Stunning Emerald Green Casket ca. 1850

Stunning Emerald Green Casket ca. 1850

This amazing glass casket has wonderful emerald green color and bronze mount. The hand painted white enamel floral ornaments on the lid and very fine done – like Moser Manufactories always have done! It comes from the workshops of Carl Moser, Bohemia. Fine brush painted number – 50- inside on the lid, typical for Moser works.

This casket is made of ice or craquelling glass. This kind of glass is also called glass in the manner of Venice – "à la façon de Venise" - and has a long historical tradition. Ice glass was produced until the 16. Century exclusively in Venice. Afterwards this technique was practiced also in the Alps region, Netherland and Bohemia.

Ice glass is glass with very fine cracks. It needs a very difficult and risky technique. The fine red of cracks is achieved by quenching of the hot blown glass in cold water - the great temperature difference produce the fine cracks. Following the glass must be fired in the kiln.

This casket has a very good condition. Minor surface scratching and a small chip on the lid, see please photographs (enlarged photo!!); another small chip to the bottom, not visible when the box is standing. Lid and hinge are working well.

Measurements: 3.2 inches in height, 2.8 x 1.8 inches.


$433 USD

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