Karl Palda Art Deco Decanter Set
A stunning and rare Art Deco etched black and ruby glass decanter set designed by Karl Palda c.1930. The set comprises of a decanter with stopper and six conical shaped facet cut glass cocktail glasses, each with a flaring foot. Each piece is decorated with pure Art Deco geometric florals and red chevrons, and to stunning effect. The decanter also includes frosted panels. And better still, considering its age, the condition is wonderful, with all glasses present and correct. These Palda decanter sets are rare and this is a particularly fine jazz-age example.
The firm of Karl Palda was founded in 1888 in Haida, Nový Bor, Czechoslovakia, yet it was the 1930s - and what we now call the Art Deco period - that proved to be its heyday. Karl Palda is synonymous with the most stylised and geometric of Art Deco designs, and produced a wonderful array of quality decanter sets, vases, candlesticks, vanity sets and perfume bottles throughout the 1930s. Below is a page from the Palda 1938 catalogue (now in the Corning Glass Museum) which shows a range of their more traditional colorful glass patterns.
Country of origin: Czech Republic
Date of manufacture: c.1930
Dimensions decanter: Height 20.5cm Width 16cm Depth 6.5cm
Dimensions glasses: Height 5.3cm Diameter 7cm
Condition: excellent, with some very slight wear to the etched black floral decoration on one side, see last image. The inside end of the decanter stopper has been slightly ground on one side, see second to last image.