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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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Allister Malcolm Amber Tondo Vase 2023

Allister Malcolm Amber Tondo Vase 2023

A very fine Allister Malcolm amber 'Tondo' vase from 2023 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British studio glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£590.00

Allister Malcolm Poised for Flight Dragonfly 2023

Allister Malcolm Poised for Flight Dragonfly 2023

A very fine Allister Malcolm sculpture entitled 'Poised for Flight.' For more British art glass, including a wide range of British studio glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£425.00

Allister Malcolm Pod Bottle 2023

Allister Malcolm Pod Bottle 2023

A very fine Allister Malcolm pod bottle made in 2023 in Stourbridge. For more British art glass please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£290.00

Allister Malcolm Blue Iris Sculpture 2023

Allister Malcolm Blue Iris Sculpture 2023

A very fine Allister Malcolm blue iris sculpture. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British studio glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£320.00

Thomas Webb Bronze Glass Vase c1880

Thomas Webb Bronze Glass Vase c1880

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

£325.00

Allister Malcolm Amethyst Honeycomb Vase 2023

Allister Malcolm Amethyst Honeycomb Vase 2023

A very fine Allister Malcolm amethyst honeycomb vase from 2023 in excellent condition. For more British art glass please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£280.00

Allister Malcolm Luminescent Aqua Bubble Wrap Cylindrical Vase 2023

Allister Malcolm Luminescent Aqua Bubble Wrap Cylindrical Vase 2023

Allister Malcolm Luminescent Aqua Bubble Wrap Cylindrical Vase 2023

£1,300.00

Allister Malcolm Honeycomb Vase 2023

Allister Malcolm Honeycomb Vase 2023

A very fine Allister Malcolm pink honeycomb vase from 2023 in excellent condition. For more British art glass please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£375.00

Sculptural Anthony Stern Glass Bowl c2000

Sculptural Anthony Stern Glass Bowl c2000

A very fine Anthony Stern glass bowl from c2000 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, including a wide range of studio glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£575.00

Malcolm Sutcliffe Art Glass Bowl c1995

Malcolm Sutcliffe Art Glass Bowl c1995

A very fine Malcolm Sutcliffe art glass bowl from c1995 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, including a wide range of studio glass vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£190.00

Barnarby Powell for Whitefriars Ribbon Trailed Gold-Amber Vase c1938

Barnarby Powell for Whitefriars Ribbon Trailed Gold-Amber Vase c1938

A very fine Barnarby Powell ribbon trailed gold-amber vase from c1938 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British Art Deco glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£45.00

Optic Wave Moulded Amber Glass Vase Barnaby Powell Whitefriars c1935

Optic Wave Moulded Amber Glass Vase Barnaby Powell Whitefriars c1935

A very fine optic wave moulded amber glass vase, probably by Barnaby Powell, from c1935 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British Art Deco glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£70.00

Compose III - Art Glass Sculpture By Laura McKinley

Compose III - Art Glass Sculpture By Laura McKinley

Compose III - Art Glass Sculpture By Laura McKinley

£2,450.00

Siddy Langley Supermoon Vase 2022

Siddy Langley Supermoon Vase 2022

A very fine Siddy Langley Supermoon vase from 2022. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British studio glass vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£165.00

Geoffrey Baxter Whitefriars 9691 Bark Vase 1966-1980

Geoffrey Baxter Whitefriars 9691 Bark Vase 1966-1980

A very fine Whitefriars 'Bark' vase made between 1966 and 1980 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British studio glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£225.00

Rare Thomas Webb Filamentosa Dimple Vase c1880

Rare Thomas Webb Filamentosa Dimple 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.

£110.00

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.

£125.00

A Documented Thomas Webb Cameo Glass Vase Carved by Frank Wilkinson Completed 1928

A Documented Thomas Webb Cameo Glass Vase Carved by Frank Wilkinson Completed 1928

A Documented Thomas Webb Cameo Glass Vase carved by Frank Wilkinson Completed 1928

£8,250.00

Pauline Solven Studio Glass Cylinder Vase 1979

Pauline Solven Studio Glass Cylinder Vase 1979

A very fine Pauline Solven studio glass vase made in 1979 in excellent condition. For more British studio glass vases, including a wide range of midcentury modern vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£180.00

Large Siddy Langley Reef Graal Vase 2004

Large Siddy Langley Reef Graal Vase 2004

A very fine and large Siddy Langley 'Reef' vase from 2004 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British studio glass vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£475.00

Elegant Stevens and Williams Rainbow Vase c1935-40

Elegant Stevens and Williams Rainbow Vase c1935-40

A very fine Stevens and Williams Rainbow vase from c1935-40 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British studio vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£160.00

Siddy Langley Freeform Rainforest Vase 2021

Siddy Langley Freeform Rainforest Vase 2021

A very fine Siddy Langley freeform Rainforest vase from 2021. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British studio glass vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£320.00

Boxed Caithness Spring Romance Range Cleopatra Vase

Boxed Caithness Spring Romance Range Cleopatra Vase

A very fine Caithness Spring Romance range Cleopatra vase in excellent condition. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British studio glass vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£90.00

Siddy Langley Rose and White Scent Bottle 2023

Siddy Langley Rose and White Scent Bottle 2023

A very fine Siddy Langley Glass scent bottle from 2023 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British studio glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£95.00

Siddy Langley Turquoise Striped Perfume Bottle 2023

Siddy Langley Turquoise Striped Perfume Bottle 2023

Siddy Langley Turquoise Striped Perfume Bottle 2023

£160.00

Siddy Langley Tri-colour Glass Scent Bottle 2023

Siddy Langley Tri-colour Glass Scent Bottle 2023

A very fine Siddy Langley glass scent bottle from 2023. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British studio glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£110.00

Siddy Langley Dartmoor Bud Vase 2023

Siddy Langley Dartmoor Bud Vase 2023

A very fine Siddy Langley Dartmoor bud vase from 2023. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British studio glass vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£150.00

Siddy Langley Polka Dot Scent Bottle 2023

Siddy Langley Polka Dot Scent Bottle 2023

A very fine Siddy Langley Polka Dot scent bottle from 2023. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British studio glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£85.00

Siddy Langley Tradescantia Footed Bowl c2012

Siddy Langley Tradescantia Footed Bowl c2012

A very fine Siddy Langley Tradescantia footed bowl from c2012 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British studio glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£360.00

Siddy Langley Tradescantia Vase 2012

Siddy Langley Tradescantia Vase 2012

A very fine Siddy Langley Tradescantia vasefrom 2012 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British studio glass vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£375.00

Siddy Langley Journey Vase 2023

Siddy Langley Journey Vase 2023

A very fine Siddy Langley Journey vase from 2023. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British studio glass vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£360.00

Large Siddy Langley Moorland Bowl 2022

Large Siddy Langley Moorland Bowl 2022

A very fine and large Siddy Langley Moorland bowl from 2022. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British studio glass vase, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£360.00

Adam Aaronson Studio Glass Sculpture 1979

Adam Aaronson Studio Glass Sculpture 1979

A very fine and unusual Adam Aaronson sculpture from 1979 in good condition. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British studio glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£260.00

Pauline Solven Studio Glass Fruit Vase c1975

Pauline Solven Studio Glass Fruit Vase c1975

A very fine Pauline Solven studio glass fruit vase from c1975 in excellent condition. For more British art glass please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£180.00

Siddy Langley Journey Rosebowl 2023

Siddy Langley Journey Rosebowl 2023

A very fine Siddy Langley 'Journey' rosebowl from 2023 in excellent condition. For more British art glass please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£340.00

Signed Pauline Solven Studio Glass Dish c1972

Signed Pauline Solven Studio Glass Dish c1972

A very fine Pualine Solven studio glass dish from c1972 in excellent condition. For more British art glass, including a wide range of British studio glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£175.00

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