A wonderful large and very heavy (1.4 kilos unpacked) Czech
glass sculptural bowl/ashtray. In a stunning combination of green and amber glass encased in clear glass. Made by the Chřibská
glassworks, pattern number 296/5/29
. Shown in a 1970's and 1999 Chřibská catalogue, and issue 10 of the 1979 Czech Glass Review, see last images (with kind permission, and copyright of Jindřich Pařík www.CzechGlassGuide.cz
). Most likely designed by Josef Hospodka
Measures approx 3.5 inches tall by 11.75 inches in diameter at widest point.
Excellent condition, no chips or cracks other than a small nibble to the base rim, shown in final picture.