Vintage mid century 60s art glass vase model 13227 ‘HOBNAIL’ by designer Rudolf Jurnikl for Rosice Sklo Union.
This design known as Hobnail, was designed in 1964 by Rudolf Jurnikl, a prolific and accomplished designer for Rudolfova Hut Glassworks. Wonderful geometric deep hobnail relief with smooth sides are beautifully tactile. The circular hobnail pattern appeared in a variety of colours, including amber, light blue, green and purple – and in differing sizes. This one is pattern number 13227.
Known author of pressed designs, Vladislav Jurnikl’s designs had great commercial success. His style is unique, characterized by strong artistry. Jurnikl studied in Kamenicky Šenov in the department of glass engraving and later he continued to study on College of Arts and Crafts in Prague by Prof Štipl. In 1958-1988 he was artist in glassworks Rudolfova Huť in Dubi U Teplic, where he cooperated with F. Vízner and L. Urban. In the 60s he participated in a new visually expressive concept of pressed glass. He effectively managed to realize it. Jurnikls works from these years are not connected with anything from past. His designs has dynamic forms and lively curves. Iconic for his work is a vase called SUN, later OSAKA, which was exhibited at EXPO in Japan in 1970.
- Vintage era – 60s mid century
- Made in Czechoslovakia
- Manufacturer – Rudolfova Hut Glassworks, Sklo Union
- Height – 13,5 cm
- Diameter – 15 cm
- Designer – Rudolf Jurnikl
- Design name – Pattern 13227
- Material – heavyweight art glass
- Condition – great / signs of age may appear / see images