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Locate your chosen factory or item of Antique Glass by using our a-z index.

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Absinthe Glass         to view our current stock  of  Opaline Glass       

Alexandrite Glass       to view our current stock of Thomas Webb and Sons 

Patented 1902,  by Thomas Webb & Sons, multi coloured transparent glass with graduated colouring from citron yellow to rose through to blue, The variations are produced by the glass being heated to different temperatures in different parts of the item. It has been suggested that all the surviving, known, antique Alexandrite glass was produced from a single batch.

Alexandrit Glass   Find items for sale on the Moser Glass page

Produced by Moser, glass of an even purple to lilac hue which changes colour depending on the light source. (Dichroic)

Argy- Rousseau, Gabriel

French Art Deco glass artist particularly in Pate - de-cristal.

Art Glass      to view our current stock of    Rock Crystal and Colourless Glass

Art glass describes high quality decorative glass produced in the last quarter of the 19th Century in Great Britain, Europe and the USA. The biggest factories associated with the term Art Glass are Thomas Webb, Stevens and Williams, Tiffany, Gallé and Daum.

Art Deco Glass   European Producers  page has a variety of Art Deco items for sale.

An art movement of style which developed in Europe and spread world-wide reaching a peak c.1925. Stylised forms often brightly coloured and angular elements to shape and form. See Navarre glass and Decorchemont glass entries for items in stock.

Aventurine Glass   find items for sale on the Stevens & Williams   page

Glittering glass made by the inclusion of gold, copper, iron or brass flakes, often mixed with coloured glass to produce patterns or swirls. Formal patterns produced by Stevens & Williams. We have various antique glass pieces with Adventurine trapped between two layers of glass.            

American Glass (Depression Glass)  We do not stock this, or any type of pressed glass.

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Annagrun and Annagelb   to view our current stock of  Scent Bottles  

Uranium glass coloured green or yellow. Invented by Joseph Riedel and named after his wife Anna.

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Baccarat Glass   to view our current stock of   Drinking Glasses   and  European Producers 

French glasshouse in Baccarat, Meurthe-et-Moselle, established in 1764 under the direction of Toussaint. (Baccarat name used from 1822 onwards) The term opaline was first used at Baccarat. Opaline glass wares made between 1850-1870. 

Bacchus, George British Glass

A high quality Mid 19th Century Stourbridge glass manufacturer.

Barbe Jules for examples of Barbe designs please do to Fairy Lamps

The most well known gilder and enameller working in Stourbridge in the last quarter of the 19th century. He is also believed to have designed patterns for use on Queens Burmese wares.

Bauer Leopold  for examples of his designs please go to  Loetz Glass

Bimini Glass   find our stock on European Producers 

Viennese Art Deco glass manufacturer with particular emphasis on  lampwork elements such as figures and animals. 

The name Bimini is taken from a popular poem By Heinrich dated 1852 which describes Bimini as a fictitious island which contained the fountain of youth. Fritz Lemple was a publisher and poet before he began the factory. In 1938 Lampl emigrated to England where he established Bimini Ltd which continued until the war years.

Biscuit Boxes / Jars   find items on Thomas Webb and Sons

A decorative Victorian tableware of rounded barrel-shape mounted with a silver plate rim, cover and handle. 


Engraver of glass worked for Thomas Webb and Sons Son/descendant  of August Bohm.

Bohemian Glass  (Bohemia)  to view our current stock of  Bohemian Glass  

more information on Coloured Bohemian Glass

The western glass region of Czechoslovakia, formerly an independent kingdom, later a region of the Austro-Hungarian empire which became part of the newly formed country after World War 1 ended in 1918. The industry was nationalized by the Communist government in 1946..Importany factories include Moser and Loetz. 

Bohm, August

Engraver of glass worked for Thomas Webb and Sons 

Burmese Glass (Queen’s Burmese)      buy Burmese Glass on our Fairy Lamps  page.

Produced by Thomas Webb & Sons from 1886. A semi opaque glass graduated from pink to yellow. Used for decorative glasswares including fairy lamps. Quality items are marked and some are decorated, rare patterns include 'Dog rose' and 'Ivy'.  It is believed that many of the designs for Burmese fairy lamps were by Jules Barbe. Please contact  Andrew if you are interested in antique Burmese glass. We have many items in stock which are not illustrated at the present time.

Byzantine Style    see our   Drinking Glasses page for further information.

Eastern Roman empire style.

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Cameo Glass   to buy items go to Thomas Webb & Sons  or our  Stevens & Williams  pages for further information on cameo glass click here The History of English Cameo Glass

Cameo glass is a form of cased glass. Cased glass is composed of two or more layers of coloured glass. The inner layer may be blown into outer layers while the glass is still hot or a piece in one colour is dipped into the molten glass of another colour whilst in the furnace. Cameo most often refers to glass which is composed of a solid  white layer of glass cut through to the base colour. This ancient Roman technique was revived by the English in the late 19th century. Antique English cameo often featured classical and botanical subjects carved by hand. The unique pieces therefore carry a high price when offered for sale. Identification is sometimes difficult for the less experienced collector as few English Cameo pieces are marked. A mark does not always mean an item is more valuable.

Carder, Frederick     one museum quality item in stock on this page Stevens & Williams     

The best and most well known designer and wheel cutter at Stevens & Williams. Carder commenced his career at  Stevens & Williams in 1881. By the at the turn of the 19th Century he was leading in glass design. He is notable for the re-introduction of coloured glass to the product line. Many of his designs survive  in archive form in Stourbridge.  Whilst at Stevens & Williams, Carder worked with Peter Faberge  of Russia. After disagreements developed within the management of Stevens & Williams Carder resigned and emigrated to the United States.

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Caskets / Tea Caddies    can be purchased from the Moser Glass and Bohemian Glass pages.

Chatelaine   to purchase these delightful scent bottles visit our  Scent Bottles page

A hook or keeper hung from the belt for requisites and useful implements, i.e. keys, button hooks and perfume/smelling salts bottles, used by Victorian housekeepers.

Claret Jug for examples visit  Stevens & Williams - Decanters

A vessel for holding red wine. The correct term for which is actually Clareteen. However claret jug is the commonly used term.

Clarke’s          see Fairy Lamps definition                For stock   Fairy Lamps 

Clichy             to view our current stock of  Opaline Glass

Cloisonné Glass         one item for sale in  European Producers

Glass mounted with a fused casing of Cloisonné work. Cloisonné is a technique where small strands of base metal (copper) or silver are fused into designs to separate areas of enamel colour. Cloisonné glass is particularly rare as the firing temperature of the metal work was often at odds with the firing temperature of the glass.

Clutha Glass     to view our current stock of British Glass

Scottish glass made  by J Couper & Sons, Glasgow, c.1885-1905. Clutha meaning cloudy, the glass is of cloudy yellow, green or amber colouration with streaks of darker hue.  Forms are often based on Antique glass shapes. Designers included G Walton and Dr Christopher Dresser.

Collins, William   please go to our  Drinking Glasses page.

Commemorative Wares      please visit the Stevens & Williams - Other shapes page

Cranberry Glass      to view our current stock of  Mary Gregory    and  Stevens & Williams  

Transparent red-pink coloured glass made in a variety of forms. Often  used as a body for Mary Gregory painted designs. The colouration is derived from gold.

Crimean War    one item for sale on the  British Glass page


A generic term referring to thin, fine quality glass stemware produced since the early 20th century. Also Cristaux

Crystal Palace    please go to our  British Glass page.

The Great Exhibition originally held at Hyde Park  in 1851 and then moved to Sydenham, South London. The building referred to as The Crystal Palace.

Cut Glass

Glass decorated with cuts that form facets to reflect and refract light. The cutting accomplished by wheel or stone cutting.

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Decanters     many in stock, please look at  Stevens & Williams - Decanters  for examples                         

Despret Georges (1862-1952) one item in stock in the European Producers  section.
Despret was a glassmaker working in France, particularly using the technique Pate-de-Verre  He signed pieces with his engraved signature 'Despret' and rarely added the date. During World War I his factory was destroyed, reopened in 1920 and shut its doors forever in 1937. Other exponents of the Pate de Verre technique are Albert Louis Dammouse and Francois-Emile Decorchemont. Pate-de-Verre is sometimes called Pate-de-Riz.

Décorchemont Françoise Emilé  (1880-1971)  one item in stock  European Producers           

Post WW1 worked in Conches, Normandy making Pate-de-Verre and pate de crystal in a style now known as Art Deco 

Desvignes, Jean Baptiste  Please us for contact us for further information

Decorated and gilded early French opaline glass.

Depression Glass - We do not stock Depression Glass.

Diamond Registration Marks (or Registered Design Numbers)

Photographs of Registered Design Numbers  on Andrew's stock.

Dichroic Glass         for examples please go to  Moser Glass   

Two coloured glass which shows a different colour in different light. See Alexandrit.

Double overlay  this technique is displayed in our stock of Scent Bottles

This is where two layers are overlaid and cut back.  See Overlay.

Dresser, Dr Christopher (1834-1904)  one item for sale on the   British Glass page

Designed glass for James Couper & Sons in the 1880’s

Drinking Glasses / Wine Glasses - Collectors Glasses   items for sale are on   Drinking Glasses

Includes glasses known by the following terms: Hock, Shot, Champagne, Goblet, Claret, Flute, Coupe, Port, Liqueur, Sherry, Punch, Ice, Water, Toasting, Martini, Dram, Stems, Red and White Wine, Cocktail, Highball, Chalice, Tumbler, Beaker, Tot and many others.

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Egermann Friedrich     Inventor of  Lithyalin glass.

Egyptian Revival       please see  Rock Crystal and Colourless Glass for an example.

Reflects an interest in Egyptology and the tomb goods of the Pharaohs brought to Europe by collectors and archaeologists. The use of decorative motifs such as sphinx heads, hieroglyphics and scarabs. characterise the style.

Ehrenfeld, Koln   items for sale in the  Drinking Glasses section

Etching / Etched  See  Sporting Antiques  Greyhound racing for an example of etched glass.

A method of decorating a piece of glass. The two main types are acid etching and Diamond point etching. In acid etching a piece is covered with an acid-resistant protective layer and then scratched with a design which is then exposed to hydrofluoric acid or acid fumes, thus leaving a design when the protective layer is removed.  

Diamond Point etching is where a hand-held or mechanized needle is used to draw a fine-lined design on a piece. Ornate repetitive designs were possible with the mechanized needle.

Enamelled decoration  view this technique in our current stock of  Moser Glass                                              and Drinking Glasses

White or coloured enamel paints were generally hand-painted on a finished piece of glass which is then re-fired to adhere the enamel decoration to the glass base.

Eye Bath    one example for sale on our  Bohemian Glass page.

Small cup or beaker used for washing eyes.

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Fairy Light        to view our current stock of  Fairy Lamps            

Small individual light formed from a glass shade and stand holding a small candle. Particularly fine examples were produced by Clarke’s,  who held the patent for ‘Fairy Lights’ c.1885-89. The lights were often used as Night-lights and placed by the bedside of children. Often these are known as Clarke's Fairy Pyramid lights.

Favrile Glass            See Tiffany, Louis Comfort. Loetz & Tiffany Glass page.

Fereday, John Thomas (1854-1942)  please go to the  Rock Crystal and Colourless Glass page.

Worked for Thomas Webb for 40 years. Mostly executed elaborate borders and rims but planned many designs. Retired 1922.

Filigree            to view items from our stock of filigree  European Producers 

Decorative glass formed from twisted white or coloured canes of glass within a clear glass ground, also called latticino or reticelli.

Flashed Glass

a glass piece of one colour is, while still very hot, dipped into molten glass of another colour to form a very thin outer layer. This thin outer layer could then be engraved or cut through to the base colour. A similar effect could be obtained by applying a coloured stain to the surface of clear glass and once again cutting through. Flashing was a less expensive  way to produce a second layer of glass (overlay glass) however the cutting technique is often just as fine.

Fouquet, Georges      one item for sale on the  European Producers   page

Fratelli Toso Venetian Glass

Italian makers of Fine glass, particularly known for making Millefiori Glass.

Fritsche, William (working 1868 - d.1924)  items for sale on  Thomas Webb & Sons          

Bohemian born glass engraver. Worked for Thomas Webb & Sons and engraved items in Classical style, particularly on the rock crystal body.

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Gallé Emile (1846-1904)     European Producers  has one item by Gallé.

French glass artist, theorist and leader of the Ecole de Nancy and developed many new glass techniques including marqueterie sue verre and clair de lune. Noted for cameo glass.

Gorge de Pigeon ( sometimes called Hortensia Glass)  for stock Scent Bottles     Opaline Glass 

A very rare pink coloured antique French Opaline glass, produced c.1820-1835.

Golf,  decorated glass for our stock  Sporting Antiques

Great Exhibition

See Crystal Palace.

Greyhound racing,  decorated glass   can be found at Sporting Antiques


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Harrach   go to  European Producers  to purchase items.

Heckert, Fritz   (Heckert of Petersdorf)  Drinking Glasses  for items for sale and also:

Bohemian glass factory founded c1866. Specialised in enamelled glasswares. Often has enamelled mark FH to base.

Heisey       to view an item from our stock  Rock Crystal and Colourless Glass

Ohio, USA. America glass factory

Hillebauer, Edward John Snr  (c.1841- d.1894) Whitefriars Glass  

Glass engraver who had premises two doors down from the Whitefriars workshops in the 1880's. Particularly noted for designs of exotic birds such as hummingbirds, most designs probably after ornithological plates published by John Gould in 'The Family of Hummingbirds' published in 5 volumes between 1849 and 1861. 

Edward John Hillebauer Snr was born in Austria, Bohemia and is listed on the British 1881 census as a glass engraver. He had a son also called Edward John in 1866 who was christened 16 December at St Mary Le Strand Church in Middlesex.

Hock Glass / Hock Glasses  Drinking Glasses

Hock is a German wine which was very popular at the turn of the 19th Century. Drinking glasses were especially manufactured for this type of wine. It should be noted that Hock in it's day was more expensive than champagne.

Hodgetts, Joshua    for items in stock Stevens & Williams Vases   

for more information   The Glass of Stevens & Williams

Hofstatter, Franz  for examples for sale see  Loetz Glass

Early 20th Century designer for Loetz (Lotz)

Hookah Base See  European Producers page.

Base for water cooled smoking implement.

Hortensia Glass        see  Gorge de Pigeon definition       to view items from our stock     Opaline Glass   and Scent Bottles

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Intaglio  to view intaglio items from our stock  Thomas Webb & Sons   Stevens & Williams  (all pages) Tassie Marchant & Brown

Engraving below the surface of the glass object to produce an image in relief, the background being the highest surface, used to great effect by Tassie for glass gemstones.

Iridescent  Glass  Loetz & Tiffany Glass

Late 19th century art glass imitating the surface of early glass which has degraded. Glass is subjected to metal vapours which bond or etch into the glass. Technique used by Tiffany and Loetz. Sometimes confused with Carnival glass which is inferior and usually of copper or purple/green tones.

Islamic Market  Please see our  European Producers and Bohemian Glass pages.

Italian Glass     to view items from our stock go to our Venetian Glass page

Includes Murano, Venini, Toso & Company, Salviati to name just a few

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Jewel Caskets / boxes  can be found on the  Moser Glass     page and the Scent Bottles page.

Jewell  Glass   please view our stock on the Stevens & Williams Vases page.

A form of antique threaded glass developed by Stevens & Williams in 1886. A clear casing of glass is applied to a coloured or graduated colour body to trap air bubbles  when blown into a mould these bubbles appear in lines of ridges. Usually marked with (Registered design number ) Rd 55693.

Jewelled Glass   (Not to be confused with the above)  one example on   Drinking Glasses

This refers to a 19th/20th Century technique of adding small blobs of coloured glass to items such as vases and drinking glasses to simulate precious stones.

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Karlsbad  to purchase go to  Moser Glass    more information  The History of Moser Glass

Kleukens, Friedrich Wilhelm 1878-56 One example of his designs in Steins

Typographer, graphic designer and illustrator, Member of the famous Darmstadter Kunstlerkolonie.

Kny, Frederick Englebert - (active 1865-1920's)    for further info The History of Thomas Webb & Sons  

Engraver of glass worked for Thomas Webb and Sons 

Kny, W

Son of F E Kny. Engraver of glass worked for Thomas Webb and Sons  c.1864

Koepping, Karl  (1848-1914) See our  European Producers  for items in this style.

The foremost German Art Nouveau glass artist, produced extremely fragile light drinking glasses of flower and leaf like form. Original pieces are almost impossible to obtain due to the fragility of the wares.

Kretschmann, F

Engraver of glass worked for Thomas Webb and Sons  c.1888


Le Verre Français   to purchase items go to European Producers 

Lithyalin Glass  Please us contact for further details of items in stock. Invented by Friedrich Egermann.

A form of glass invented by Egermann in Bohemia, c.1828 made to imitate precious stones.

Lighting   one table lamp in European Producers 

Lobmeyr / Lobmeyer  See our European Producers  page.

J & L Lobmeyr an Austrian glasshouse based in Vienna produced fine cut and engraved glass until the end of the 19th Century. In the 20th Century they produced fine Art Nouveau style glass and later functionalist glass up to and including the Art Deco period. Well known artists include Josef Hoffmann and Carl Pietsch. Lobmeyr also retailed good quality glass from other factories and marked the underside with their own cipher for J & L Lobmeyer.

Loetz/Lotz to view our stock of  Loetz & Tiffany Glass 

A Bohemian glass making firm founded in 1836 in Klostermuhle and purchased in 1840 by Johann Loetz. Under the directorship of M R von Spaun the factory made fine iridescent glass rivalling L C Tiffany.

Lustres   Always in stock please  contact  us for details

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Marchant, Nathaniel  to purchase examples  Tassie Marchant & Brown  

more information  History of Tassie

Marqueterie sur verre    to purchase examples  Moser Glass    and   Drinking Glasses pages.

Mary Gregory    to purchase examples  Mary Gregory   further info   History of Mary Gregory        

Our information page contains a colouration price guide and answers many frequently asked questions about Mary Gregory glass.

Masonic  Glass   to purchase examples   Bohemian Glass and  British Glass  pages

Mat su No Ke Glass    to purchase examples     Stevens & Williams - Vases  

An exceptionally rare pair of vases in stock

A type of decorative glass made by Stevens & Williams which features hand-applied three-dimensional trim, often in the form of fruit or flowering vines. This glass trim is applied in the semi-molten state while the main object is still extremely hot so that the appliqué becomes an integral part of the piece. The applied design in clear glass has the appearance of the blooms and vines being made of ice.

Meyers Neffe        The History of Moser Glass

Medallion Cameo (Stuart)  to purchase go to   British Glass page

A highly prized make of British Cameo Glass produced by the Stuart Manufactory - rare and highly collectable. For more information Stuart Medallion Cameo Glass

Mercury, Varnish, Mirrored or Silvered Glass  to purchase examples Mercury and Varnish Glass     

History of Varnish & Mercury Glass

Milk Glass   Please view our  European Producers  page

Millefiori  or Millefleur Glass   to purchase examples Venetian Glass

An Italian term meaning "thousand flowers," in glass it refers to a design produced by combining small multi-coloured canes of glass into a sheet which can then be shaped or blown into a mould. The same decorative canes can also be used to decorate the interior of paperweights. The leading exponents of the technique were Fratelli Toso.

Minerbi - Count Lionel   to purchase examples from this famous service Whitefriars Glass  

Diplomat, Whitefriars made a superb service of glass for Count Minerbi in 1906. Originally of 400 pieces of which few survive.

Moser Glass     to purchase examples please go to   Moser Glass  

Acorn decorated  and Karlsbad period wares for more information      The History of Moser Glass

Muhlhaus, Julius Please go to  our European Producers page

Muller Freres

Henri & Desire, brothers. French Art Nouveau glass artists worked for Emile Galle in Nancy and for Val St Lambert. Later founded own manufactory in Luneville and Croismare.

Murano Glass     to purchase examples please go to    Venetian Glass

An island in the Venetian lagoon, Italy. Centre of the Venetian glass making industry. Notable firms Fratelli Toso, Salviati, Barovier Toso & Company and Venini.

Murray, Keith  (b1893)   to purchase examples please go to  Rock Crystal and Colourless Glass

Architect and designer. Designed glass for Whitefriars, Brierley Crystal and Stevens & Williams.

Between 1931 and 1939 over 1200 designs were produced by Keith Murray for Stevens and Williams. All are clearly marked with a facsimile signature mark and S W divided by a fleur des lys mark. Some of the designs are not consistent with the placement and arrangements of the designs,  the cutters were allowed to cover small flaws or bubbles in the glass with element of the design. Hence the arrangement of the ‘Cactus’ design may vary greatly from piece to piece.

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Nailsea  Glass  to purchase examples please go to  Fairy Lamps

Antique English glassware originally from Nailsea near Bristol but now also used as a generic term. Nailsea items tend to be domestic wares, bottles and ornamental items, including tobacco pipes and novelty wares. Items are patterned with ‘feathered’ designs, flecks and stripes.

Navarre, Henri (b1885)     to purchase examples please go to  European Producers             

French Art Deco glass artist. Heavy textured glasswares often incorporating air trap bubbles and applied medallions.

Northwood, John (1837-1902) to buy Northwood glass go to  Stevens & Williams -Vases

Thought to have rediscovered the ancient technique of cameo glass. Set up a cameo workshop in Stourbridge with his brother Joseph and in 1873 completed the famous Elgin Vase. In 1876 he won the £1,000 prize for the best copy of the Portland Vase, probably the most important piece of English cameo glass ever produced. In 1880 he became the art director of Stevens and Williams and worked closely with Frederick Carder. He also designed a machine for the production of 'pull-up' glass, an example of which is OSIRIS glass.

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O'Fallon, James

Irish engraver of glass worked for Thomas Webb and Sons  Known for his expert carving of fruit and flowers.

Opaline Glass      to purchase examples please go to    Opaline Glass and  Bohemian Glass pages. 

A fine semi transparent glass that has nacreous (mother of pearl) like properties to the surface. The term ‘Opaline’ was first used by the Baccarat factory, though the glass body itself was made in the 17th Century in Murano. The finest Opaline was made at Baccarat, St Louis and Choisy-le-Roi. The effect is achieved by adding tin or stannic oxide additives to the clear base glass. Opaline glass was later produced in Bohemia. Opaline was made in a vast range of colours including, blue, yellow, pink, red, white (milk), ruby, and green.

Operatic Interest   to purchase examples please go to  Bohemian Glass

Open salts   Salts English Cameo, Open and Table Salts

American term for table salts.

Orchard John  To purchase examples please go to our S & W - Other shapes page

Glass engraver working for Stevens and Williams. A rare and desirable artist.

Osiris  To purchase examples please go to our  Stevens & Williams- Vases  page

Patented by John Northwood I in 1885 and manufactured by Stevens and Williams from 1886-7.

Overlay Glass   to purchase examples please go to   Bohemian Glass    

Where one layer of glass is overlaid on another and cut back to the original colour. This is not the same as cameo glass. Double overlay this is where two layers are overlaid and cut back.   to purchase examples please go to Scent Bottles

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Paperweights   (none in stack at present)

Rare Continental paperweights including St Louis and Bohemian examples

Palme, Franz Joseph We have an exceptional example displayed (Sold) on the  Thomas Webb & Sons page.

A Bohemian working as an engraver in the Stourbridge area between 1882 -1930.

Pate de verre / Pate de cristal  to purchase examples please go to  European Producers 

Powdered glass mixed into a thick paste with a volatile adhesive medium and applied to the interior of a mould in layers until the desired depth of glass is achieved. The paste is then fired only enough to stabilise the form. This lead to many failures so technique is relatively rare also very hazardous (and therefore expensive) technique. Used by Decorchmont and Despret. Pate de verre technique produces an alabaster/opal like translucency.

Pazalt, E

Engraver of glass worked for Thomas Webb and Sons c.1864

Pearce, Daniel (1817-1907) and Lionel (1852-1926)

Engravers of glass worked for Thomas Webb and Sons 

Pellat, Apsley 1791-1863   to purchase examples please go to British Glass

London glassmaker / retailer of Falcon Street in Southwark, influenced by Venetian ‘cristallo ceramie’ technique. Patented own version in 1819 where a cameo or medallion of unglazed white porcelain (or similar body) is enclosed within a transparent glass mass. Apsley Pellat experimented with flint glass which was used for a variety of useful and table wares.  


Another term for jug.   to purchase examples please go to Venetian Glass

Poschinger     to purchase examples please go to    Drinking Glasses

Well respected producer of high quality wares, Munich, circa 1900.

Powell James & Sons,  Powell, Harry James (1853-1922) many items in stock  details can be found on  Whitefriars Glass  

for more info History of Whitefriars

Powolny, Michael (1871-1954) Please go  to Loetz & Tiffany Glass  to purchase examples of his designs.

Austrian pottery decorator and teacher, designs in glass produced by Loetz. Black edged brightly coloured glass often with ball knops and feet. 

Prutscher Otto (1880-1949)   to purchase examples please go to  Drinking Glasses

Founder and designer of glasswares for Wiener Werkstatte for Meyr's Neffe. Geometric elements using cameo techniques and cubic forms particularly in the stems of wine glasses, intricate and costly to produce. 

Pill/ Snuff box   to purchase examples please go to       Opaline Glass   

Container for the transport of pills or snuff, various forms and levels of rarity.

Pressed Glass - We do not sell Pressed Glass

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Queens Burmese Glass (see Burmese definition) 

Quezal Art Glass & Decorating Company   to be found on Loetz & Tiffany Glass page (None in Stock) 

Famous for producing iridescent wares in imitation of Tiffany.

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Rainbow Glass   for examples please go to Stevens & Williams -Vases  page.

Ravillious, Eric (1903-1942) None in stock at present.

Designed a range of glasswares Most famous for producing ceramic designs for Wedgwood. 

Registered Design Numbers   Please go to Registered Design Numbers for consultancy information

Sometimes found on    Stevens & Williams  glass and British Glass

Mark used on wares registered with the British Patent Office, Diamond Mark used 1842-83 thereafter a number prefixed by Rd. No.  Photographs of Registered Design Numbers  on Andrew's stock

Reichenbach, Carl George von    to purchase examples please go to   Drinking Glasses

Richardson's  for stock  see British Glass page

A flourishing mid 19th Century Stourbridge glass producer.

Rich Cameo (Richarson's)   to purchase examples please go to British Glass

Riedel, Joseph    See Annagrun and Annagelb

Rock Crystal Glass   to purchase examples please go to  Rock Crystal and Colourless Glass

Deep carving of glass imitating Renaissance lapidary techniques of cutting and polishing true rock crystal. The techniques were bought to England by Bohemian engravers Notably Frederick Kny and William Fritsche

Russian Glass  to purchase examples please go to European Producers 

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Sabino, Maurius Ernest (1920’s and 1930’s)   to purchase examples please go to:

the Venetian Glass   page

French Art Deco glass artist. Made Lalique inspired wares in opaline/ opaque coloured glass. Well known for bird models.

Salts   to purchase examples please go to  Salts  page

English Table or Open Salts, the finest examples being made from cameo glass. Each Victorian guest would have their own salt set in a silver or silver plated holder. Many designs and colours also novelty shapes. 

Salviati & Co   to purchase examples please go to  Venetian Glass

Venetian glass factory on the island of Murano, Venice. Established 1860 by Antonio Salviati. Famous for latticino wares revived from early Venetian techniques.  

Satin Glass  to purchase examples please go to   Moser Glass 

Glass which has been given a frosted, satin finish by the use of hydrofluoric acid or acid fumes

Scent Bottles / Perfume Bottles / Flasks   to purchase examples please visit all these pages:     

 Scent Bottles   British Glass    Bohemian Glass  Stevens & Williams - Other shapes

Flask for containing perfume or scent. The most prestigious are mounted in gold.

Scottish Glass   to purchase examples please visit  British Glass

Silveria Glass    to purchase examples please visit  Stevens & Williams -Vases  

Three items in stock - Very Rare

Silveria was produced by Stevens & Williams circa 1900. It is formed from two layers of glass with a layer of foil trapped between. Layers of coloured glass are then applied in a trailed or dripped network over the cased glass. The lustre of the silver foil is maintained by the exclusion of air in the ‘trap’  It is most usually marked with  S and W letters in script and joined together and has a ground pontil.

Spa Beakers    to purchase examples please visit   Bohemian Glass

Sporting Interest Glass    to purchase examples please visit  Sporting Antiques

St Louis  Factory famous for its rare paperweights.

Stained Glass - None in stock

Steins     Please go to our Steins page. 

Also called tankards - a covered mug.

Steinschonau  Please visit our European Producers page

Steuben Glass None in stock at present. See Stevens & Williams   for Frederick Carder.

One of the most famous people to have worked for the manufactory of Stevens & Williams in early 20th Century was Frederick Carder, who left them to found the Steuben Glass Works.

Stevens & Williams for items in stock  are listed on FIVE pages.

Stevens & Williams Vases

Stevens & Williams Claret Jugs 

Stevens and Williams Decanters 

Stevens and Williams Hock Glasses

 Stevens & Williams Other Shapes  

for further info    History of Stevens & Williams     New Website devoted to S&W coming soon!

Straw Opal    to purchase examples please visit     Whitefriars Glass  

Stuart Crystal    English Glass Manufactory to purchase items British Glass

Manufacturers of the rare Medallion Cameo Glass.

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Tassie for stock Tassie Marchant & Brown    for more information  History of Tassie

Theresienthal  for examples see  Drinking Glasses page

Threaded Glass    to purchase examples please visit  Stevens & Williams Vases  and  Whitefriars Glass

Thomson, Charles Herbert

Verre Sur Verre was the invention of Charles Herbert Thomson. The glass is decorated by the background being acid etched to leave a raised surface which is the exact shape of the enamelled pattern.

Thomson,  Hale     to purchase examples please visit  Mercury and Varnish Glass   

for more information   History of Varnish & Mercury Glass

 Hale Thomson was one of the makers of Mercury / Varnish / Silvered glass.

Tiffany Louis Comfort 1848-1933  Please visit our Loetz &Tiffany Glass page

Developed Favrile glass in 1893. The glass comes in a wide range of vivid iridescent colours particularly peacock-blue and green. The effect is achieved by subjecting the hot glass to metallic vapours which form a metallic film on absorption. The surface can also be further patterned by corrosive acids and the application of metallic lustres.

Titania Please visit our Loetz &Tiffany Glass page

a style registered by Loetz/Lotz.

Toothpick Holders   to buy go to Salts English Cameo - Open and Table Salts section.

Toothpick holders became popular c.1890-95 with the fashion for elaborate table settings and forms of social etiquette. With introduction of disposable wooden and quill toothpicks a holder was necessary for them to be placed on the dinner table. The typical Victorian table set included a toothpick holder alongside the salt, pepper and cruet. By the Edwardian period social etiquette had changed and it was considered ‘incorrect’ to have toothpicks on the table and they were dropped from the pattern books.

Transparent Cameo    to purchase examples please visit  British Glass  and Stevens and Williams Decanters 

Tumble-up   to purchase examples please visit  Bohemian Glass

Otherwise known as a bedside water carafe and matching drinking glass. Popular in Victorian times and finding popularity again today with collectors.

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Uranium Glass  None in stock

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Val St Lambert      to purchase examples please visit   European Producers   and  Scent Bottles

Belgian glass factory situated near Liege. Major producer of Belgian useful glass during the 19th Century. During the Art Nouveau period it produced Gallé like wares particularly Cameo glass. 

Varnish Glass    to purchase examples please visit Mercury and Varnish Glass  

for more information  Mercury Glass and Varnish Glass

Mirrored glass of many colours including, gold, turquoise, green and silver made by Varnish & Company.

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Vaseline Glass    to purchase examples please visit   British Glass  and   Whitefriars Glass  pages.

Cloudy yellow/green translucent glass with the oily appearance of Vaseline. Can also be called by different names at different factories, Straw Opal (Whitefriars) and Opaline Brocard (John Walsh Walsh)

Venetian Glass     to purchase examples please visit   Venetian Glass 

Glass from Venice, Italian Glass also called Murano Glass.

Venini, Paolo (1895-1959) to purchase examples please visit   Venetian Glass 

Italian glass artist and manufacturer, led the Venetian glassmaking revival during the 1920’s. Founded the Cappelin- Venini glass house in Murano in 1921. The early wares are of traditional style usually transparent or in pastel hues. Venini and Company established in own right in 1925 and experimented with various techniques including revival of  latticino and Millefiore. 

Verre de Soie (Satin Airtrap)     to purchase examples please visit S & W - Other shapes

Introduced in 1886. This type of air trap was the most difficult to make and involved making very thin clear glass hollow tubes which were then picked up with one layer of coloured glass and then trapped inside other layers of glass.

Verre Sur Verre

was the invention of Charles Herbert Thomson. The glass is decorated by the background being acid etched to leave a raised surface which is the exact shape of the enamelled pattern. Verre sur Verre was part of the products of the firm known as the Crystelline Company.

Verzelini, Jacob   We do not have any in stock at present. 

Please see our article on Verzelini  -Friends, Family and Land



Walsh Walsh    to purchase examples please visit   British Glass

Webb, Thomas   for stock Thomas Webb & Sons for further info   The History of Thomas Webb & Sons

The finest examples of English Cameo glass were produced by Thomas Webb.

Wheel Engraving

A rotating wheel cuts into the surface of the glass to form a pattern.

Whitefriars Glass   for stock Whitefriars Glass    for further information    History of Whitefriars

designers include by T G Jackson, James Powell, Harry Powell and Barnaby Powell. Manufacturers of the famous Count Minerbi Service.

Wine Glass / Wine Glasses    see  Drinking Glasses Stevens  & Williams - Hock Glasses

Woodall, Thomas (1849-1926) and George (1850-1925)

Engravers of glass worked for Thomas Webb and Sons 

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Ysart Salvador (1878-1955)-      None in stock 

Spanish master glassmaker working for John Moncrieff Ltd c.1922-1945. Made the ‘Monart’ range. His own company Ysart Brothers Glass 1945 produced the similar Vasart range.

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Zach, Franz Paul     to purchase examples please visit  Bohemian Glass  and Steins

Zwischengoldglas (German, "gold between glass)  Bohemian Glass

A type of decoration, produced in Bohemia and Austria in the 18th century, in which a design in gold or silver leaf is incorporated between two vessels that fit together precisely. Unlike Hellenistic and Roman gold glass, which is fused, Zwischengoldglas is bonded with cement.




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