Ruby overlay Bohemian Goblet with circular panels
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Ruby overlay Bohemian Goblet with circular panels

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Ruby overlay Bohemian Goblet with circular panels:
of hexagonal form, with six oval intaglio decorated
hunting scenes on a scrolling foliate ground set on
hexagonal scallop-cut foot. Circa 1860.

Height: 6¾" - 17cm
Width: 3½" - 9cm
Glossary Words

Bohemian glass

From the Kingdom of Bohemia, a state located in Central Europe whose capital was Prague. After WW1 the Kingdom was dissolved and became part of the newly formed Czech Republic. During the Renaissance, Bohemia became famous for colourful glass decorated with fine cutting and engraving. Clear glass was also produced in Bohemia. Bohemian glass-workers discovered potash combined with chalk created a clear colourless glass that was more stable than glass from Italy and that could be cut with a wheel. Loetz and Moser are key Bohemian glass workers. The height of popularity for Bohemian art glass was during the Art Nouveau period.

intaglio

A beautiful type of glass-cutting, used by Webb, amongst others, also known as 'ice-cutting'. Italian for carved or incised with a sunk design.

foliate

This word is often used of decoration in our descriptions and means leafy.

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