A Moser Neodymium Dichroic Vase c1935

Heading : A Moser Neodymium Dichroic Vase
Date : 1930-38
Origin :
Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia
Bowl Features :
This is made from 'alexandrite glass' . The glass is doped with neodymium oxide and the colour varies between natural and artificial light as shown. This transitions from pale amethyst and tourmaline to topaz in natural daylight
Marks : Acid etched on the base Alexandrit Moser Karlsbad
Type : Alexandrite glass
Size : Height 20.5cm
Condition : Excellent
Restoration : None
Weight : 1822grams

Additional Information : Alexandrite glass was developed by Moser in the late 1920s and early 1930s. This was not however the first dichroic glass. The Roman Lycurgus cup is dichroic deppendent upon the direction from which it is illuminated. The latter effect was produced by using a colloid of gold and silver within the melt.

The German name Karlsbad was changed to Karlovy Vary after the first World War when Czechoslovakia was formed. Moser continued to use the German name, Ludwig Moser was himself a German speaking Austrian. The vase was almost certainly designed by a fellow Austrian Josef Hoffman


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  • Product Code: 22052509
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  • £475.00

Tags: moser, alexandrite glass, dichroic glass, neodymium glass

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