Blown Glass Vase
Sticker- Designer Series Krosno Handcrafted in Poland
7-1/2" tall Base 6" long diameter 3" – no chips or cracks
Krosno is the largest glass industry centre in Poland. Unlike the other glass
production centres in the country, usually located in the vicinity of glass sand deposits, Krosno glass factories developed on the basis of local natural gas resources, which helped to meet the industry's high demand for energy. The first glass factory opened in Krosno as early as after municipal gas supply network had been commissioned in 1919.
The development of glass production in Krosno today is connected with the long-established regional tradition of glass making and
decorating . Hand-made Krosno glassware is exported to many countries all over the world.
It is used by the Queen of England and other mighty of the world. It is especially popular in Canada and the USA. In the town and its vicinity there are over twenty plants producing and decorating glass of different kinds: artistic glass, glassware, utility glass including a variety of glass knick-knacks, table sets and lampshades for oil lamps. The factories vary in size from small family-run
establishments to KHS Krosno S.A.( Krosno Glass Factory, Joint-Stock Company), the largest glass producing enterprise in Poland, which employs over four thousand people.
Krosno Glass Factory S.A. (a joint stock company) is the largest glass industry enterprise in Poland, functioning since 1923. Now it employs almost 4300 people in five plants in Krosno. The factory manufactures table (domestic) glassware both handmade and formed on automatic machines, technical glass and glass fibre.
Prestigious prizes and awards, such as gold medals at International Poznan Fairs and the Promotion Emblem "Teraz Polska" (Poland Now), are the proof of the high quality of the company's products. More than 70% of production is exported to over thirty countries. Krosno S.A. was one of the first Polish companies quoted on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in 1991.