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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 Siddy Langley Prindi Trumpet Vase 2003

A Siddy Langley Prindi Trumpet Vase 2003

A Prindi, Ghekos vase from Siddy Langley from 2003. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£200.00

A Paul Ysart Patterned Millefiori Paperweight From Post War Moncrieff Period c1947-60

A Paul Ysart Patterned Millefiori Paperweight From Post War Moncrieff Period c1947-60

A Paul Ysart patterned millefiori paperweight from the post war Moncrieff period. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£300.00

A Tall Woodland Landscape Vase by Siddy Langley 2021

A Tall Woodland Landscape Vase by Siddy Langley 2021

A signed and dated Woodland vase by Siddy Langley from 2021. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£320.00

A Large Siddy Langley Harvest Moon Oval Bowl 2021

A Large Siddy Langley Harvest Moon Oval Bowl 2021

A large " Harvest Moon " bowl by Siddy Langley from 2021. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£350.00

Rainforest Vase By Siddy Langley 2021

Rainforest Vase By Siddy Langley 2021

A Siddy Langley Rainforest Vase from 2021. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£260.00

A Siddy Langley Tall Necked Vase 2021

A Siddy Langley Tall Necked Vase 2021

A Siddy Langley tall necked vase from 2021. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£125.00

A Siddy Langley Amethyst Jellyfish Vase 2017

A Siddy Langley Amethyst Jellyfish Vase 2017

A Siddy Langley purple "Jellyfish" vase from2017. Available from Scottish antiques online store.

£195.00

Amphora by Siddy Langley 2007

Amphora by Siddy Langley 2007

Amphora by Siddy Lanley with stand by Susan Kaye from 2007. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£220.00

Blue Jellyfish Vase by Siddy Langley

Blue Jellyfish Vase by Siddy Langley

A Siddy Langley blue "Jellyfish" vase from 2021. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£225.00

A Dartington Comet Trail Vase c2000

A Dartington Comet Trail Vase c2000

A Dartington trailed glass vase from c2000. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£75.00

Clothes Of New Colours Vase by Siddy Langley 2017

Clothes Of New Colours Vase by Siddy Langley 2017

A Siddy Langley Clothes Of New Colours vase from 2017. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£325.00

The Harvest Moon by Siddy Langley 2021

The Harvest Moon by Siddy Langley 2021

A vase entitled "Harvest Moon" by Siddy Langley from 2021. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£290.00

A Vasart Magnum Radial Complex Millefiori Cane Paperweight c1960

A Vasart Magnum Radial Complex Millefiori Cane Paperweight c1960

A fantastic complex cane radial magnum paperweight by Vasart from c1960. Available from Scottish Antiques online store

£225.00

A Vasart Miniature Paperweight c1960

A Vasart Miniature Paperweight c1960

A Vasart miniature paperweight from c1960. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£25.00

Stevens And Williams Rainbow Glass Bowl 1935-40

Stevens And Williams Rainbow Glass Bowl 1935-40

A Stevens and Williams Rainbow glass bowl from c1930-40

£55.00

A John Walsh Walsh Iridescent Ribbed Pedestal Bowl c1935

A John Walsh Walsh Iridescent Ribbed Pedestal Bowl c1935

A John Walsh Walsh iridescent ribbed pedestal amber bowl from c1935. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£225.00

Very Large Stevens Williams Rainbow Vase 1935-40

Very Large Stevens Williams Rainbow Vase 1935-40

Very Large Stevens Williams Rainbow Vase 1935-40

£95.00

A Moorland Landscape Vase by Siddy Langley 2021

A Moorland Landscape Vase by Siddy Langley 2021

A Moorland landscape vase by Siddy Langley 2021

£165.00

A Signed Journey Bottle Vase by Siddy Langley 2004

A Signed Journey Bottle Vase by Siddy Langley 2004

A Signed Journey Bottle Vase by Siddy Langley 2004

£145.00

A John Walsh Walsh Cranberry Pompeian Footed Vase c1930

A John Walsh Walsh Cranberry Pompeian Footed Vase c1930

A John Walsh Walsh Pompeian footed vase from c1930. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£120.00

A Woodland Vase by Siddy Langley

A Woodland Vase by Siddy Langley

A Woodland Vase by Siddy Langley

£130.00

Moss A Vase by Martin Andrews 2015

Moss A Vase by Martin Andrews 2015

Moss A Vase by Martin Andrews 2015

£110.00

A Perthshire PP156 Radial Concentric Paperweight 1994-7

A Perthshire PP156 Radial Concentric Paperweight 1994-7

A Perthshire PP156 paperweight from 1994-7. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£180.00

A Perthshire PP1 Radial Ring Twist Paperweight 1982-97

A Perthshire PP1 Radial Ring Twist Paperweight 1982-97

A Perthshire PP1 ring twist paperweight from 1982-97. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£140.00

A Scarce Perthshire PP25 Millefiori Paperweight 1974-5

A Scarce Perthshire PP25 Millefiori Paperweight 1974-5

A Perthshire PP25 millefiori paperweight from 1974-5. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£120.00

A Perthshire PP1 Eleven Radial Paperweight Pre 1978

A Perthshire PP1 Eleven Radial Paperweight Pre 1978

A Perthshire PP1 eleven radial spoke paperweight pre 1978. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£130.00

A Perthshire PP53 Fluted Concentric Paperweight 1982-95

A Perthshire PP53 Fluted Concentric Paperweight 1982-95

A Perthshire PP53 fluted concentric paperweight from 1982-95. Available from Scottish Antiques online store

£60.00

An Oval Rainbow Vase by Siddy Langley 2021

An Oval Rainbow Vase by Siddy Langley 2021

An Oval Rainbow Vase by Siddy Langley 2021

£150.00

A Rainbow Open Vase by Siddy Langley 2021

A Rainbow Open Vase by Siddy Langley 2021

A Rainbow Open Vase by Siddy Langley. The combination of fluidity of form and colour range cannot be achieved in any medium other than glass.

£150.00

A Perfume Bottle "Dartmoor" By Siddy Langley

A Perfume Bottle "Dartmoor" By Siddy Langley

A Perfume Bottle "Dartmoor" By Siddy Langley

£120.00

Storm Clouds A Studio Glass Vase By Siddy Langley

Storm Clouds A Studio Glass Vase By Siddy Langley

One of my favourite contemporary glass artists. Siddy has been inspired by her environment, Exmoor, Dartmoor and the rolling hills of Devon. The contoured aperture of the vase is inspired, it is the eye of the storm. This is nothing short of genius. I am

£160.00

Magenta Colour Glass Charger Possibly Isle Of Wight

Magenta Colour Glass Charger Possibly Isle Of Wight

Magenta Colour Glass Charger Possibly Isle Of Wight

£150.00

A Signed Siddy Langley Rainbow Jug 2021

A Signed Siddy Langley Rainbow Jug 2021

A signed Siddy Langley Rainbow jug from 2021. Available from the Hoard.

£145.00

Six Mike Hunter Twist Glass Studios Wine Glasses

Six Mike Hunter Twist Glass Studios Wine Glasses

A set of six opaque twist green colour wine glasses from c2015. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£350.00

A Nazeing Cloudy Waisted Glass Vase c1930-50

A Nazeing Cloudy Waisted Glass Vase c1930-50

A Nazeing cloudy waisted vase from c1935-40. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£40.00

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