Posted 6 years ago
Another engraved piece from Bohemia, though by this date it was probably known as Czechoslovakia! I've decided to put together a selection of cut glass pieces from my collection. It's a bit different to my other pieces. I know that some people just don't like cut glass, but I like the feel of the sharp edges on a cut piece. A pressed glass piece just doesn't have the same touchy-feely thrill. I think the Northern Bohemians were amazing glass cutters. The Silesians too! The Art Deco movement was taken on in Bohemia with gusto and I have always loved the Deco Decanter and Glasses by Karel Palda of Novy Bor (Haida).
This shaker has no colour flashing.
The entire surface has been cut or facetted with two repetitions of an art deco organic design of slashes, fans and cross hatched dots.
No mark. The bottom is star cut as well and the pontil has been ground out and polished
I stands 24 centimetres high = 9.5 inches.
Not everyone's cup of tea!
I'll have Manhattans! Shaken!