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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 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

Tall Enamelled Turquoise Glass Vase c1885

Tall Enamelled Turquoise Glass Vase c1885

Emile Galle used insects , spiders and bees as a recurring theme on his early enamelled vases as did Auguste Jean, turquoise was the predominant colour used by the latter. The same themes were also used by Kralik, Moser and Harrach.

£75.00

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.

£280.00

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

An Enamelled Glass Vase in The Art Nouveau c1910

An Enamelled Glass Vase in The Art Nouveau c1910

We have faied to identify a manufacturer. The bold secessionist decoration was utilised by the Wiener Wekstatte, J and L Lobmyr, Moser, Rozenburg and others from 1880 to 1920. We would like to thank Nouveau specialist John Masters for his guidance and and

£275.00

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

£75.00

WMF Myra-Kristall Iridescent Glass Vase c1930

WMF Myra-Kristall Iridescent Glass Vase c1930

This is clearly insipred by Tiffany. Whereas WMF Okra was a Karl Wiedman original, Myra is an obvious "hommage" to Louis Comfort

£175.00

Bimini Werkstatte Liqueur Set c1935

Bimini Werkstatte Liqueur Set c1935

The Bimini Werkstatte was founded by architects Josef and Artur Berger together with the better known Fritz Lampl. With war looming Lampl relocated to England in 1938 and became known as Orplid glass. this is some of the lightest glass we have encounte

£370.00

Art Deco WMF Ikora Glass Vase c1930

Art Deco WMF Ikora Glass Vase c1930

Art deco glassware from Germany online

£120.00

Art Deco WMF Ikora Glass Bowl c1930

Art Deco WMF Ikora Glass Bowl c1930

Art deco glassware from Germany online

£140.00

Art Deco WMF Ikora Glass Bowl c1930

Art Deco WMF Ikora Glass Bowl c1930

A superb art deco Ikora glass vase made in Germany in the 1930's. Ikora is a production line of WMF directed by Hugo Debach, Ikora was one of the names which pushed art deco glass to the fore

£125.00

Art Deco WMF Ikora Glass Bowl c1930

Art Deco WMF Ikora Glass Bowl c1930

Vintage glass vases and drinking glasses from Germany online

£135.00

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

£125.00

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