How can you tell Czech glass?

Identification can be hard, as most glass is unmarked and labels were usually washed off. The way to get your eye in is to look through specialist books. Colour can be a clue: amber-brown and green is a hallmark combination.

What is Czechoslovakian glass?

Czech crystal is glass mass made from silica, soda and lead oxide. Czech glass is made from soda or potash, lime and silica and contains no lead oxide at all. Lead oxide makes the glass mass heavier, thicker and softer – which enables us to cut into it. It also increases the clarity and light refraction of glass mass.

What is Bohemian glass beads?

Czech glass beads are made from pressed, fire-polished glass. Two terms are important in understanding Czech glass beads. The first is pressed glass. Artisans create these beads by taking heated glass and pressing it into a mold. The glass, since it is so hot, takes the shape of the mold.

Why is Moser glass so expensive?

The Cost of Antique Moser Glass Due to this glassware’s incredibly high-quality construction, authentic artifacts of Moser glass can cost thousands of dollars. For example, one pink pillow vase from the early 20th century is listed for nearly $10,000 in one online auction.

What is Bohemian cut glass?

Bohemian glass, decorative glass made in Bohemia and Silesia from the 13th century. Especially notable is the cut and engraved glass in high Baroque style made from 1685 to 1750. An inexpensive ruby glass and an opaque white overlay glass, both carved and enameled, were also produced.

Does Bohemian glass have lead in it?

The Bohemia brand represents affordable luxury, quality, sophistication and elegance. Our distinctive lines include 24% lead crystal, lead crystal, crystalline and glass ranges including stemware, tumblers, vases, bowls and giftware which are designed to enhance any setting.

What is Bohemian / Czech glass?

Czech / Bohemian glass has been in production since around the 13th century. Popular areas of Bohemian glass production were Novy Bor, Skalice and Kamenicky Senov. It is important to note that Bohemia became Czechoslovakia in 1918, and in 1993 became the Czech Republic.

What kind of glasses are made in Czechoslovakia?

Strand of 4×6 mm twisted oval rice shaped beads, made in Czechoslovakia Bohemia Glass liqueur glasses. Hand made in Czechoslovakia – 5 pc. New! Vintage Czechoslovakia Sklo Glass 1960’s Divided Candy, Nut Dish, Teal Green Candlewick Edge! Bohemian Cranberry Cut to Clear Glass Bowl. Made in Czechoslovakia.

What is the difference between Czech glass and Czech crystal?

Czech glass and Czech crystal In brief, Czech glass and Czech crystal production has been around in Europe for hundreds of years. The difference was that as Bohemia was the seat of royalty and emperors for much of the Middle Ages it was at the “cutting edge” of glass design and production. The tall champagne flute glass was a Bohemian design.

What is engraving and cutting Czech glass?

Engraving Czech glass makes an abrasion on the surface of the glass and if done well can be very decorative. Cutting means making deep grooves into the glass or leaded Czech crystal often called faceting to improve it’s light qualities. You’ll find Czech glass and crystal shops all over central Prague.