Art deco 1920s Karl Palda gold Czech Bohemian crystal liqueur, liquor decanter and 6 shot glasses for entertaining and a great addition to any man cave or art deco collection. The art deco barware, 7 piece set includes the decanter with lovely geometric design and six glass. The crystal glassware has a soft gold tinge with black accents and etching throughout. Set consists of a decanter and 6 glasses with the same etching, black enamel paint and golden glass. The color changes with the light and where it is placed. Terrific decorative accent and unique piece for chic entertaining. Goes from a rich gold to softer, muted tones. A few photos included of other art deco era barware
CONDITION: Normal signs of use. No damage, breaks or repairs. I saw a small flea bite on one of the shot glass bottom corners but can't find it again
SIZE: Decanter is 7 1/4" tall x 5 1/4" wide 3 3/4" deep. Six shot glasses are 2" tall each
History - Novy Bor, Czech republic
The firm of Karl Palda was founded in 1888 in Novy Bor (northern Czech republic) and quickly became the largest firm in the neighborhood. Apart from the Novy Bor glassworks it had 2 other workshops, one in Arnultovice and one in Chotovice, together supplying jobs for over 100 workers.
The company produced tableware and decorative glass adorned by cutting, engraving and painting. The firm is well known for its art deco decanters and vases with abstract, geometric decorations. Red and black were the most used colors in Karl Palda's designs.
Little is known of the company's development, but from their 50th anniversary catalogue of 1938 it is obvious that they cooperated closely with glass schools and other manufacturers and were well-respected refiners and exporters of high quality glassware.
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