The Czech Republic is famous for its Bohemian glass, so no trip to Prague would be complete without a visit to one of the city’s best known manufacturers of this beautiful crystal.
Moser Glass is situated near to Wenceslas Square on Na Prikope. If you are using the metro to get there, you will need Mustek – lines A and B.
Moser glass is as brilliant as lead crystal – but there is no lead used in its composition, which makes it much more suitable for engraving, as well as being more eco-friendly than lead crystal. Instead, Moser glass is made by using potash, silica, other chemicals and recycled glass, and it is the process of manufacturing that decides its brilliance, hardness and colour.
The glass is heated up to 1470ºC, which can take up to 15 hours. This mixture is them allowed to cool to about 1280ºC at which it becomes workable for the glassblowers.