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Hi Sklo Lo Sklo – Czech glass design from the 1950s to the 1970s

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His last book was a must-buy for any budding collector of West German ceramics and now Mark Hill is looking at glass – Czech glass to be precise.

Hi Sklo Lo Sklo coincides with a Norfolk-based exhibition of Czech glass. If you can’t make it there, the book offers you pretty much everything you need to know about this seriously undervalued area, offering up a background to the industry, identifying key designs and indeed the manufacturers to look out for, including the Sklo Union group, Exbor, Borské Sklo, Harrachov, Skrdlovice, Moser and Zelezny Brod.

It also looks at the designers responsible for these mid-century gems (including Emanuel and Jan Beranek, Josef Hospodka, Vladimir Jelinek, Rudolf Jurnikl, Milan Metelak, Josef Svarc, Jirí Suhajek, Frantisek Vizner, Karel Wunsch, Vladimir Zahour and Frantisek Zemek) and highlights 200 classic pieces in full colour. A must-have for any fan of vintage glass, you can buy a copy directly from the author online for £20.

Find out more at the Sklo website

One thought on “Hi Sklo Lo Sklo – Czech glass design from the 1950s to the 1970s

  1. I have had next to no success researching ‘Exbor Czechoslovakia’.
    I recently bought a faceted amber turtle with the acid stamp on the bottom, but beyond that i cannot find any additional pieces.
    thank very much,

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