The Moser glassworks were founded by Ludwig Moser (1833 - 1916). He first opened a glass workshop in the centre of Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic in 1857 and specialised in polishing, engraving, designing and making glass objects.
In 1893, together with his sons Gustav and Rudolf, he took over a glass factory in Meierhofen bei Karlsbad, so that he now operated a full service glassworks employing 400 people.
Ludwig Moser had developed a lead-free sodium-potassium glass that is more ecologically friendly than lead glass yet is extremely hard.
Within a short time he gained the reputation as the most prestigious producer of crystal in the Eastern Europe, supplying royalty and rulers such as Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, the Persian Shah Musaffereddine and King Edward VII of England. more...Following the death of his father in 1916, Leo Moser took over the management, and the company expanded significantly with the
By 1922 the Moser company had become the largest producer of high-end drinking and decorative glass in Czechoslovakia
The company contracted during the Depression of the 1930s, and Leo Moser resigned from the company management in 1932 and then sold the family's shareholding in 1938.
The company is now publicly owned and listed on the stock exchange in the Czech Republic, where it has four outlets together with a worldwide distribution network, and the lead-free sodium-potassium glass developed by Ludwig Moser remains the basis of their products.
A fine Moser glass jewelled goblet, circa 1900, with a plain bowl above an embellished glass quatrefoil trumpet stem, each lobe with panels of flowers and tendrils within jewelled borders, the border extravagantly embellished with scrolling foliage in colo
A fine Moser glass jewelled goblet, circa 1900, with a plain bowl above an embellished glass quatrefoil trumpet stem, with alternating panels of jewelled oak leaves on a gilt ground and flowers and leaves in colours over clear cranberry glass, with dot and
Antique Moser Persian form ruby glass wine ewer of tapering sectional form with raised glass panels, jewel work and all-over raised gilt scrolls and lattice work on circular spreading foot along with three matching glasses (4)
A fine signed gilt and enamel decorated Moser glass vase, late 19th century, signature of Moser, the tall waisted cranberry vase acid etched to the body and enamel decorated with berries and clear gilt touched leaves upon a frosted ground between wide simi
A fine Moser gilded glass comport, later 19th century, in the Persian manner, the goblet style comport having eight mihrab inspired panels and raised plaques richly decorated with leaf and floral motifs, the panels encrusted with gilt paste in relief, rais
A pair of large c.1920 Moser faceted topaz brown Fipop glass vases, tapered cylindrical form, the centre with a band of 'Oroplastic' neo-classical gilded warrior figure decoration. Height 37 cm, diameter 17.5 cm
A suite of Moser glassware, Czechoslovakia, circa 1995 each having a gilded upper rim, comprising 9 champagne glasses, 11 wine glasses, 12 small wine glasses, 12 apertif glasses, 11 tumblers, 6 liquor glasses (61)
A jewelled Moser glass pitcher, circa 1880, the bulbous cranberry glass pitcher decorated throughout with Moorish gothic floral designs within quatrefoils rimmed in pale blue with enamel beading and upon a burnished gilt ground with enamel tendrils and app
A Bohemian Moser 'Oroplastic' covered glass bowl, circa1920, a royal blue circular bowl with a flat fitted lid and raised on four bun feet, with a gold heightened frieze in the 'Oroplastic' acid cut back technique depicting a classical battle between a war
A pair of Moser enamel green glass tumblers, late 19th century, Czechoslovakia, the clear green tapering tumblers with fine enamel and raised gilt oakleaf decoration all over, with gilding to the rims and base. Height 10.5 cm
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