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BOHEMIAN GLASS ART WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD

Glass has been made for hundreds of years, but its elevation from a decorative craft to a recognised art form is a more recent phenomenon. And for savvy collectors, glass art is proving an attractive and affordable investment. Journalist Keri Fuller looks at the rise of Bohemian crystal.

One of the areas of great investment potential in the world of glass art is Bohemian glass (or Bohemian crystal), which stands out for its colour, sparkle, cut and creativity. It takes its name from the Bohemia area of the Czech Republic, where the glass is created from a mixture of silica-sand (silver sand), potash, colour and lead, the latter giving the material its light-diffracting properties as well as weight.

Jan Frydrych made this unique yacht chronometer in collaboration with German clockmaker Erwin Sattler.
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