Skrdlovice in 1941. Emanuel was already a master glassmaker at this time. When World War II ended in 1945, Emanuel bought his brothers shares and became the sole owner of the factory. His brothers stayed at the factory to work for him. The factory name was changed to Skrdlovice around 1950, approximately the same time communism arrived in the country. Skrdlovice managed to survive nationalisation and continued to produced artistic glassware. Although Emanuel lost ownership of the factory at this time, he continued to work at and run the factory, and was joined by his two sons in the 1950's, Jan Beránek and Jindrich Beránek. Other designers to work at Skrdlovice include Milena Veliskova, Maria Stahlikova, Jan Kotik, Jaroslav Svoboda, Jarmila Svoboda, Pavel Jezek, Ladislav Oliva and Frantisek Vizner. Emanuel retired in 1959, by which time his son Jan had taken charge of the factory. The Skrdlovice glassworks was returned to the Beránek family in 1992, after the return of democracy. At this time the factory name was changed to Beránek Glass S. R. O., and Jan Beránek passed the ownership to his son, Vlastimil Beránek, who ran the factory until its closure in 2008.

Sources: Beranek & Skrdlovice: Legends of Czech Glass by Robert Bevan-Jones & Jindrich Parik.

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Skrdlovice #5546 Czech Purple & Blue Glass Bowl by Jaroslav Beránek

A purple, uranium green, and blue glass bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Jaroslav Beránek in 1955, pattern number 5546.

Skrdlovice #5988 Czech Purple & Blue Glass Vase by Jan Beránek

A purple, uranium green, and blue glass vase, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Jan Beránek in 1959, pattern number 5988.

Skrdlovice #5988 Czech Amber & Green Glass Vase by Jan Beránek

An amber and green glass vase, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Jan Beránek in 1959, pattern number 5988.

Skrdlovice Czech Uranium Glass Bowl by Jan Broz #5670

An amber and green glass bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Jan Broz in 1956, pattern number 5670.

Skrdlovice #5530 Czech Amber & Green Glass Vase by Frantisek Zemek

An amber and green glass ovoid vase, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Frantisek Zemek in 1955, pattern number 5530.

Skrdlovice Czech 1960's Amber + Green Cased Glass Bowl

An amber and green glass bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designer and pattern number unknown.

Skrdlovice #5668 Czech Amber & Green Glass Basket Bowl by Jan Broz

An amber and green glass basket shaped bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Jan Broz in 1956, pattern number 5668.

Skrdlovice #6448 Czech Amber & Green Glass Bowl by Jan Beránek

An amber and green glass basket shaped bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Jan Beránek in 1964, pattern number 6448.

Skrdlovice #5976 Labelled Czech Glass Bowl by Emanuel Beránek

An amber and green glass basket shaped bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Emanuel Beránek in 1959, pattern number 5976, labelled.

Skrdlovice #5568 Czech Amber & Green Glass Vase by Maria Stahlikova

An amber and green glass vase, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Maria Stahlikova in 1956, pattern number 5568.

Skrdlovice #5568 Czech Amber & Blue Glass Vase by Maria Stahlikova

An amber and blue glass vase, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Maria Stahlikova in 1956, pattern number 5568.

Skrdlovice #5645 Czech Amber & Blue Glass Vase by Emanuel Beránek

An amber and blue glass vase, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Emanuel Beránek in 1956, pattern number 5645.

Skrdlovice #5547 Czech Amber & Blue Glass Bowl by Bohuslav Beránek

An amber and blue glass bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Bohuslav Beránek in 1955, pattern number 5547.

Skrdlovice #5630 Czech Amber & Blue Glass Vase by Jindrich Beránek

An amber and blue glass vase, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Jindrich Beránek in 1956, pattern number 5630.

Skrdlovice #5630 Czech Pink & Blue Glass Vase by Jindrich Beránek

A pink and blue glass vase, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Jindrich Beránek in 1956, pattern number 5630.

Skrdlovice #5650 Czech Pink & Blue Glass Vase by Emanuel Beránek

A pink and blue glass vase, made by Skrdlovice, possibly pattern number 5650 designed by Emanuel Beránek in 1956.

Skrdlovice #5978 Czech Glass 'Blanka' Vase by Emanuel Beránek

A pink and blue glass heart shaped vase, from the "Blanka" range, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Emanuel Beránek in 1959, pattern number 5978, labelled.

Skrdlovice Czech Glass 'Elegance' Bowl - Stahlikova/Veliskova

A pink and blue glass basket shaped bowl, from the "Elegance" range, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Marie Veliskova in 1955, pattern number 5518.

Skrdlovice #51100 Czech Pink & Blue Glass Bowl by Jan Beránek

A pink and blue glass basket shaped bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Jan Beránek in 1951, pattern number 51100.

Skrdlovice #5507 Czech Blue & Pink Glass Bowl by Maria Stahlikova

A pink and blue glass sculpture bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Maria Stahlikova in 1955, pattern number 5507.

Skrdlovice #54133 Czech Blue & Pink Glass Bowl by Jan Kotik

A pink and blue glass bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Jan Kotik in 1954, pattern number 54133.

Skrdlovice #5449 Czech Pink & Blue Glass Bowl by Jan Broz

A pink and blue glass bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Jan Broz in 1954, pattern number 5449.

Skrdlovice #5960 Czech Pink & Blue Glass Bowl by Emanuel Beránek

A pink and blue glass bowl, made by Skrdlovice, possibly pattern number 5960 by Emanuel Beránek in 1959.

Beránek #4575 Czech Pulegoso Glass Vase by Emanuel Beránek

A pale blue bubbly glass 'Pulegoso' vase with speckled black base, made by Beránek, designed by Emanuel Beránek in 1945, pattern number 4575.

Skrdlovice #5993 Czech Glass 'Blanka' Bowl by Emanuel Beránek

A green and blue glass bowl from the "Blanka" range, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Emanuel Beránek in 1959, pattern number 5993.

Skrdlovice #5987 Czech Green & Blue Glass Vase by Emanuel Beránek

A uranium green and blue glass vase, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Emanuel Beránek in 1959, pattern number 5987.

Skrdlovice #6242 Czech Blue & Green Glass Vase by Ladislav Palecek

A uranium green and blue glass basket shaped vase with twin openings, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Ladislav Palecek in 1962, pattern number 6242.

Skrdlovice #5515 Labelled Green Glass Vase by A. Marošová

A uranium green and blue glass vase, made by Skrdlovice, designed by A. Marošová in 1955, pattern number 5515, labelled.

Skrdlovice #5965 Labelled Czech Glass Basket Bowl by Emanuel Beránek

A green and amber glass basket shaped bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Emanuel Beránek in 1959, pattern number 5965, labelled.

Skrdlovice Czech Glass Sculpture Bowl Jan Beránek #6240

A green and amber glass basket shaped bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Jan Beránek in 1962, pattern number 6240.

Skrdlovice Czech Glass Sculpture Bowl Jan Beránek #6240

A green and amber glass basket shaped bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Jan Beránek in 1962, pattern number 6240.

Skrdlovice Czech Glass Sculpture Bowl Jan Beránek #6240

A green and blue glass basket shaped bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Jan Beránek in 1962, pattern number 6240.

Skrdlovice #59106 Czech Amber Glass Sculpture Bowl by Jan Beránek

A smoky brown glass bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Jan Beránek in 1959, pattern number 59106, with generic Bohemia Glass label.

Skrdlovice Czech Smoky Amber Glass Sculpture Bowl

A smoky brown glass bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designer and pattern number unknown.

Skrdlovice #8318/18 Labelled Czech Glass Vase by Ladislav Palecek

A green and amber glass vase, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Ladislav Palecek in 1983, pattern number 8318/18, labelled.

Skrdlovice Czech Amber/Green Glass Bowl by Ladislav Palecek

A green and amber glass bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Ladislav Palecek in 1983, pattern number range 8318.

Skrdlovice #5455 Czech Glass 'Andromeda' Bowl by Emanuel Beránek

A green and blue glass bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Emanuel Beránek in 1954, pattern number 5455.

Skrdlovice #5637 Czech Glass 'Andromeda' Bowl by Jaroslav Beránek

An amber glass 'Andromeda' bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Jaroslav Beránek in 1956, pattern number 5637.

Skrdlovice #5199 Czech Blue & Green Glass Bowl by Jan Beránek

A green and blue glass bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Jan Beránek in 1951, pattern number 5199.

Skrdlovice #5647 Czech Green & Amber Glass Bowl by Jan Broz

A uranium green and amber glass bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Jan Broz in 1956, pattern number 5647.

Beranek #1999/24/22 Czech Blue & Yellow Glass Vase by Jan Konarik

A yellow and blue glass vase, made by Beránek, designed by Jan Konarik in 1999, pattern number 1999/24/22, labelled.

Beranek 2003/07/24 Labelled Yellow & Red Vase by Ondrej Kroupa

A yellow glass vase with red spots, made by Beránek, designed by Ondrej Kroupa in 2003, pattern number 2003/07/24, labelled.

Beranek #7609 Czech Blue & Green Glass Vase by Frantisek Spinar

A green, blue and bubbly white glass vase, made by Beránek, designed by Frantisek Spinar in 1976, pattern number 7609, labelled.

Skrdlovice #6348 Czech Pink & Purple Glass Vase by Rudolf Beránek

A purple and pink glass vase, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Rudolf Beránek in 1963, pattern number 6348.

Skrdlovice #5991 Czech Brown & Blue Glass Bowl by Emanuel Beránek

A blue and brown glass bowl, made by Skrdlovice, designed by Emanuel Beránek in 1959, pattern number 5991.


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References

For more information on Skrdlovice 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