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Fine Crystal of Ajka Crystal

The crystal manufactured at Ajka Crystal is said to be unique and of exceptional quality. The fine crystal produced in Ajka is mainly purchased by large crystal wholesalers worldwide who are very careful at selecting their suppliers. The fine crystals are then offered in retail under their own label. If these crystal brands select Ajka Crystal as their manufacturer you can be sure that we offer finest quality.
 
Fine crystal What makes fine crystal so precious?
If you touch a fine crystal stem manufactured in Ajka you will feel its silky smooth surface. Fine crystal will feel heavy if lifted, it weighs almost twice as much as convetional soda-lime glass. The crystal goblets offered by CrystALaCarte usually weigh around 360 gramms.
Fine crystal must have a perfect translucence, a brilliant luster and flawless clarity. Even the uneducated eye will recognize the fragility of these beautiful pieces.
When tapped, fine crystal will have a beautiful ring. These distinguished characteristics of fine crystal make it different from simple conventional glass.
 
Fine crystal Substance
Quality is determined by the content of glass as well. To reach the unique clarity and translucency and fine edge usually lead oxide is added to the sand, ash and limestone. Depending on the lead oxide content of glass we differentiate three standards of lead content:
- 12% lead crystal (usually referred to as crystalline, very popular in Italy)
- 24% lead crystal (most popular type of crystal)
- 30% lead crystal (popular in the UK - easy to scratch because due to the high lead content this type of fine crystal is rather soft, has a dark shade)
 
Fine crystal Manufacturing
Fine crytal is in most of the cases manufactured by hand, although production is also possible with machines. Usually finest quality especially when manufactuirng cased or colored crystal is reached when the crystal is mouth blown and handcut.
Glass is molten at a temperature of 1420 C and a liquid lava like substance is formed. Before the glass hardens the glassblowers pull out a certain amount of material with an iron pipe and blow air in the glass. To reach the desired form the iron pipe is twisted and turned continuosly and the glowing material cools down in contact with the air inside. With the help of some necessary utensils like a wooden paddle, special scissors , calipers and tongs the glass is formed and measured by the professional craftsmen.
 
Fine crystal It takes about a day for the glass to cool down and then the master cutters at Ajka Crystal enhance the beauty of the fine crystal by making incisions on the surface of the glass. The cutting work will lend a glittering sparkle to these pieces of fine crystal. Enourmous amount of patience and skills are demanded to produce perfect pieces.
The result of the polishing phase is further sparkle and transparency of the crystal. The next production phases to follow are engraving (performed with a copperwheel) and etching (done with acids).
To be sure that only pieces of highest quality are leaving the factory, he crystals are being scrupulously examined in several stages of the production phase.
 
Fine crystal Perfection of work
In order to be able to create fine crystal items of such a unique beauty a long tradition of craftsmanship is needed. In case a fine crystal piece does not reach the standard of excellence that is expected it will be broken and molten to be reborn again in the hands of our experts.
 
An elegant and unique collection of fine crystal will enhance the visual treat of your table no matter whether the setting is formal or casual. It is actually the vast amount of craftsmanship and precision work invested that makes fine crystal so precious and distinguished.
 
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Huette Vase
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The light green colored, genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase is a small gem that offers an attractive display for your favourite blossom. A perfect gift for the enthusisast of fine, handmade cased crystal.
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Price: $132.00
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Garnetta Vase
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This genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase is a perfect combination of delicate shape and simple but elegant pattern...
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Price: $489.00
Garnetta Vase

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Nuria Vase
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  Available in cobalt blue this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal votive holder is a special little gem. A unique gift for anyone fancying small but precious home decor items.  
Retail Price: $419.90
Price: $357.00
Nuria Vase

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Cadmina Vase
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Available in emerald green , 24% lead crystal vase offers an elegant way to display your favourite blossoms.
Retail Price: $453.90
Price: $386.00
Cadmina Vase

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Larken Vase
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Available in emerald green , this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase offers an elegant way to display your favourite blossoms.
Retail Price: $611.90
Price: $520.00
Larken Vase

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Carla Vase
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The light green colored, genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase is a small gem that offers an attractive display for your favourite blossom. A perfect gift for the enthusisast of fine, handmade cased crystal.
Retail Price: $947.80
Price: $806.00
Carla Vase

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Price: $806.00
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Allura Vase /8'/
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Available in emerald green, genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase was perfected by master artisans. Its ribbon like decoration on the side lend this vase a unique design and elegant appearance. May be a perfect gift or a long admired stunning centerpiece of your home.
Retail Price: $311.90
Price: $265.00
Allura Vase /8'/

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Anora Vase
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The mouth blown, handcut, 24% lead crystal vase brings sparkle to the room wherever it is displayed. When backlighted on may see how precisely the cuts where made on the crystal. A wonderfully intricate pattern and a stylish shape make this crystal vase a charming gift gor the one you love.
Retail Price: $131.90
Price: $112.00
Anora Vase

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Price: $112.00
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Lisbeth Vase
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The emerald green, genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase was designed to match the decoration of either classical or modern houses.
Retail Price: $959.90
Price: $816.00
Lisbeth Vase

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Price: $816.00
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Fiorenza Vase
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The cobalt blue, genunie cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase creates a unique atmosphere wherever it is displayed. This impressive crystal vase is attractive on display and practical in use.
Retail Price: $599.90
Price: $510.00
Fiorenza Vase

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Price: $510.00
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Amun Egg
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Retail Price: $197.90
Price: $167.90
Amun Egg

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Price: $167.90
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Felberta Vase
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Available in emerald green and cobalt blue this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase will add a special look to your flower arrangement. An impressive piece with precise cutting work and excellent quality.
Retail Price: $707.90
Price: $602.00
Felberta Vase

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Price: $602.00
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Rosetta Vase
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The mouth-blown, 24% lead crystal vase is an example of combining traditional crystal craftsmanship with contemporary design.
Retail Price: $479.90
Price: $408.00
Rosetta Vase

Retail Price:$479.90
Price: $408.00
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Allura Vase /12'/
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Available in cobalt blue and emerald green, genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase was perfected by master artisans. Its ribbon-like decoration on the side lends this vase a unique design and elegant appearance. Can be a perfect gift or a stunning centerpiece of your home.
Retail Price: $623.90
Price: $530.00
Allura Vase /12'/

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Price: $530.00
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Blythe Votive
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Available in dark ruby red, gold ruby and emerald green this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal votive holder is a special little gem. A unique gift for anyone fancying small but precious home decor items.
Retail Price: $359.90
Price: $306.00
Blythe Votive

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Price: $306.00
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Claudine Vase /12'/
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Available in cobalt blue and emerald green, genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase is a real showpiece that makes a splendid addition to your home.
Retail Price: $755.90
Price: $642.00
Claudine Vase /12'/

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Gudrun Vase
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Available this time only in cobalt blue, this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase is a real showpiece that makes a splendid addition to your home.
Retail Price: $443.90
Price: $377.00
Gudrun Vase

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Averil Vase /9.8'/
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Available only in cobalt blue now, this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase is a precious gem that should be treasured over decades in the family heirloom. A beatiful gift for someone you love or for someone who just loves unique gifts.
Retail Price: $635.90
Price: $540.00
Averil Vase /9.8'/

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Brunella Vase
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The cobalt blue colored genuine cased, mouth blown, hand cut, 24% lead crystal vase  was designed to add fresh springtime accents to your home and a perfect piece for your bouquet of flowers.
Retail Price: $779.90
Price: $663.00
Brunella Vase

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Price: $663.00
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Eduarda vase
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This genuine cased, mouth blown, hand cut, 24% lead crystal vase was designed to add fresh springtime accents to your home and a perfect piece for your bouquet of flowers.
Retail Price: $299.90
Price: $255.00
Eduarda vase

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Fritjof Vase
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The cobalt blue genuine cased, mouth-blown, handcut, 24% fine lead crystal vase is adroned with a floral pattern in the colored casing. This fine crystal home accessory will attract plenty of attention wherever it is displayed.
Retail Price: $527.90
Price: $448.00
Fritjof Vase

Retail Price:$527.90
Price: $448.00
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Claudine Vase /10'/
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Available in cobalt blue and emerald green now, this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase is a real showpiece that makes a splendid addition to your home.
Retail Price: $587.90
Price: $500.00
Claudine Vase /10'/

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Emese Vase
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The cobalt blue colored, genuine cased, mouth-blown, handcut, 24% fine lead crystal vase is one of the unmatched pieces of home decor enhancers. Emese Vase provides an excellent possibility to put your favourite floral arrangements on display. A great gift if you would like to give something that will be treasured for long years.
Retail Price: $455.90
Price: $387.00
Emese Vase

Retail Price:$455.90
Price: $387.00
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Jaume Vase
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Available in dark ruby red this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase is a real showpiece that makes a splendid addition to your home.
Retail Price: $403.90
Price: $343.00
Jaume Vase

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Price: $343.00
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Amunet Vase
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The opal-black colored genuine cased, handmade, mouthblown 24% lead crystal vase was designed to enhance the elegance of a modern home. Everyone will be impressed by the unique beauty of the fine crystal item.
Retail Price: $455.70
Price: $387.00
Amunet Vase

Retail Price:$455.70
Price: $387.00
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Andromeda Vase
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Two layered lead crystal vase with opaque crystal base and black crystal antique Greek pattern in relief. Andromeda cameo glass vase will create a unique atmosphere and balance out the simplicity of modern homes. An envied home decor item that will be treasured by generations. Andromeda Vase and Andromache Bowl complement each other perfectly both featuring a Greek pattern. These fine crystal items were originally manufactured as a tribute to the Olympic Games in Athens. Their availability is very limited. An excellent gift for sportsmen and the lovers of the olympic games.
Retail Price: $755.90
Price: $643.00
Andromeda Vase

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Price: $643.00
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Ursula Vase
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This genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase represents the timeless beauty of clear crystal...
Retail Price: $491.70
Price: $418.00
Ursula Vase

Retail Price:$491.70
Price: $418.00
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Ragnilde Vase
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The white opal or black opal colored, genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase combines a modern design and a traditional manufacturing technique. This impressive crystal vase with its amazing exterior will add class to your home decor accessory.
Retail Price: $551.90
Price: $469.00
Ragnilde Vase

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Price: $469.00
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Konstanze Vase
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Available in emerald green this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase was designed to match the decoration of either classical or modern houses.
Retail Price: $575.90
Price: $489.00
Konstanze Vase

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Price: $489.00
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Adelaide Vase
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Available in dark ruby red  this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase is a real showpiece that makes a splendid addition to your home.
Retail Price: $659.90
Price: $559.00
Adelaide Vase

Retail Price:$659.90
Price: $559.00
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Reka Bud Vase
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The emerald green colored, genuine cased, mouth-blown, handcut, 24% fine lead crystal bud vase has its own character. This a unique and enviable piece of homedecor has a small pedestal that differentiates it from the classic spherical shaped bud vases. Excellent gift idea for the lovers of fine quality cased lead crystal.
Retail Price: $263.90
Price: $224.00
Reka Bud Vase

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Price: $224.00
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Velika Sphere Vase
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The cobalt blue colored, genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase is member of the Alcamo Suite. This Hungarian crystal vase was individually made by hand at Ajka Crystal. The superior skills of the artists working at Ajka Crystal haven't gone unnoticed by crystal lovers and collectors alike. An excellent gift that will not be forgotten.
Retail Price: $371.90
Price: $316.00
Velika Sphere Vase

Retail Price:$371.90
Price: $316.00
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