Shopping for crystal

Try as you might, you'll probably not escape the Czech Republic without a piece of glassware, so you'll at least be able to impress your friends with a bit of history. The term 'Bohemian Glass' has come to refer to the type of glass developed in this country in the late 16th century during the rule of Rudolph II. The following century glassmakers found a way to make glass with a crystal appearance, which could be covered with deep engravings. Today the term tends to mean glass overlaid with colour, usually red, through which a design is cut or etched.

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