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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A Lalique Escargot vase is among five lots to watch

30 January 2023

With estimates from £500, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Flower power as Martinware, Amphora and Daum lead auction of single owner collection

09 January 2023

Edward and Marilyn Flower embraced a huge variety of collecting enthusiasms.

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Mark Hill launches at Pantiles Arcade in Tunbridge Wells

13 December 2022

Television antiques expert Mark Hill unveils his new premises in Tunbridge Wells this week.

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Lalique glass sails in as poster collector goes Forth

28 November 2022

Lalique glass and Travel & Vintage Posters (conducted in partnership with specialist firm Tomkinson Churcher) were offered at a recent Lyon & Turnbull (26% buyer’s premium) auction at the Mall Galleries.

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Plea for help to find stolen Lalique glass vase

23 November 2022

Police are appealing for help to track down a stolen Lalique glass vase.

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BRAFA returns to early slot in the fairs calendar

21 November 2022

BRAFA Art Fair in Brussels has announced its dates for the 2023 edition.

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Obituary: Glass dealer and chandelier expert Martin Mortimer (1928-2022)

21 November 2022

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of Martin Mortimer on October 1 following a challenging short illness. He passed away peacefully at home aged 94.

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Tangible rewards in tough times

14 November 2022

UK auctioneer hails successful sale offering attractive investments to buyers worldwide

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Eighteenth century flask sells for strong price

14 November 2022

Glassware with provenance to Augustus of Saxony takes five-figure sum

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The web shop window: Glass butter dish

31 October 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Obituary: Glass dealer Shane Theophilus

31 October 2022

We are sad to announce the sudden death of Shane Theophilus (August 23, 1954-October 22, 2022).

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The mysterious bi-conical bottles

17 October 2022

From the late Middle Ages onwards, an unusual form of glass bottle appeared in many parts of continental Europe.

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Venetian style and high value

26 September 2022

Drinking vessel generates remarkable result.

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Cameo appearance in Kansas

19 September 2022

Woody Auctions in Kansas is selling the collection of Van and Karen Turner from Oklahoma on September 24.

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Novelty hip flask with Churchill connection drawers bidders in Leominster

12 September 2022

The series of novelty ‘book’ hip flasks made by James Dixon & Co of Sheffield c.1900-10 are always popular collectables.

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Police appeal after van and dealers' stock stolen in Lincolnshire

02 September 2022

Lincolnshire police and an antiques dealer are appealing for any information to help track down a stolen van filled with stock.

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Rare Jacobite goblet receives an £8000 toast in Edinburgh auction

22 August 2022

The sale of Scottish Works of Art & Whisky at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on August 17 included this remarkable mid-18th century Jacobite goblet.

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On the zigzag trail

22 August 2022

TimeLine Auctions’ Antiquities sale includes a dozen good examples of Roman glass including this 3rd-5th century unguentarium with zigzag trail decoration.

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Duplicate set: Plate from ‘Rutherford White House’ dinner service takes $1500

22 August 2022

During the administration of Rutherford Hayes, who served as the 19th President of the US from 1877-81, the White House commissioned a dinner service from the Haviland factory in Limoges.

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A remarkable Jacobite goblet is among five lots to watch this week

15 August 2022

With estimates from £250-5000, here are five previews of items coming up at auction.

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