Bohemian Glass- "Moser Style"

By mwilcox


Vases like these are often attributed to Moser, as Moser was the best known maker of glass of this type. Truth be told Moser was just one of many glass-makers producing gold and enamel glass ware. Glassware of this type is often called "Bohemian Glass", getting its name from it main place of production, Eastern Europe and Bohemia in particular. Bohemia was one of the most prolific manufacturing centers, once an independent nation and now part of the Czech Republic. Bohemian glass makers were known not only for the quality and afford ability of their products, but for being in tune with what different markets around the world were interested in.

While not mass produced in the modern sense it was made in very large numbers for the export market during the turn of the 19th Century. Being hand blown the vast majority of glass of this type is unmarked, or the markings are undocumented. Quite often this glass ware was marked with a paper or foil label which has long since been removed or worn off. Most of it by unknown makers tends to be a bargain, with sets like the one above often going at auction for less than $250.00.