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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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Set 6 Multi Colored Bohemian Glass Stemware
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
Set 6 Multi Colored Bohemian Glass Stemware
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $240
$305 Bids
TEPLITZ AMPHORA ART NOUVEAU BOHEMIAN POTTERY VASE
Dec 18, 10:00 AM EST
TEPLITZ AMPHORA ART NOUVEAU BOHEMIAN POTTERY VASE
by White's Auctions
Est: $50- $5,000
$501 Bid
Group of (4) pieces Bohemian Glass: covered candy dish, foot
Dec 16, 10:00 AM EST
Group of (4) pieces Bohemian Glass: covered candy dish, foot
by Roan Inc. Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
ANTIQUE 1900S CZECH BOHEMIAN GLASS VASE WITH LID
Dec 10, 10:00 AM EST
ANTIQUE 1900S CZECH BOHEMIAN GLASS VASE WITH LID
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
ANTIQUE 18TH C. BOHEMIAN CZECH DOUBLE GLASS CUP
Dec 10, 10:00 AM EST
ANTIQUE 18TH C. BOHEMIAN CZECH DOUBLE GLASS CUP
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
Antique Pair Bohemian Ruby Glass & Crystal Lustres
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
Antique Pair Bohemian Ruby Glass & Crystal Lustres
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $350
$11 Bid
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A Group of Six Bohemian Partial Gilt Cobalt Cut-to-Clear Stems, late 20th centur
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CST
A Group of Six Bohemian Partial Gilt Cobalt Cut-to-Clear Stems, late 20th centur
by Heritage Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$11 Bid
Bohemian Malachite Glass Nude Figural Vase
Dec 20, 12:00 PM EST
Bohemian Malachite Glass Nude Figural Vase
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $50- $500
$251 Bid
Loetz Style Bohemian Art Glass Vase W/ Iridescent Accents
Dec 20, 12:00 PM EST
Loetz Style Bohemian Art Glass Vase W/ Iridescent Accents
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
Art glass candleholder, Bohemia cut crystal vase, …
Dec 11, 11:00 AM AEDT
Art glass candleholder, Bohemia cut crystal vase, …
by Amanda Addams Auctions
Est: AUD50- AUD80
AUD401 Bid
Antique Paint Decorated Bohemian Green Glass Trinket Box
Dec 14, 10:00 AM EST
Antique Paint Decorated Bohemian Green Glass Trinket Box
by Material Culture
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
Czech Bohemian Malachite Glass Vase
Dec 14, 12:00 PM EST
Czech Bohemian Malachite Glass Vase
by C Biddle Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$101 Bid
LOT OF 3: GLASS VASES.
Dec 19, 9:00 AM EST
LOT OF 3: GLASS VASES.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $500- $1,000
$2500 Bids
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Antique Bohemian 3 Handle Enamel Art Glass Vase
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Antique Bohemian 3 Handle Enamel Art Glass Vase
by Gallery 63
Est: $150- $250
$750 Bids
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BÖHMEN, KLEINE VASE
Dec 12, 10:00 AM CET
BÖHMEN, KLEINE VASE
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF100- CHF200
CHF1000 Bids
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BÖHMEN, KLEINE VASE
Dec 12, 10:00 AM CET
BÖHMEN, KLEINE VASE
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF100- CHF200
CHF1000 Bids
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BÖHMEN, 1 PAAR KLEINE VASEN
Dec 12, 10:00 AM CET
BÖHMEN, 1 PAAR KLEINE VASEN
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF140- CHF260
CHF1400 Bids
Lot 4 antique Bohemian ruby glass Victorian decorative decanters etc
Dec 17, 7:00 PM EST
Lot 4 antique Bohemian ruby glass Victorian decorative decanters etc
by Tunicks Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $300
$100 Bids
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3pc Antique Bohemian Gilded Glass Tableware
Dec 11, 10:00 AM EST
3pc Antique Bohemian Gilded Glass Tableware
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Bohemian Glass Mini Floral Compote
Dec 11, 10:00 AM EST
Bohemian Glass Mini Floral Compote
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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BÖHMEN, VASE
Dec 12, 10:00 AM CET
BÖHMEN, VASE
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF100- CHF200
CHF1000 Bids
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Vintage Bohemian Cobalt & Enamel Glass Vases
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Vintage Bohemian Cobalt & Enamel Glass Vases
by Gallery 63
Est: $50- $150
$250 Bids
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Vintage Bohemian Cranberry Etched Decanter
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Vintage Bohemian Cranberry Etched Decanter
by Gallery 63
Est: $50- $150
$250 Bids
Theresienthal, a Bohemian enamelled armo
Dec 10, 10:00 AM GMT
Theresienthal, a Bohemian enamelled armo
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £20- £40
£100 Bids

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