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 Witwe Footed Tango Glass Bowl c1915

A Loetz Witwe Footed Tango Glass Bowl c1915

A Loetz Witwe Footed Tango Glass Bowl c1915

£225.00

A Rindskopf Pepita Grenada Vase c1905

A Rindskopf Pepita Grenada Vase c1905

A Rindskopf Pepita Grenada Vase c1905

£275.00

A Signed Moser Amber Glass Vase With Patinated Gilded Frieze c1920

A Signed Moser Amber Glass Vase With Patinated Gilded Frieze c1920

A Signed Moser Amber Glass Vase With Patinated Gilded Frieze c1920

£525.00

A Very Fine Kralik Snowflake Sea-green Trailed Vase c1900

A Very Fine Kralik Snowflake Sea-green Trailed Vase c1900

Kralik Snowflake Sea-green Trailed Vase c1900

£650.00

Bohemian Iridescent Vase c1920

Bohemian Iridescent Vase c1920

Bohemian Iridescent Vase c1920

£285.00

Loetz Candia Papillon Small Footed Bowl c1900

Loetz Candia Papillon Small Footed Bowl c1900

Loetz Candia Papillon Small Footed Bowl

£250.00

An Elegant Carl Goldberg Enamelled Glass Vase c1900

An Elegant Carl Goldberg Enamelled Glass Vase c1900

An Elegant Carl Goldberg Enamelled Glass Vase c1900

£375.00

A Harrach Enamelled Vase c1890

A Harrach Enamelled Vase c1890

Harrach Enamelled Vase c1890

£160.00

A Rare Josef Svarc Cut Glass Charger c1965

A Rare Josef Svarc Cut Glass Charger c1965

A Rare Josef Svarc Cut Glass Charger c1965

£475.00

A Fine Silver Overlay Loetz Silberiris Candia Vase c1905

A Fine Silver Overlay Loetz Silberiris Candia Vase c1905

A Fine Silver Overlay Loetz Silberiris Candia Vase c1905

£2,850.00

Kralik Iridescent Glass Inkwell c1910

Kralik Iridescent Glass Inkwell c1910

Kralik Iridescent Glass Inkwell c1910

£350.00

 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 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

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

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 Franz Welz Posy Vase c1890

A Franz Welz Posy Vase c1890

A Franz 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 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

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

£490.00

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.

£425.00

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.

£525.00

A Loetz Witwe Powolny Glass Vase c1915

A Loetz Witwe Powolny 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.

£575.00

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.

£380.00

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.

£250.00

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.

£65.00

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.

£125.00

An Early Loetz Jungendstil Glass Vase c1900. Was £120

An Early Loetz Jungendstil Glass Vase c1900. Was £120

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

£95.00

Pair Signed Moser Rainbow Glass Soliflor Vases c1890

Pair Signed Moser Rainbow Glass Soliflor Vases c1890

Pair Signed Moser Rainbow Glass Soliflor Vases c1890

£145.00

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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