Regency Coloured

Georgian wine glasses during the Regency period made 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. Georgian drinking glasses absorbed a blaze of colours. We refer to this generically as Regency coloured glass.

We are all familiar with Bristol blue glass, Bristol green glass and amethyst glass. The colours result from the addition of metal compounds to the glass. There are a myriad of coloured stem wine glasses. 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 purple amethyst colours are achieved.

A personal favourite, Regency ruby red glass, requires the addition of gold in small quantities. Nickel produces a violet colour with soda glass sometimes referred to as "black amethyst" and the same material induces a more purple amethyst or "vintage purple" in 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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Two Victorian Green Wine Glasses

Two Victorian Green Wine Glasses

Two elegant green Victorian glasses originally intended for wine but in the 21st century more suited to sherry or port. Please note that this is a matched set and therefore there are slight variations in colour and dimensions

£80.00

A Set Of Eight Slice Cut Green Wine Glasses 1825-50

A Set Of Eight Slice Cut Green Wine Glasses 1825-50

A Set Of Eight Slice Cut Green Wine Glasses 1825-50. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£375.00

A Set of Six  Regency Wine Glasses c1830

A Set of Six Regency Wine Glasses c1830

A set of four green Regency wine glasses from c1830. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£295.00

Four Slice Cut Green Wine Glasses c1840

Four Slice Cut Green Wine Glasses c1840

Four Slice Cut Green Wine Glasses c1840

£175.00

Four Emerald Green Wine Glasses 1825-50

Four Emerald Green Wine Glasses 1825-50

Four Emerald Green Wine Glasses 1825-50

£225.00

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