The Emperor’s Lane thoughtfully partners with select quality artisans to bring you the most current collectables, lavish products and unique selections from around the globe. Caesar Crystal Bohemiae Company specializes in manufacturing high-quality, colorful, cased crystal with a 24 percent lead oxide content that is carefully crafted by hand.
This time-honored manufacturing process requires the talent of the best and most skillful glassmakers. Caesar Crystal’s brilliant artisans handcraft spectacular crystal pieces that cannot be reproduced by machines.
Czech artisans became world-renowned for their glass grinding, engraving, cutting and painting skills. By 1740, there were more than 70 glassworks in Bohemia, with many more establishments cutting and refining finished pieces. At this time, most glassworks has relatively short lifespan, and artisans would move from place to place as local wood supplies were exhausted.
Caesar Crystal continues the craftsmanship and manufacturing traditions of Josefodol glassworks, which was established in 1861. Their factory is located in Bohemian and Moravian highlands in the Czech Republic. Czech glasswork experienced tremendous growth in the second half of the 17th century as the country ramped up manufacturing to compete with products created in Venice. After almost two centuries of relentless competition, Czech-created crystal products rose to prominence, and the country emerged a leader in handcrafted crystal production and craftsmanship. Czech artisans became world-renowned for their glass grinding, engraving, cutting and painting skills. By 1740, there were more than 70 glassworks in Bohemia, with many more establishments cutting and refining finished pieces. At this time, most glassworks has relatively short lifespan, and artisans would move from place to place as local wood supplies were exhausted.
This history of Caesar Crystal includes the dedication, determination and ingenuity of many. Over hundreds of years, innovative entrepreneurs tirelessly researched best practices, experimented with new product lines, opened and closed glassworks operations, explored options presented by new innovations and new machines and experienced great success and devastating failure. After the end of World War II, the company’s glassworks was confiscated from the Caesar brothers and Czech-Irish glassmaker Charles Bačík.
Charles Bačík departed for Ireland, where his experience at Josefodol and other glassworks helped him create Waterford Crystal glassworks. After the Caesar’s glassworks nationalized in favor of the state of Bohemia, it was eventually privatized again in 1994 and renamed Caesar Crystal by the present owners to recognize the heritage of the last private owners of glassworks, the Císař (Caesar) brothers. Today, Caesar Crystal glassworks in Josefodol is a 100 percent Czech company.
At The Emperor’s Lane, we are inspired by distinguished designers and talented craftspeople like those at Caesar Crystal. We are moved by the creativity that transcends into their work.
We are always searching for distinctive, avant-garde products that speak to the culture, artwork and traditions that reflect their place of origin. Caeasar Crystal is one such source of beautiful and unique fine work.
The Emperor’s Lane currently offers an assortment of Caesar Crystal bowls, vases, decanters, plates, perfume bottles and other beautiful decorative pieces. See the entire collection on our website. Discover beautiful decorative and functional crystal and carefully-curated assortment of beautiful and lavish luxury home decor at The Emperor’s Lane, your road to luxury.