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 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

Franz Welz Tango Glass Vase c1930
Franz Welz Tango Glass Vase c1930

Franz Welz Tango Glass Vase c1930

Franz Welz Tango Glass Vase c1930

£55.00

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

Pair Franz Welz Orange Tango Glass Vases c1930

Pair Franz Welz Orange Tango Glass Vases c1930

Pair Franz Welz Orange Tango Glass Vases c1930

£120.00

Pair Franz Welz Tango Glass Vases c1930

Pair Franz Welz Tango Glass Vases c1930

Pair Franz Welz Tango Glass Vases c1930

£120.00

Imposing Czechoslovakian Tango Glass Vase c1930

Imposing Czechoslovakian Tango Glass Vase c1930

Imposing Czechoslovakian Tango Glass Vase c1930

£65.00

Imposing Czechoslovakian Tango Glass Vase c1930

Imposing Czechoslovakian Tango Glass Vase c1930

Imposing Czechoslovakian Tango Glass Vase c1930

£65.00

A Pair Of  Tango Glass Candlesticks c1935

A Pair Of Tango Glass Candlesticks c1935

A Pair Of Czech Tango Glass Candlesticks c1935

£140.00

A Pair of Czech Tango Glass Vases With Hallmarked Silver Rims 1923

A Pair of Czech Tango Glass Vases With Hallmarked Silver Rims 1923

A Pair of Czech Tango Glass Vases With Hallmerked Silver Rims 1923

£150.00

A Silver Overlay Loetz Silberiris Vase c1905

A Silver Overlay Loetz Silberiris Vase c1905

A Silver Overlay Loetz Silberiris Vase c1905

£1,175.00

A Moser Neodymium Dichroic Vase c1935

A Moser Neodymium Dichroic Vase c1935

A stylish Moser Neodymium Alexandrite Dichroic Glass Vase Josef Hoffman

£475.00

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

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

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 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 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

£435.00

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.

£320.00

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

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