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Bohemian Glass or Bohemia Crystal

Thursday, 07 May 2009

bohemian glass bohemia crystal Bohemian glass items are of the same value as those from crystal. Tableware and jewelry from Bohemian glass are recognized as luxury items; moreover they are inherited generation by generation. Just remember the tableware or vases from Bohemian glass so much loved and cared by your moms and grandmas. And till now, the things made from this glass are far appreciated.

An ample color gamut, the centuries-old experience of craftsmen and teamwork with the reputed designers make Bohemian glass items as the essential accessory of the most luxury restaurants and hotels.

So, what is Bohemian glass?

Bohemian glass is the most trendy Czech glass made for export. This is glass blown with the help of diamond tools by old traditions. Currently the tools with diamond coating are far and wide applied to manufacture such glass things.

Iron, copper and manganese are used to produce Bohemian glass of the right color.

Unlike other glasses, Bohemian glass stands for its ideal transparence and winning quality. Very often the items from Bohemian glass are ornamented with silver, gilding or gold, or precious and semi-precious gems.

The history of Bohemian glass

The items from Bohemian glass were first manufactured in Bohemia in 17th century. A century later the glass industry reached its highest level and both noble aristocrats and poor peasants could afford Bohemian glass. As for the other parts of Europe, the high quality glass tableware symbolized only wealth and prosperity.

At the very beginning of the Bohemian glass manufacture, it was mainly exported to Venice. And it was no wonder that craftsmen replicated traditional Renaissance style when creating their masterpieces. In the XIX century almost the whole world imitated artwork by Czech masters.

Till up date Bohemian glass is made in the strict compliance with old traditions. It is treated manually and the designer solutions widely range. Hence, the items are made for individual collections and for wide consuming.

The main advantage of Bohemian glass is its customary high quality. This glass shines brightly, it is lucid, very thin and when touched these items sing.

Both classic and modern styles are matched in items from this glass. They are in vogue for ever, they tell about the taste of the owner. If you have them you'll see that these items match any tableware and nay interior style.

However, not only tableware is made from Bohemian glass. There is a hodgepodge of bras, vases and adornment accessories.

This glass is in great demand in the whole world among consumers and collectors.

If you decide for Bohemian glass, make sure that you find and get unique and quality tableware, interior elements or decoration and avoid the fake.

Bohemian glass cannot be dull with air bubbles or fine articles. This glass should be crystal clear. And just to the first sight it hardly differs from crystal.

Articles from Bohemian glass must not have rough edges, splits or cracks. If Bohemian glass is of high quality it is dyed perfectly and smoothly, without any spots.

If you have items from Bohemian glass decorated with gems or metals make sure the stones are firmly attached to the glass without splitting. It is very fragile and is easily cracked.

If you want to purchase exclusive and quality Bohemian glass, go to specialized stores but you cannot buy it for a song, yet the range of assortment is very large, from cheaper souvenirs to exclusive items to collect.

If you are lucky to get a real Bohemian glass for your own or for a gift just remember you have a high quality and fashionable thing. Yet, after many hundreds of years Bohemian glass is still in vogue. Some time in the past it was a must to have a couple of Bohemian glasses in the household and you will not get disappointed if you do it now.

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E.J. "SKI" Korc  - Owner   |2009-05-09 08:21:47
Lollking for Red Crytal 10" or 12" barrel plain vases. Need about 15 a mth.

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