British


British Art Glass - as with many other aspects of life in these scepter’d isles - mirrors the fact that they were a melting pot of influences and inspirations brought back home by explorers and adventurers who travelled to the farthest reaches of the globe over the centuries, looking to paint another part of the blank cartographic canvas with the red of Empire.
 
Trade, conquest, expansionism and simple curiosity saw Britain exposed albeit somewhat vicariously to the cultures of other countries from the 16th century onwards, and by the time it had become an industrial powerhouse, production techniques from Europe, North Africa and far beyond had been assimilated in to “British” crafts.
 
Hence there were aspects of Venetian and Bohemian glassmaking evident in pieces made here from the late 1600’s onwards, and – having honed our own techniques to the point that they at least matched the proficiency of their native practices – it becomes hard to discern what can be categorised as a truly British style.
 
Renowned in the 19th century as one of our foremost glass production companies, James Powell & Sons – for instance – was turning out paperweights and vases which were every bit as good as the Italian pieces after which they were styled. The Scandinavian preoccupation with naturalistic textures was mirrored years later by Wilson & Baxter – their moulded and hand-worked blown glasswares approximating the Nordic oeuvre.
 
Other producers of paperweights and vases – Bacchus of Birmingham, for instance – followed the Bohemian fancy for elaborately hand-worked rims, coloured casings and intricate applique decorations which was itself an echo of the Venetian originals.
 
Cameo glass, so perfectly executed by the French – also made in Stourbridge, West Midlands – perhaps lacking the artisan caché of Nancy and the Moselle ? And ultimately Mdina Glass, once based in Malta in the Mediterranean, moved lock, stock and barrel to that bastion of British indefatigability in the face of the driving rain of our traditional high summer, the Isle of Wight.
 

Perhaps the best known “British” Art Glass manufacturers, based in various locations across Scotland throughout the 20th century, were wholly founded on the endeavours of Spaniards – the Ysart family – whose machinations gave us Monart, Ysart, Vasart and ultimately Strathearn amongst the litany of “home grown” talents. Their abstract designs with their distinctive swirling, fluidic and sometimes almost fluorescent colour schemes are some of the most striking and recognisable Art Glass pieces you may come across – but unequivocally British in the truest sense of the word – that’s another matter…


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A Horizon Blue Studio Glass Sculpture By Phil Attrill 2021

A Horizon Blue Studio Glass Sculpture By Phil Attrill 2021

A Horizon Blue Studio Glass Sculpture By Phil Attrill 2021

£235.00

Studio Glass Bottle Vase

Studio Glass Bottle Vase

Studio Glass Bottle Vase

£80.00

A Tall Horizon Blue Studio Glass Sculpture By Phil Attrill 2021

A Tall Horizon Blue Studio Glass Sculpture By Phil Attrill 2021

A Tall Horizon Blue Studio Glass Sculpture By Phil Attrill 2021

£300.00

Large Art Glass Open Vase c2000

Large Art Glass Open Vase c2000

Large Art Glass Open Vase c2000

£225.00

A Gray-Stan Glass Standing Bowl c1930

A Gray-Stan Glass Standing Bowl c1930

Gray-Stan Glass Standing Bowl c1930

£185.00

Tall Art Glass Vase c2000

Tall Art Glass Vase c2000

Tall Art Glass Vase c2000

£160.00

A Tall English Garden Vase By Siddy Langley 2022

A Tall English Garden Vase By Siddy Langley 2022

A Tall English Garden Vase By Siddy Langley 2022

£240.00

Siddy Langley 'Dartmoor' Pattern Oval Vase - 2018

Siddy Langley 'Dartmoor' Pattern Oval Vase - 2018

Dartmoor A Studio Glass Oval Vase By Siddy Langley - 2018

£165.00

Siddy Langley Large  'Maple Forest' Stoppered Bottle - 2022

Siddy Langley Large 'Maple Forest' Stoppered Bottle - 2022

Siddy Langley Large 'Maple Forest' Stoppered Bottle - 2022

£165.00

A Studio Glass Vase Storm Clouds By Siddy Langley By Siddy Langley

A Studio Glass Vase Storm Clouds By Siddy Langley By Siddy Langley

A studio glass vase 'Storm Clouds' by Siddy Langley

£140.00

Siddy Langley Stoppered Flask 'Hares' Pattern - 2022

Siddy Langley Stoppered Flask 'Hares' Pattern - 2022

Siddy Langley Stoppered Flask 'Hares' Pattern - 2022

£180.00

Storm Clouds A Studio Glass Vase By Siddy Langley

Storm Clouds A Studio Glass Vase By Siddy Langley

Storm Clouds A Studio Glass Vase By Siddy Langley

£145.00

Siddy Langley Grey, Green and Red Freeform 'Demo' Vase - 2009

Siddy Langley Grey, Green and Red Freeform 'Demo' Vase - 2009

Siddy Langley Grey, Green and Red Freeform 'Demo' Vase

£145.00

Siddy Langley 'Spring Garden' Pattern Open Vase - 2022

Siddy Langley 'Spring Garden' Pattern Open Vase - 2022

Siddy Langley Spring Garden Pattern Open Vase. A fine design glass vase from a studio in rural England

£225.00

Siddy Langley Supermoon Round Open Vase - 2022

Siddy Langley Supermoon Round Open Vase - 2022

Siddy Langley Supermoon Round Open Vas

£225.00

Siddy Langley Tall Open 'Maple Forest' Vase - 2022

Siddy Langley Tall Open 'Maple Forest' Vase - 2022

Siddy Langley Tall Open 'Maple Forest' Vase - 2022

£170.00

Siddy Langley Winter Birch Small Vase - 2022

Siddy Langley Winter Birch Small Vase - 2022

Siddy Langley Winter Birch Small Vase

£110.00

Large Siddy Langley Open Maple Pattern Vase

Large Siddy Langley Open Maple Pattern Vase

Large Siddy Langley Open Maple Pattern Vase

£240.00

Siddy Langley 'Winter Birch' Large Vase - 2022

Siddy Langley 'Winter Birch' Large Vase - 2022

Siddy Langley Winter Birch Large Vase - 2022

£175.00

Red and Grey In Flow A Studio Glass Vase By Siddy Langley

Red and Grey In Flow A Studio Glass Vase By Siddy Langley

Red and Grey In Flow A studio Glass Vase By Siddy Langley

£140.00

Hares- A Siddy Langley Studio Glass Vase

Hares- A Siddy Langley Studio Glass Vase

Hares- A Siddy Langley Studio Glass Vase

£140.00

A Winter Birch Inspired Studio Glass Vase by Siddy Langley

A Winter Birch Inspired Studio Glass Vase by Siddy Langley

A Winter Birch Inspired Studio Glass Vase by Siddy Langley

£150.00

A Siddy Langley Studio Glass Vase

A Siddy Langley Studio Glass Vase

A Siddy Langley Studio Glass Vase

£130.00

It Snowed - A Studio Glass Vase By Siddy Langley

It Snowed - A Studio Glass Vase By Siddy Langley

It Snowed - A Studio Glass Vase By Siddy Langley

£140.00

A Pheasant Feather Glass Rosebowl by Siddy Langley

A Pheasant Feather Glass Rosebowl by Siddy Langley

A Pheasant Feather Rosebowl by Siddy Langley

£190.00

Gray-Stan Glass Vase c1930

Gray-Stan Glass Vase c1930

Gray-Stan Glass Vase c1930

£325.00

Vanda Harvey & Tim Shaw - Goya Series Vase c2010

Vanda Harvey & Tim Shaw - Goya Series Vase c2010

Vanda Harvey & Tim Shaw - Goya series vase c2010

£450.00

James Powell & Sons Ribbed Uranium Vase c1890

James Powell & Sons Ribbed Uranium Vase c1890

James Powell & Sons Ribbed Uranium Vase c1890

£85.00

Thomas Webb Orange Amber Cameo Glass Vase c1930

Thomas Webb Orange Amber Cameo Glass Vase c1930

Thomas Webb Orange Amber Cameo Glass Vase c1930

£285.00

Lascaux Sphere Vase by Siddy Langley

Lascaux Sphere Vase by Siddy Langley

Lascaux Sphere Vase by Siddy Langley

£175.00

A Siddy Langley Lascaux Inspired Vase

A Siddy Langley Lascaux Inspired Vase

A Siddy Langley Lascaux Inspired Vase

£275.00

A Mottled Gray-Stan Glass Vase c1930

A Mottled Gray-Stan Glass Vase c1930

A Mottled Gray-Stan Glass Vase c1930

£325.00

Rare Thomas Webb Iridescent Bronze Glass Amphora Vase c1880

Rare Thomas Webb Iridescent Bronze Glass Amphora Vase c1880

Rare Thomas Webb Iridescent Bronze Glass Amphora Vase c1880

£425.00

A Tall  Striped Blue Opaline Glass Vase c1885

A Tall Striped Blue Opaline Glass Vase c1885

A Tall Striped Blue Opaline Glass Vase c1885

£190.00

A Rare Gray-Stan Standing Bowl c1930

A Rare Gray-Stan Standing Bowl c1930

A Rare Gray-Stan Standing Bowl c1930

£300.00

A Franco Toffolo John Deacons Silhouette Millefiori Vase c1995

A Franco Toffolo John Deacons Silhouette Millefiori Vase c1995

A Franco Toffolo John Deacons silhouette paperweight vase from the 1990's. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£145.00

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