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MOTIF OF THE WEEK: GOLDEN AGE OF YACHTING

Published on October 05th, 2017 in Basics

  • Golden Age of Yachting Tumbler Glasses in Ink. L to R: Liberty, Quest, Endurance, Odyssey, Jubilee, Odyssey and Centennial.

  • Golden Age of Yachting Lighthouse Barware Decanter in Clear Crystal.

  • Golden Age of Yachting Double Old Fashioned Glasses in Blue. L to R: Centennial and Endurance.

  • Golden Age of Yachting Lighthouse Barware Decanter in Blue.

If you saw our recent ‘motif of the week post’ featuring SEALIFE, you know that here at ARTĚL, our love for aquatic imagery runs deep (see what we did there?)

 

That said, our fondness for maritime motifs is by no means limited to undersea creatures – we also have several offerings for folks whose love of the sea is focused more on the nautical arts.

 

As just one example, we present this week’s featured motif collection, The Golden Age of Yachting, a sleek barware series that uniquely captures the graceful lines of illustrious sailing ships. From schooners to cutters, the collection includes a whiskey decanter depicting a coastal lighthouse, as well as six glasses, each featuring a famous yacht: Centennial, Endurance, Jubilee, Liberty, Odyssey, and Quest.

 

Golden Age of Yachting L to R: Centennial DOF, Quest Highball, Lighthouse Barware Decanter and Jubilee Tumbler all in Clear Crystal.

 

ARTĚL founder and creator Karen Feldman cites the paintings of Thomas Hoyne, as well as the photography of Charles E. Bolles and Morris Rosenfeld, as inspiring her designs. “These artists had an uncanny ability to capture the dynamic movement and poetic grandeur of these incredible ships,” says Feldman, “and I was intrigued by the challenge of evoking a similar level of visual drama in our hand-engraved glassware. Needless to say, our team of Czech artisans was more than up to the task – the level of detail on each of the designs in this collection is truly impressive, with each sail, spar, and line depicted in intricate relief against finely detailed oceanic backgrounds.”

 

While The Golden Age of Yachting is lovely and elegant in clear crystal, it’s particularly striking in any of the three different shades of blue in which it’s offered – Azure, Blue, and Ink – as each one evokes the ocean sky at various times of day (or evening).

 

Golden Age of Yachting Vodka Glasses in Blue. L to R: Jubille, Odyssey, Liberty, Endurance, Centennial and Quest.

 

Interested in acquiring a Golden Age of Yachting, piece – or perhaps a whole set – for yourself or a friend? You can find them in any of our Prague retail locations or in our online store.

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