Antique Blown Glass

Antique Octagonal Blown Glass Enameled Wedding Cellar Flask 18TH Century RARE

Antique Octagonal Blown Glass Enameled Wedding Cellar Flask 18TH Century RARE
Antique Octagonal Blown Glass Enameled Wedding Cellar Flask 18TH Century RARE
Antique Octagonal Blown Glass Enameled Wedding Cellar Flask 18TH Century RARE
Antique Octagonal Blown Glass Enameled Wedding Cellar Flask 18TH Century RARE
Antique Octagonal Blown Glass Enameled Wedding Cellar Flask 18TH Century RARE
Antique Octagonal Blown Glass Enameled Wedding Cellar Flask 18TH Century RARE
Antique Octagonal Blown Glass Enameled Wedding Cellar Flask 18TH Century RARE
Antique Octagonal Blown Glass Enameled Wedding Cellar Flask 18TH Century RARE
Antique Octagonal Blown Glass Enameled Wedding Cellar Flask 18TH Century RARE
Antique Octagonal Blown Glass Enameled Wedding Cellar Flask 18TH Century RARE

Antique Octagonal Blown Glass Enameled Wedding Cellar Flask 18TH Century RARE   Antique Octagonal Blown Glass Enameled Wedding Cellar Flask 18TH Century RARE
Antique Eastern Europe Octagonal Wedding cellar Flask Floral & Flowers 18TH Century. A really nice scarce Bohemian brandy bottle from 1700's / early 1800's.

Size 6" Tall by 2 1/2" x 2 1/4. Today we are looking at the beautiful hand painted piece of Bohemian enameled glass 1700s to 1800s. The glass then was non-leaded and the painted details are in vitreous enamel, also known as porcelain enamel. This kind of enamel was used to decorate glass vessels since the Roman period, and there is evidence of this as early as the late Republican and early Imperial periods in the Levant, Egypt, Britain and around the Black Sea. Enamel powder could be produced in two ways, either by powdering colored glass, or by mixing colorless glass powder with pigments such as a metallic oxide.

Designs were either painted freehand or over the top of outline incisions, and the technique probably originated in metalworking. Once painted, enameled glass vessels needed to be fired at a temperature high enough to melt the applied powder, but low enough that the vessel itself was not melted. Remember, this enamel is glass, not paint, so we can see why these museum pieces have lasted so long. There is a tiny bit of ware of the design. See photos and it is rare to find one with the top of the pewter cover!

During the 17th Century, glass objects for household use were obtained from Bohemia-Moravia, Poland and Vienna. The only exception is the so-called cellar flask which are mold blown bottles that fitted in a container. As the name indicates a wooden case containing usually 6 padded compartments housed these bottles. These were used to store and to transport wine and other household liquids.

In the 16th century these bottles were made of colourless glass without decoration. By the 17th century these were became independent, left the container and various engraved, and enameled motifs decorated them. Obviously the blown glass manufacturing was not restricted to cellar flask and klukflaske or Kuttrolf (kotyogos in Hungarian) was also produced. A third type is a glass decanter with externally applied glass trail decoration dividing the bulbous body into six segments.

These parts are engraved with peacock and grape motifs in this case two doves the correct identification is not easy. The item "Antique Octagonal Blown Glass Enameled Wedding Cellar Flask 18TH Century RARE" is in sale since Saturday, June 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Glass\Other Antique Glass". The seller is "riverlou2013" and is located in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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  • Primary Material: Blown Glass and pewter
  • Age: 18th Century
  • Original/Reproduction: Original


Antique Octagonal Blown Glass Enameled Wedding Cellar Flask 18TH Century RARE   Antique Octagonal Blown Glass Enameled Wedding Cellar Flask 18TH Century RARE