We are celebrating over a decade of satisfied customers of our genuine CAESAR CRYSTAL cut glass. For your collecting pleasure, we are offering this spectacular Large Tray / Bowl / Plate by one of the most influential Czechoslovakian glass designers of the 20th Century: Josef Svarc. Other pieces of his are included in the collection of the British Museum - which you can look up on-line. This is a scarce and collectible piece, where Mr. Svarc is experimenting with light refraction and optical properties of light.
The Thistle Pattern was featured in a press release dated November 30, 1979 for: Czechoslovakia Presents Ceska - The Art of Glass. Josef Svarc chooses plant motifs for his intricately cut and engraved. Crystal, employing techniques that demand the highest skills to exploit the. Rich optical properties and enhance the refraction of light rays.
Lso the amazing fact about the Thistle Pattern is: not only did Josef Svarc design the pattern, he also designed the special. Cutting tools to make it! This piece is thick and heavy and spectacular. I like the idea of using a significant, signed, collector's item to use around the dining room. Maker & Origin: PODEBRADY GLASSWORKS - Bohemia - Czech Republic.Makers Marks: Etch-Signed by Josef Svarc. Pattern & Color: "THISTLE" - Clear Crystal.
Shape Type: Tray / Bowl / Plate. Size: 11 1/4 Inches Diameter - 8 Pounds, 8 ounces.
Condition: Like New - No Cracks - No Chips. Other: This is a large and very collectible item. Original from the 1970s / 1980s. Enjoy old world hand made quality crystal.
CAESAR CRYSTAL - All of our colorful Caesar Crystal is hand-blown, hand-cut, Cased crystal and has a minimum 24% lead content. Caesar red crystal is made with 24-karat gold. Unless stated otherwise, all of our products are new. All pieces come with a certificate of authenticity and the manufacturers boxes.
CAESAR THE COMPANY - Caesar Crystal is recognized as crafting some of the finest crystal in the world and it's pieces can be found in museums and private collections of notable personages. The majority of its patterns are designed in-house and are the property of Caesar Crystal. Caesar Crystal is a small company but is Central Europes largest producer of quality cased crystal whose products are exported around the world. The company owns one of the largest private archives of crystal designs in the world and its artists continue to develop award-winning patterns. The company has been designing and handcrafting quality crystal since 1861.
WHAT IS CASED CRYSTAL - Cased crystal is made out of two layers of crystal melted together - a colored layer of crystal on the outside and a clear layer on the inside. The outer colored layer is then hand-cut away to reveal the clear layer underneath. Note that the color is added to molten crystal and is then worked. This is the traditional and highest quality way of making two-tone colorful crystal. Due to this technique, each piece is blown twice making it inherently more valuable than similar clear crystal.When looking for quality colored crystal, ask the dealer for true cased crystal and avoid painted crystal. Cased crystal generally appreciates in value and is becoming more rare as companies turn to surface painting.
The item "JOSEF SVARC XL Thistle Tray Plate CZECH BOHEMIAN CRYSTAL GLASS Scotland Signed" is in sale since Sunday, November 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Bohemian/Czech\Other Bohemian/Czech Art Glass".
The seller is "thebohemianco" and is located in Tigerville, South Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.