Regular readers of this blog know that I collect many different things. One of my favorite collections (and of course they're all favorite) is a grouping of small, green enameled tumblers. My glasses are all four inches high and lovely shades of chartreuse.
The glasses are all hand-blown and most likely 19th-century or early 20th-century Czechoslovakian. They are also properly called Bohemian Glass.
|Metropolitan Museum of Art|
Enameled glass was developed in the 12th century by Islamic artists in what is now Egypt and Syria. To read a short history of the original enameled glass like the gorgeous piece above, go here.