Amber cut glass flared Moser Vase with gilded warrior frieze

Amber cut glass flared Moser Vase with gilded warrior frieze

Amber cut glass flared Moser Vase with gilded warrior frieze

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Amber cut glass flared Moser Vase with gilded warrior frieze:
flared facet-cut vase with broad gilded frieze of warrior figures
and centaurs on a foliate ground. Known as ‘oroplastic’ technique.
Engraved maker’s mark to base ‘Moser’ ‘Karlsbad’, circa 1920s.

Height:6"-15.5cm
Width:5"-13.5cm

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.

Moser, Ludwig

Ludwig Moser (1833-1916), a Bohemian glass-producer and engraver who established a glassworks in 1857. Produced enamelled, engraved and gilt-decorated cased glass in the 1890s and came under the influence of Art Nouveau in 1900.

gilded, gilt

A very thin layer of gold applied to brass or bronze.

foliate

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

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