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Art Deco

The Art Deco movement was a groundswell of ultimately worldwide design innovation which spread from its epicentre in France across Europe and North America in the years following 1910. It was an artistic melange of styles across multiple media and disciplines, all with the common underlying impetus of modernity and innovation.

Initially known as “style moderne” the Art Deco name was coined after the 1925 Paris Exposition des Arts Decoratifs et Industrial Moderne, although with regard specifically to glassware it was the wider European community which embraced the Art Deco ethos to more notable effect than home-grown craftsmen. Lalique, Daum, Marinot and Henri Navarre all exhibited undeniable influences from the Art Deco oeuvre, but their work was sufficiently wide ranging as to preclude being pigeonholed just under this one label.
 
Rather surprisingly given the usual narrative of insularity and isolationism, it was across the channel in Britain that Art Deco glassware became a more readily identifiable movement. Existing manufactories such as George Davidson’s Flint Glass Works began to produce the colourful whorls and convolutions of cloud glass – and later opalescent jade glass in its distinctive green shade. Sowerby’s Gateshead Glassworks, already renowned for the production of milk glass, started to use colour with more creative flair in their Carnival glass range, and the nearby Wear Flintworks moved away from their signature clear crystal work and drew heavily on Lalique’s designs for inspiration. Even the bluff, usually uncomplicated workmen of Bagley & Wild’s Knottingly Works in Yorkshire were sufficiently enthused to create figurines, lamps and vases incorporating geometric linear fan patterns in partly iridescent finishes which gave rise to some iconic Art Deco forms.
 
Further afield, the same story of production facilities taking on board Art Deco influences would be repeated. The Stolze company – extant since 1805, and with premises across central Europe – dedicated a facility at Heřmanova Huť in what is now the Czech Republic for the creation of pieces suiting the new style, almost entirely replacing its former pattern books of pressed glass specialities.
 
Walther & Sohne’s Dresden (Germany) factory followed a similar route, moving from pressed glass production to output with a style approximating Davidson’s cloud glass material, alongside more conventional table centrepieces, bowls and vases in whole-coloured opalescent finishes. The nearby Brockwitz factory turned out a form of carnival glass between the wars, with a predilection for clear, pink or amber wares that were a little more ornate than other contemporary pieces.
 
Other Czech and Yugoslavian concerns (Libochovice, Schweig & Muller, Nemšová, Abel) would also help to further spread the influence of Art Deco patterns and forms, and even the Cambridge (Ohio) Glass Company were to fall under the remit of the movement with their signature amber, uranium green and marbled blue figurines and candlesticks signalling the spread of ideas to the other side of the Atlantic and the true globalisation of the movement. 

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An Octagonal Czech Uranium Glass Decanter And Eight Shot Glasses

An Octagonal Czech Uranium Glass Decanter And Eight Shot Glasses

An octagonal Bohemian uranium glass decanter set from circa 1930. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£375.00

Engraved Art Deco Decanter And Four Glasses

Engraved Art Deco Decanter And Four Glasses

Three identical sets have been offered for sale via online auction sites in the last two years. Described as being French and made in the 1930s. We have been offered as many sets as we would care to purchase by a wholesaler based in Zelezny Brod.

£75.00

Four Webb Corbett Rock Crystal Champagne Coupes 1930-1947

Four Webb Corbett Rock Crystal Champagne Coupes 1930-1947

Set offour stunning Webb Corbett rock crystal champagne coupes 1930-1947

£155.00

Set of Six Tango Art Deco Glass Beakers c1920

Set of Six Tango Art Deco Glass Beakers c1920

A stunning set of six harrach or Loez Tango Art Deco glass beakers from c1920. For more Bohemian / Czech glass, including Loetz art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£280.00

Marked AD Copier For Leerdam Liqueur Set c1930

Marked AD Copier For Leerdam Liqueur Set c1930

Liqueur set designed by Andries Dirk Copier for Leerdam.This is the most delicate of liqueur sets and the finest of deco

£775.00

Art Deco Vetri Della Arte VEDAR Balloon Cocktail Glass  c1925

Art Deco Vetri Della Arte VEDAR Balloon Cocktail Glass c1925

Art Deco Vedar cocktail glass from c1925 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a range of Art Deco drinking glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£225.00

Six Large Signed Moser Amethyst Wine Goblets c1915

Six Large Signed Moser Amethyst Wine Goblets c1915

A set of six matching amethyst wine glasses by Moser Karlsbad

£750.00

Signed Vetri Della Arte VEDAR Balloon Cocktail Glass c1925

Signed Vetri Della Arte VEDAR Balloon Cocktail Glass c1925

Vetri Della Arte ( VEDAR) coctail glass c1925, one of the finest expressions of deco glassware

£225.00

Deco Czech Glass Vase 1930s

Deco Czech Glass Vase 1930s

If this is not a design by Palda then it most certainly was heavily influenced by his designs.

£225.00

A Loetz Witwe Glass Vase c1915

A Loetz Witwe Glass Vase c1915

The influence of Josef Hoffman, Koloman Moser and the Wiener Werkstatte is apparent within this design. This may possibly be a Michael Powolny design.

£675.00

Large Kralik Footed Glass Bowl c1925

Large Kralik Footed Glass Bowl c1925

A striking Kralik glass bowl in art deco. Only the second example we have offered for sale

£180.00

Clyne Farquharson  Leaf Pattern Vase By Reg Everton

Clyne Farquharson Leaf Pattern Vase By Reg Everton

Clyne Farquharson Leaf Pattern Vase By Reg Everton

£240.00

Clyne Farquharson  Leaf Pattern Water Jug By Reg Everton

Clyne Farquharson Leaf Pattern Water Jug By Reg Everton

Reg Everton is one of the last remaining cutters working on the "Crystal Mile" in Stourbridge. Reg started his career in 1957 at Stuart Crystal where he served his apprenticeship. In 1977 Reg joined Bridge Crystal as cutting manager and pers

£160.00

Clyne Farquharson  Leaf Pattern Vase By Reg Everton

Clyne Farquharson Leaf Pattern Vase By Reg Everton

Each vase takes two days labour to wheel cut, acid and hand polish. The result is exemplary. Reg has signed each piece.

£290.00

Kralik Glass Vase c1930

Kralik Glass Vase c1930

A Kralik art deco glass vase c1930

£75.00

Barolac Art Deco Opalescent Glass Candelabrum c1930

Barolac Art Deco Opalescent Glass Candelabrum c1930

A very fine Barolac candelabrum. Hand finished and the opalescence is most pronounced. Manufactured by Inwald for export to he UK. This is a highly decorative and functional object

£225.00

Clyne Farquharson  Leaf Pattern Brandy Decanter By Reg Everton

Clyne Farquharson Leaf Pattern Brandy Decanter By Reg Everton

Reg Everton is one of the last remaining cutters working on the "Crystal Mile" in Stourbridge. Reg started his career in 1957 at Stuart Crystal where he served his apprenticeship. In 1977 Reg joined Bridge Crystal as cutting manager and perso

£225.00

Limited Edition Clyne Farquharson  Leaf PatternDecanter By Reg Everton

Limited Edition Clyne Farquharson Leaf PatternDecanter By Reg Everton

Reg Everton is one of the last remaining cutters working on the "Crystal Mile" in Stourbridge. Reg started his career in 1957 at Stuart Crystal where he served his apprenticeship. In 1977 Reg joined Bridge Crystal as cutting manager and perso

£285.00

Verlys Pheasant Shaped Light Cover c1930

Verlys Pheasant Shaped Light Cover c1930

A very fine Verlys pheasant shaped night light cover from c1930 in excellent condition. For more French art glass, including a wide range of Art Deco glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£450.00

John Walsh Walsh Pattern 5886 Art Deco Glass Bowl c1940

John Walsh Walsh Pattern 5886 Art Deco Glass Bowl c1940

A very fine John Walsh Walsh art deco glass bowl from c1940 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, including a range of Art Deco glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£325.00

John Walsh Walsh Signed Clyne Farquaharson Leaf Pattern Vase c1936

John Walsh Walsh Signed Clyne Farquaharson Leaf Pattern Vase c1936

A beautiful John Walsh Walsh signed by Clyne Farquaharson in the leaf pattern from c1936. For more art glass, including a wide range of Art Deco vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£395.00

Val St. Lambert Art Deco "La Danse de Flore" Bowl c1930

Val St. Lambert Art Deco "La Danse de Flore" Bowl c1930

An imposing Val St. Lambert "La Danse de Flore" bowl from c1930 in excellent condition. For more Art Deco glass, as well as a wide range of French art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£395.00

John Walsh Walsh Lead Crystal Art Deco Vase c1935

John Walsh Walsh Lead Crystal Art Deco Vase c1935

A very fine John Walsh Walsh lead crystal Art Deco vase at c1935 in excellent condition. For more Art Deco art glass, as well as a wide range of Art Nouveau glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£70.00

Engraved Art Deco Decanter And Four Glassses

Engraved Art Deco Decanter And Four Glassses

Three identical sets have been offered for sale via online auction sites in the last two years. Described as being French and made in the 1930s. We have been offered as many sets as we would care to purchase by a wholesaler based in Zelezny Brod.

£80.00

Stuart Crystal Villiers Decanter c1930

Stuart Crystal Villiers Decanter c1930

A very fine Stuart Crystal Art Deco "Villiers" sherry decanter from c1930 in excellent condition. For more art deco glass and a wide range of other antique decanters please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£165.00

Signed Legras Art Deco Glass Vase c1930

Signed Legras Art Deco Glass Vase c1930

A beautiful Art Deco vase signed and made by Legras c1930. For more French art glass and a wide range of other decorative glassware please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£425.00

Set of Four Harrach Tango Liqueur Glasses c1920

Set of Four Harrach Tango Liqueur Glasses c1920

A beautiful set of four Harrach tango liqueur glasses from c1920 in good condition. For more Bohemian glass including Loetz art glass please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£250.00

Heals Deco Carrara Marble Vase

Heals Deco Carrara Marble Vase

Heals are better known and furnitre manufacturers of the 1920s and 30s, their designs define deco furniture. These vases were made in Poland as decorative items to compliment their furnishings.

£20.00

Webb Corbett Wave Pattern Decanter by Herbert Webb 1930-32

Webb Corbett Wave Pattern Decanter by Herbert Webb 1930-32

A very fine Webb Corbett decanter deisgned by Irene Stevens c1955. For more 20th century glass including rock crystal, art glass, and more please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£95.00

A Set of Six 20th Century Deco Liqueur Glasses

A Set of Six 20th Century Deco Liqueur Glasses

A very fine set of six 20th century liqueur glasses in excellent condition. For more glassware from Georgian drinking glasses to 20th century art glass please visit Scottish Antiques online store

£225.00

Art Deco Bowl c1930

Art Deco Bowl c1930

A very fine Art Deco bowl with handles and stand from c1930 in excellent condition. For more Art Deco and Art Nouveau art glass as well as a wide range of antique porcelain, silverware, and glassware please visit Scottish Antique online store.

£180.00

Art Deco Sapphire Blue Vase c1925

Art Deco Sapphire Blue Vase c1925

A very fine Art Deco blue glass vase moulded with stylised tulips. For a wide range of Art Deco and Art Nouveau art glass as well as a wide range of antique glassware, silverware, and porcelain please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£275.00

Vedar Art Deco Cocktail Glass  c1925

Vedar Art Deco Cocktail Glass c1925

A beautiful Vedar peacock decorated cocktail glass in excellent condition. Perfect for G+T

£225.00

A Waltersperger Opalescent Glass Perfume Bottle Art deco

A Waltersperger Opalescent Glass Perfume Bottle Art deco

A Sabino Waltersperger opalescent glass perfume bottle from c1930. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£75.00

Signed A.D. Copier Decanter For Leerdam 1927

Signed A.D. Copier Decanter For Leerdam 1927

A signed green glass whiskey decanter designed by A.D Copier for Leerdam in 1927

£750.00

A Steinschoneau Perfume Atomiser c1930

A Steinschoneau Perfume Atomiser c1930

A very fine art deco perfume atomiser

£225.00

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