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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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An Iridised Wilhelm Kralik Solifleur Vase c1910

An Iridised Wilhelm Kralik Solifleur Vase c1910

An iridised Wilhelm Kralik Sohn Solifleur vase from c1910. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£750.00

A Loetz Michael Powolny Footed Bowl c1915

A Loetz Michael Powolny Footed Bowl c1915

A stunning piece or art glass history

£425.00

Loetz Amethyst Vase Orange Trails c1925

Loetz Amethyst Vase Orange Trails c1925

This is simply stunning, the images say it all. Loetx Witwe at its finest

£325.00

A Pair of Loetz Michael Powolny Asymmetrical Mirror Vases - c1920

A Pair of Loetz Michael Powolny Asymmetrical Mirror Vases - c1920

A pair of Loetz Michael Powolny asymmetrical mirror vases from c1920. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£690.00

Red Tango Glass Posey Vase c1930

Red Tango Glass Posey Vase c1930

A Czech red tango glass jug, three openings with blue rim and handle from c1930. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£60.00

A Loetz Glass Iridescent Bowl c1905

A Loetz Glass Iridescent Bowl c1905

A Loetz blue glass bowl from c1905. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£240.00

A Pair of Kralik  Jungendstil Polychrome Spatter Vases c 1930

A Pair of Kralik Jungendstil Polychrome Spatter Vases c 1930

A pair of Kralik Jungendstil polychromes spatter vases from c1930. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£290.00

Loetz Glass Michael Powolny Tango Orange  Black Ribbed Bowl c1915

Loetz Glass Michael Powolny Tango Orange Black Ribbed Bowl c1915

A Loetz glass Michael Powolny Tango orange black ribbed bowl from c1915. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£230.00

Bohemian Yellow Flashed Acid Cut Vase c1930

Bohemian Yellow Flashed Acid Cut Vase c1930

A Bohemian yellow flashed acid cut vase - capercaillie in tree mountain scene from c1930. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£220.00

A Pair Loetz or Harrach Tango Schnapps Glasses c1925

A Pair Loetz or Harrach Tango Schnapps Glasses c1925

A pair of Loetz or Harrach Tango schnapps glasses from c1925. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£325.00

20th Century Art Glass Vase

20th Century Art Glass Vase

20th century art glass vase

£25.00

Moser Gilded Glass Pillow Vase c1900

Moser Gilded Glass Pillow Vase c1900

A beautiffuly decorated antique glass vase standing on three ribbed shell feet by Moser, a simply outstanding piece

£280.00

Rare Loetz Onyx Glass Complete Garniture 1887-8

Rare Loetz Onyx Glass Complete Garniture 1887-8

An early Loetz glass Onyx Garniture from 1887-8. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£795.00

Pallme Konig Diana Oil Spot Glass vase c1900

Pallme Konig Diana Oil Spot Glass vase c1900

A Pallme Konig Diana oil spot glass vase from c1900

£120.00

Kralik Martele Opalescent Glass Vase c1905

Kralik Martele Opalescent Glass Vase c1905

A Kralik Martele glass vase from c1905. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£90.00

A Monumental Vase Signed By Vladimir Zahour For Podebrady Glassworks c1970

A Monumental Vase Signed By Vladimir Zahour For Podebrady Glassworks c1970

A monumental Vladimir Zahour signed vase for Podebrady Glassworks c1970. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£320.00

Egermann Ruby Panelled Glass Vase

Egermann Ruby Panelled Glass Vase

An Egermann ruby flashed glass vase from c1900. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£220.00

Vladamir Jelinek for Skrdlovice Olympia Vase c1960

Vladamir Jelinek for Skrdlovice Olympia Vase c1960

A Vladamir Jelinek for Skrdlovice Olympia Vase from c1960. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£230.00

Jaroslav Svoboda for Skrdlovice Lens Vase c1970

Jaroslav Svoboda for Skrdlovice Lens Vase c1970

A Jaroslav Svoboda for Skrdlovice Lens Vase from c1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£280.00

Pair of Tall Secessionist Gilded Vases - c1910

Pair of Tall Secessionist Gilded Vases - c1910

A pair of tall Secessionist gilded vases from c1910. Available at Scottish Antiques online store

£245.00

Kralik Glass Fishscales Vase c1905

Kralik Glass Fishscales Vase c1905

A Jungendstil Kralik Glass Fishscales Vase from . Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£420.00

An Early Loetz Jungendstil Glass Vase c1900 Pattern DEK IV/783 PN 11/242

An Early Loetz Jungendstil Glass Vase c1900 Pattern DEK IV/783 PN 11/242

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

£230.00

Moser Glass - Highly Enamelled Uranium Glass Vase. c 1880

Moser Glass - Highly Enamelled Uranium Glass Vase. c 1880

A Moser glass highly enameled Bohemian canary vaseline uranium glass vase. c 1880

£180.00

A Pair of Moser Decorated Harrach Cranberry to Clear Gilded Enameled Amphora - c1880

A Pair of Moser Decorated Harrach Cranberry to Clear Gilded Enameled Amphora - c1880

A Pair of Moser / Harrach Amphora in cranberry to clear with gilded enameling from c1880. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£240.00

A Tall Art Nouveau Harrach Enamel and Gilded Glass Vase c1905

A Tall Art Nouveau Harrach Enamel and Gilded Glass Vase c1905

A Tall Art Nouveau Harrach Enamel and Gilded Glass Vase from 1905. Available at Scottish Antiques online store

£225.00

Pair Signed Moser Rainbow Glass Solifleur Vases c1890

Pair Signed Moser Rainbow Glass Solifleur Vases c1890

Pair of Signed Moser rainbow glass solifleur bud vases

£380.00

A Pair of Kralik Or Ruckl Millefiori Vases c1930

A Pair of Kralik Or Ruckl Millefiori Vases c1930

A Pair of Kralik / Ruckl Millefiori Vases from 1919-39. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£120.00

A Loetz Pink Chine Vase c1910

A Loetz Pink Chine Vase c1910

A Loetz Pink Chine Vase from c1910. Available from Scottish Antiques online store

£180.00

Kralik Honeycomb Watermelon Waisted Vase  c1900

Kralik Honeycomb Watermelon Waisted Vase c1900

A Kralik Honeycomb Watermelon waisted vase from c1900. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£250.00

Moser Greco Roman Warrior Pedastal Bowl c1950

Moser Greco Roman Warrior Pedastal Bowl c1950

A Moser Greco Roman Warrior Pedastal Bowl from c1950. Availble from Scottish Antiques online store.

£350.00

A Moser Josef Hoffmann Designed Vase For Weiner Werkstatte c.1910

A Moser Josef Hoffmann Designed Vase For Weiner Werkstatte c.1910

A Moser 'smoke grey' footed vase designed by Josef (Joseph) Hoffmann for the Weiner Werkstatte, c.1913. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£275.00

Pair Rindskopf Pepita Grenada Vases c1900

Pair Rindskopf Pepita Grenada Vases c1900

A pair of Rindskopf peptia vases made at the turn of the century in Teplitz Bohemia

£375.00

Pallme Koenig Iridescent Trailed Vase c1905

Pallme Koenig Iridescent Trailed Vase c1905

A Pallme Koenig iridescent trailed vase from the Jugendstil period c 1905. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£160.00

Steinschoneau Enamelled Glass Box c1920

Steinschoneau Enamelled Glass Box c1920

This will be ideal as a dressing table box or simply as a decorative item.

£275.00

Moser Culboto Engraved Decanter 1951 - Rudolf Eschler -  1935 First Quality Label

Moser Culboto Engraved Decanter 1951 - Rudolf Eschler - 1935 First Quality Label

Moser Culboto Engraved Decanter 1951 - First Quality Labe. available from Scottish Antiques online website.

£250.00

A Moser Art Deco Amber Vase c1930

A Moser Art Deco Amber Vase c1930

A striking art deco design by Moser of Karslbad

£180.00

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