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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 Walsh Walsh Old English Paperweight With French Flag Cane c1920

A Walsh Walsh Old English Paperweight With French Flag Cane c1920

A Walsh Walsh old English paperweight with unusual French flag cane from c1920. Available from Scottish Antiques online store

£180.00

A Vasart Glass Vase

A Vasart Glass Vase

Pink band with aventurine, violet waves above a white mottled ground

£95.00

A Stevens and Williams Threaded Vase c1930

A Stevens and Williams Threaded Vase c1930

A Stevens and Williams green trailed trumpet vase from c1930. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£195.00

A Monart RB Shape Vase with Aventurine c1935

A Monart RB Shape Vase with Aventurine c1935

A Monart RB shape vase with aventurine from c1935. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£195.00

A Large Opaline Glass Vase c1890

A Large Opaline Glass Vase c1890

The same form appears in catalogues for both Walsh and Richardson, both produced opaline glass duting the same period. We favour Walsh as this has many similarities to other attributed designs.

£245.00

Signed Webb Cameo Bowl c1930

Signed Webb Cameo Bowl c1930

A very fine signed Webb cameo bowl from c1930 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, including a range of cameo vases and Art Deco vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£270.00

An Amethyst Okra Glas Studio Vase c1990

An Amethyst Okra Glas Studio Vase c1990

Amethyst glass with green and blue iridescent decoration by Okra glass, Stourbridge

£115.00

Iridescent Okra Glass Bud Vase 1983

Iridescent Okra Glass Bud Vase 1983

Okra and Richard Golding are the finest exponents of modern iridescent glass

£130.00

Melting Pot Glass Works Studio Vase

Melting Pot Glass Works Studio Vase

A vase by Jeff Walker for the Melting Pot Studio

£28.00

Thomas Webb Filamentosa Vase c1880

Thomas Webb Filamentosa Vase c1880

A very fine Thomas Webb Filamentosa vase from c1880 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, including a wide range of Victorian vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£225.00

Rare Thomas Webb Filamentosa Dimples Vase c1880

Rare Thomas Webb Filamentosa Dimples Vase c1880

A very fine Thomas Webb Filamentosa flask from c1880 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, including a wide range of Art Nouveau vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£225.00

Stuart For Liberty Art Nouveau Vase c1910

Stuart For Liberty Art Nouveau Vase c1910

A very fine Art Nouveau vase made by Stuart for Liberty and Co. c1910. For more British art glass, as well as a wide range of French art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£110.00

A John Walsh Walsh Vaseline Tricorn Vase c1900

A John Walsh Walsh Vaseline Tricorn Vase c1900

A John Walsh Walsh Vaseline tricorn vase from c1900. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£95.00

A John Walsh Walsh Tulip Vase c1900

A John Walsh Walsh Tulip Vase c1900

A John Walsh Walsh " Tulip " Vase from c1900, Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£395.00

A Whitefriars Geoffrey Baxter " Leg Of Lamb " Artic Blue Vase Pattern 9559 c1960

A Whitefriars Geoffrey Baxter " Leg Of Lamb " Artic Blue Vase Pattern 9559 c1960

A Whitefriars Geoffrey Baxter " Leg of Lamb " artic blue vase pattern 9559. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£175.00

Stuart Art Nouveau Vase with Silver Plated Foot c1910

Stuart Art Nouveau Vase with Silver Plated Foot c1910

A very fine Stuart Art Nouveau vase with silver plated foot from c1910 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, as well as a wide range of other Art Nouveau glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£225.00

A John Walsh Walsh Opaline Vase c1900

A John Walsh Walsh Opaline Vase c1900

John Walsh Walsh Opaline glass a collectors favourite. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£110.00

A Stevens and Williams Green Trailed Vase Optically Moulded c1930

A Stevens and Williams Green Trailed Vase Optically Moulded c1930

A Stevens and Williams green trailed vase from c1920. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£225.00

Michael Fairbairn Engraved Stuart Crystal Jubilee Dish 1977

Michael Fairbairn Engraved Stuart Crystal Jubilee Dish 1977

In 1976 Mike was invited by Stuart Crystal to wheel engrave a design on a typical Stuart Crystal air twist commemorative goblet for the Queens Silver Jubilee and to produce fifty identical designs. He refused but did offer to make them all unique. In addi

£325.00

Stuart Art Nouveau Green Trailed Bud Vase c1910

Stuart Art Nouveau Green Trailed Bud Vase c1910

A very fine Stuart Art Nouveau green trailed vase from c1910 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, including a wide range of Art Nouveau vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£145.00

Webb Blue Cameo Glass Vase c1933

Webb Blue Cameo Glass Vase c1933

Removing limescale is very time consuming and required that the interior of a vase is tumbled in weak acid for weeks and months with a soft pellets. This can be avoided. If you dont have a water softener or an unlimited supply of of distilled water, we ha

£325.00

A Uranium Glass Internal Ribbed Vase c1940

A Uranium Glass Internal Ribbed Vase c1940

A Uranium Glass Optical Ribbed Vase c1940. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£75.00

A Whitefriars Gold Amber Vase Pattern 3000  c1920

A Whitefriars Gold Amber Vase Pattern 3000 c1920

A Whitefriars gold vase pattern 3000 from c1920. Available from Scottish Antiques online store,

£95.00

Richardsons Madonna Lily Rich Cameo Vase c1920

Richardsons Madonna Lily Rich Cameo Vase c1920

A Richardsons Madonna lily rich cameo vase available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£475.00

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 British Studio Glass Vase By Siddy Langley

A Tall British Studio Glass Vase By Siddy Langley

For more examples of work by this amazing lady please visit http://www.siddy.com/ We have been to the studios on two occasions and have never walked away empty handed. The fluidity in her disigns and depictio of meadow flowers is superb. We have two ot

£325.00

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

Signed Gray-Stan Mottled Pink Over White Vase c1930

Signed Gray-Stan Mottled Pink Over White Vase c1930

A superb example of signed Gray-Stan art glass. with a beautiful textured colourway

£130.00

An Exmoor Art Glass Globe Vase

An Exmoor Art Glass Globe Vase

A beautifully made Exmoor Art Glass Globe Vase from c2000. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£60.00

Isle of Wight Cranberry Azurene Lollipop Vase c1980

Isle of Wight Cranberry Azurene Lollipop Vase c1980

Isle of Wight cranberry azurene lollipop vase c1980

£95.00

A Vasart Strathearn Paperweight c1960's

A Vasart Strathearn Paperweight c1960's

A Vasart Strathearn paperweight from c1960's. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£20.00

Strathearn Closepack Paperweight c1975

Strathearn Closepack Paperweight c1975

A Strathearn closepack paperweight from c1975. Available from Scottish Antiques online store

£45.00

Signed Michael Harris Isle Of Wight Glass Charger 1974-76

Signed Michael Harris Isle Of Wight Glass Charger 1974-76

Large isle of Wight chargers are rare and were made by Michael Harris himself . When produced they were very costly and very few were made. The Tortoiseshell and Aurene ranges are well known, the Pink and Blue Swirls is the rarest pattern of this group.

£475.00

Ysart Bros Concentric Millefiori Paperweight

Ysart Bros Concentric Millefiori Paperweight

An Ysart Brothers millefiori concentric paperweight made just after the war. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£160.00

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