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Reference: ZE222

Couple of vases. Glass. Bohemia, Czech Republic, 19th century.
Pair of red glass vases decorated with areas of white enameling and spaces in gold, enhancing the two female busts (practically portraits on undefined background) that present both pieces on their fronts. The two handles raised and finished in a circle present a fine decoration of simplified plant elements; the glass shows decoration of the same type, but of different influence (more classicist); the busts have been enhanced by two frames in gold and dark lines of clear classicist memory; white areas (with plant forms) have golden lines.
Both pieces show remarkable similarities both in the quality of the color of the glass and of the decoration and in the lines of the same ones, with prominent urns of red glass of Bohemia, especially with works linked with Ludwig Moser & Söhne. Moser is a company that manufactures luxury glass objects located in Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic, before Karlsbad in Bohemia) that continues today with its work (was born in 1857, founded by Ludwig Moser), and is very popular in the world of art for his works of the late nineteenth and twentieth century. Although Bohemia was a region known for its production of glass as early as the thirteenth century (especially when they discovered that by adding potassium glass was created a color clear and stable than Italian), this activity became popular in the century XVII (although the term "Bohemian" or similar was already used a hundred years earlier to differentiate quality glass from this source), and it was especially noted in the 19th and 20th centuries thanks to important manufacturers for the quality of their materials and techniques and care in their designs. By the mid-nineteenth century they already had a teaching system for the manufacture of glass, and in the second half exported in large quantities very striking pieces (usually pairs of vases or vases of a single color in opaque glass or two colors, decorated with floral enameled elements, painted details, sometimes lithographic techniques were used to copy famous paintings and translate them into works, etc.) created in large factories and in important quantities."

· Size: 15x13x41 cms.

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