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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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.

John Ditchfield glass

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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Tumbler to be taken on the last campaigns

15 August 2022

This glass tumbler, pictured below, engraved with a crowned 'N' over a band of diamond cutting, contained in a tooled leather cylindrical travelling case, is of a type that accompanied Napoleon on campaign.

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ATG letter: Masonic tumbler is a 'masterpiece'

08 August 2022

The firing glass featured in Auction Reports, ATG No 2553, that is inscribed 'IM 1779' was in all probability used by the Installed Master for that year.

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Moser glass collection coming up

25 July 2022

A collection of glassware by the Moser company is to be offered by Neue Auctions in Ohio on July 30.

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Rare 17th century miniature bottle emerges for sale at BBR Auctions

25 July 2022

Among the very rarest bottles to appear for sale in recent months was a miniature shaft and globe in dark aqua glass, c.1650, sold in South Yorkshire.

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Oxford sale shows demand for prized regional variations

25 July 2022

Sealed wine bottles possess a powerful sense of time and place. For some collectors it is the regional connections that appeal most.

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Stockbroker’s Beilby ready to share – at a price

25 July 2022

For reasons of both supply and economics not every collector of English 18th century drinking glasses gets to own a piece from the great Beilby enamelling workshop that operated at Amen Corner in Newcastle in the 1760s-70s.

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Glass: Message in a bottle

25 July 2022

Sealed examples with coats of arms, names, dates and places reveal a social history and give an ideal opportunity for genealogical research

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All Souls College sealed bottles remain a common favourite

25 July 2022

Of all antique sealed bottles, those made for the All Souls College Common Room are probably the most prevalent.

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Buyers bag onion form bottles

25 July 2022

This sealed and dated onion in olive green glass, below, comes with a handwritten scrap of paper inscribed 'George found [this bottle] when he dived into the Thames at Windsor'. The seal reads 'S Slater 1710'.

Silver hunting flask

Chinese anger at Summer Palace flask sale

04 July 2022

The Chinese government has written to a UK auction house to demand a halt to the sale of a silver hunting flask, taken from the Summer Palace when it was sacked by British troops in 1860 during the Second Opium War.

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Still a demand for coal after all

06 June 2022

Simple white Wiener Werkstätte boxes epitomise fine design offered at trio of sales

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‘Am I not a Man…’ relic is a rarity in glass form

23 May 2022

The medallion of a kneeling slave asking the rhetorical question 'Am I Not A Man And A Brother?' was first made in 1787 on the founding of the Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade.

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