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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 Michael Powolny Tango Glass Bowl c1915

A Loetz Michael Powolny Tango Glass Bowl c1915

The orange interior cased in black with four scroll feet. Designed 1914 by Michael Powolny for Loetz

£320.00

Rare Hermann Pautsch Decorated Muhlhaus Glass Decanter Set c 1920

Rare Hermann Pautsch Decorated Muhlhaus Glass Decanter Set c 1920

A rare decanter set by Hermann Pautsch for Haida Glass. Stunning enameling on the decanter and glasses. From the 1920's.

£390.00

A Moser Karlsbad Amethyst Glass Vase c1910

A Moser Karlsbad Amethyst Glass Vase c1910

A Moser Karlsbad amethyst glass vase c1910

£325.00

A Large Czech / Bohemian Facet Cut Paperweight c1910

A Large Czech / Bohemian Facet Cut Paperweight c1910

A large Czech / Bohemian facet cut paperweight from c1910. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£140.00

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

£270.00

A Pair of Kralik Purple Strap Vases c1900

A Pair of Kralik Purple Strap Vases c1900

A pair of Kralik purple strap vases from c1900. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£220.00

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

Set of Six Tango Art Deco Glass Beakers c1920

Set of Six Tango Art Deco Glass Beakers c1920

A stunning set of six harrach or Loez Tango Art Deco glass beakers from c1920. For more Bohemian / Czech glass, including Loetz art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£280.00

Very Tall Loetz Cameo Glass Vase c1925

Very Tall Loetz Cameo Glass Vase c1925

A signed Loetz Witwe cameo glass vase

£475.00

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.

£625.00

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.

£475.00

Deco Czech Glass Vase 1930s

Deco Czech Glass Vase 1930s

If this is not a design by Palda then it most certainly was heavily influenced by his designs.

£225.00

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

A 19 1/2 Inch Tall Signed Moser Karlsbad Vase

A 19 1/2 Inch Tall Signed Moser Karlsbad Vase

A decorators piece of Moser, an exclamation mark in glass

£875.00

Kralik Aquagold Vase c1900

Kralik Aquagold Vase c1900

A Kralik irridescent aquagold vase available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£220.00

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

Pallme-Konig Bonbonniere c1910

Pallme-Konig Bonbonniere c1910

A very fine Pallme-Konig bonbonniere from c1910 in excellent condition. For more Bohemian art glass, including a wide range of Art Nouveau vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£185.00

Large Kralik Footed Glass Bowl c1925

Large Kralik Footed Glass Bowl c1925

A striking Kralik glass bowl in art deco. Only the second example we have offered for sale

£180.00

A Marked Kralik Millefiori Vase c1930

A Marked Kralik Millefiori Vase c1930

The base has a semi-circular acid etched mark czechoslovakia. This was uased by Kralik on items made for export from 1919. Later acid etched marks include 'made in' from 1934/5 onwards. This mark is not unique to Kralik, it merely provides the requisite d

£150.00

Barolac Art Deco Opalescent Glass Candelabrum c1930

Barolac Art Deco Opalescent Glass Candelabrum c1930

A very fine Barolac candelabrum. Hand finished and the opalescence is most pronounced. Manufactured by Inwald for export to he UK. This is a highly decorative and functional object

£225.00

A Kralik Millefiori Vase c1930

A Kralik Millefiori Vase c1930

Kralik millefiori vase from the inter war period with cased finish

£160.00

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

Vladamir Jelinek for Skrdlovice Olympia Vase c1960

Vladamir Jelinek for Skrdlovice Olympia Vase c1960

Vladamir Jelinek for Skrdlovice Olympia Vase c1960. A beautiful Czech sommerso vase from c1960 in excellent condition. For more art glass, including a wide range of Czech / Bohemian art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£230.00

Loetz Ciselé Vase c1900

Loetz Ciselé Vase c1900

A beautiful Loetz ciselé vase from c1900 in excellent condition. For more Bohemian art glass, as well as a wide range of Art Nouveau and Art Deco vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£625.00

Loetz Crete Papillon Vase with Silver Overlay c1900

Loetz Crete Papillon Vase with Silver Overlay c1900

A beautiful Loetz Crete Papillon vase with silver overlay from c1900 in excellent condition. For more Bohemian art glass, including a range of secessionist glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store

£1,775.00

Kralik Glass Biscuit Barrel c1910

Kralik Glass Biscuit Barrel c1910

A beautiful Bohemian glass biscuit barrel by Kralik from c1910 in excellent condition. For more antique Bohemian glass, including a wide range of Loetz and Kralik vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£165.00

Pair of Riedel Lithyalin Cameo Glass Mirror Vases c1895

Pair of Riedel Lithyalin Cameo Glass Mirror Vases c1895

A very fine pair of Riedel lithyalin cameo mirror vases from c1895 in excellent condition. For more Czech / Bohemian art glass, and a wide range of Art Deco and Art Nouveau vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£775.00

Kralik Blue on Gold Ormolu Vase c1910

Kralik Blue on Gold Ormolu Vase c1910

A stunning iridescent ormolu mounted glass vase by Kralik. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£225.00

Loetz Arcadia Style Vase c1900

Loetz Arcadia Style Vase c1900

A beautiful vase in the style of Loetz arcadia. For more art glass including Art Nouveau vases and Art Deco glass as well as a wide range of other antique glassware please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£145.00

Riedel Enamelled Aventurine Glass Vase  1895-1900

Riedel Enamelled Aventurine Glass Vase 1895-1900

A fine Riedel avanturine glass vase. The enamels make a striking composition

£175.00

Cobalt Blue Vase with Silver Overlay c1910

Cobalt Blue Vase with Silver Overlay c1910

A very fine Bohemian cobalt blue vase with silver overlay from c1910 in excellent condition. For more European art glass see Scottish Antiques online store.

£185.00

Julius Mühlhaus & Co. Glass Vase c1915

Julius Mühlhaus & Co. Glass Vase c1915

A beautiful Muhlhaus miniature vase from c1915 with quatrefoil, floral, and gilded decoration in excellent condition.

£130.00

Harrach Cameo Glass Vase c1900

Harrach Cameo Glass Vase c1900

A beautifulHarrach cameo vase c1910 in excellent condition

£365.00

Kralik Polychrome Shell Vase c1900

Kralik Polychrome Shell Vase c1900

Distinctive Kralik shell design vase made c1900. Kralik released a number of shell vases around the turn of the century, this one has a particularly distinctive multicolour design.

£150.00

A Pair Of Czech Flower Vases c1930

A Pair Of Czech Flower Vases c1930

A pair of Czech flower vases with metal grille tops from c1930. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£45.00

A Prachen Flora Bowl Designed by Frankisek Kouddelka c1973

A Prachen Flora Bowl Designed by Frankisek Kouddelka c1973

A Prachen Flora Bowl Designed by Frankisek Kouddelka in c1973. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£85.00

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