Ema Smokey Grey Art Glass Vase from the Heroine Collection, 16.9" by Kateřina Handlová
Designed by Kateřina Handlová, the Heroine Collection was inspired by notable Women and focuses on the legacy of Ruckl Glassworks of the Czech Republic, founded in 1846. Many of the carving patterns are unique and are some of the best examples since the work of Carlo Scarpa for Venini.
The EMA vase is inspired by an exceptional woman of Czech music history – Emma Destinová. Although she did not meet with much understanding at first, she became famous as an opera singer despite life's obstacles and managed to return to the boards of the National Theatre in the last year of the war, where she always sang the Czech national anthem at the end of her concerts. Her unbreakability and ”strength in the throat” is symbolized by the deep triangular cut of the throat, which gives the Ema vase its refined elegance.
Beautiful and functional.
- Handmade, Hand Cut and Hand Decorated/Polished.
- Lead-free glass. Hand wash only.
- Other vases from the Hero.ine Collection are available here.
- This vase is generally made to order.
Additional Vases from Ruckl are available here.
Other collections from Ruckl can be found here.
About the Designer:
As one of the first collections by designer Kateřina Handlová in her position as art director of Rückl, the Hero.ine collection is a confident demonstration of the possibilities of working with traditional cut crystal in a modern way, but with reference to its historical heritage. The collection reflects her interest in exploring her own visual language within the Rückl brand, where she builds on previous collections, as well as in cut glass technique and technology, which has remained virtually unchanged over the last few centuries. She focuses on haptics, the contrast between matte and polished surfaces and the fragility and strength of glass.
About the Company:
Ruckl, located in the Czech Republic, was founded in 1846. Czech glass has been known for its artistic and often daring approach to the medium for centuries. Equally adept at form and decor, Mr. Plesl's works for Ruckl are engaging, beautiful and functional. We are honored to be able to bring Ruckl to your home.