Biedermeier Style Bohemia Oval Bowl in Cut and Ground Blue Crystal
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Beautiful and particular blue crystal bowl; made between 1950 and 1953 in northern Bohemia in the Jablonec nad Nisou area, in one of the many artisan workshops of the place where the processing, blowing, manipulation, carving, and decoration of glass have had since ancient times their greatest splendor, where even today are concentrated many stores and stores of artists and designers to whom we owe the perpetuation of delicate and ancient art. The bowl has a very well-proportioned oval boat shape, guessed at and eye-catching! The floral engravings, soft and delicate, are contrasted with the polished grindings created all over the body of the bowl itself, classic Bohemian workmanship of the early 1900s. The incomparable and intense blue color is the result of the long experimentation made during times by Bohemian artists glassworks, they managed to exalt the whole range of colors, they obtained blue with cobalt, green with copper or chrome, fluorescent yellow and green with uranium and ruby red with gold and copper. When the crystal was discovered in Italy in 1450, obtainable with the addition of sodium and manganese to glass, Bohemia, an ancient region of Central Europe, already renowned for the production and processing of glass, immediately welcomed the novelty, but only in the 1600s the Bohemians discovered all the secrets to give life to the most beautiful and luminous crystal ever seen: Bohemian crystal was born. Our bowl with its delightful and graceful shape tells us these wonderful stories, it is an object with a unique identity with plays of light and extraordinary reflections, full of elegance and refinement; we managed to find it in a small antique store in Karlovy Vary, a small town in Western Bohemia renowned for its spas and the ancient tradition of glass; along with this rare object, we have purchased other equally beautiful that we will soon present on 1stdibs. The bowl is in perfect condition, however, had two small chips on the edge, one of our skilled master glassmakers has provided to eliminate everything, making invisible the two defects. Measures length cm.28, depth cm.17, height cm.15.
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15H x 28W x 17D
5,91H x 11,02W x 6,69D
Creator / Artist:
Good; Refinished. Repaired: The bowl is in perfect condition, however, had two small chips on the edge, one of our skilled master glassmakers has provided to eliminate everything, making invisible the two defects. Wear consistent with age and use. The bowl is in perfect condition, however, had two small chips on the edge, one of our skilled master glassmakers has provided to eliminate everything, making invisible the two defects.
International - YES
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