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News & Fairs Previews

GORGING ON GLASS

It’s the flagship event for this very specialist company – Oxbridge Fairs - The National Glass Fair on Sunday 8 May 2016, which does what it says on the tin when it brings together a national array of specialist glass dealers and attracts a national audience which converges on the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham twice year to gorge on glass!  All categories are covered including some spectacular contemporary studio glass demonstrating skilled techniques including graal, cameo engraving and blown work, from exhibitors including Jonathan Harris and Dale Morris. C20th glass paperweights, glass and jewellery will also be there to tempt collectors.

Jonathn Harris GlassDale Morris Glass

Left:

Jonathan Harris - Intrinsic Cameo vase by Jonathan Harris.

Right:

Dale Morris- Yellow sgraffito vase with flowers and insects.

 

Early period Georgian and Victorian glass will be exhibited by a number of exhibitors including Adamson Antiques and The World is Made of Glass group and Art Nouveau and Art Deco big names will be a popular speciality shown by M&D Moir Antiques and a number of others.

Adamson Antique GlassWorld is Made of Glass

Left:

Adamson Antiques - Rare Small Wine Goblet Probably Low Countries c. 1580. Height: 12.4cm

Right:

The World is Made of Glass - Baluster Sweetmeat - C. 1755
The heavily cut bowl is decorated with a band of large cut hobnails between two prism cuts. The bowl sits on a collar and a baluster stem with a medial swollen knop. The stem leads to a plain, domed foot.
Height: 15.2cm


For those not able to actually attend this time, a useful new Preview feature on the National Glass Fair website for 2016 lists many pieces for sale at the fair.

The preview panel is divided into 3 sections:

•    17th & 18th Century Drinking Glasses & Glassware
•    Antique & Modern Paperweights
•    19th & 20th Century Glass

Adamson Antique Glass


Adamson Antiques - 17th Century Facon De Venise Wine Glasses
 

The News Section of the website also keeps enthusiasts up to date with the latest book launches and exhibitions in the glass world and a recent recommendation from the organisers is Charles Schneider: French Art Deco Glass  written by Tiny Esveld and Marie-Christine Joulin.

Charles Schneider Art Deco Glass

The book features a wealth of information, covering the life and pioneering glass designs produced by Charles Schneider (1881-1953). Starting with a brief biography the authors bring to life Schneider’s early years and artistic ambitions, his design work for Daum and his predilection for engraving medals and semi-precious stones.
A short history of Verreries Schneider S.A., covers its two production lines: Schneider and Le Verre Français. This includes details of the glass etching and engraving techniques employed, and the use of coloured powder, marquetry and lustre glass are also explained.

The authors were especially privileged in being allowed to research the family archives and discover new information. Consequently the book features 500 illustrations, including period photographs of the family and the Schneider factory, as well as numerous original glass designs.
Charles Schneider: French Art Deco Glass is available to purchase from the following website (price €48): Tinyesveld

About the Authors: Tiny Esveld owns a gallery specialized in the artworks of the Art Nouveau and French Art Déco periods, with a preference for the École de Nancy, the glass of Émile Gallé, Daum, and Charles Schneider, and an emphasis on rare and exceptional pieces.
Marie-Christine Joulin is known all over the world today as the greatest expert of Charles Schneider’s oeuvre, which she has studied for the past thirty years in close contact with the artist’s family.

Nancy Daum Janice KehoeM&D Moir Antique glass specialistsPrachen Glass - Czechoslovakia,

Left:

Solo Antiques - Daum Signed Art Deco acid etched vase.

Middle:

M&D Moir Glass - Pair of Baccarat tall green vases c13 inches tall, gilded and redlined with blooming Fuchsia c 1890. Price £1,800pr

Right:

Attila Sik - Prachen Glass - Czechoslovakia, C. 1960-70 Pineapple vase designed by Frantisek Koudelka. Height: 12.5 cm

Cover Image:

Gordon Shaw Glass - Moser (Karlsbad)  A bowl with lid in the 'oropalstic' acid etched cut back technique. Diameter: 11.5cm C. 1920
 
For times, exhibitor list and tickets see The National Glass Fair