Whitefriars glass History -

Whitefriars Glass History

James Powell & Sons, better known as Whitefriars Glass was the longest running glass house in Britain which started in the mid 18th century. The Old Glass House in Tudor Street dates back to 1740 but records date back to a small glassworks off Fleet Street in 1720. Whitefriars Glass History: James Powell & Sons…

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Wedding Gifts | Luxury Wedding Gifts for the Happy Couple

Wedding Gifts It is often hard to find wedding gifts that really do the newlyweds justice. Nowadays, many couples have already set-up home before they marry, so the traditional wedding gift ideas of toasters and cutlery are a bit old hat. If you really want to buy unique wedding gifts then it is time to…

Carnival glass strawberry

Carnival Glass: The Poor Man’s Tiffany

Carnival Glass was developed in a variety of colours for both functional and ornamental purposes but the iridescent pieces proved to be the most popular. Whether you are a fan of Carnival Glass or see it as inferior to other art glass it has proved hugely popular with ardent collectors spread worldwide. The glass is…

Alphonse Mucha Reverie 1897

Art Nouveau Glass – A Movement in Motion

Art Nouveau Glass was part of a movement that spread across Europe between 1890 and 1905 and still echos through some of today’s artwork. The movement took its name from a Paris shop; La Maison de l’Art Nouveau ; a keen proponent of rising art styles. At the World’s Fair in Paris in 1900 the…

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Glass Sculpture: Art in Your Living Room

You can bring art glass sculpture into your home without it stealing all the limelight. When people think about glass sculpture they often think of large installations which are more befitting of a large manor house or office mezzanine. Not true! Yes glass sculpture can mean a big work of art in a park but…

Art Deco Girl

Art Deco Glass

Art Deco Glass is an amazing array of glass that has become almost as famous as the Art Deco era it envisioned.  Art Deco is a slightly confused term as it was jostling for position with other Art Movements in the inter-war years. It was a half-step away from Belle Epoque and Art Nouveau and…

isle of wight glass

Isle of Wight Glass

Isle of Wight Glass has a special place in my heart and I have been collecting pieces  for some years now. I started collecting Mdina Glass and then discovered Michael Harris’s Isle of Wight Glass and just adored its seventies space-like decor. The majority of my Isle of Wight Glass pieces were bought in auctions…

Glass Vases

Glass Vases: Choose Greatness

The other day I was looking through the glass vases results on Google. The first thing you notice is that they all seem to be peddling mundane, clear, factory-produced glass vases with about as much character and finesse as a nuisance telemarketer. There is of course a place in the World for clear dull Glass…

Designer Onaments.

Unique Glass Ornaments by Jablonski

The last few unique glass ornaments ever made by Adam Jablonski have been purchased by us from a Dutch firm. They had bought some fine unique glass ornaments from the studio in the last days of Adam’s tenure before he closed the doors and retired. Many of these glass ornaments are one offs; totally unique…

Glass Paperweights

Glass Paperweights – Last Ones By Jablonski

Glass Paperweights are as popular today as they have ever been and come in a rich variety of shapes and styles. One of the great Eastern European glass paperweight artists – Adam Jablonski – has now retired. He had a wide range of styles and produced masterful glass paperweights encased in glass crystal which gave…

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