Antique Bohemian Armorial Historismus drinking glass
Circa second half of 19th century
These vibrant green enamelled glasses were hand blown into a mould and then hand painted and enamelled. Coat of arms at the front, florettes and raised beading. The helmet and the hawk claw with a ball are part of the coat of arms design with either stag, snake or wolf motif.
Glass makes in Germany and Austrian factories during the 2nd half of the 19th century took historical techniques, shapes and styles to create glass with motifs taken from nature mixed with symbolism - a style of glass named "Historismus".
They make really pretty vases.
Size: H: 16cm, D: 9cm, C: 26cm