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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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Chance Brother's Hankie Vase c1960

Chance Brother's Hankie Vase c1960

A very fine Chance Brother's hankie vase from c1960 in excellent condition. For more art glass, including a wide range of Art Deco vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£25.00

Chance Brothers Hankie Vase c1960

Chance Brothers Hankie Vase c1960

A very fine Chance brothers hankie vase from c1960 in excellent condition. For more art glass, including a range of art deco glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£30.00

Chance Brothers Hankie Vase c1960

Chance Brothers Hankie Vase c1960

A very fine Chance brothers hankie vase from c1960 in excellent condition. For more art glass, including a wide range of art deco vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£25.00

Stevens and Willams Rainbow Vase c1940

Stevens and Willams Rainbow Vase c1940

A Stevens and Wiliams rainbow glass vase, known as Royal Brierley Crystal after 1931

£90.00

John Walsh Opaline Broacde Pedestal Bowl c1900

John Walsh Opaline Broacde Pedestal Bowl c1900

This is the the most visually pleasing Walsh opaline vase that we have seen

£225.00

Chance Brothers Hankie Vase c1960

Chance Brothers Hankie Vase c1960

A very fine Chance Brother's hankie vase from c1960 in excellent condition. For more art glass, including a wide range of Art Deco vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£15.00

Chance Brothers Hankie Vase c1965

Chance Brothers Hankie Vase c1965

A very fine Chance Brothers hankie vase from c1965 in excellent condition. For more art glass, including a wide range of Art Deco vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£28.00

Chance Brothers Hankie Vase c1965

Chance Brothers Hankie Vase c1965

A very fine chance Brother's hankie vase from c1965 in excellent condition. For more art glass, including a wide range of Art Deco vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£28.00

An Isle Of Wight Glass Perfume Bottle

An Isle Of Wight Glass Perfume Bottle

A well crafted British studio glass perfume bottle from c2000. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£30.00

Very Large Chance Brothers Hankie Vase c1960

Very Large Chance Brothers Hankie Vase c1960

Very Large Chance Brothers Hankie Vase c1960

£25.00

Chance Brothers Hankie Vase c1960

Chance Brothers Hankie Vase c1960

A very fine Chance Brothers hankie vase from c1960 in excellent condition. For more art glass, including a wide range of art deco vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£28.00

Large Chance Brothers Hankie Vase

Large Chance Brothers Hankie Vase

A large Chance brothers hankie vase in very good condition with original label

£25.00

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

Chance Brothers Amethyst Slumped Glass Hankie Vase c1960

Chance Brothers Amethyst Slumped Glass Hankie Vase c1960

A very fine Chance Brothers amethyst slumped glass hankie vase from c1960 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, as well as a wide range of antique glassware, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£28.00

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

Rare Thomas Webb Iridescent Bronze Vase c1880

Rare Thomas Webb Iridescent Bronze Vase c1880

This is only our second example of Thomas Webb 'Bronze' glass. The first may be seen here https://scottishantiques.com/art-glass/british/Thomas-webb-bronze The first was stolen from ourselves and we would like to know there whereabouts. It was highl

£425.00

A Signed Thomas Webb and Sons Cameo Fleur Vase c1933

A Signed Thomas Webb and Sons Cameo Fleur Vase c1933

Moulded and flashed, this is Thomas Webbs response to the great manufactories in France

£380.00

Signed Norman Stuart Clarke Vase 1988

Signed Norman Stuart Clarke Vase 1988

Essex boy Norman Clarke worked with Peter Leyton in the East End of London before setting up his own studio in Cornwall. He has exhibited internationally. This is a bold statement piece and was described by a colleague as the 'union of Jackson Pollock

£475.00

Whitefriars Lilac Knobbly Vase Designed by William Wilson and Harry Dyer in 1963

Whitefriars Lilac Knobbly Vase Designed by William Wilson and Harry Dyer in 1963

A fabulous later knobbly vase from Whitefriars in the highly sought after lilac colourway. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£75.00

Rare Form Whitefriars Streaky Vase By Geoffrey Baxter 1971-73

Rare Form Whitefriars Streaky Vase By Geoffrey Baxter 1971-73

A rare Whitefriars streaky vase in rectangular slab form by Geoffrey Baxter in the early 1970's. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£95.00

Largest Size  Whitefriars Geoffrey Baxter Streaky Vase Pattern No 9783

Largest Size Whitefriars Geoffrey Baxter Streaky Vase Pattern No 9783

the largest Whitefriars Geoffrey Baxter Streaky vase in purple and blue - pattern No 9783. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£175.00

Whitefriars Crystal Gold Amber Ribbed Bowl c1949 Pattern 9307

Whitefriars Crystal Gold Amber Ribbed Bowl c1949 Pattern 9307

A Whitefriars crystal ribbed bowl in gold amber from the late 1940's. Available from Scottish Antiques online store

£80.00

Whitefriars Wilson or Hogan  Gold Amber Footed Bowl c1935

Whitefriars Wilson or Hogan Gold Amber Footed Bowl c1935

A Whitefriars Wilson or Hogan gold mmber footed bowl from c1935. Available from Scottish Antiques online store

£70.00

Whitefriars Swag Vase Pattern 9001 Designed by William Wilson in 1934

Whitefriars Swag Vase Pattern 9001 Designed by William Wilson in 1934

Whitefriars James Powell and Sons Gold Amber Swag Vase Pattern 9001 designed by William Wilson in 1934. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£135.00

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

Whitefriars Control Pattern Bubble Glass Dish c1960

Whitefriars Control Pattern Bubble Glass Dish c1960

A control pattern aventurine bubble glass dish from c1960 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£10.00

Keith Murray for Stevens and Williams Bubble Vase c1930

Keith Murray for Stevens and Williams Bubble Vase c1930

A very fine bubble vase designed by Keith Murray for Stevens and Williams c1930. For more decorative glass, including a wide range of Art Deco vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£140.00

A Whitefriars Threaded Ribbed Shallow Bowl c1930's

A Whitefriars Threaded Ribbed Shallow Bowl c1930's

A Whitefriars threaded, ribbed, shallow bowl in gold amber from the 1930's. Available at Scottish Antiques online store

£140.00

English Amber Glass Bowl Stourbridge or Whitefriars c1930

English Amber Glass Bowl Stourbridge or Whitefriars c1930

Possibly a Stourbridge or Whitefriars amber bowl from the 1930's. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£70.00

A Whitefriars Gold Amber Vase c1930/40

A Whitefriars Gold Amber Vase c1930/40

A Whitefriars gold amber vase from the 1930/40's. Available from Scottish Antiques online store

£50.00

A Pair of Webb Quilted Satin Vases c1895

A Pair of Webb Quilted Satin Vases c1895

A beautiful pair of Thomas Webb Victorian quilted satin vases from c1895 in excellent condition. For more art glass including Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Victorian examples please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£260.00

Rare Gray-stan Footed Glass Bowl c1930

Rare Gray-stan Footed Glass Bowl c1930

The striking colours and patterns of Graystan glass required immense skill and inventiveness.

£200.00

Large Stevens & Williams Rainbow Glass Bowl c1940

Large Stevens & Williams Rainbow Glass Bowl c1940

A British art glass design classic. Stevens and Williams

£80.00

Thomas Webb Cameo Fleur Vase c1930

Thomas Webb Cameo Fleur Vase c1930

A beautiful Thomas Webb cameo Fleur vase from c1930 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, French art glass, and much more antique glassware please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£350.00

Thomas Webb Filamentosa Vase c1880

Thomas Webb Filamentosa Vase c1880

A very fine Victorian Thomas Webb Filamentosa vase in excellent condition. For more Art Nouveau and Art Deco glass please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£230.00

Thomas Webb Art Nouveau  Filamentosa Vase c1880

Thomas Webb Art Nouveau Filamentosa Vase c1880

A beautiful Victorian Art Nouveau vase by Thomas Webb. For more art glass including Art Nouveau and Art Deco as well as a wide range of antique glassware please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£270.00

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