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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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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

Pair Harrach Art Nouveau Bottle Vases c1905

Pair Harrach Art Nouveau Bottle Vases c1905

Pair of Art Nouveau bottle vases, possibly Harrach or Moser, from c1905 in excellent condtion.

£70.00

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

Very Tall Moser Decanter & Stopper 1890-1910

Very Tall Moser Decanter & Stopper 1890-1910

A Moser Bohemian Turkish decanter and stopper from 1890-1910. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£240.00

Loetz Pink Tango Art Deco Bowl c1920

Loetz Pink Tango Art Deco Bowl c1920

A stunning Art Deco vase by Loetz from c1920 in excellent condition

£240.00

Kralik Bacillus Biscuit Barrel c1900

Kralik Bacillus Biscuit Barrel c1900

A stunning Kralik biscuit tin in the Bacillus decor from c1900 in excellent condition

£250.00

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.

£225.00

A Kralik Millefiori Vase c1930

A Kralik Millefiori Vase c1930

Kralik millefiori vase from the inter war period with cased finish

£290.00

Moser Amethyst Jardiniere c1902

Moser Amethyst Jardiniere c1902

A fine Moser cut glass jardiniere

£395.00

A Kralik Web Trail Glass Vase c1930

A Kralik Web Trail Glass Vase c1930

A Kralik Web Trail glass vase from c1930. Available from Scottish Antiques online store

£120.00

Moser Amber Candlestick with Oroplastic Band c1922

Moser Amber Candlestick with Oroplastic Band c1922

An amber candlestick made by Moser c1922 with neoclassical oroplastic decoration

£240.00

An Orange Cased Glass Deco Jardiniere c1925

An Orange Cased Glass Deco Jardiniere c1925

This is clearly influenced by the Powolny designs for Loetz but is most probably Steinschoneau or Haida

£375.00

A Pair Of Czech Flower Vases c1930

A Pair Of Czech Flower Vases c1930

A pair of Czech flower vases with metal grille tops from c1930. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£65.00

A Prachen Flora Vase Designed by Frankisek Kouddelka c1973

A Prachen Flora Vase Designed by Frankisek Kouddelka c1973

A Prachen Flora vase designed by Frankisek Kouddelka in c1973. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£85.00

A Prachen Flora Vase Designed by Frankisek Kouddelka c1973

A Prachen Flora Vase Designed by Frankisek Kouddelka c1973

A Prachen Flora vase designed by Frankisek Kouddelka in the 1973. Available from Scottish Antiques online store

£85.00

A Prachen Flora Bowl Designed by Frankisek Kouddelka c1973

A Prachen Flora Bowl Designed by Frankisek Kouddelka c1973

A Prachen Flora Bowl Designed by Frankisek Kouddelka in c1973. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£85.00

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.

£395.00

Kralik Art Nouveau Shell  Vase c1900

Kralik Art Nouveau Shell Vase c1900

Kralik shell vase frosted glass with green decoration . Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£220.00

A Loetz  Acid Cut Cameo Vase c1920

A Loetz Acid Cut Cameo Vase c1920

A tangotastic Loetz ccid cut cameo vase made for the Parisian market in c1920. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£450.00

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.

£2,250.00

A Large Wilhelm Kralik Sohne Vase c1930

A Large Wilhelm Kralik Sohne Vase c1930

A large Wilhelm Kralik Sohne vase made in Bohemia in c1930. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£120.00

An Antonin Ruckl & Sons Glass Vase c1930

An Antonin Ruckl & Sons Glass Vase c1930

A large Antonin Ruckl & Sons glass vase made in Bohemia in c1930. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£85.00

A Loetz Cameo Vase Signed Richard c1925

A Loetz Cameo Vase Signed Richard c1925

oetz produced cameo glass under the name 'Richard' in the 1920’s to satisfy demand for French cameo glass within the Parisian market. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£575.00

A Pair of Loetz Carneol Glass Bottle Vases c1900

A Pair of Loetz Carneol Glass Bottle Vases c1900

A pair of 19th or early 20th century Loetz Carneol glass bottle vases from c1900. For more Georgian, Victorian, and art glass please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£120.00

A Kralik Spatter Glass Fan Vase c1930

A Kralik Spatter Glass Fan Vase c1930

A wonderful coloured Kralik spatter glass fan vase from c1930. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£140.00

A Beyermann & Co Glass Bowl with Birds in Trees c1915

A Beyermann & Co Glass Bowl with Birds in Trees c1915

An exquisitely decorated Beyermann & Co glass bowl with birds in trees from c1915. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£220.00

A Kralik Or Pallme Konig White Frit and Green Trailed Bonbonniere  c1905

A Kralik Or Pallme Konig White Frit and Green Trailed Bonbonniere c1905

A fabulous Kralik white frit and green trailed cracker biscuit jar from c1900. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£130.00

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.

£110.00

A Pair of Skrdlovice Ladislav Oliva Vases 8311 c1980

A Pair of Skrdlovice Ladislav Oliva Vases 8311 c1980

A stunning pair of Skrdlovice Ladislav Oliva Vases, 8311, with perfect separation of the two colours. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£220.00

Riedel Glass Vase With Applied Beads c 1900

Riedel Glass Vase With Applied Beads c 1900

A stunning Riedel glass vase with applied beads from c 1898. Available at Scottish antiques online store.

£590.00

Rare Hermann Pautsch Decorated Mulhaus Glass Decanter Set c 1920

Rare Hermann Pautsch Decorated Mulhaus 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.

£475.00

A Josef Rindskopf Art Nouveau Glass Vase c1905

A Josef Rindskopf Art Nouveau Glass Vase c1905

A stunning Rindskopf vase in the rare silver blue colourway. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£180.00

A Kralik Honeycomb Iridescent Watermelon Glass Vase c1930

A Kralik Honeycomb Iridescent Watermelon Glass Vase c1930

A stunning Rindskopf iridescent vase from Bohemia. It can be seen in finer detail at our Scottish Antiques online store, where we specialise in quality antique glassware.

£180.00

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