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Regulars at other IACF fairs, their glass ranges from Georgian pieces to contemporary makers including Adam Aaronson and Peter Layton, at prices from £30-600.

The Flatters, who run Glass of All Ages, said they “pride ourselves on having not only the best quality glass from studios all over the world but also to have an eclectic range to suit all tastes”. Mike added: “You buy with your eyes first, so our stand has to look good at all times.”

The couple started in the trade nine years ago after the retirement of Liz’s mother, who was a dealer in Victorian and early 20th century handbags. They sold her remaining stock and enjoyed the experience so much that they diversified into general antiques and collectables.

Since 2016 the dealers have specialised in glass after finding they were selling more of this than anything else.