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The Zelezny Brod glassworks, also known as Železnobrodské Sklo (ZBS), was created in 1948 as a result of nationalisation. At this time it was made up of nine glass factories in the town of Zelezny Brod, Czechoslovakia. ZBS is probably best known for it's popular free-formed organic vases and bowls, designed by Miloslav Klinger during the 1950's/60's.

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Zelezny Brod Czech Amber Glass Vase - Miloslav Klinger

An amber and citrine yellow glass vase. Made by the Zelezny Brod glassworks, designed by Miloslav Klinger.

Zelezny Brod Czech Amber Glass Vase - Miloslav Klinger

An amber and citrine yellow glass vase with etched bird design. Made by the Zelezny Brod glassworks, designed by Miloslav Klinger.

Czech Zelezny Brod Amber Glass Vase - Miloslav Klinger

An amber and citrine yellow glass vase. Made by the Zelezny Brod glassworks, designed by Miloslav Klinger.

Czech Zelezny Brod Amber Glass Vase - Miloslav Klinger

An amber and citrine yellow glass vase. Made by the Zelezny Brod glassworks, designed by Miloslav Klinger.

Czech Zelezny Brod Amber Glass Vase - Miloslav Klinger

An amber and citrine yellow glass vase. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, designed by Miloslav Klinger.

Czech Zelezny Brod Amber Glass Vase - Miloslav Klinger

An amber and citrine yellow glass vase. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, designed by Miloslav Klinger, labelled.

Zelezny Brod Sklo (ZBS) Czech Amber Glass Vase

An amber and citrine yellow glass vase with etched floral design. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo.

Zelezny Brod Sklo Turquoise & Pink Glass Vase by Miloslav Klinger

An turquoise green and pink glass vase. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, designed by Miloslav Klinger.

Zelezny Brod Czech Neodymium Pink Glass Dog - Label

A pink / lilac 'neodymium' glass dog figurine. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, labelled.

Zelezny Brod Sklo Czech Citrine Glass Dog - Labelled

A citrine yellow glass dog figurine. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, labelled.

Zelezny Brod Sklo Czech Green Glass Dog - Labelled

A green glass dog figurine. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, labelled.

Zelezny Brod Sklo Czech Green Glass Dog - Labelled

A green glass dog figurine. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, labelled.

Zelezny Brod Smokey Glass Fish/Dolphin - Miloslav Janku

A smokey brown glass fish or dolphin figurine. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, labelled.

Zelezny Brod Neodymium Glass Fish by Miloslav Janku

A pink / lilac 'neodymium' glass fish figurine. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo.

Zelezny Brod ZBS Neodymium Czech Glass Hedgehog

A pink / lilac 'neodymium' glass hedgehog figurine. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo.

Zelezny Brod Czech Turquoise Glass Ram Sculpture

A green glass ram figurine. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo.

Zelezny Brod Sklo (ZBS) Turquoise Glass Vase by Frantisek Zemek

A turquoise blue textured glass vase. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, designed by Frantisek Zemek.

Zelezny Brod Sklo Czech Glass Vase - Frantisek Zemek

A citrine yellow and turquoise blue glass vase. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, designed by Frantisek Zemek.

Zelezny Brod Neodymium Czech Glass Vase by Frantisek Zemek

A lilac / blue 'neodymium' glass vase. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, designed by Frantisek Zemek.

Zelezny Brod Czech Blue Glass Vase - Miloslav Klinger

A smokey blue glass vase. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo.

Zelezny Brod Czech Turquoise Glass Engraved 'Heron' Vass

A turquoise blue glass vase with etched heron design. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo.

Zelezny Brod Czech Neodymium/Alexandrite Glass Vase

A lilac / blue 'neodymium' glass vase with etched bird design. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo.

Zelezny Brod Sklo Czech Citrine Glass Vase - Labelled

A citrine yellow glass vase with lilac lobed sides and etched flower design. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, labelled.

HUGE Zelezny Brod Sklo Czech Citrine Glass Vase

A citrine yellow and pink glass vase with etched dragonfly design. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo.

Zelezny Brod Sklo Czech Turquoise Green Glass Bowl

A green glass bowl, made by Zelezny Brod Sklo.

Zelezny Brod Sklo Czech Pink Neodymium Glass Vase / Bowl

A pink / lilac 'neodymium' glass vase or bowl. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, labelled.

Zelezny Brod Sklo Citrine Yellow Czech Glass Vase

A citrine yellow glass vase, made by Zelezny Brod Sklo.

Zelezny Brod Sklo ZBS Czech Green Glass Bowl

A green glass bowl, made by Zelezny Brod Sklo.

Zelezny Brod Sklo Neodymium / Alexandrite Czech Glass Vase

A pink / lilac 'neodymium' glass vase. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, labelled.

Zelezny Brod Sklo Czech Yellow Citrine Glass Vase

A citrine yellow glass vase. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo.

Zelezny Brod Czech Citrine Glass Basket Sculpture

A citrine yellow glass basket shaped bowl, made by Zelezny Brod Sklo.

Zelezny Brod Czech Green + Citrine Glass Basket Sculpture

A green and citrine yellow glass basket shaped bowl, made by Zelezny Brod Sklo.

Zelezny Brod Neodymium / Alexandrite Czech Glass Vase

A pink / lilac 'neodymium' glass vase. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, labelled.

Zelezny Brod Sklo Czech Citrine Glass Vase - Labelled

A citrine yellow glass vase. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, labelled.

Zelezny Brod Neodymium / Alexandrite Czech Glass Vase

A pink / lilac 'neodymium' textured glass vase. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo.

Zelezny Brod Sklo Czech Citrine Yellow Glass Vase

A citrine yellow glass vase. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo.

Zelezny Brod Czech Glass Figurine - Jaroslav Brychta

A glass figurine of a man playing a trumpet. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, designed by Jaroslav Brychta.

Zelezny Brod Czech Glass Figurine - Jaroslav Brychta

A glass figurine of a clown playing a trumpet. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, designed by Jaroslav Brychta.

Zelezny Brod Czech Glass Figurine - Jaroslav Brychta

A glass figurine of a lady. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, designed by Jaroslav Brychta.

Zelezny Brod Czech Glass Sculpture - Jaroslav Brychta

A glass thermometer sculpture with a mole and flowers. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, designed by Jaroslav Brychta.


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References

For more information on Zelezny Brod 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

Websites

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