Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Blue and white, red and white, and red, white and green Bohemian glass ash to aid her in the work? succeeded his brother Maur- Glass works of rude char- ice, Prince of Orange in acter were built in and 1625, and who died in 1647. around the mountains, which On this vase was a German were covered with trees, inscription. A goblet at the The artists of the local same museum has engraved
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Blue and white medallion glass towns, around about the cen- on it a hunting scene, the in- Enameled Bohemian glass ter, carried their glass to the mountain retreats to be fired, scription is in Dutch and it bears the date figures of 1664. Wonderful pieces of engraved glass and pieces painted in Harking back to Bohemian glass as an industry one finds enamel coloring were carefully and pat-iently worked out in the upper villageswhere water power was abundant. Into the world of glass came CasperLehnman, a Bohemian who had redis-covered the art of glass cutting, and bya hitherto unknown method of engrav-ing, opened up a new field for decorativeart in glass. He transmitted his secretto one of his pupils, George Schwan-hard, who continued the work, makinggreat improvements in the methods ofhis master, until all Europe went madover this wonderful engraved glass, andnothing else would sell. It was thenthat Bohemian engravers, through ascarcity of material, or possibly with adesire to fill a s
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