Ruby overlay cut and engraved Bohemian Goblet
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Ruby overlay cut and engraved Bohemian Goblet

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Ruby overlay cut and engraved Bohemian Goblet:
the hexagonal bowl cut with a panel engraved with a man leading a horse with a child riding side-saddle, with three cut lens panels to the reverse; the ground with foliate gilding; on faceted stem and scalloped foot.
Circa 1860.

Height: 6¾" - 17cm
Width: 4" - 10cm
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.

cut glass

Often now referred to as 'crystal', the glass was blown and shaped, then passed to a specialist cutter, who would polish and cut patterns to enhance its brilliance.

foliate

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

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