Czecholsovakian Pottery

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Love that Czech

The Czechoslovakians created great beauty with the skillful use of color and pattern in their pottery designs.

The Art Deco influence is very strong since this was the period when Art Deco was popular. Also the Egyptian influence because of the opening of Tutankhamen's Tomb 1922-23.

In 1918, at the end of World War I, the Paris Peace committee created a new country with the Bohemia, Moravia, and Austrian Silesia sections of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and a northern strip of Hungary. The committee named the new country Czecho-Slovak Republic, with a hyphen. Most of the people in these areas were the Czechs (Bohemians) and Slovaks, thus the name Czecho-Slovakia. In 1920, the name Czechoslovakia (without hyphen) was introduced. From now on, the word “Czechoslovakia” appeared on pottery marks. The well-known BIHL Czechoslovakia back-stamp was introduced in this period. In addition, most Bohemian cities and towns changed names.

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