Biedermeir Style Bohemia Pair of Ruby Red Crystal Bottles Cut and Grinded


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Spectacular and striking pair of ruby red crystal bottles; made between 1920 and 1925 in northern Bohemia in the area of Jablonec nad Nisou, 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 bottles have the classic elongated bulb shape and they are both surmounted by an elegant ground cap on the tip; the carvings and the polished grindings are contrasted with the delicate geometrical engravings, a classic of Bohemian decoration of the early years of '900. One bottle is slightly lower than the other and has a more intense coloration of the neck, they were handcrafted one after the other, therefore certainly not in series!!! The beautiful and intense ruby color is the result of the long experimentation made during the times by Bohemian artists in glassworks, they managed to exalt the whole range of colors, they obtained blue from cobalt, green from copper or chrome, fluorescent yellow and green from uranium, but the ruby red with gold and copper is the apotheosis of their research. 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 bottles enclose and transmit these wonderful stories, are two objects with a unique identity with plays of light and reflections extraordinary, full of elegance and refinement, usually this original type of bottles are found individually, find them in pairs is quite rare, and that is why our couple assumes a very interesting peculiarity, we managed to find them in a small antique store in Karlovy Vary, a small town in West Bohemia known for its spas and the ancient tradition of glass. Measures diameter cm.13, height cm.42.

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Place of origin:
Czech Republic
Dimensions (cm):
42H x 13DI
Dimensions (inch):
16,54H x 5,12DI
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Good; Wear consistent with age and use.
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