The stunning vintage lapis blue glass stone featured in this necklace was hand-pressed in Czechoslovakia.
Bohemian glassmakers started using tongs to hand-press molten glass into intricately carved iron molds in the early 19th-century. Their craft advanced and by the 1930s they were creating intricate stones imitating carved lapis, carnelian, and jade in sophisticated carved floral patterns like the one featured in this necklace.
In this piece:
Hand-pressed lapis glass flower stone, made in Czechoslovakia in the 1930s