The main feature of the pressed glass beads sold under the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ brand is their multiplicitous variety of shapes. The thousands of shapes combined with an extensive size range include the basic shapes (balls, cubes, hearts and olives,...), geometric designs, floral and oriental motifs, figures and a huge number of shapes known as fantasy.
up to 3000 types of the pressed beads.
Beads are made in all existing glass types – from transparent glass to opals, alabasters, atlases, opaque and silk colours and exceptional combined glass. The number of variants is further multiplied by the range of finishes – colour painted, dipped, sprayed and several types of metal coatings. The combination of all the offered shapes, colours and finishes is by far and away the widest in the world and it provides inexhaustible options to everybody who is looking for exceptionality, originality and uniqueness.
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An exceptional decorative material which can be used for more than just luxury glass jewelry
The name Avanturin has been derived from the Italian “a ventura”, which means fortuitously or luck. This is a reference to the fortuitous discovery of aventurine glass, also known as goldstone, at the beginning of the 18th century. Even though the glass was known at an earlier date, artificial goldstone is now the most common imitation of aventurine and sunstone. It can be differentiated from real minerals according to the coarse grains of copper which are distributed in the glass unnaturally evenly. It is usually golden brown, but it can also be found in blue or green.
The extensive collection of artistic decorative glass and smooth cut glass has a long history which follows on from the pre-war tradition of unique products made by the Jablonec companies of Heinrich Hoffmann and Curt Schlevogt. This especially applies to the "Ingrid" collection, which has been created with contributions from artists of European and international renown.
Contemporary decorative glass from "Desná", which proudly bears the product name Desná Since 1847®, is not only based on the original "Ingrid" collection, but also on designs from other local pre-war companies, as well as those of post-war and contemporary designers.
Decorative glass products are distinguished by high quality, traditional manual work and modern glassmaking technology. They can be divided into several product groups. Small-scale decorative and utility items include flacons, vases and automobile radiator figureheads, as well as drinking glasses, religious items and office glassware.
A further group includes chandelier parts – uncut glass semi-products for further use in the production of light fittings.
Last but not least, there is the artistic decorative glass which has been released in the limited edition, which Preciosa Ornela first presented in 2017 upon the occasion of the celebration of the 170th anniversary of production starting at the glassworks in Desná. This involves five exclusive, refined designer pieces dating from the 1950s to the 1970s. More information is available at www.design-desna.com.
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COLLECTOR´S ITEMS WITHIN THE ARTISTIC DECORATIVE GLASS
Automobile Radiator Figureheads
DESNÁ Decorative Glass
BASED ON DESIGNS
FROM LOCAL PRE-WAR COMPANIES,
AS WELL AS POST-WAR AND
Chandelier Parts, Plates and Centrepieces
UNCUT GLASS SEMI-PRODUCTS,
RAW CAST PIECES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF LIGHT FITTINGS
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Coloured glass with a high lead oxide content for the creation of melted glass sculptures (and much more besides). Melted glass sculptures involve a special creative procedure which, unlike sculpture made from other traditional materials, also makes use of the optical properties of the glass, its transparency or translucency and the play of light.