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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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Set of Four Bristol Green Wine Glasses c1835

Set of Four Bristol Green Wine Glasses c1835

A very fine set of four Bristol green wine glasses from c1835 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian and Victorian wine glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£140.00

Set of Four Bristol Green Wine Glasses c1835

Set of Four Bristol Green Wine Glasses c1835

A very fine set of four green wine glasses from c1835 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian and Victorian wine glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online tore.

£140.00

Very Rare Regency Amethyst Wine Glass c1825

Very Rare Regency Amethyst Wine Glass c1825

Facet cut octagonal knop above a blade knop. Septagonal slice cut stem.

£140.00

Set of four Victorian Green Wine Glasses

Set of four Victorian Green Wine Glasses

An elegant set of four 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

£90.00

Pair Hollow Stem Peacock Blue Wine Glasses c1820

Pair Hollow Stem Peacock Blue Wine Glasses c1820

The hollow stem is an unusual and rare variant.

£150.00

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