Learn about Bohemian Glass

Bohemian glass, famous for its beauty and colour, has been in production since the 13th century, aided by the abundant natural resources found in the countryside, including potash which combined with chalk created a clear glass, wood to fire the kilns, as well as limestone and silica.

Bohemia became part of Czechoslovakia from 1918, and from 1993, part of the Czech Republic, although the word 'Bohemia' and variations on it continued in use in labeling glass.

By the mid 18th century Bohemian glass dominated world production and in the 19th century Bohemia became the centre for production of new types of coloured glass, including hyalith, lithyaylin, annagrun and annagelb.

'Mary Gregory' glass, in popular belief originated from a lady by that name either in America that painted scenes of children on ruby, blue or green glass using a white enamel paint mixed with ground glass, actually originated in Bohemia, and was a major export in the mid and latter quarter of the 19th century.

Mary Gregory glass, like many glass items from Bohemia does not carry a permanent manufacturers mark. more...

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Bohemian 24 carat gold rimmed glass Drink suite comprising thirteen white wine glasses, seven red wine glasses, nine brandy glasses, seven port glasses & seventeen tumblers.

A Czech Art Deco blue malachite glass vase, c.1930's. Manufactured by Curt Schlevogt, Bohemia, the 'Ingrid Vase' designed by Arthur Plewa, having four semi nude Deco stylised figures, moulded in glass relief. Height 24 cm

A Bohemian blue glass Liquer set decanter & six glasses, jug, cup, saucer and plate with applied enamel flowers & gilt.

A Bohemian painted and gilt ruby glass covered comport, 19th century. 39.5 cm high

A collection of six etched and gilded Bohemia glass wine goblets, 19th century, the tallest 21 cm high

A Victorian Bohemian glass toilet water bottle, in the form of a bell, with ruby glass, gilding and white enamel decoration. Height 20 cm

A pair of cobalt blue Bohemia glass mantle vases with enamelled classical figures and gilt decoration.

A pair of Bohemian etched glass vases yellow cased glass, etched with repeating classical style scenes, 30 cm high

A Victorian Mary Gregory footed glass vase, 19th century, Bohemian, a cranberry egg shaped vase with an internal rib design having a waisted neck and raised on tripod twig form gilded clear glass feet, the body with the white enamel image of a young boy en

Bohemian 1960’;s glass bullet shaped vase, blue and white cased glass. Height 26 cm

Antique Bohemian glass celery vase (two small chips to rim)

Selection of red glass pieces, to include a set of six Bohemian glasses, a pink Murano glass basket, a red glass comport and a signed dish

A Bohemian ruby glass punch set comprising a covered punch bowl ladel and ten cups. (13)

Cobalt blue Bohemia glass basket vase with applied gilt and floral enamel decoration

Pair of overlay Bohemia glass vases with floral decorations

A Bohemian milk glass comport, the small comport raised on a slender knopped pedestal and embellished with a black and gold ivy frieze to the rim on a matte cobalt ground, with a dot style border to the foot in the same colours, and gilded edges to the rim

Bohemian ruby glass overlay vase with floral enamel decoration, c1860s. 11.5 cm

A Bohemian Moser 'Oroplastic' covered glass bowl, circa:1920, 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 bat

An Art Nouveau iridescent glass vase, circa 1905, in the Austrian or Bohemian manner, with a fluted rim, and a shaped body to a globular base in iridescent green shot with pink and lemon and having a random and sinuous pulled d├ęcor in the Art Nouveau manne

Bohemian gilded Art Glass vase with fine detailed all over leaf pattern. Height 37 cm

A Bohemian red overlay glass bowl together with pair of candlesticks. Diameter of bowl: 24 cm.

A good Bohemian ruby glass and painted overlay lustre table lamp, fitted for electricity, on brass base. Height 62.5 cm.

Antique Bohemian ruby glass bowl with gilt highlights, 16 cm wide approx.

A pair of Bohemian white and gilt overlaid glass vases, circa 1900 gilt rubbed, 41 cm high (each)

A Bohemian overlaid ruby glass vase and cover early 20th century 32 cm high

A silver overlaid Bohemian glass vase, early 20th century, the faceted copper coloured baluster vase with a small spreading base having a scalloped silver rim and trailing overlaid design of roses. Height 18 cm

A pair of miniature Mary Gregory cranberry glass vases & small Bohemian glass

A small Bohemian overlaid glass vase, mid 19th century, of tapering form with a short waisted stem and spreading foot and having gilded rims, with lens and slice cut cobalt glass over a clear ground, a larger reserve with handpainted summer blooms and havi

A Victorian green glass and gilded vase, circa 1880s, probably Bohemian, and of baluster form with a stepped collar and waisted neck having a knopped stem and a spreading hollow foot, profusely decorated with enamel and gilt florals, scrolls and other roco

Five Victorian vases, and two Czech Tango glass bowls, circa 1860s - 1900, and 1920s/30s for Czech vases, including a blue cased hobnail vase, a frilled, dimpled and hand painted vase, a bronze mounted green baluster vase with handpainted japonaiserie, a B

Bohemian glass vase: intaglio cut lemon glass vase with deer motif & gilt metal mounts, mid 19th century. 24 cm

Antique Bohemian overlay green glass lustre with alternating painted floral panels, 19th century, 32 cm high

A 19th century bohemian amber tinted pedestal glass bowl. Diameter 17 cm

Ruby glass jugs (2), one antique 15 cm, the other 20th century Bohemian cut crystal, 22 cm; antique English blue glass beaker decorated with enamel floral swags; Bohemian jug with metal mount. G/VG condition (4 items)

Pair Bohemian finely cut & engraved flashed, goblets c.1850, decorated with engraved hunting theme deer scenes. Height 28.5 cm

Amber claret cut vase together with a Bohemian claret cut glass vase with lidded top (2), height 18 cm, 20 cm. Provenance: Property of a Lady, NSW

A 19th century Bohemian blue glass dish, heightened in gilt. Diameter 25 cm.

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