A Bohemian Lithyalin green glass and gilt-bronze vase, circa 1840

A Bohemian Lithyalin green glass and gilt-bronze vase, circa 1840

The panelled body flanked by gilt-bronze handles and raised on small foliate feet.

Size: 15cm high, 10cm wide, 6cm deep

 

The name Lithyalin is derived from the Greek word ''lithos'', meaning stone and is a type of marbled glass developed by Friedrich Egermann (1777-1864) of Hajda in Bohemia, using opaque coloured glass to produce a marbled surface in imitation of semi-precious stones.

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