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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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'.

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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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Trunk and drunk at the same time for a party

16 May 2022

This remarkable Baccarat tantalus in the form of an elephant and howdah sold at Can$120,000 (£75,000) at an auction in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Royal commemorative items could be crowning glories at Petworth fair

09 May 2022

Among the stand-out items at 'The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair' are two Regency glass crown scent bottles made for the coronation of King George IV.

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Lalique mascots add a touch of glass

02 May 2022

Lyon & Turnbull notes that while mascots made no functional contribution to a car, they “certainly added style, and generally have fared better over time than the cars to which they were mounted”.

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ATG letter: Lalique perfume bottle decoration had a taste of blackcurrant

25 April 2022

I read with interest your informative report on the sale of Lalique perfume bottles (ATG No 2535). I was amazed at the huge prizes.

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Lalique celebrates 100 years at French factory

23 April 2022

The Lalique factory in Wingen-sur-Moder, in north eastern France, is celebrating 100 years in operation.

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5 Questions: glass and ceramics dealer Dave Woodger

18 April 2022

Dave Woodger deals primarily on the fairs circuit, particularly the IACF events, specialising in Whitefriars, Worcester and Doulton porcelain.

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Baxter Whitefriars Banjo hits the right note in North Yorks

04 April 2022

Eight different colourways of the classic Whitefriars Banjo vase were offered in a single-owner private collection at Tennants (22% buyer’s premium).

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Delft teapots belie humble origins and are now popular and pricey

04 April 2022

Teapots made in delftware were never particularly functional nor popular in either England or the Netherlands.

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Specialist Art Deco glass sales move to the countryside

21 March 2022

The Lalique glass market – one where most pieces fall in the £500-10,000 price bracket – was once a space dominated in the UK by the major international auction houses, particularly Christie’s and then Bonhams. But the landscape has changed.

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Lalique: International collectors follow the scent of a strong market

21 March 2022

Is the fire returning to the Lalique market? Record results for a private collection of 150 perfume bottles at Lyon & Turnbull suggests it might be

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Plea to help find stolen René Lalique car mascot

03 March 2022

A dealer whose René Lalique car mascot was stolen from a fair is offering a reward for its return.

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