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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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Black Enamelled and Cut Glass Bowl c1960

Black Enamelled and Cut Glass Bowl c1960

An Art Deco black enamelled and cut glass bowl from c1930. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£110.00

Bohemian Silver Overlay Vase c1905

Bohemian Silver Overlay Vase c1905

The shape and colour simply screams Loetz, however the silver decoration is not in the style of Loetz , it is very much in the manner of Carl Goldberg. The design is more geometric than anything known to be by Loetz and the influence of the Wiener Werksta

£290.00

Signed Clyne Farquarson Leaf Pattern Vase for John Walsh 1940

Signed Clyne Farquarson Leaf Pattern Vase for John Walsh 1940

The leaf pattern was designed in 1936 additional shapes continued to have the iconic design applied up to 1940, this vase was made at the end of the production run

£240.00

A Tall Art Deco Vase By Legras c1930

A Tall Art Deco Vase By Legras c1930

A very fine and large Legras Art Deco vase from c1930 in excellent condition. For more French art glass, including a wide range of Galle and Lalique vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£490.00

Deco Schneider Amethyst Glass Vase 1928-1930

Deco Schneider Amethyst Glass Vase 1928-1930

Eric Knowles Comments. The finest Schneider vase with this type of decoration that I have seen.

£475.00

Vallerysthal-Portieux Deco Vase c1925

Vallerysthal-Portieux Deco Vase c1925

allerystal of Lorraine was founded in 1836, a corporate susidiary of the Plaine De Walch founded in 1707. The corporate M&A contined for decades. When Lorrain became part of German part of Alsace-Lorraine the company purchased Portieux, founded in 170

£450.00

A Tall Signed Legras Art Deco Vase c1930

A Tall Signed Legras Art Deco Vase c1930

A tall cubist inspired Legras glass vase

£475.00

A Webb Uranium Glass Wave Pattern Vase Designed 1931

A Webb Uranium Glass Wave Pattern Vase Designed 1931

A fantastic Webb yellow uranium glass wave pattern vase designed c1930. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£55.00

A Legras Cubism Inspired Vase c1930

A Legras Cubism Inspired Vase c1930

If Georges Braque had used glass a his medium then this would have been the result. Art deco glass

£435.00

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.

£325.00

A Fine Legras Cameo Vase c1925

A Fine Legras Cameo Vase c1925

A very fine legras cameo glas vase. This was a most complex vase to manufacture. The vase is decorated intercalaire

£765.00

Five Lalique Bourgueil Verre A Bordeaux No4 Glasses Designed 1930 Marcilhac 5201

Five Lalique Bourgueil Verre A Bordeaux No4 Glasses Designed 1930 Marcilhac 5201

Five Lalique Bourgueil Verre A Bordeaux No4 Wine Glasses

£340.00

Circular Iridescent and Black Sintered Glass Vase

Circular Iridescent and Black Sintered Glass Vase

Circular Iridescent and Black Sintered Glass Vase

£130.00

R Lalique Cased Opaescent Formose Vase Introduced 1934

R Lalique Cased Opaescent Formose Vase Introduced 1934

1924 was a year of great hope in France. The troops were finally withdrawing from Germany and both the Winter and Summer Olympics were held in France. This hopeful outlook is reflected in the spread of the art deco movement of which Lalique was at the for

£2,250.00

Signed Legras Art Deco Vase c1925

Signed Legras Art Deco Vase c1925

A legras cameo glass vase inspired by the art deco

£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.

£350.00

Clyne Farquharson  Leaf Pattern Vase By Reg Everton

Clyne Farquharson Leaf Pattern Vase By Reg Everton

Clyne Farquharson Leaf Pattern Vase By Reg Everton

£210.00

A Signed Clyne Farquharson for John Walsh Albany Pattern Vase 1940

A Signed Clyne Farquharson for John Walsh Albany Pattern Vase 1940

A Clyne Farquharson for John Walsh signed Albany Pattern Vase 1940

£350.00

Wave Pattern Decanter Webb Corbett 1930-32

Wave Pattern Decanter Webb Corbett 1930-32

The vitreous art deco equivalent to the Empire State building. Stunning elegant design.

£95.00

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

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

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

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

£140.00

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.

£260.00

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

£195.00

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

£250.00

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 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

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 Composite Glass Bowl c1930

Art Deco Composite Glass 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

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