Czech Lapis Glass Turtle Box

This beautiful and finely detailed glass 'candy dish'-type box was made in Czechoslovakia from a deep blue glass closely resembling Lapis Lazuli. Made in two pieces, the carapace [upper shell] lifts off to reveal that this figural turtle is a spacious box for hiding trinkets / coins / keys [or candy]. This is a very lifelike representation of a North American Eastern Wood Turtle, down to the "growth rings" - characteristic of an actual turtle shell - on each section of shell. The attention to detail is also seen in the skin of the legs, under-body, and folds of skin on the neck and head as well. Richly colored, the opaque blue glass varies in shade throughout, much as natural Lapis does. This unique specimen measures,from the tip of his nose to the end of his toes 8 inches long and his shell is 4 1/2 inches wide.

Item ID: GL313HOUL


I believe this unsigned glass art to be a 1930's piece from Bohemia by either Curt Schlevogt or Heinrich Hoffman.

Czech Lapis Glass Turtle Box

Czech Lapis Glass Turtle Box
Czech Lapis Glass Turtle Box
Czech Lapis Glass Turtle Box
Czech Lapis Glass Turtle Box
Czech Lapis Glass Turtle Box

This beautiful and finely detailed glass 'candy dish'-type box was made in Czechoslovakia from a deep blue glass closely resembling Lapis Lazuli. Made in two pieces, the carapace [upper shell] lifts off to reveal that this figural turtle is a spacious box for hiding trinkets / coins / keys [or candy]. This is a very lifelike representation of a North American Eastern Wood Turtle, down to the "growth rings" - characteristic of an actual turtle shell - on each section of shell. The attention to detail is also seen in the skin of the legs, under-body, and folds of skin on the neck and head as well. Richly colored, the opaque blue glass varies in shade throughout, much as natural Lapis does. This unique specimen measures,from the tip of his nose to the end of his toes 8 inches long and his shell is 4 1/2 inches wide.

Item ID: GL313HOUL


I believe this unsigned glass art to be a 1930's piece from Bohemia by either Curt Schlevogt or Heinrich Hoffman.

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