Origin: 15th Century

Engraving is the practice of etching designs onto a glass surface using a variety of diamond and stone grinding wheels. First developed in the mid-1500s, engraving became popular in the 17th century. Our team of highly skilled artisans carries on this tradition, using equipment that has remained virtually unchanged since then (except for the relatively recent introduction of electrical motors) to create many of ARTĚL’s most intricately detailed design motifs.

Engraving crystal glassware entirely by hand is an incredibly time consuming, labor-intensive process: some especially detailed pieces, such as the Woodland bowl, require as much as 48 hours of work to complete.





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