This is a 20th century Bohemian Moser cut-glass vase designed around 1930. The body of the vase is cut in a cross hatch pattern with each deep cut creating a diamond or pyramid. Around the upper middle is a cut cameo frieze, gilded in bright burnished gold. The bottom of the foot has a star shape cut.
The cameo frieze shows male warriors fighting with swords and shields inspired by Greek and Indian mythology. Painting with gold or platinum belongs to the original decorations of Moser´s products. Dextrous painters apply thin threads of gold and platinum with a Fine brush not only at the rim of a glass, but also on previously engraved or sandblasted motives.For different decorations different kinds of brushes are used. Many products are decorated with oroplastic, a process in which ornamentation is first sandblasted into the glass and then gilded. Gilding is proceeded with 24 K gold. The final process is the hand polishing of gilded glasses, using agate or hematite stones.
The brilliance the product gains after this operation points out its beauty and elegance even more. No chemical polishing is used at Moser Glassworks. Size: 10 1/4 inches tall by 6 1/4 inches wide at the widest point. Weight: 6-7 pounds with out packing. Please remember that antique and vintage are not meant to appear new.That is the allure and charm of these items. Normal wear, scuffing and scratches. I do my best to describe all items as accurately as possible and to the best of my ability. Some of my photos may be somewhat lighter or darker than actual to better show detail or color. However, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or with requests for additional pictures. International: Please message me for a quote. Several pictures were provided to help you make an informed decision; therefore, please enlarge them for more details as they are part of the description. As you know, Glass and pottery items may contain inherent imperfections such as bubbles and glaze irregularities that occurred during the manufacturing process; such imperfections will not be noted as damage. Unless stated otherwise, there may be some gold loss or other minor imperfections, such as very tiny dark dots at the bottom of some cups that happen during the manufacturing process or stacking dents/nicks at the bottom of cups, saucers, and plates. The item "Crystal Vase by Moser with Gilded Cameo Frieze with Warriors" is in sale since Monday, April 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Bohemian/Czech\Moser". The seller is "kimmel40" and is located in Hampstead, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in continental Asia, United Kingdom, Australia.