Czech & Bohemian


Hailing from another region with the same provenance of classically elegant glassware dating back to the middle ages as that of Italy, the Bohemian glassmakers of the 19th century paved the way for their successors to take a central role in Art Glass production.
Having spent several hundred years perfecting the production of a wide variety of cut, glided, enamelled and etched pieces, the 1800’s saw a collective shift in emphasis for the glassmakers of this loosely-defined central European region from a preoccupation with shape and form to the use of ingenious and inventive methods of working with different surfaces. This started with experiments in marbling which accentuated and complemented the extant use of iridescent glass created by the particular firing and reduction techniques which were already in place.
In the first instance, it was vases, pitchers, jugs and large cups or bowls which were made with these new materials, and they would often be initially blown to a basic pattern, before being re-heated and twisted, stretched and distorted in to less formal shapes which drew heavily on naturalistic inspiration for their curves, whorls, twists and spirals. One of the most enthusiastic developers of these themes was Johann Loetz, who had already won international acclaim for his work with marbled glass, and who had touched on later developments by trying to approximate texturing by the imaginative use of colour.
The natural progression was to then physically apply textured finishes, rather than being satisfied with approximating the visual effect alone, and Loetz developed a technique known as Phänomen which involved the application of molten glass threads to a separately-formed base which was also still hot; these threads were then dragged and stretched over the surface of the base piece, which imparted furrows and channels – you can imagine how this combined with marbling to create a three dimensional fusion of both varying colour and texture.
Loetz then drew inspiration from the region’s traditional iridescent glass, and further enhanced this finish by incorporating improvements he divined from the processes used for Tiffany’s similar “favrile” style of glassware which was being made in the United States. Ultimately, this research would lead to Loetz’s renowned Diaspora series of pieces, which had a virtually metallic finish, such was the polished and reflective effects which were achieved.
Again in common with Italy, as the 20th century progressed the appearance of Bohemian glassware would mirror artistic movements as they waxed and waned. Colour schemes would briefly become popular before losing favour, leaving different collections each with their own distinctive hues. The Tango range featured bright yellows and dark blues, black, white and an almost fluorescent green, two of which would be paired on individual pieces to give vivid contrasts; Perlglas pieces, on the other hand, were largely translucent and echoed much earlier Bohemian pieces which relied more on form and function rather than eyecatching colour or texture to captivate.
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Haida Art Deco Glass Vase c1925

Haida Art Deco Glass Vase c1925

A Haida vase from c1925 in excellent condition. For more Art Deco vases, including a wide range of Czech art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£475.00

Ladislav Oliva for Exbor Amoeba Vase 1970s

Ladislav Oliva for Exbor Amoeba Vase 1970s

A very fine Ladislav Oliva designed vase from the 1970s. For more Czech art glass please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£325.00

1970s Exbor Yellow Grid Vase Designs by Ladislav Oliva

1970s Exbor Yellow Grid Vase Designs by Ladislav Oliva

A very fine Exbor grid design vase, designed c1968 by Ladislav Oliva. For more Czech art glass, as well as a wide range of Bohemian art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£480.00

1970s Exbor Flashed, Cut and Polished Vase Designed by Ladislav Oliva

1970s Exbor Flashed, Cut and Polished Vase Designed by Ladislav Oliva

A 1970s Exbor flashed, cut, and polished vase designed by Ladislav Oliva. For more Czech art glass, as well as a range of Bohemian art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£490.00

Late 1940s Czech Skrdlovice 'Antique Glass' Vase Pattern 454

Late 1940s Czech Skrdlovice 'Antique Glass' Vase Pattern 454

A very fine Czech vase designed by Emanuel Beranek in 1945. For more Czech art glass, as well as a wide range of Bohemian art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£130.00

Vladimir Mika for Moser Sommerso Pebble Vase c1970

Vladimir Mika for Moser Sommerso Pebble Vase c1970

A very fine Vladimir Mika designed vase made by Moser c1970. For more Czech art glass, as well as a wide range of Bohemian glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£325.00

Czech Skrdlovice 'Antique Glass' Vase Designed  Emanuel Beranek 1945

Czech Skrdlovice 'Antique Glass' Vase Designed Emanuel Beranek 1945

A very fine Czech vase designed in 1945 by Emanuel Beranek. For more Czech art glass, as well as a wide range of Bohemian art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£320.00

Ladislav Oliva for Exbor Amoeba Vase 1970s

Ladislav Oliva for Exbor Amoeba Vase 1970s

A very fine Ladislav Oliva designed amoeba vase by Exbor. For more Czech art glass, as well as a wide range of Bohemian art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£525.00

1970s Exbor Green Amoeba Block Vase Designed by Ladislav Oliva c1968

1970s Exbor Green Amoeba Block Vase Designed by Ladislav Oliva c1968

A 1970s Exbor block vase with amoeba design by Ladislav Oliva. For more Czech art glass, as well as a wide range of Bohemian glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£475.00

A 1970s Czech Skrdlovice 'Horned' Vase Pattern 7104 By Karel Wunsch

A 1970s Czech Skrdlovice 'Horned' Vase Pattern 7104 By Karel Wunsch

A very fine Czech Skrdlovice vase designed in 1971. For more Czech art glass, as well as a wide range of Bohemian vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£130.00

Rudolf Beranek Designed Czech Skrdlovice Biomorphic Glass Vase 1971-73

Rudolf Beranek Designed Czech Skrdlovice Biomorphic Glass Vase 1971-73

Rudolf Beranek Designed Czech Skrdlovice Biomorphic Glass Vase 1971-73

£160.00

 A Harrach Harrtil Vase By Milan Metelak And Rudolf Schwedler c1955

A Harrach Harrtil Vase By Milan Metelak And Rudolf Schwedler c1955

A Harrach Harrtil Vase By Milan Metelak And Rudolf Schwedler

£175.00

Rare Vladimír Jelínek 1960s Skrdlovice Torpedo Vase Pattern 6611 Designed 1966

Rare Vladimír Jelínek 1960s Skrdlovice Torpedo Vase Pattern 6611 Designed 1966

A very fine 1960s Skrdlovice Torpedo vase designed in 1966. For more Czech art glass, as well as a wide range of Bohemian art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£650.00

Czech Skrdlovice Jan Beranek Red Core Cased Vase Pattern 5988  Designed 1959

Czech Skrdlovice Jan Beranek Red Core Cased Vase Pattern 5988 Designed 1959

A very fine Jan Beranek designed vase in excellent condition. For more Czech art glass, as well as a wide range of Bohemian vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£290.00

A Welz Tango Glass Vase c1935

A Welz Tango Glass Vase c1935

A very fine Kralik vase from c1935 in excellent condition. For more Czech art glass, as well as a wide range of Bohemian art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£50.00

Kralik Yellow Tango Glass Vase c1935

Kralik Yellow Tango Glass Vase c1935

A very fine Kralik yellow tango Art Deco vase from c1935 in excellent condition. For more Czech art glass, as well as a wide range of Bohemian art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£60.00

A Welz Tango Glass Vase c1935

A Welz Tango Glass Vase c1935

A very fine Kralik Tango glass vase from c1935 in excellent condition. For more Czech art glass, as well as a wide range of Art Deco vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£50.00

Jaroslav Beranek Skrdlovice Andromeda Cased Vase c1965

Jaroslav Beranek Skrdlovice Andromeda Cased Vase c1965

A very fine Jaroslav Beranek designed Skrdlovice vase from c1965 in excellent condition. For more Czech art glass, as well as a wide range of Bohemian vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£275.00

1960s Czech Skrdlovice Sabina Vase Pattern 6621

1960s Czech Skrdlovice Sabina Vase Pattern 6621

A very fine 1960s Czech Skrdlovice "Sabina" vase. For more Czech art glass, as well as a wide range of Bohemian art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£245.00

1960s Czech Skrdlovice Amber and Green Cased Vase Pattern 6011

1960s Czech Skrdlovice Amber and Green Cased Vase Pattern 6011

A very fine 1960s Czech Skrdlovice amber and green cased glass vase. For more Czech art glass, as well as a wide range of Bohemian art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£290.00

A Czech Skrdlovice 'Antique Glass' Bottle Vase Designed 1946

A Czech Skrdlovice 'Antique Glass' Bottle Vase Designed 1946

A very fine Czech Skrdlovice "Antique Glass" bottle vase designed by Emanuel Beranek in 1946. For more Czech art glass, as well as a wide range of Bohemian art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£340.00

1960s Czech Skrdlovice Blue and Amber Cased Vase Pattern 6011

1960s Czech Skrdlovice Blue and Amber Cased Vase Pattern 6011

A very fine Czech Skrdlovice blue and amber cased 1960s vase. For more Czech art glass, as well as a wide range of Bohemian art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£290.00

Franz Welz Red Tango Glass Vase c1930

Franz Welz Red Tango Glass Vase c1930

Franz Welz Red Tango Glass Vase c1930

£45.00

Franz Welz Tango Glass Vase c1930

Franz Welz Tango Glass Vase c1930

Franz Welz Tango Glass Vase c1930

£55.00

Kralik Orange Tango Vase c1935

Kralik Orange Tango Vase c1935

Kralik Orange Tango Vase c1935

£55.00

Mstisov Rhapsody Vase By Frantisek Zemek c1960

Mstisov Rhapsody Vase By Frantisek Zemek c1960

Mstisov Rhapsody Vase By Frantisek Zemek c1960

£130.00

A Very Fine Tall Moser Vase With Classical Frieze c1920

A Very Fine Tall Moser Vase With Classical Frieze c1920

A Very Fine Tall Moser Vase With Classical Frieze c1920

£675.00

A Rare Skrdlovice Glass Vase Designed By Pavel Hlava c1978

A Rare Skrdlovice Glass Vase Designed By Pavel Hlava c1978

A Rare Skrdlovice Glass Vase Designed By Pavel Hlava c1978

£875.00

Czech Glass Garnet Sculptural Vase Designed By Pavel Hlava c1965

Czech Glass Garnet Sculptural Vase Designed By Pavel Hlava c1965

Czech Glass Garnet Sculptural Vase Designed By Pavel Hlava c1965

£1,850.00

Signed Pavel Hlava Heat Sensitive Glass Sculpture c1970

Signed Pavel Hlava Heat Sensitive Glass Sculpture c1970

Signed Pavel Hlava Heat Sensitive Glass Sculpture c1970

£2,200.00

A Moser Jade Green Purity Vase c2005

A Moser Jade Green Purity Vase c2005

A Moser Jade Green Purity Vase c2005

£420.00

A Franz Welz Tango Glass Vase c1930

A Franz Welz Tango Glass Vase c1930

A Franz Welz Tango Glass Vase c1930

£65.00

Kralik Orange Tango Vases c1935

Kralik Orange Tango Vases c1935

Kralik Orange Tango Vases c1935

£60.00

A Signed Moser Amethyst Vase With Classical Frieze c1920

A Signed Moser Amethyst Vase With Classical Frieze c1920

A Signed Moser Amethyst Vase With Classical Frieze c1920

£325.00

Welz Tango Glass Posy Vase c1930

Welz Tango Glass Posy Vase c1930

Welz Tango Glass Posy Vase c1930

£70.00

A Welz Red Tango Glass Posy Vase c1930

A Welz Red Tango Glass Posy Vase c1930

A Welz Red Tango Glass Posy Vase c1930

£70.00

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