What is Bohemian Glassware?
Bohemian glassware is the term used for the glassware made in Bohemia, and Silesia, two regions in the Czech Republic. Bohemian glassware is also known as Bohemian crystal. It has been recognized for its high quality and beauty. Another notable thing about Bohemian glassware is its unique cut and original motifs and designs.
With its centuries-long history, Bohemian glassware has been famous all around the world; its popularity as a gift is way beyond the continent it has been produced. And it has been recognized for its innovative designs manufactured at several studious by numerous well-trained local designers and workers.
Today, it is possible to see many Bohemian glassware products such as Bohemian wine glass, vases, cups, chandeliers, and various types of bowls that are highly preferable worldwide as ornaments well as products used in daily use.
How is Bohemia Crystal Made?
Bohemian glassware is famous for its brilliance. Several special techniques enable these unique products to stand out. Firstly, a considerable amount of lead is used in manufacturing the Bohemian crystal, which causes the glassware to have the ability to reflect the light in various separated colors.
Another factor that adds to its reputation is the unique layered cuts. Bohemian Crystal is made of two layers of glass, which are melted together. The first layer is clear, while the inner layer is colored. Bohemian glassware is produced in a way that the outer layer is carved decoratively, thus enabling the inner colored layer to shine through the outer layer.
How Can You Identify Bohemian Glass?
Original Bohemian glass has a special color. It has been manufactured in red, pink, light blue, cobalt, green, and amber for more than a century. Because it is hard to detect the unique cuts with the naked eye, several tools such as magnifying glass can examine the special cuts.