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Regency Coloured

Georgian and Regency coloured wine glasses were a response to the vivid colours of contemporary 18th century polychrome porcelain. Coloured glass has been made for thousands of years but the combination of colour and form during the latter 18th century period results in stunning pieces that are not surpassed for many a collector. We are all familiar with Bristol blue and green wine glasses. The colours result from the addition of metal compounds to the glass. Manganese was added to continental glass to remove the green colourations given by iron in soda glass. When the concentration of manganese is increased then amethyst colours are achieved. A personal favourite, regency red glass, requires the addition of gold in small quantities. Nickel produces a violet colour with soda glass and purple with lead glass. Later uranium (oxide) glass was not such a novel idea, the Egyptians started the process, it was simply a newly discovered metal.

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Green Slice Cut Wine Glass c1830

Green Slice Cut Wine Glass c1830

Both practical and decorative antique glassware for sale at our antique shop online

£35.00

Pair Georgian Green Wine Glasses c1820

Pair Georgian Green Wine Glasses c1820

18th century Regency coloured wine glasses, are collected in their own right. They are also the most useable of all antique drinking glasses.

£62.00

Four 19th Century Green Wine Glasses c1830

Four 19th Century Green Wine Glasses c1830

Antique drinking glasses are not just for the glass collector. Try adding wine and using them ! Please peruse our selction of functional antiques at the scottish antique shop online

£110.00

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