In 2015 we completed over two thousand sales. A high turnover is wonderful but it does create it some issues. We cannot keep items forever as we have finite space for storage and they must be cleared.
It will, of course, be of no great surprise to hear that glass is prone to chipping and damage when used. After two or three hundred years of constant use and then having being shuffled around in collectors' cabinets for further decades some glassware inevitably gets damaged. When such damage is not so severe as to destroy the aesthetic qualites of the glass you can still find these less than pristine pieces available in our "Bargain Basement". We also receive some items that have been heavily restored. These glasses are still entirely usable, will still display beautifully but can be obtained at a fraction of the cost of a perfect period example.
We also from time to time receive damaged items, broken in transit and we do damage items ourselves . As happened recently a set of six Daum Nancy liquer glasses became a group of three and they cannot be sold individually
We hope that you can find a bargain that will benefit your collection or just something to use and enjoy