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Bohemian Glass

Celebrated for centuries as some of the most exceptional of European glasswork, Bohemian glass is arguably most acclaimed today for its late 19th and early 20th-century production. From producers such as Loetz to Ludwig Moser & Sons, producers in this turn-of-the-century generation crafted brilliant Bohemian glass pieces that channeled the leading tastes of the day along with the talents of their craftsmen.

Glassmaking in Bohemia, or the modern-day Czech Republic, dates back to the 13th century, but it was not until the 17th century that the tradition became popular. It was around this point that glassmakers began experimenting with new formats and innovative designs, which complemented the already high quality of their vessel's craftsmanship. By the end of the 19th century, the field of Bohemian glass exploded, with premier producers acclaimed for their designs.

One of the most noteworthy among this elite field was Loetz, whose Phänomen pieces rivaled those of contemporary L.C. Tiffany company with an unmatched luminescent finish alongside bold colors. Ludwig Moser & Sons also rose to prominence with their remarkably refined etched pieces, which created spectacular sparkle.


Quick Facts

  • Bohemia gets its name from the ancient Boii, a Celtic tribe that migrated into the region around the 2nd century B.C. A powerful presence, the Boii even battled the Romans for control of the terrain
  • Loetz put Bohemian glass on the map when one of the company's designs won the first prize at the Parisian Exposition Universelle in 1889
  • One of the most celebrated artists to emerge from Bohemia was Alphonse Mucha, an iconic figure of the Art Nouveau whose designs ranges from posters to interior decorations

Recommended Items at Auction

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Pair of Bohemian Green Cut Glass Mantle Lusters
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Pair of Bohemian Green Cut Glass Mantle Lusters
by Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
Est: $150- $300
$1256 Bids
Bohemian Czech Moser Style Green Gold Glass Goblet
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Bohemian Czech Moser Style Green Gold Glass Goblet
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1003 Bids
(6pc) Glass Servingware, Bohemia
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
(6pc) Glass Servingware, Bohemia
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
(15 Pc) Bohemian Crystal Stemware Set
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
(15 Pc) Bohemian Crystal Stemware Set
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $20- $200
$201 Bid
A LOETZ IRIDESCENT BOHEMIAN ART GLASS VASE
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
A LOETZ IRIDESCENT BOHEMIAN ART GLASS VASE
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$101 Bid
BOHEMIAN CUT TO CLEAR COLORED VASE
Oct 30, 3:00 PM EDT
BOHEMIAN CUT TO CLEAR COLORED VASE
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $150- $250
$501 Bid
Bohemian, German School Violin, Sea-Monster Head
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Bohemian, German School Violin, Sea-Monster Head
by Nye & Company
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
A BOHEMIAN "ZWISCHENGOLD" GLASS BEAKER
Nov 09, 9:30 AM CET
A BOHEMIAN "ZWISCHENGOLD" GLASS BEAKER
by Nagel Auction
Est: €180- €181
€1801 Bid
Two boxes of Bohemian cut crystal stemmed glasses, six wines, and six champagne flutes (12)
Oct 31, 4:00 PM AEDT
Two boxes of Bohemian cut crystal stemmed glasses, six wines, and six champagne flutes (12)
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD101 Bid
Pair of Victorian Cased Glass Vases
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
Pair of Victorian Cased Glass Vases
by Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
A group of nine Bohemian coloured glass beakers
Oct 26, 10:30 AM BST
A group of nine Bohemian coloured glass beakers
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £700- £900
£6500 Bids
A selection of Bohemian and Czech coloured glass
Oct 26, 10:30 AM BST
A selection of Bohemian and Czech coloured glass
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £200- £400
£2000 Bids
PR, BOHEMIAN CRANBERRY CUT GLASS LIDDED COMPOTES
Oct 24, 10:00 AM EDT
PR, BOHEMIAN CRANBERRY CUT GLASS LIDDED COMPOTES
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $500- $700
$2500 Bids
A pair of Bohemian green glass and white overlay vases
Oct 26, 10:30 AM BST
A pair of Bohemian green glass and white overlay vases
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £300- £500
£2400 Bids
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A Bohemian art glass liqueur set
Oct 26, 12:00 PM PDT
A Bohemian art glass liqueur set
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
Großer Henkelbecher mit Deckel.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM CEST
Großer Henkelbecher mit Deckel.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€1200 Bids
Jugendstil-Vase.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM CEST
Jugendstil-Vase.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€1800 Bids
Grüne Jugendstilvase. Lötz.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM CEST
Grüne Jugendstilvase. Lötz.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€800 Bids
2 Vertikovasen.
Oct 29, 9:00 AM CEST
2 Vertikovasen.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€1200 Bids
A Pair of ENGRAVED BOHEMIAN RUBY GLASS URNS
Oct 30, 9:30 AM EDT
A Pair of ENGRAVED BOHEMIAN RUBY GLASS URNS
by Luban Antique
Est: $100- $800
$500 Bids
A Pair of 19th C ENGRAVED BOHEMIAN RUBY GLASS GOBLET
Oct 30, 9:30 AM EDT
A Pair of 19th C ENGRAVED BOHEMIAN RUBY GLASS GOBLET
by Luban Antique
Est: $200- $1,000
$500 Bids
Bohemian Art Cobalt Blue Glass Cups and Vase
Oct 30, 9:30 AM EDT
Bohemian Art Cobalt Blue Glass Cups and Vase
by Luban Antique
Est: $100- $800
$500 Bids
Masterpieces of Bohemian Glass Goblets and Bowl
Oct 30, 9:30 AM EDT
Masterpieces of Bohemian Glass Goblets and Bowl
by Luban Antique
Est: $200- $500
$500 Bids

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