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Wine Glasses

Victorian wine glasses are highly diverse in form and colour. Whole-coloured glasses can be found in many and varied hues: peacock blue, Bristol green, apple green, Bristol blue, yellow, amber, cranberry, ruby, amethyst, teal blue, turquoise, iridescent blue and the vivid uranium colours – and this list is by no means exhaustive. There is more variety within antique wine glasses from the Victorian era than any other.

 

As a general rule, the bowls of Victorian wines glasses were larger than those of their Georgian and Regency predecessors; in the 18th century, the price of wines fluctuated wildly with the political situation, mostly wars with the French and the imposition of taxation to fund them. In the 19th century the price of wine fell in real terms and the increased size of wine glass bowls gave greater license by which the artistry of engravers and new decorative techniques could be displayed upon a hand blown glass goblet with a large funnel bowl. A highly competitive and growing industry created a myriad of designs showing far broader scope than ever before.

 

Development in manufacturing processes also provides invaluable dating evidence for antique glass from the tell-tale marks left not only as pontil marks. The contours and profile within the foot of an antique wine glass, the shaped bowl, the method, type and style of engraving al provide dating indicators. Even the colour of the glass may be used as newly discovered metals were introduced into glassmaking. Bristol Green and cobalt blue provide no dating evidence in the 19th century. The same cannot be said for neodymium yellow for example.

 

With colours and bowl decorations to the fore, stems were somewhat overlooked; whereas the 18th century mantra seems to have been “the more knops the merrier” Victorian wine glass stems became comparatively plain, twist stems were deployed to a lesser degree on wine goblets. From the second quarter of the 19th century onwards, the extravagant designs of Bohemian glassmakers began to make an impact, with their penchant for intense colours and marbled glass, engraving and gilding setting the stage on which extravagant creations and a tranche of intensely-coloured hock glasses would find their niches. The somewhat inane perception of Victorians being universally staid and sombre is at odds with the nature of their richly cut glass, crystal glasses and with its hand painted polychromatic excesses, and any collection of 19th century wine glasses is sure to make for an eye-catching display. 

 



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Pair of Bristol Green Wine Glasses c1875

Pair of Bristol Green Wine Glasses c1875

A very fine pair of Bristol green wine glasses from c1875 in excellent condition. For more Georgian, Regency, and Victorian drinking glasses please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£65.00

A Set of Eight James Powell & Sons Red Wine Glasses c1880/90

A Set of Eight James Powell & Sons Red Wine Glasses c1880/90

A set of eight Six James Powell, Whitefriars red wine glasses designed by Harry Powell in 1880. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£275.00

Three Facet Cut Wine Glasses c1840

Three Facet Cut Wine Glasses c1840

A fine set of antique facet cut wine glasses in excellent condition. For more antique glassware including Georgian wine glasses, Georgian drinking glasses, and Victorian glassware please visit ScottishAntiques.com

£165.00

A Rock Crystal Cut Glass c1895

A Rock Crystal Cut Glass c1895

A fine rock crystal wine glass from c1895 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware including Victorian wine glasses, other Victorian drinking glasses, and a wide range of Georgian glassware please visit Scottish Antiques online store

£45.00

Rock Crystal Cut Wine Glass c1900

Rock Crystal Cut Wine Glass c1900

A fine rock crystal cut wine glass from c1900 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware including Victorian wine glasses, Georgian wine glasses, and other antique drinking glasses please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£65.00

Victorian Wheel Engraved and Cut Glass Goblet c1880

Victorian Wheel Engraved and Cut Glass Goblet c1880

A fine Victorian wheel engraved and cut wine glass from c1880 expertly restored in good condition. For more Victorian drinking glasses please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£95.00

Victorin Plain Stemmed Wine Glass

Victorin Plain Stemmed Wine Glass

A very fine Victorian plain stemmed wine glass from c1740 in excellent condition

£38.00

Six Victorian Uranium Yellow Wine Glasses c1850

Six Victorian Uranium Yellow Wine Glasses c1850

A fantastic set of six Victorian uranium wine glasses which you will find on our online antique glass specialist store scottishantiques.com

£160.00

Set of Six Victorian Uranium Wine Glasses c1900

Set of Six Victorian Uranium Wine Glasses c1900

This set of six uranium wine glasses with attractive slice cut bucket bowls can be found on our scottishantiques.com online store where you will be able to see a good range of other vaseline and Victorian drinking glasses

£70.00

Set of Four Uranium Wine Glasses c1900

Set of Four Uranium Wine Glasses c1900

A stylish set of highly usable engraved uranium wine glasses. For more antique glass including Georgian wine glasses, other Georgian drinking glasses, and Victorian drinking glasses scottitshantiques.com.

£75.00

Set of Four Victorian Uranium Yellow Wine Glasses c1860

Set of Four Victorian Uranium Yellow Wine Glasses c1860

A delightful set of mid 19th century Victorian wine glasses boasting a spectacular uranium green colour and petal cut bowls. For more Victorian drinking and wine glasses please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£140.00

Four Uranium Green Briliant Cut Wine Glasses c1890

Four Uranium Green Briliant Cut Wine Glasses c1890

A set of four 19th century Richardson uranium wine glasses with rich cut bowls. For more antique glassware including Georgian wine and drinking glasses, Victorian era drinking glasses, and antique table glass please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£75.00

James Powell & Sons Wine Glass Designed by T G Jackson

James Powell & Sons Wine Glass Designed by T G Jackson

A James Powell & Sons, Whitefriars, wine glass designed by T G Jackson from 1870-90. For a wide range of Georgian wine glasses, Georgian drinking glasses, and Victorian wine glasses please visit ScottishAntiques.com

£110.00

A Tall Late 19th Century Engraved Glass Goblet

A Tall Late 19th Century Engraved Glass Goblet

A tall late 19th continental facet cut stem and engraved wine glass. For more antique Victorian drinking glasses, Georgian wine glasses, and a wide range of antique silverware and porcelain please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£85.00

Pair of Victorian Engraved Uranium Wine Glasses c1880

Pair of Victorian Engraved Uranium Wine Glasses c1880

A striking pair of Victorian uranium wine glasses that are acid etched with decorative fruit and vines. These can be viewed in detail our online antique store at Scottish Antiques along with our other uranium vaseline glasses.

£65.00

Pair of Victorian Uranium Wine Glasses c1880

Pair of Victorian Uranium Wine Glasses c1880

A stunning pair of Victorian uranium wine glasses often referred to as vaseline glass. These can be found on our Scottish Antiques online store together with other examples of fine 19th Century stemware.

£45.00

Set of Six Uranium Green Wine Glasses c1880

Set of Six Uranium Green Wine Glasses c1880

A stunning set of six Victorian uranium green wine glasses with petal cut bowls. This type of glass is coloured by adding a small amount of uranium to the melt usually around 2% by mass.

£130.00

Victorian Chromium Green Wine Glass c1870

Victorian Chromium Green Wine Glass c1870

A very stylish Victorian uranium wine glass, this is remarkably heavy. We have may more uranium vaseline glasses available within our antique store on line.

£45.00

Four Victorian Turquoise Wine Glasses c1890

Four Victorian Turquoise Wine Glasses c1890

A stunning set of four regency period peacock blue wine glasses which can be found on our on-line store at Scottish Antiques

£125.00

Victorian Opaque Twist Cordial Glasses c1840

Victorian Opaque Twist Cordial Glasses c1840

Attractive 19th century wine glasses. Functional antique glassware to be used and appreciated from the Scottish online antique store

£210.00

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