English drinking glasses have a long collecting pedigree.
Certain types have been sought out for many centuries as ceremonial
accoutrements, but the idea of collecting them as objects of
antique interest goes back at least to the 19th
By 1897, the antiquarian Albert Hartshorne had published Old
English Glasses:An account of glass drinking vessels in England,
from early times to the end of the eighteenth century,which
provided the first attempt at classification of English drinking
Indeed Hartshorne's seminal work still forms the basis of the
classification broadly adopted by specialists today for
18th century English drinking glasses, the sector which
makes up the biggest slice of this particular market.
Written by Anne
From the ATG Archive
21 January 2012
The single-owner sale of English and Dutch drinking glasses collected by A.C. Hubbard offered over 500 lots to tempt enthusiasts into the saleroom.
02 January 2010
Traditionally a glass sale is always one of the last pre-Christmas auctions in the London rooms.
11 October 2003
IN terms of collecting focus, much of the pre-sale attention for the Harvey’s Wine Museum sale at Bonhams centred on the October 1 glass and ceramics auction.
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25 June 2015
A fine 1875 vintage… never opened… so what did this bottle of wine sell for?
04 February 2014
It was the most important consignment of work by the Rhead family to come onto the market in years. But would the respect in which the remarkable dynasty of potters are held translate into remarkable prices?
22 April 2015
A charity aiming to redevelop the vintage market end of London’s Portobello Road has been forced to defend its plans in the face of protests against further gentrification of the area.
14 March 2013
Barbara Kirk’s first auction of antiques, jewellery and collectors items in Penzance will take place on March 19.
11 July 2014
The first instalment of a single-owner collection of early leather vessels was dispersed in Christie’s South Kensington’s vernacular and country-style furnishing ‘Masters and Makers’ sale.
26 February 2013
A group of 17th century black leather drinking vessels – three bottells, two jacks and pair of bombards – surfaced at a recent sale held by Brightwells of Leominster.