Bohemian glass

Highlights

  • Did you know that Bohemian crystal was invented during the reign of Emperor Rudolph II?
  • Did you know that crystal is formed by crystallisation from magma?
  • Did you know that the first Bohemian glassworks were founded in the 13th century?
  • Did you know that the Czechs call Bohemian glass “the family gold“?

Glassmaking can be traced back to about 3000 B.C. in what is now the Middle East. 
World famous, handmade Bohemian glass undergoes four basic steps: batch mixing, melting, blowing and cooling. Decorating the glass – cutting and sanding being the most frequently used techniques – is a chapter in itself.

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