Oval vase-bowl "Musicians" Aida (Aida) Handmade.

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Oval vase-bowl "Musicians" Handmade

Width 32 cm. Height 18.5 cm.

The company Aida continues the traditions of Czech national glass production and is considered one of the best world producers of art glass.

For centuries, the Czech Republic has been famous for its crystal. Four hundred years ago, glassware production began in Bohemia. Initially, so-called Venetian glass was used for its production, but it did not have sufficient strength. Real crystal began to be produced in Czech Republic in the 17th century, when lead oxide began to be added to the glass, which gave simply stunning results. Czech crystal has the best transparency and greater strength, which allows craftsmen to create intricate carvings.

The history of Aida begins when Jirzhi Vydra - the ideological inspirer and founder of the company, after the Velvet Revolution in Czech Republic in 1989, founded his business, having previously worked for more than 20 years at Moser. Aida is still one of the few companies where highly skilled masters work, who manually create true works of art from crystal. The process of crystal production is multi-stage and complex, involving many masters, each specializing in a separate area - glass blowers, engravers, cutters, and many others.

To obtain crystal, it is necessary to melt the batch from which crystal is made. The batch is a mixture of sand, potash, and lead oxide, and the presence of lead oxide is the main difference between crystal and ordinary glass.

The raw materials are melted in furnaces at a temperature above 1500 degrees Celsius. The molten mass cools very quickly. To speed up the process, several people work on one item at a time. Masters glass blowers, gatherers, and pressers work at the furnace. Glass blowers are armed with special pipes with rubber bulbs. A drop of molten crystal is placed on one end of the glass blowing pipe and the item is blown out using the rubber bulb.into the form. The master glassblower uses a blowing pipe to gather the necessary amount of glass from the furnace and brings it to the presser, who controls the press mold.

After the piece is blown and given the necessary shape, it goes into the annealing oven. Annealing is intended for more uniform cooling of the crystal. In the annealing oven, the temperature drops from 700 degrees to 40-50 degrees over 1.5 hours.

Next, the top part of the piece, where the blowing pipe was located, is cut off with a gas burner flame.
After that, the piece undergoes the first quality control: checking for large bubbles, stones, curvature in the stem, and measurement of the glass thickness.

Smooth pieces are decorated with a diamond edge. First, markings are applied to the piece, then it is placed on the conveyor and moved from master to master. The process of applying the diamond edge starts with the largest abrasive wheel and finishes with the smallest. To prevent glass dust from entering the respiratory system, water is applied to the abrasive wheels.

After the diamond edge is applied, it becomes matte. To achieve a transparent edge, the piece undergoes chemical polishing in a mixture of cryolite and sulfuric acid. The acid eats away at and polishes the glass. Then the piece is thoroughly washed, and if necessary, matte edges are applied.

The engraver then gets to work. In the final stage, either matte or glossy gold is applied. The result is a unique piece, often one-of-a-kind. In this age of machines, it is very rare to encounter genuine works of art. However, the pieces from the Aida factory stand out due to the manual labor, skill, and high qualification of the engraving artists. Each item is a unique idea of its creator, expressed in a physical object. All of this makes the products bearing the AIDA brand true works of art, with high artistic value that will retain their material价值。And thanks to its stunning geometric shapes and amazing design, AiDa crystal has won the love of people all over the world. In terms of quality and complexity, AiDa crystal is on par with Moser, but it has its own unique style. Since all products are handmade, you can order individual unique and one-of-a-kind vases, cups, bowls, glasses, and more. There are only a few companies left in the world that have fully preserved the manual production of crystal - Moser, AiDa, Lalique. In the AiDa collection, there are unique items with engravings that repeat the plots from paintings by Rubens, Dürer, Botticelli. AiDa masters not only preserve classic shapes and designs, but also create new, modern ones. AiDa masters have been authorized to create works for officials and celebrities, including President George Bush, His Royal Highness the Earl of Wessex (also known as Prince Edward), and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver. Only the highest quality products leave the factory.

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