Additional shapes in new malachiteBy Mark Chervenka
Additional shapes in new malachite
Three more shapes of new Czech malachite glass are present in the market. (Malachite glass is a deep green slag-type opaque glass first made in Czechoslovakia, ca. 1920s). The three pieces shown here are also available in other colors including frosted clear cyrstal.
These pieces are made from original ca. 1920-30s molds using original glass formulas. It is virtually impossible to separate new from old by shape or color. Old pieces should show wear consistent with the age claimed by the seller. Malachite was also extensively reproduced in the 1950s.