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Glass dish, lead crystal deeply cut with a sheaf of wheat, using cutting of different depths and patterns for the stems and wheat ears. Artist’s signature on the rim.
- Production date
- 1960 (circa)
Diameter: 36 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Švarc studied at the specialised school of glassmaking (Fachschule für Glass) in Kamenicky Šenov from 1949-52. While there he was employed as a glass artist at the glassworks at Novy Bor till 1951. From 1953 he worked at the Bohemia Glassworks in Svetla nad Sazavou. He is described in the Czech Glass Review’s publication, Czechoslovac Art Glass (1980) as ‘an excellent and sensitive engraver and cutter with a sense of detail. Has designed and realised numerous exacting works of a unique nature’. The text is accompanied by an illustration of this dish with the title ‘Spikes’.
Švarc was among many glass artists who enrolled at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague after completing his studies at the glass school (H. Ricke, ed., 'Czech Glass 1945-1980. Design in an Age of Adversity', Stuttgart 2005, p. 41). He was a contemporary of Josef Pravec (see 1998,0406.2).
For further information see also 2012, 8013.1
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number