A Bohemian Red and Gold Overlay Glass Liqueur Set
Bohemian, 19th Century
Bottle: height 27cm, width 8cm, depth 7cm
Tray: height 3cm, diameter 19.5cm
Glass: height 7.5cm, diameter 3cm
This exceptional drinking set, consisting of six glasses, a decanter, and a tray, all in the same decorative style, was made in Bohemia in the nineteenth century, and showcases beautiful ruby-red and gold overlay decoration. Glass making from Bohemia in the nineteenth century is renowned for its excellent quality and high levels of aesthetic beauty, and this set is no exception. With gilding around the rim, and a series of six ruby red panels around their bodies, the glasses are matched, stylistically, by a tall, elegant decanter, which is crowned with a pointed cover, and is similarly emblazoned with a repeating, geometric fractal pattern, as is the tray which holds all seven items.