Art Deco Decanter and Whiskey Set by Karl Palda
Item #2771 SOLD
This decanter and glasses by Karl Palda is one of the nicest we have ever offered. All of the designs by this forward-thinking artist from the deco era in Czechoslovakia are quite wonderful but what sets this apart is the size of the glasses which are not the diminutive ones for liqueur but rather the larger size for a proper serving of bourbon, scotch or whiskey- perhaps with one large ice cube to accent and chill.
The interplay of clear, frosted and fluted glass is further enhanced by the two tones of amber and ebony in sleek modernist designs.
The Deco crystal and glassworks of Bohemia were so advanced. Things they produced in the 1920s and 30s were certainly at the forefront of cubism, Avantgarde and the “Deco” style that France often gets all the credit for…but Czechoslovakia was such an important center for this technique. Of all the designers working in that era, Karl Palda was one of the most inventive and “ahead of his time”.
A page from the 1938 Karl Palda Catalogue
courtesy of the blog post “Driving for Deco”
12” Tall x 3” Deep x 4” Wide decanter
3” Tall x 3” Deep glasses