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Mod Color Glass of Artel




Artel Crystal Glass is at least 24 percent lead, and therefore reflects more light than does glass. Although Artel glass and crystal enjoy a healthy export trade and can be purchased in the United States - one brand is called such pieces are likely to cost 60 percent more in this country.




The production of Artel glass and crystal is not limited to the region, but extends into Slovakia, the southern republic, where several factories have sprung up in the last 40 years. It would seem natural that visitors to this famous glassmaking country would want to take home a souvenir that is synonymous with Czechoslovakia. Shoppers, however, should know the difference between regular glass and crystal.



Artel Crystal Glass is at least 24 percent lead, and therefore reflects more light than does glass. Crystal is also easier to engrave, producing a flat decoration, or cut, which gives a three-dimensional effect. Usually designated with a small sticker distinguishing its lead content, crystal can cost up to twice as much as glass. Intricate engraving or cutting can also raise the price considerably, as can hand blowing over machine production.



Although Artel glass and crystal enjoy a healthy export trade and can be purchased in the United States - one brand is called such pieces are likely to cost 60 percent more in this country. Artel crystal shops are state-owned, and since set by a vase seen in Prague, the nation's capital, will cost the same in Bratislava, the capital of the southern republic. A rule of thumb, however, is to buy what you like when you see it. The bigger shops are generally well-stocked, but during the summer tourist seasonArticle Search, the merchandise flies out of the showrooms.



Although there are many small Artel glass and crystal shops scattered throughout the stock is limited and the hours sporadic. Larger shops tend to employ at least one salesperson who speaks English. A great gift and perfect way to toast your clan heritage. The image shown is an example of the clan crest. The glasses will be engraved with the crest of your chosen clan.




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