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.
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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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?
12 November 2012
One of fewer than 40 known examples in the world, this Jacobite Amen glass sold at the latest sale held by Halls of Shrewsbury.
14 March 2013
Barbara Kirk’s first auction of antiques, jewellery and collectors items in Penzance will take place on March 19.
29 October 2012
The Lennoxlove Amen glass, well-documented in Geoffrey B Seddon’s authoritative work ‘The Jacobites and their Drinking Glasses’, is to be offered for sale in Shropshire.
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.
15 October 2012
By the late 17th century, Port Royal, located at the end of the Palisadoes at the mouth of Kingston Harbour in south-eastern Jamaica, had earned the reputation of being both the richest and the wickedest city in the world.