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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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.

A pair opal glass and gilt cylindrical vases (height 21 cm), and a Bohemian enamel and ruby cased glass vase (height 33 cm) (restored).

A Bohemian red overlay cut glass vase, with cartouche of engrave stag within a landscape, roughly cut pontil to base, 28.5 cm high

A Bohemian cameo glass vase, second half 19th century, baluster shaped with a waisted neck and raised upon a socle, the clear green glass overlaid in white, lens cut to base, the body rich with gilt embellishments between three medallions exquisitely paint

A pair of Bohemian floral vases, early 20th century, hand painted flared cased glass vases, raised on a socle, white over apple green with floral sprays, gilt highlights and a polished pontil. Height 23.5 cm. Width 15 cm

Bohemian glass pair of lustre vases of green glass featuring flowers and gilding, missing one crystal drop. Height 30 cm

A Bohemian ruby and clear glass jug intaglio cut with a stag in a forest glade. Height 13 cm

A 19th century Bohemian cut glass beaker with amber base and cranberry panels engraved with horses and flowers and a cranberry glass vase enameled with panels of flowers, (2) 13 cm high and 14 cm high

Moser Karlsbad amethyst glass vase, c.1900, manufactured Bohemia cut and faceted glass, with gilt band, depicting Grecian scenes. Signed engraved signature to base. Height 20.3 cm

Bohemian blue glass comport with gilding and etched with flowers height 16.5 cm

Moser Bohemian overlay glass vase, late 19th century, Czechoslovakia, with fine gilded and hand painted floral panel scenes. Height 30 cm

A fine pair of Art Nouveau Bohemian green glass vases with finely painted gilded floral sprays, mounted on gilt metal stands, smal nick to corner of one vase (2) 27 cm h

A Bohemian Guilloche enamel mounted yellow overlay glass vase cut with floral and vine sprays the trumpet form vase supported by brass fret stem and yellow Guilloche base 35 cm h

A most impressive pair of large Bohemian ruby glass pedestal urns, circa 1850 49 cm high

A 19th century Bohemian ruby glass chalice with white overlay and gilding with panels of enamelled flowers, on a flared form on a circular base.28 cm high.

An Art Nouveau Bohemian glass vase, mauve with spiral moulded handles and rim with green foliate decoration.16 cm high.

A pair of Art Nouveau Bohemian Art Glass vases, possibly by Kralik each with applied flowers on a textured iridescent ground 16 cm, height

An Art Deco Bohemian glass liqueur decanter set c.1940's, Czechoslovakia cut and faceted glass, deep amber colour with six shot glasses and serving tray. Height 23 cm (decanter)

Art Nouveau Loetz glass vase with stand c.1900, Bohemia, iridescent glass with patinated metal stand. Height 26 cm

A Bohemian cut ruby glass decanter set, 19th century, comprising decanter, two beakers and circular tray diameter 31 cm, decanter 30 cm high

A Bohemian cobalt cased white glass vase, hand painted in an oval panel with a portrait of a woman, ovoid with two handles raised on a circular domed foot. Height 21 cm

Three piece gilded Bohemia facet cut blue glass ladies perfume set. Decorated with. Floral panels 20 cm high.

A Bohemian ruby overlay cut-glass vase 20th century of flared cylindrical form with a serrated rim, with bands of star-cut, V-cut, and slice-cut decoration. Height 20 cm