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Mercury and Varnish Glass

Please note all our items have the original intact seals We do not stock inferior unsealed 'Varnish type' glass. Many items marked with the hale Thomson/Varnish patent seal were manufactured by the Whitefriars manufactory.

Click to display the History of Mercury or Varnish Glass and to display examples of the base seals.

For close ups of seals and decoration please click Mercury & Varnish Glass Details.

A Pair (can sell seperately) of Hale Thomson Mercury Glass Tazze,

in an unusual green colour with faceting, 7 1/2in (19cm) approx, no later than 1851.


A Varnish Glass Vase,

in the rare blue colour, the seal marked Varnish & Company, 13in (33cm) approx, no later than 1851.

A Pair (can be sold seperately) of Varnish Glass Goblets,

with the rare gold colour, engraved with exotic birds, both goblets marked, 11in (28cm) approx, no later than 1851.

Provenance: The Cadman Collection, Brighton,

A Close-up photograph of the engraving on these goblets is available to view, click the link at the top of the page.

A Pair rare two-colour footed Mercury glass table salts,

silver with gilt interiors, 4in (10cm) aprrox, no later than 1851, only available as a pair.

A Varnish Glass Master or Table Salt, marked Thomson

the amethyst glass overlay cut through to silver with intersecting circles, the rim faceted, 6in (15cm), no later than 1851 SOLD



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