Bohemian glass - one of the most popular materials for making dishes
Bohemian glass is a material with a huge history, famous and very popular for today. For any housewife to buy such a dish - then, in fact, to fulfill their dream. Not surprisingly, because Bohemian glass has always adorned even the most notable tables of kings, merchants and other nobles.
To this day, residents of the Czech Republic can be proud of their dishes. It is used in almost all leading restaurants in the world. Glasses, wine glasses, glasses and glasses are able to satisfy all tastes, allowing a person to feel like a truly royal person.
Bohemian glass is known from the Middle Ages
So, a little history. To produce the Bohemian glass began in the Middle Ages, as soon as the inhabitants of the country were found a lot of wood, as well as silicon and chalk. Soon they developed a production technology.
It immediately won the status of the best in the world. Bohemian glass was much stronger than Venetian glass, while still more beautiful. The variety of colors gave him a unique sophistication. Cobalt blue, sky blue, ruby-red vases and various dishes very quickly decorated the tables of the richest houses of many civilized countries.
Production was improved
Already in the nineteenth century Bohemian glass became very popular. The masters produced products of a wide variety of shapes, colors and designs. Even the middle class could already afford to buy Bohemian glass. Vases, sweets, salad bowls, decanters, glasses were produced in various new and emerging companies. Seeing such beauty, it was quite difficult to remain indifferent to her.
Today, products from Bohemian glass from fashion did not come out. People continue with great pleasure to buy products made in any style, or in combination of several styles. The works of these masters satisfy the tastes of even the most demanding customers.
Subtypes of Bohemian glass
In a word, production does not stop improving. To date, Bohemian glass is divided into two subtypes. Learn each of them is not difficult at all. This is Bohemian crystal and a smooth painted glass.
In any case, this product has something in common. It consists in certain properties of the glass mass, which becomes hard, shiny, transparent as a tear during cooling. After that, professional grinders and carvers work on the material, turning it into a so-called "sparkling diamond".
By the way, there are three more groups of products, depending on the content of lead oxide in the products. At 33% and above - this is a premium class. Standard products - up to 33%, and made of traditional glass - up to 24%.
Unfortunately, there are forgeries
Of course, any housewife will be pleased to see on its table such dishes. All her guests are sure to delight, will delight in Bohemian glass. Glasses and wine glasses, however, can be fake. Sitting at the table can easily determine this by drawing a wet finger along the edge of the product. Real Bohemian glass will "sing". Counterfeiting "keeps silent."
Despite the fact that these products will look like the original, they will never be able to occupy a truly royal place in your home. Only the originals will remind you of the oldest glass production in the countries of Central Europe. They perfectly combine in themselves and impeccable style, and modern design, and high-quality characteristics.
How to verify authenticity?
How can you be sure that you are getting a real Bohemian glass? Wine glasses, wine glasses, glasses, vases and other items, as a rule, have a special marking. This makes it easier to identify. However, we should not forget that this applies only to glass products made in recent years.
The original can also be learned from its basic forms. For products made of real Bohemian glass, they are always very simple. Decorated they can be very extravagant. At the same time, the design will remain stylish. Art deco is used in products from about the twenties of the last century.
On the Bohemian glass, it is often done manually by various marks. The same goes for the jewelry. Often a glass is added to the product. It can be decorated with stucco or flowers.
If the glass looks like malachite, or is endowed with marbled divorces - it also speaks of its authenticity, as well as the presence of orange, green, black, yellow and purple flowers.
At the bottom of most products, if you look at the light, you can see special marks. For example, the inscription: "Made in Czechoslovakia", or it will indicate the name of the city in which the glass was made.
Thus, to acquire the original is not at all difficult. Observance of all the above tips will help you with this. In the end, you will get wonderful products that will please you and your guests for many years.