The National Glass Collectors Fair

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In Focus: 12 Nov 2017

Whilst updating the Preview Gallery for our November 2017 National Glass Fair we highlighted various significant pieces of glass that were offered for sale on the day of the fair.


19th Century Moser Bowl

Amethyst Lidded Bowl By Moser.
Amethyst Lidded Bowl By Moser.

This 19th century amethyst lidded glass bowl with oroplastic frieze was manufactured by the Moser glassworks. The bowl measures 12cm in diameter and it is signed 'Moser Karlsbad Czechoslovakia' (see below).

This item was available to purchace from Stand No. 54 - Hall 3.

Moser Signature.
Moser Signature.

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

 


17th & 18th Century Drinking Glasses

Collection Of 17th & 18th Century Drinking Glasses
Collection Of 17th & 18th Century Drinking Glasses

This varied group of 18th century glasses comes from a private collection. The collection also includes two glasses from the 17th century.

Highlights included:

  • An extremely rare Jacobite toasting glass with folded foot. Prior to 2005 this glass had not been seen by collectors since the1960s.

  • A high quality monogrammed air twist "Cyder" glass.

  • A fine Lynn glass with well defined rings on the pointed funnel bowl.

  • A small opaque twist goblet as featured in George Davis' book.

  • A beehive knopped air twist with fruiting vine and polished grapes.

All glasses are in fine original unrestored condition, except one that has a very minor polish to the foot.

These glasses were available exclusively at the National Glass Fair as the exhibitor does not attend any other fairs (stand no. 56 - Hall 3).

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

 


Orrefors Decanter

Limited Edition Engraved Decanter, Signed By Nicholas Anderson.
Limited Edition Engraved Decanter, Signed By Nicholas Anderson.

This limited edition engraved decanter by Orrefors was signed by Nicholas Anderson on the occasion of the Septcentenary of Windsor Castle (1277 – 1977). The decanter is also numbered 47/50.

As pictured above the decanter comes with a certificate and a photo of the original decanter being presented to Queen Elizabeth II in 1977.

This item was available to purchace from Stand No. 34 - Hall 2.

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

 


Jonathan Harris - Contemporary Glass Artist

Contemporary glass artist and long standing exhibitor Jonathan Harris has launched a new range of glass that demonstrates another pioneering glass making technique. The technique is known as 'Translucent Colour Cup-cased Cameo' and the very fist piece is called 'All About Autumn' (New England)' - inspired by the stunning and vibrant colours of autumn.

Using his popular cup-cased cameo technique as a starting point, Jonathan has been experimenting with overlaying multiple layers of both translucent and transparent enamels, combining them with cased layers of gold and silver leaf.

The technique also involves a painstaking carving process, which requires intense concentration to ensure the 3D effect of the design is apparent from all angles.

Visit the Contemporary Glass gallery to view more examples of glass by Jonathan Harris, as well as items by other glass artists that were available to buy at our November 2017 glass fair.