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Antique 19c Bohemian Raised Enamel Gold Gilt Art Glass Liquor Service, Decanter & Cordials
An antique 19th century Bohemian liquor set comprising of a stoppered decanter and a pair of cordial glasses. The stemware is decorated in rich gold gilding and impasto raised enameling. Attributed to Moser. c. 1860. Of quality hand made mouth-blown clear glass, richly hand painted in thickly applied raised enamel, with a layer of gold gilt fired over the enameling. A tedious process full of volatility for the finished result, a lost art. Patterned with flowers and leaves and geometric forms. The cordial glasses feature slender stems of clear glass, the bases circled by a border of gold dotted or 'jeweled' with raised white enamel accents. Unique form to the decanter, the mouth flared and ruffled at the edge, terminating to a long slender neck flaring outward at the shoulders to a rounded body. The stopper, also richly gilded, features an unusual ovoid like form. In overall very good condition with general wear to the gilding. No chips or cracks. The glass is clear and without cloudiness, though having airbubbles resulting from the blowing process. The decanter stands 9 7/8" tall, with stopper in place, and 3 7/8" in diameter at the base. Cordial glasses stand 4 1/2" height.
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