Exquisite antique Ruby Red cut to clear crystal Bohemian decanter

Posting ID : A1068505763
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Antiques By Owner

Exquisite antique Ruby Red cut to clear Bohemian decanter with matching stopper. Purchased 20 years ago in an antique fair in Europe. It has beautiful designs cut into the red exposing the clear glass. Engraved flowers, leaves and beautiful designs decorate the main part. Cutouts exposing the clear glass decorate the neck and stopper. This piece weighs 2 lbs 12 oz which shows the quality of the piece. The form, method of creation, style of decor, and crystal recipe help date this wonderful piece date to the early 1900s. The beautiful "Bohemian" style of overlay cut glass has been made for centuries and still made today. Present day overlay glass is mixed, blown and cut by machine, usually made in Poland or the Czech Republic (and even in China). These stunning relics of the past were all hand-cut. Yesteryear's Bohemian glass was made in France, Germany or Czechoslovakia. At the turn of the 19th Century, American makers like Duncan Miller made this beautiful glass style also. This piece is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks.
Measures: 15" in height including the stopper

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