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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 Signed Journey Glass Vase by Siddy Langley

A Signed Journey Glass Vase by Siddy Langley

The hills and valleys of Devon with the path of the journey mapped onto the landscape in a series of dots. Devonian and (ab)original.

£180.00

Whitefriars Concentric Millefiori Paperweight c1950

Whitefriars Concentric Millefiori Paperweight c1950

Whitefriars concentric millefiori paperweight

£100.00

A Strathearn Nine Spoke Radial Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn Nine Spoke Radial Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn nine spoke radial paperweight

£30.00

Caithness Jumping for Joy Paperweight by Helen MacDonald 1997

Caithness Jumping for Joy Paperweight by Helen MacDonald 1997

A Caithness Jumping for Joy Paperweight by Helen MacDonald from 1997. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£25.00

A Perthshire Silhouette PP11 Paperweight 1973

A Perthshire Silhouette PP11 Paperweight 1973

A Perthshire silhouette PP11 paperweight from 1973. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£175.00

A Caithness Fascination Paperweight by Alastair MacIntosh 1992

A Caithness Fascination Paperweight by Alastair MacIntosh 1992

A Caithness Fascination Paperweight by Alastair MacIntosh from 1992. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£25.00

Rare Perthshire Three Row Concentric Fourteen Spoke PP1 Paperweight Pre1978

Rare Perthshire Three Row Concentric Fourteen Spoke PP1 Paperweight Pre1978

A rare Perthshire three row concentric fourteen spoke PP1 paperweight pre1978. Available from Scottish Antiques online store

£190.00

Rare Perthshire 13 Spoke Radial  3 row Concentric Millefiori PP1 Paperweight Pre 1978

Rare Perthshire 13 Spoke Radial 3 row Concentric Millefiori PP1 Paperweight Pre 1978

A Perthshire 13 spoke radial, 3 row concentric millefiori PP1 paperweight pre 1978. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£190.00

A Whitefriars Concentric Millefiori Paperweight c1950

A Whitefriars Concentric Millefiori Paperweight c1950

A Whitefriars concentric millefiori paperweight from c1950. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£250.00

A Teign Valley Glass Vase c1990

A Teign Valley Glass Vase c1990

A Teign Valley Glass vase from c1990. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£40.00

A Saint Louis France Queen Elizabeth Couronnement 2-6-53 Paperweight

A Saint Louis France Queen Elizabeth Couronnement 2-6-53 Paperweight

A Saint Louis Queen Elizabeth coronation paperweight from 1953. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£140.00

A Rare John Walsh Walsh Magnum Concentric "76" Paperweight c1930

A Rare John Walsh Walsh Magnum Concentric "76" Paperweight c1930

A Rare John Walsh Walsh magnum concentric paperweight. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£350.00

A Perthshire PP1 11 Radial Paperweight Pre 1978

A Perthshire PP1 11 Radial Paperweight Pre 1978

A Perthshire PP1 11 Radial Paperweight Pre 1978. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£120.00

A Perthshire PP2 10 Radial Paperweight Pre 1978

A Perthshire PP2 10 Radial Paperweight Pre 1978

A Perthshire PP2 10 radial paperweight pre 1978. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£65.00

A Signed Allister Malcolm Mermaid Range Bowl

A Signed Allister Malcolm Mermaid Range Bowl

A signed Allister Malcolm Mermaid Range bowl from 2018. Available from Scottish Antiques online store

£90.00

A Whitefriars Knobbly Lamp Base by Wilson and Dyer c1963

A Whitefriars Knobbly Lamp Base by Wilson and Dyer c1963

A Whitefriars knobbly lamp base pattern 9612 designed by William Wilson and Harry Dyer from c1963. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£45.00

Rare Stevens and Williams Rainbow Glass Charger 1935-40

Rare Stevens and Williams Rainbow Glass Charger 1935-40

The first charger that we have seen in this design,

£120.00

A Strathearn Radial Millefiori Bowl c1975

A Strathearn Radial Millefiori Bowl c1975

A Strathearn radial and millefiori bowl from c1975. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£45.00

Stevens and Williams Rainbow Glass Baluster Vase 1935-40

Stevens and Williams Rainbow Glass Baluster Vase 1935-40

Elegant Stevens and Williams Rainbow Glass Vase 1935-40

£90.00

Elegant Stevens and Williams Rainbow Glass Vase 1935-40

Elegant Stevens and Williams Rainbow Glass Vase 1935-40

The internal moulding accentuates the colour change. This is a particularly vibrant example

£120.00

A Rainbow Glass Bowl By Siddy Langley 2018

A Rainbow Glass Bowl By Siddy Langley 2018

A Rainbow Glass Bowl By Siddy Langley 2018

£140.00

A Tall Stevens and Williams Rainbow Glass Vase 1935-40

A Tall Stevens and Williams Rainbow Glass Vase 1935-40

The name Stevens and Williams was changed to Royal Brierley in the early 1930s. This is the tallest example that we have offered for sale

£165.00

Stuart & Sons for Liberty & Co Two Colour Peacock Trails Rose Bowl c1910

Stuart & Sons for Liberty & Co Two Colour Peacock Trails Rose Bowl c1910

The epitome of art nouveau in glass.

£375.00

A Tall Journey Vase By Siddy Langley 2019

A Tall Journey Vase By Siddy Langley 2019

No introduction required. We are huge fans of Siddy Langley, one of the most investible glass artists of her generation.

£255.00

H G Richardson Concentric Millefiori Inkwell c1915

H G Richardson Concentric Millefiori Inkwell c1915

A H G Richardson concentric millefiori paperweight inkwell

£270.00

A Paul Ysart Magnum Harlequin Paperweight c1970

A Paul Ysart Magnum Harlequin Paperweight c1970

A Paul Ysart magnum Harlequin paperweight

£280.00

A Tall H G Richardson  Millefiori Concentric Paperweight Inkwell c1915

A Tall H G Richardson Millefiori Concentric Paperweight Inkwell c1915

A tall H G Richardson millefiori concentric paperweight inkwell from c1915. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£290.00

A Caithness Paperweight c1970

A Caithness Paperweight c1970

A Caithness Paperweight from c1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£25.00

A Magnum H G Richardson & Sons  Concentric Paperweight c1900

A Magnum H G Richardson & Sons Concentric Paperweight c1900

A magnum H G Richardson & Sons concentric paperweight from c 1900. Available from Scottish Antiques online store

£220.00

A Geoffrey Baxter Whitefriars Flint FLC Bark Vase Pattern 9689

A Geoffrey Baxter Whitefriars Flint FLC Bark Vase Pattern 9689

A Geoffrey Baxter Whitefriars flint bark vase pattern 9689

£70.00

A Whitefriars Geoffrey Baxter Aquamarine Dimple Vase Pattern 9865 c1980

A Whitefriars Geoffrey Baxter Aquamarine Dimple Vase Pattern 9865 c1980

A Whitefriars Geoffrey Baxter aquamarine dimple vase pattern 9865 from c1980. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£85.00

A Strathearn Millefiori Close Pack  Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn Millefiori Close Pack Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn millifiori close pack paperweight from c 1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£45.00

An Early Large Boxed Strathearn Radial Weight c1970

An Early Large Boxed Strathearn Radial Weight c1970

An early large boxed Strathearn radial paperweight from c 1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£110.00

A Thomas Webb Iridescent Bronze Amphora Vase c1880

A Thomas Webb Iridescent Bronze Amphora Vase c1880

A Thomas Webb Iridescent Bronze Vase c1880

£275.00

A John Walsh Iridescent Vase c1932

A John Walsh Iridescent Vase c1932

Vertically ribbed bell shape. Pale turquoise glass with iridescent finish. There is no iridescent finish on the foot

£225.00

Two Strathearn Miniature Paperweights c1970

Two Strathearn Miniature Paperweights c1970

A pair of Strathearn miniature paperweights from c 1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£50.00

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