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German & Austrian

Austrian and German art glass denominations have become a little confused over the years as a result of the shifting geographical borders throughout central Europe, but purists may like to adhere to the original conventions for clarity, and as a reflection of historical precedent.
 
An example would be Ludwig Moser & Sons, founded in 1857 in the town of Karslbad which had existed under German and Austrian rule for the majority of its history before being designated part of the Czech Republic in successive post-WWII treaties, border tweaks and resettlements.
 
Moser’s production lines initially existed purely as finishing facilities for glass blanks acquired from throughout Bohemia – material from Johann Loetz, for instance, was polished and engraved there. It was not until the latter part of the 19th century that a production facility was created which was soon turning out very high quality cut glass, mainly for the use of the Emperor of Austria himself. England’s King Edward VII was to become another customer of regal provenance, and the company’s renown spread far and wide. A broader clientele prompted departures from existing stylistic guidelines, and coloured art glass bowls, vases, stemware and decanters soon augmented the product catalogue.
 
A contemporary of Moser and Loetz was Daniel Swarovski who, having served a brief apprenticeship at his father’s factory, set up his own facility at Wattens in the Austrian Tyrol. This took advantage of the precipitous nature of the surrounding mountainous countryside by installing hydroelectric generators, which provided the power behind intensive grinding processes which enabled the production of extraordinarily complicated cut glass pieces. Swarovski enhanced the refractive qualities of his multi-faceted pieces by incorporating metallic foils – and later, chemical coatings – which produced a stunning range of increasingly brilliant diamond-like effects.
 
Fritz Lampl and Joseph Berger produced a similar range of figurines as did Swarovski, under the name of Bimini and in a more classical art glass style with the use of drawn trumpet vases incorporating twisted enamelled glass straws and whole-coloured stemware of delicate green or blue colouration. Lauscha Glass from Theuringia in Germany replicated this Bimini style, extending its used to less decorative, more utilitarian products such as candy-coloured knife rests and cocktail stick holders. The Freidrich, Oberglas and Ingrid glasshouses all tended to produce vases of a more geometric nature, featuring textured, roughened surfaces and generally muted, somewhat earthen colouring (with the odd startling orange or bright green exception), and the abstract designs of Walther & Düsterhaus complete the roll call of the region’s primary art glass producers with their predominantly clear pieces shot through with bright splashes of colour.

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A Rare Loetz Pink Tango Tricorn Bowl c1920

A Rare Loetz Pink Tango Tricorn Bowl c1920

A fabulous Loetz Michael Powolny pink tango tricorn bowl from c1920. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£280.00

A Uranium Glass Biedermeier Beaker c1880

A Uranium Glass Biedermeier Beaker c1880

A German uranium glass Biedermeier beaker from c1880. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£70.00

A Fritz Heckert Jungendstil Enamelled Vase c1900

A Fritz Heckert Jungendstil Enamelled Vase c1900

A wonderful Fritz Heckert Jungendstil enamelled handled vase from c1900. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£350.00

An Arsall Cameo Glass Vase c1930

An Arsall Cameo Glass Vase c1930

A beautifully finished Arsall cameo glass vase from around 1930. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£775.00

A Pair of Loetz Silver Overlay Rubin Glass Vases c1898

A Pair of Loetz Silver Overlay Rubin Glass Vases c1898

A stunning pair of Loetz Rubin silver overlay glass vases as good as any to be found. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£2,250.00

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

Signed Arsall Cameo Glass Vase c1930

Signed Arsall Cameo Glass Vase c1930

an arsall cameo glass vase made by Vereinigten Lausitzer Glaswerke (VLG), Germany

£1,175.00

Theresienthal Enamelled Wine Glass c 1905

Theresienthal Enamelled Wine Glass c 1905

Theresienthal enamelled wine glass c 1900. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£190.00

Theresienthal Enamelled Wine Glass c 1905

Theresienthal Enamelled Wine Glass c 1905

A Theresienthal enamelled wine glass from c1900. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£190.00

Theresienthal Enamelled Wine Glass c 1905

Theresienthal Enamelled Wine Glass c 1905

A Theresienthal enamelled wine glass from c 1905. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£160.00

A Pair of Walther & Sohne Vases c1930

A Pair of Walther & Sohne Vases c1930

A Pair of Walther & Sohne Art Deco Vases with lady to one side from c1930. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£245.00

A Theresienthal Wine Glass c1905

A Theresienthal Wine Glass c1905

A Theresienthal wine glass from 1900-10. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£190.00

Fritz Heckert - Max Rade Cyprus Purple Glass Amphora 1881-1910

Fritz Heckert - Max Rade Cyprus Purple Glass Amphora 1881-1910

A Fritz Heckert - Max Rade Cyprus Purple Glass Amphora from 1881-1910. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£590.00

Julius Muhlhaus & Co Haida Secessionist Vases c1905

Julius Muhlhaus & Co Haida Secessionist Vases c1905

A magnificent pair of Julius Muhlhaus & Co Haida 1910-1910 Secessionist lidded vases. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£1,100.00

A Modernist Silver and Glass Dresing Table Set Birmingham 1904

A Modernist Silver and Glass Dresing Table Set Birmingham 1904

The Austrians and Bohemians had lead the way in painted and enamelled glass for almost a century before these were made and were the first to blend the the naturalistic curves of nature with the strong geometry and bright colours of the Deco. This is is a

£750.00

German Horn Shaped Glass Vase c1940

German Horn Shaped Glass Vase c1940

Ehrenfeld glass from Cologne were masters of producing glass in Roman and early Venetian styles. The museum of applied arts in Cologne has the benchmark collection

£140.00

A Tall Continental Art Nouveau Vase c1910

A Tall Continental Art Nouveau Vase c1910

This has decorative attributes of many Kralik pieces and they also used metal mounts on bases and rims extensively.

£250.00

Art Deco WMF Ikora Glass Bowl c1930

Art Deco WMF Ikora Glass Bowl c1930

A stylish Art Deco WMF Ikora bowl which can be found on our Scottish Antiques on-line store

£125.00

WMF Myra-Kristall Iridescent Glass Vase c1930

WMF Myra-Kristall Iridescent Glass Vase c1930

No WMF pieces are signed, al will originally have carried paper labels. An interetsing historical snippet, Karl Wiedman was called up to serve during the war and post capure was made to labour for Daum in France until 1948. This must have been very diffic

£65.00

Art Deco WMF Ikora Glass Bowl c1930

Art Deco WMF Ikora Glass Bowl c1930

Art deco glassware from Germany online

£140.00

WMF Myra Iridescent Glass Bowl c1930

WMF Myra Iridescent Glass Bowl c1930

WMF Myra glass , antique glassware and more from the scottish online antique store

£210.00

Art Deco WMF Ikora Glass Bowl c1930

Art Deco WMF Ikora Glass Bowl c1930

Art deco glassware from Germany online

£115.00

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