The history of the Moser company began in 1857 when the talented engraver and merchant Ludwig Moser opened a crystal workshop in the town of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.
Ludwig Moser was a motivational individual. A visionary driven by his longing to push the limits of what is feasible to make with lead-free crystal glass. He is a talented artist and a man was able to assemble the best crystal glassmakers around the world to create never-before seen crystal pieces.
Moser's crystal is distinguished by its incredible brilliance, sonority, its abundant variety of shapes and styles, high-quality hand engraving and distinct chemical recipe; unlike all other manufacturers, Moser does not add lead oxide to their crystal glass, which is considered to be considerably harmful to a person’s health.
All over the world, the Moser brand is highly valued for its unsurpassed engravings, which recreates beautiful crystal images. Elegant wine glasses, cognac, thick whiskey glasses, champagne glasses, and decanters are a great gift choice and will be considered a real jewel at any official event.
The Popularity of Moser
The Moser crystal is better known than we think. The company has widely popular clients such as Elton John, Bill Clinton, and Elizabeth II. The brand's creations adorn not only private collections, but also the top museums in the world, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Sofia Loren admires the baroque Maria Theresa collection, Icelandic politicians appreciate the old royal collection and the monarchs of Ethiopia and Morocco praise the Maharani crystal collection.
The Iconic Lady Hamilton Collection
The Lady Hamilton collection was designed in 1934 and was inspired by Emma Hamilton (1765-1815), the spouse of British ambassador William Hamilton and the alleged courtesan of Admiral Horatio Nelson. Lady Hamilton was widely known for her stunning beauty and artistic talents which certainly captivated English nobles and led her to become a true European celebrity in the late 18th and 19th century.
Moser’s Lady Hamilton collection quickly became famous and it recognized for its elegant, perfectly balanced shape, with glass that is carefully polished by hand and shines beautifully in any light. The sophisticated collection is available in various versions, but the first one ever designed is transparent and without ornaments. A distinct characteristic of its design is the way the wall of the cup grows, starting with a thicker glass at the base and ending with quite a thin edge.
The highly precise papal cut technology is used leading to a truly unique shape, one that Moser can produce. The collection greatly impressed the Moroccan Sultan Mohammed V, the Iranian Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, and the Maharaja of Travancore.
Moser’s Unique Papal Cut Glass Processing Technology
Moser’s works have many distinguishable traits such as the use of environmentally friendly lead-free crystal as well as hand processing and polishing to an exceptional level of brilliance.
Their crystal glasses are often decorated with 24-carat gold and platinum. Their exclusive papal cut technology allows the modeling of veneers on the outside with elegant curves and edges. This transforms Czech glass into a show-stopper that is world-renowned and is preferred by many celebrities nowadays.
Lady Hamilton's collection continues to be favored and complements many secular events. Moser has been using the same unique recipe for over 160 years, since they began their journey and its exact components are still kept secret until today.