Plate with Abstract Decoration

Object Name: 
Plate with Abstract Decoration

Notice of Upcoming Content and Access Change

The Museum is working on the future of our online collections access, which will be incrementally released over time. On November 1, 2022, “My Collection” sets will be discontinued and no longer available. If you have “My Collection” sets you wish to preserve, we encourage you to print the sets, save as a PDF, or otherwise make your own copies of important information for your future reference.

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Plate with Abstract Decoration
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 3.8 cm, Diam: 31.5 cm
Not on Display
Web Description: 
This plate is an example of the transference of abstract painting onto glass. The glassworks at Skrdlovice, east of Prague, was known for its innovative methods of glassblowing. A production designer as well as a freelance artist, Vladimír Jelínek attended the Specialized School of Glassmaking in Kamenický Šenov from 1949 until 1952. He then trained under Josef Kaplický at the Academy of Applied Arts, graduating in 1958. Many glass factories, such as those at Škrdlovice, Nový Bor, Karolinka, and Karlovy Vary, employed his design capabilities. Noted for his willingness to experiment, Jelínek won many state awards and exhibited at major international glass shows. His work was on display at Expo ’58 in Brussels and at the XIIth Triennale in 1960 in Milan. At Expo ’67, in Montreal, he exhibited a large sculpture that was inspired by machines and modern technology.
Dan Klein Ltd, Former Collection
V. Jelinek
on base
Primary Description: 
Plate with Abstract Decoration. Deep red glass; blown, hot-worked, applied color. Circular rounded rim; abstract yellow decoration beneath colorless glass surface of top side resembles calligraphy; several large bubbles beneath glass surface; concave polished pontil area on base; signed on base: "V. Jelinek".
Corning Museum of Glass 2003-09-22 through 2004-03-01
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2004-06-17 through 2004-10-03
Masters of Czech Glass 1945-1965
Dan Klein Ltd
Mid 20th Century Glass in Czechoslovakia: Design in an Age of Adversity (2005) illustrated, p. 73;
Corning glass museum goes back to the '50s (2003-09-08) illustrated, p. 1A;
West Bridge Show to Focus on Glass Designs of the '50s (2003) illustrated, p. 3; BIB# AI62227
Masters of Czech Glass 1945-1965 (1983) #99; BIB# 30951
Modernes böhmisches Glas (1963) illustrated, p. 66, #81; BIB# 28071
Modern Bohemian Glass (1963) illustrated, p. 64, #81; BIB# 19108