Glassware

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.


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Bottle buyer feeling blue but happy

10 January 2022

In natural light this English ‘black glass’ onion form wine bottle appears distinctly blue.

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Rattlesnake with satirical bite draws strong bidding at Woolley & Wallis

15 November 2021

Among the best-performing lots at the Woolley & Wallis (25/12% buyer’s premium) Ceramics & Glass sale was a rare Wedgwood black basalt seal.

Lalique dragonfly pendant

Lalique jewellery takes flight

01 November 2021

Naturally inspired creations underline the renowned designer’s range of talents

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ATG letter: Why pinging can be a valuable aid to identifying glass

27 October 2021

In reference to James Shaw’s letter published in ATG No 2513 (‘To ping or not to ping, that is the question’).

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A Whitefriars glass vase from the collection of an English pop impresario is among six lots to watch

18 October 2021

With estimates from £400-£16,000, here are six previews of upcoming items this week.

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5 Questions: Jane Sanderson of The Antiques Bazaar

20 September 2021

Jane Sanderson of The Antiques Bazaar is a new exhibitor at The Northern Antiques Fair, which runs from September 30-October 3.

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Monart glass makes a mark on home turf

30 August 2021

Collection of distinctive pre-war glass produced in Perth impresses at local saleroom

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Sisters' sampler skills on show at Mallams' auction

30 August 2021

Samplers made by siblings or generations of the same family can attract a significant commercial premium.

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Sensational Tannoy speaker emerges in a sleeper trio in Dorset

30 August 2021

Only a handful of companies have created products with sufficient impact that their brand names become generic descriptions for objects of their type.

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Sly bidder bags Lalique’s rare fox

19 July 2021

One of the rarest of all of the 31 car mascots made by Lalique between 1925-31 came up for auction at Kinghams in the Cotswolds.

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Classic Art Deco selection of car mascots includes six-figure result for a notable Lalique rarity

19 July 2021

With their cross-over collecting appeal to the automobile market, Lalique 'bouchons de radiator' – car mascots or hood ornaments – assume their own price levels.

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CERAMICS AND GLASS: Remarkable survivors in the same family since the 18th century

12 July 2021

A set of remarkable wine glasses that had remained in the same family since the 18th century was one of the highlights among quality items in two sales.

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Roman amber glass beaker emerges at Bonhams’ Antiquities sale

21 June 2021

This Roman amber glass beaker is decorated with six stylised victory wreaths and the inscription in Greek ‘Seize the Victory’.

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Four sales prove better by design at Lyon & Turnbull

31 May 2021

Extensive cross-section of design-themed objects offered in Edinburgh and London by same auction house

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Gallé vase captures Lake Como at dusk

31 May 2021

One of the highlights at Quittenbaum’s sale in Munich on June 8 is a Gallé vase from the period 1920-36.

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5 Questions: Janice Kehoe of Solo Antiques

10 May 2021

Janice Kehoe established Solo Antiques in 2004 and specialises in Art Nouveau and Art Deco sculpture and glass as well as the Arts & Crafts movement.

Ballet-style slippers

Queen Victoria's ballet-style slippers to be auctioned

08 May 2021

Slippers once owned by Queen Victoria will be offered at an auction in West Sussex later this month.

Lalique Ceylan pattern vase

Exceptional Lalique Ceylan vase stars in our pick of five auction highlights

07 May 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Lalique Ceylan pattern vase described as “simply the best” example of its kind.

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Opium smoker automaton gets high result

26 April 2021

Estimated at just £100-200, a rare automaton of a stereotypical Chinaman smoking an opium pipe sold for £7400 at McTear’s (24% buyer’s premium).

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Search for glass on the worldwide Webb

19 April 2021

Brunk Auctions of Asheville, North Carolina, is holding a sale of Art Glass on April 23.

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