Kavalier Glassworks

Glassworks, founded by glassmaker Frantisek Kavalír (d.1853) in Sázara. Kavalír intended to use hard potash-lime glass that he had developed for containers for pharmacies and laboratories, in the factory’s production. Firm taken over by son Josef (d.1903), who opened a second workshop in Sázara in 1884. Josef’s son Vladimir later took over firm, which met with difficulty at outbreak of World War I and also the death of Vladimir in 1919. By the 1970s the factories were modernized, and after 1989 heat-resistant household glassware became main production.


Works associated with this person or group


  • Cup And Saucer, 1932

    Shallow hemispherical cup with loop handle. Concave circular saucer.

  • Cup And Saucer, 1932

    Shallow hemispherical cup with loop handle. Concave circular saucer.

  • Cup And Saucer, 1932

    Shallow hemispherical cup with loop handle. Concave circular saucer.

  • Cup And Saucer, 1932

    Shallow hemispherical cup with loop handle. Concave circular saucer.

  • Cup And Saucer, 1932

    Shallow hemispherical cup with loop handle. Concave circular saucer.

  • Sugar Bowl And Lid, 1932

    Squat, globular body, domed lid with slightly flaring finial.

  • Cup And Saucer, 1932

    Shallow hemispherical cup, loop handle. Concave circular saucer.

  • Teapot And Lid, 1932

    Squat, globular body with long curving spout; metal collar around neck, attached looped handle with wooden grip; slightly domed lid with flared finial.

  • Milk Jug And Lid, 1932

    Small teapot shape. Squat, globular body; stout curving spout; loop handle oriented horizontally on opposite side of body; domed lid with flaring finial.

  • Rum Flagon, 1932

    Bulbous lower body below a long cylindrical neck and stopper.