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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A Loetz Versuvian Vase c1901

A Loetz Versuvian Vase c1901

A stunning Loetz Versuvian vase with applied tadpoles from 1901. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£775.00

 A Very Tall Gold Loetz Candia Papillon Vase c1910

A Very Tall Gold Loetz Candia Papillon Vase c1910

A gold Loetz candia papillon vase from c1910. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£1,950.00

A  Czech Tango Glass Bowl With White Rim and Prunts c1935

A Czech Tango Glass Bowl With White Rim and Prunts c1935

A Czech Tango Glass Bowl With White Rim and Prunts c1930

£75.00

A Loetz Formosa Blue Veined Vase c1900

A Loetz Formosa Blue Veined Vase c1900

A Loetz blue veined Formosa vase from c1900. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£395.00

A Loetz Witwe Candia Papillon Vase c1900

A Loetz Witwe Candia Papillon Vase c1900

A Loetz Witwe three handled Candia Papillon Vase from c1900. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£525.00

A Kralik Crackle Glass Biscuit Barrel c1930

A Kralik Crackle Glass Biscuit Barrel c1930

A Kralik Crackle Glass Biscuit Barrel c1930 Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£350.00

A Loetz Tango Red Pedestal Bowl c1930

A Loetz Tango Red Pedestal Bowl c1930

This may be a Michael Powolny design.

£150.00

Modern Central European Incamiciato Vase

Modern Central European Incamiciato Vase

An impressive incamiciato vase. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£70.00

A  Czech Tango Glass Bowl c1930

A Czech Tango Glass Bowl c1930

A Czech tango glass bowl from c1930. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£140.00

An Elegant Single Stem Enamelled Bud Vase c1900

An Elegant Single Stem Enamelled Bud Vase c1900

An Elegant Single Stem Enamelled Bud Vase c1900

£425.00

Loetz Satin Finish Cranberry Enamelled Vase c1900-05

Loetz Satin Finish Cranberry Enamelled Vase c1900-05

Loetz Satin Finish Cranberry Enamelled Vase c1900

£425.00

A Frank Welz Posy Vase c1890

A Frank Welz Posy Vase c1890

A Frank Welz glass bowl from c1890. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£30.00

A Frantisek Spinar Bubble Bowl For Skrdlovice c1976

A Frantisek Spinar Bubble Bowl For Skrdlovice c1976

A Frantisek Spinar blue and green bubble bowl for Skrdlovice from c1976. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£80.00

A Beranek Glass Bowl for Skrdlovice  c1960s

A Beranek Glass Bowl for Skrdlovice c1960s

A Beranek glass bowl from Skrdlovice from c1960s. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£60.00

A Moser Oak Leaves and Acorns Enamelled  Bottle Vase c1885

A Moser Oak Leaves and Acorns Enamelled Bottle Vase c1885

A Moser Oak Leaves and Acorns Enamelled Bottle Vase c1885

£350.00

A Moser Oakleaf Enamelled Sapphire Blue Bottle Vase c1885

A Moser Oakleaf Enamelled Sapphire Blue Bottle Vase c1885

A Moser Oakleaf Enamelled Sapphire Blue Bottle Vase c1885

£275.00

A Kralik Rigaree Vase c1900

A Kralik Rigaree Vase c1900

A Kralik Rigaree vase from c1900. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£145.00

Moser Amethyst Glass Intaglio Cut Jardinière 1900-05

Moser Amethyst Glass Intaglio Cut Jardinière 1900-05

The finest example of this genre that we have seen

£650.00

A Pair of Loetz Crete DEK Crimped Vases c1900

A Pair of Loetz Crete DEK Crimped Vases c1900

A pair of Loetz Crete DEK crimped vases from c1900. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£550.00

A  Loetz Titania Red and Silver Bowl c1900

A Loetz Titania Red and Silver Bowl c1900

A Loetz Titania red and silver bowl from c1900. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£900.00

Bohemian Enamelled Goblet c1880

Bohemian Enamelled Goblet c1880

Gilt frieze of numerous huntsmen and prey in woodland above radiating panels edged in black enamel , Bohemia, probably Meyr's Neffe

£210.00

Loetz Silver Overlay Vase c1898

Loetz Silver Overlay Vase c1898

A very fine Loetz silver overlay vase from c1898 . For more Bohemian art glass, including a wide range of Art Nouveau and Secessionist vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£375.00

Pair Tall Harrach Glass Vase With Cabochons c1905

Pair Tall Harrach Glass Vase With Cabochons c1905

These are a very striking pair of vases. Excellent decorators pieces.

£575.00

Pallme-Konig Vase With Brass Mounts 1900-05

Pallme-Konig Vase With Brass Mounts 1900-05

The influence of Josef Hoffman and brass mounted "rocket" vases produced by Loetz is most evident.

£425.00

A Loetz Witwe Glass Vase c1915

A Loetz Witwe Glass Vase c1915

The influence of Josef Hoffman, Koloman Moser and the Wiener Werkstatte is apparent within this design. This may possibly be a Michael Powolny design.

£675.00

Rare Pallme Koenig Veined Frit Glass Biscuit Barrel c1905

Rare Pallme Koenig Veined Frit Glass Biscuit Barrel c1905

Pallme Koenig Veined Frit Biscuit Barrel with a deep amethyst base, metallic green and gold case, silver veins

£295.00

Loetz Crete Papillon Vase c1900

Loetz Crete Papillon Vase c1900

A beautiful Loetz crete papillon vase from c1900 in excellent condition. For more Bohemian art glass, including a wide range of Art Nouveau vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£495.00

A Barolac Opalescent Glass Charger c1935

A Barolac Opalescent Glass Charger c1935

A magnificent Barolac opalescent palm tree charger from c1930. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£280.00

An Ormolu Mounted Loetz Volcano Papillon Vase c1910

An Ormolu Mounted Loetz Volcano Papillon Vase c1910

An stunning ormolu mounted Loetz Papillon vase with metal mount and flowers from c1910. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£1,900.00

Amethyst Glass Barrel Shaped Vase With Gilded Birds c1920

Amethyst Glass Barrel Shaped Vase With Gilded Birds c1920

An amethyst barrel vase with gilded birds and foliage from the 1920's. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£80.00

A Loetz Richard Cameo Blackberry Vase c1925

A Loetz Richard Cameo Blackberry Vase c1925

There are two possibilities for the manufacture. There was a manufacturer in Lorraine, France who marked pieces Richard. Then there is Loetz who also produced cameo for a retailer and signed Richard. On this occasion we will opt for the Loetz attribution.

£360.00

A Pair of Kralik Austria  Jungendstil Polychrome Spatter Vases c 1930

A Pair of Kralik Austria Jungendstil Polychrome Spatter Vases c 1930

A pair of Kralik Austria Jungendstil polychromes spatter vases from c1930. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£150.00

An Early Loetz Jungendstil Glass Vase c1900

An Early Loetz Jungendstil Glass Vase c1900

A early Loetz Jungendstil Glass green gilded vase pattern DEK IV/783, PN 11/242 from c1900. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£125.00

Pair Signed Moser Rainbow Glass Soliflor Vases c1890

Pair Signed Moser Rainbow Glass Soliflor Vases c1890

Pair Signed Moser Rainbow Glass Soliflor Vases c1890

£155.00

Miloslava Svobodova Galaxy Vase For Skrdlovice Designed 1965

Miloslava Svobodova Galaxy Vase For Skrdlovice Designed 1965

Artistic expression being given a voice via the medium of glass when under a communist regime. This was being conceived and manufactured before the spring uprising of 1968. Quite a laudable achievement.

£160.00

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