A stunning, heavy Czech
glass sculptural bowl. In a stunning combination of purple and green glass encased in blue glass. Made by the Skrdlovice
glassworks, designed by Jaroslav Beránek
in 1956, pattern number 5546
. This piece is shown in the original Skrdlovice pattern book drawings, see last image (with kind permission, and copyright of Jindřich Pařík www.CzechGlassGuide.cz
). The green layer of glass contains small amounts of uranium
, and glows in UV light.
Measures approx 3.75 inches tall by 9 inches in diameter at widest point.
Excellent condition, no chips or cracks, just a couple of tiny nicks to the base rim, shown in final picture, and a few surface scratches + air bubbles.