Welcome visitor you can login or create an account.

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.
Read More

 
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

Moser Carved Glass Perfume Bottle 1900-05

Moser Carved Glass Perfume Bottle 1900-05

A fine intaglio cut Moser perfume bottle

£265.00

Moser Carved Bud Vase 1900-05

Moser Carved Bud Vase 1900-05

This has a carved and polished tulip design. The deep intaglio leaves have been acid etched

£275.00

A Prachen Glass Vase By Frantisek Koudelka c1980

A Prachen Glass Vase By Frantisek Koudelka c1980

A stunning art vase from Czech Maker Prachen that includes the addition of Uranium to provide an ethereal luminescence to the already vivid graduation from blue to green. The textured finish makes this vase a very tactile piece of interior decor. Pra

£80.00

Signed Pavel Havelka Czech Studio Glass Sculpture

Signed Pavel Havelka Czech Studio Glass Sculpture

Known for his bold designs and strong use of grinding and polishing, Pavel Havelka's designs are striking and modern. Based in the Czech Republic, Pavel's work has appeared in exhibitions worldwide with particular followings in the Far East and USA.

£380.00

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

Kralik Glass Vase c1930

Kralik Glass Vase c1930

A Kralik art deco glass vase c1930

£75.00

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

Fritz Heckert Jugendstil  Enamelled Vase c 1900

Fritz Heckert Jugendstil Enamelled Vase c 1900

Fritz Heckert Jugendstil Enamelled Vase c 1900 in excellent condition. For more French art glass, including a wide range of Art Nouveau vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£225.00

Reserved - Tall Loetz Creta Papillon Vase c1900

Reserved - Tall Loetz Creta Papillon Vase c1900

A stunning example of the crete papillon genre. The iridescence is most pronounced.

£575.00

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

Silver Overlay Secessionist Style Vase

Silver Overlay Secessionist Style Vase

A very fine silver overlay secessionist style vase in excellent condition. For more vintage glassware, including a wide range of Bohemian art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£190.00

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.

£875.00

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

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.

£320.00

Set of Four Harrach Tango Liqueur Glasses c1920

Set of Four Harrach Tango Liqueur Glasses c1920

A beautiful set of four Harrach tango liqueur glasses from c1920 in good condition. For more Bohemian glass including Loetz art glass please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£250.00

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 avanturien 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

Loetz Enamelled and Gilded Arcadia Bottle Vase c1900

Loetz Enamelled and Gilded Arcadia Bottle Vase c1900

A beautiful enamelled and bottle glass made by Loetz c1900 in excellent condition

£225.00

Three  Ruby and Cranberry Cabochon Panelled Vanity Glasswares c1910

Three Ruby and Cranberry Cabochon Panelled Vanity Glasswares c1910

A Bohemian dressing table set all in excellent condition.

£125.00

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.

£175.00

Moser Amethyst Jardiniere c1902

Moser Amethyst Jardiniere c1902

A fine Moser cut glass jardiniere

£375.00

Showing 1 to 36 of 72 (2 Pages)

ScottishAntiques.Com © 2019 | Designed by Jarilo Design