The National Glass Collectors Fair

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In Focus: 8 May 2016

Whilst updating the Preview Gallery for our May 2016 fair we have chosen to highlight various significant pieces of glass that will be offered for sale by exhibitors at the next National Glass Fair.


Wine Goblet

Wine Goblet
Wine Goblet

A superb and extremely rare small wine goblet dating to around 1580 - probably originating in the Low Countries.

A generous bucket bowl with basal gadrooning sits over a knop and high trumpet folded foot.

The glass mix has a brownish tint and features numerous small bubbles.

This goblet displays all the expected characteristics of early Façon de Venise glasses.

A rare survivor indeed!

Height: 12.4cm.

Visit the 17th & 18th Century gallery to view more examples of this type of glass from the 17th and 18th centuries.

 

 

 

 

 




Moser (Karlsbad)

Acid etched lidded bowl by Moser
Acid etched lidded bowl by Moser
This lidded bowl is a rare example of the 'oroplastic' acid cut-back technique, which was patented by Moser in 1919.

The oroplastic design was typically employed to create a frieze around the rim or foot of a vase. The effect is enhanced by the use of gilding to highlight the decoration.

Diameter: 11.5cm

C. 1920

Visit the 19th & 20th Century gallery to view more examples of glassware from this period.

 

 

 

 



Kosta Boda

An elongated vase designed by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Boda.
An elongated vase designed by Vicke Lindstrand
for Kosta Boda.

This elongated vase was designed by Vicke Lindstrand in 1958/9.

The vase is decorated with a galleon that is etched above deeply cut waves with a green base beneath.

The galleon is thought to represent one of Christopher Columbus' three favourites vessels.

Dimensions: 21.5cm x 16cm x 8cm

Visit the 19th & 20th Century gallery to view more examples of glassware from this period.