The ancient glass industry was divided into two categories: glass making, and glass working (1). Glass making workshops were usually situated near places where the raw materials were available. The materials needed to make glass include sand, nitrate, and lots of heat. To fuse the ingredients together, a kiln must be heated up to a temperature of 1100 degrees fahrenheit. This was accomplished with large amounts of wood for burning, and a strong breeze to provide enough oxygen for the fire (2).
This beautiful vase is an apt demonstration of why Bohemian glass is so highly regarded in the present day: this is a classy, sleek antique piece, ideal for the contemporary interior. It is an unusually tall vase, measuring over one metre in height, and therefore can be used as a stunning centrepiece as well as for holding floral bouquets.
A Large Collection Of Decorative Glass And Metal Items To include small, modern cloisonne bud vase, various flutes, drinking glasses etc, Venetian glass, continental coloured glass, two decanters, Mdina art glass, bowls etc. Please see image
An ancient Roman bottle in light green clear glass and displaying silvery iridescence. The bottle consists of a concave base, an rounded body, and a wide, flaring mouth with a rolled rim. The word iridescence comes from Iris, the Greek goddess of rainbows and refers to rainbow-like colours seen on glass. It is caused by alkali being leached from the glass by acidic water and then forming fine layers that eventually separate slightly or flake off, causing a prism effect on light bouncing off and
A turn of the century Muller Freres cameo glass dimpled vase, A turn of the century Muller Freres cameo glass dimpled vase overlaid with flecked greens, purples and blues on an amethyst and yellow ground depicting a valley of trees, 13 cm high
An Ancient Roman sprinkler flask of light green glass with a particularly attractive pearly crust and iridescence to areas of the surface. The body is mould-blown in the form of a stylised bunch of grapes or pinecone. The flask features a flaring lip and short cylindrical neck with a small hole internally, and stands on a flattened base.
A pair of early 20th century glass lamps, A pair of early 20th century glass lamps probably converted from oil, the translucent glass bodies decorated with etched flowers and leafy branches, topped with bulbous glass similarly etched, 56 cm high. (2)
Fabulous large scale Val St. Lambert vase, striped red over clear, in curved vertical bands above a cross cut to clear base. Each stripe with small red pendants to either side. Exhibited at the 9th EEMO Exhibition in Brussels, (Engraved on the base) Retaining its original box – Which has seen better days.
Vintage Golf Baccarat Glass Pin Tray. An original glass Baccarat pin tray, ashtray, with relief golfer in the base. The golfer is in full backswing and the piece is marked with the small Baccarat butterfly mark. The rectangular glass tray is in very good condition with chamfered corners and edges. A very nice piece for the golf or Baccarat collector.
A rare Saxon beaker in pale green glass, from the Rhine area of Germany. The body has spiral decorative twist to the upper section. A gentle constriction forms a waist above the narrow lower section. The base is a little irregular, with very slight inversion in the centre.
Charlotte is a stunning matching pair of heavy crystal cut glass decanters. Her column shape body is decorated in fine cut work. Her stoppers and base are in a simpler contemporary cut to complement her overall look. We ere unable to identify Charlotte's maker but we feel she is of Waterford aesthetic.