Moser enameled glass pokal, c.1890

This tall, regal enameled amber glass pokal was made at the end of the 19th century by the esteemed glass manufacturer Moser, in Karlsbad, Austria; today known as Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic. Ludwig Moser opened his first factory in 1857 and soon his artfully decorated glassware found its way into worldwide collections of presidents, popes, king, queens, and Liberace. To the best of my knowledge, this pokal, which measures 15.75 inches tall, was not owned by Liberace. As the bulk of the pokal is quite heavy, I am not surprised that at some point it broke in two, snapping off at the base. Luckily for me, an early practitioner of recycling secured the remaining unscathed upper portion of it to a sturdy brass lamp base, allowing it to be filled to the brim with beer or display an arrangement of fresh flowers.



This tall amber glass vase made by Moser has its original base intact.


Photo courtesy of Trocadero

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3 Responses to “Moser enameled glass pokal, c.1890”

  1. Rusha Sams says:

    Beautiful piece. What a treasure! Thanks for the information, too!

  2. ilse says:

    if anything, it looks better with the brass base. lovely details on the figure, too!

  3. Monika says:

    Who would have thought it could be done with two such different materials? This is the first time I have seen a salvage done in this style of repair, and it looks great. Well worth saving!

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