This category includes British and Continental drinking glasses such as early Venetian examples, 18th century British lead glass with engraved decoration and highly decorative 19th century Bohemian glasses. It also covers glass bottles, decanters and other collectable vessels.

Another much collected areas include art glass from the Art Nouveau and Deco periods by known designers such Emile Gallé and René Lalique.


A Lalique story told by the founder’s grand-daughter

02 October 2023

Lion & Unicorn (25% buyer’s premium) is currently selling items from the estate of the late Marie-Claude Lalique (1935-2003).


A cameo appearance for Art Nouveau

02 October 2023

A selection of French Art Nouveau glass coming up for sale at sales in the UK and Germany. Bidding is available via


Premier Glass Fairs launches with West Midlands event

02 October 2023

Collector starts event for contemporary, vintage and antique examples in spiritual home of British glassmaking


Paolo Venini and Fulvio Bianconi: two titans of Italian post-war glass

02 October 2023

Inspired by Carlo Scarpa’s use of murrine glass in the 1930s and 1940s, Paolo Venini (1895-1959) designed a number of vessels in the 1950s that have become classics of post-war Italian design.


Shell out for Calcedonia

02 October 2023

This Calcedonia glass turtle made by Murano master Dino Rosin comes for sale at Norfolk auction house Keys on November 22-24.


A taste of Martens’ Oriente

02 October 2023

This vase is by the Italian painter and glass artist Dino Martens (1894-1970).


Monart Scottish and Spanish combo rivalled French art glass

02 October 2023

Spanish and Caledonian talents combined to create the highly colourful Monart range


Whitefriars Drunken Bricklayer – a classic on paper

02 October 2023

Recent sales at Fieldings (26% buyer’s premium inc VAT) in Stourbridge have included elements of a cache of working drawings from the Whitefriars factory.


Baxter’s tangerine dream became reality in Whitefriars form

02 October 2023

Geoffrey Baxter’s Banjo vase, part of the Whitefriars’ Textured range, was released in a range of three colours in 1967.

Roman glass cinerarium

Norfolk dealer’s glass collection up for sale

18 September 2023

A single-owner sale from the late Norfolk glass collector and dealer Brian Watson is coming to Bishop & Miller on September 27.


French bronze and enamel vases head to Florida sale

04 September 2023

Leading the Autumn’s Arrival Auction at Akiba Galleries in Florida on September 12 is a spectacular pair of French bronze and enamel vases of a type shown at the 1878 Paris 'Exposition Universelle'.


May the good ship Woolford have a safe journey

28 August 2023

An English covered goblet made in 1820 to commemorate the first voyage of the ship Woodford is on offer at Bishop & Miller in Glandford, Norfolk


What’s your poison? Auction lots show bottles evolved for safety reasons

28 August 2023

Bottles with fatal content had to be specially designed and coloured to avoid a nasty accident


Auctioneer Alan Blakeman: ‘Someone accused me of making these bottle find stories up…’

28 August 2023

By their nature, rare bottles can emerge for sale in some unlikely places


Raise your Jacobite drinking glass to toast the Old and Young Pretenders

28 August 2023

A group of just over 20 lots of Jacobite drinking glasses from the 18th century featured in a sale of Scottish Works of Art and Whisky held in Edinburgh.


Wine bottle pays tribute to a Wedgwood

28 August 2023

An 18th century wine bottle honouring Thomas Wedgwood, a key figure in the history of the Wedgwood factory, comes for sale in Derbyshire this autumn.


Classic goblet takes £4000

28 August 2023

Included in Mellors & Kirk’s (24% buyer’s premium) July 18-20 sale in Nottingham was this classic baluster goblet dated to the 18th century.


Claret jug on an Odyssey

28 August 2023

This elegant Victorian clear glass claret jug of neoclassical design featured in the July 27 sale at Kinghams (25/18/15% buyer’s premium).

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Cameo glass perfume bottle stars in our selection of five lots to watch in the US

25 August 2023

ATG’s selection of items coming up for auction in the US includes a Thomas Webb cameo glass perfume bottle mounted in silver by Elkington.


Deco style starts to make an impact

17 July 2023

Janice Kehoe of Solo Antiques specialises in Art Nouveau and Art Deco sculpture and glass as well as Arts & Crafts pieces.