Miroslav Klinger was the chief in house designer of Zelezny Brod all the way from 1948 to 1982-his reign therefore spanned the golden age of post-war Czech glass making. He produced countless designs during that period often in the trademark colours of the factory namely alexandrit and (as with this piece) citrine. He also collaborated with other designers notably Jan Cvrcek with whom he created modernist abstract works which, whilst retaining a nominal function, were really pieces of glass sculpture. Here Klinger working alone offers a variation on his very popular single colour vases-he retains their organic lines but rather than a conventional balanced form introduces an asymmetrical shape which greatly adds to the impact and interest of the piece. Offered in fine condition with the glass retaining an impressive lustre this is a work for those who love to put the word ‘art’ into art glass.