Posted 5 years ago
I love these but would never start to buy them. They seem to go on infinitely with themes that group them together. Clowns, romantic Viennese, English gentlemen, Greek themes, hunting, Chinoiserie, children, etc.... The funny thing is, many companies use the same theme in their own style.
For all the glass houses in Bohemia between 1900-1940 there must have been almost the same amount of refining (decorating, engraving, lampworks etz...) companies. A great many of these may also have been "off shore" refineries; so...blanks exported to England, France, America...could have been decorated in those countries.
-This is just a theory based on individual themes that would have been popular in those countries. I have also seen the same blanks with different tourist destinations...(another enamel topic).
I'm sure there is room for many theories here and I probably shouldn't be grouping all this together but what does fit in place is the simplicity of the base glass Tango) with the popularity of the silhouette.