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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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Kralik Glass Bacillus Decor Biscuit Barrel c1900

Kralik Glass Bacillus Decor Biscuit Barrel c1900

Only the second example that we have offered for sale. Beautiful and functional.

£265.00

Bohemian or Austrian Copper Overlay  Box and Cover c1900

Bohemian or Austrian Copper Overlay Box and Cover c1900

Bohemian or Austrian Copper Overlay Box and Cover c1900

£160.00

Kralik Iridescent  Glass Inkwell With Liner c1910

Kralik Iridescent Glass Inkwell With Liner c1910

Kralik Art Nouveau iridescent glass inkwell c1910

£325.00

Pair Rindskopf Pepita Grenada Vases c1900

Pair Rindskopf Pepita Grenada Vases c1900

The french word for pommegranate is grenada, from which granadine takes its name. A pepita is a pumpkin seed, the top of the vases do resemble opening pumpkin flowers. This we assume if from where Rindskopf adopted the name.

£385.00

Pair Rock Crystal Cut and Gilded Vases c1900

Pair Rock Crystal Cut and Gilded Vases c1900

Deep intaglio cut frosted and gilded flowers, almost certainly Moser

£175.00

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 Blue  Loetz Octagonal Irridescent Bowl c1900

A Blue Loetz Octagonal Irridescent Bowl c1900

A Blue Loetz Octagonal Irridescent Bowl from c1900. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£225.00

A Red Core Vase Designed By Jan Beranek  Pattern 5988 From1959

A Red Core Vase Designed By Jan Beranek Pattern 5988 From1959

A large " red core " vase by Jan Beranek with a four colour casing. Model 5988 from 1959. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£225.00

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 Czech "Chrysophase" Monart Style vase c1950

A Czech "Chrysophase" Monart Style vase c1950

A Czech Chryophase Monart style vase from c1950. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£75.00

A Rare  Large Four Claw Kralik Iridescent Bowl c1930

A Rare Large Four Claw Kralik Iridescent Bowl c1930

This four clawed Kralik bowl is rare in this very large size so large from c 1930. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£220.00

A Loetz Tango Red Pedestal Bowl c1930

A Loetz Tango Red Pedestal Bowl c1930

This may be a Michael Powolny design.

£180.00

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 large Beranek Vase for Skrdlovice c1960

A large Beranek Vase for Skrdlovice c1960

A large Beranek vase for Skrdlovice from c1960 Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£170.00

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.

£775.00

A Franz Welz Art Nouveau Six Sided Bowl c1920

A Franz Welz Art Nouveau Six Sided Bowl c1920

A Franz Welz Art Nouveau six sided bowl

£120.00

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

A Frank Welz Mottled Cased Glass Vase c1920

A Frank Welz Mottled Cased Glass Vase c1920

A Frank Welz purple anf pink dimple Vase from c1920. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£90.00

Bohemian Silver Overlay Vase c1905

Bohemian Silver Overlay Vase c1905

The shape and colour simply screams Loetz, however the silver decoration is not in the style of Loetz , it is very much in the manner of Carl Goldberg. The design is more geometric than anything known to be by Loetz and the influence of the Wiener Werksta

£290.00

Pallme-Konig Habel Iridescent Glass Vase c1915

Pallme-Konig Habel Iridescent Glass Vase c1915

PKH glasss is never marked. The threads are pressed into the walls of the vase and the base was mould finished. All Pallme-Konig key indicators woth remembering when recourse to catalogues is not possible

£225.00

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 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

£210.00

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

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.

£475.00

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

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.

£155.00

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

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

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.

£125.00

A Prachen Flora Bowl Designed by Frantisek Koudelka c1973

A Prachen Flora Bowl Designed by Frantisek Koudelka c1973

A Prachen Flora Bowl Designed by Frantisek Koudelka in c1973. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£70.00

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