This cordial is a beautiful example of Bohemian glass from the second part of the 1800s. It was hand blown as two pieces (stem and cup) which were fused together. Top rim and bottom are both cut and polished. Three glass “flowers” were applied around the ball on the stem, while the bottom part of the stem was shaped into a coil pattern. The cup was first engraved. Translucent enameling and stains were used to create a stained glass appearance. Gold was then applied into the engraved patterns of flowers and foliage.
We have not been able to identify the specific maker, but we believe, based on style and shape, that it was made by one of the Bohemian glass houses between mid and late 19th century.
This comes from the estate of Phil’s mom, who was a passionate collector of American Brilliant cut glass and other fine art glass.
SIZE: This little cordial measures just over 3 1/4” high. Diameter at the base is about 1 5/8” while diameter at the top rim is about 2”.
CONDITION: There are no chips, cracks or scratches in the glass. The enameling and gold decoration appears to be close to (if not completely) 100% intact.
This is a real gem of a glass that would look wonderful displayed with light behind it.