Karel Palda

Bohemian Peach Crystal Bowl by Karel Palda (LEO Design)

An exquisitely-cut Bohemian peach crystal bowl—probably the work of Czech glass master Karel Palda from the 1950’s ($275).  His workshop was founded in 1888 in the northern Czech village of Nový Bor (called Haida by the Germans—just a few miles away).  Palda is best known for his exquisite, sometimes over-the-top, Thirties Art Deco creations in enameled and colored crystal: decanters, liquor services, perfume bottles, vases.