About Czechoslovakian Glass

 

 

Made in Czechoslovakia

Made in Czechoslovakia

This article deals with glassware made in Czechoslovakia for the twenty year period 1918 to 1938 with an addenda of Pottery, Porcelain and Semi-Porcelain.

The Czechs and the Slovaks settled in Bohemia centuries ago. In 1918, they were set free of the Austria Hungary domination and granted a country of their own called Czechoslovakia.

The same glass artisans who made Bohemian, Mosher and Austrian glass, came forth with a portrayal of color in glassware which brightened the gloom of even the Great Depression of the 30's.

The glass of Czechoslovakia is blown, molded and cut in the many forms of vases, perfume bottles, water sets, boxes, lamps, baskets, etc.

The Czechoslovakians created great beauty with the skillful use of beads, flowers, dancing girls, birds etc., in vivid colors and icy crystal.


The Art Deco influence is very strong since this was the period when Art Deco was popular. Also the Egyptian influence because of the opening of Tutankhamen's Tomb 1922-23.

BRIEF HISTORY OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA

The Czechs and the Slovaks are two distinct peoples. The ancestors of both were Slavic tribes which came to Europe during the great migrations of the 5th century A. D.

These tribes settled in different areas where each people then lived its own distinctive history and developed its culture, traditions and national arms. Although the two languages are enough alike so that the Czechs and Slovaks can understand each other, each is a language in its own right.

1918 During World War I, the Czechs and the Slovaks were of great help to the Allies. Consequently, when the war ended in 1918, the Czechs and Slovaks were rewarded for their efforts and granted a country of their own.
Bohemia, Moravia and Austrian Silesia made up the newly created Czechoslovakia. Czechoslovakia is a land-locked country bounded by Germany, Poland, Russia, Austria and Hungary. The country is slightly smaller than the state of New York.

1938

Munich Agreement: To pacify Hitler, the western end of Czechoslovakia was given to Germany by the Protectorate Powers of Czechoslovakia (Great Britain, France and Italy). Some of the Czechoslovakian territory was also given to Hungary and Poland.

1939 Hitler invaded the remainder of Czechoslovakia.

1945 . End of World War II and Czechoslovakia's original boundaries were returned.

1948 Communist controlled and called Republic of Czechoslovakia.

The 1926 Census listed the nationalities that made up Czechoslovakia as follows: 6.5 Million Czechs
3.3 Million Sudeten and Carpatho Germans
2.5 Million Slovaks
0.8 Million Hungarians
0.4 Million Ruthenians
0.1 Million Poles

Although the Slovaks, at the end of World War I, were willing to form a common state with the Czechs, they insisted on doing so as Slovaks, retaining their identity as a nation.

The correct name used in the Paris Peace Treaties is CZECHO-SLOV AKIA with a hyphen. The Trade magazines of the twenties and early thirties used the hyphen.

MARKS
Most pieces are marked. The mark is usually found on the bottom.
Occasionally the mark can be found on the side.
Types of marks are: Acid Etched, Ink Stamped, molded, Stamped in metal and small metal name plates.
The type of mark is of little importance. However, it is of great importance that the piece be marked.
The Czechoslovakian glass of later date has a paper sticker. Printed on sticker usually is "Bohemian Glass Made in Czechoslovakia".


Following are some hand drawn marks to be found on Czechoslovakian Glass:

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Made in Czechoslovakia

Made in Czechoslovakia

Made in Czechoslovakia

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Made in Czechoslovakia

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The Following are some marks to be found on Czechoslovakian Pottery, Porcelain and Semi-Porcelain:

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Made in Czechoslovakia Made in Czechoslovakia

Made in Czechoslovakia Made in Czechoslovakia

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Links to some very good books to read about Collectible Glass

 
   
     
 

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