Links

We have tried in this web site to provide some useful information on 18th Century (Georgian) glass, but there is a wealth of information out there for you on the Internet. We hope that you will find some of these links useful, and ask you to remember that once you leave our site to view somebody else's site we have no control on the information that you may find there. Please view our Web Site Terms and Conditions for where we will and will not take responsibility.

  Magazines, journals and associations:

Antiques Trade Gazette - a useful source for information on trade fairs that offer 18th Century glass.

The National Glass Fair - The National Glass Fair is Britain’s leading antique and collectable glass fair. Exhibitors offer a wide choice of glassware, including 18th century glass.

The Glass Circle - a group of 400+ collectors and experts on glass (including 18th century glass) who meet regularly and issue a magazine.

The Glass Association - concerns itself with all types of glass, both historical and contemporary, and through its visits, meetings and publications, seeks to cater for a wide range of glass interests.

  Museums:

The Corning Museum of Glass - Founded in 1951 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) as a gift to the nation (USA) for the company’s 100th anniversary, The Corning Museum of Glass has an amazing online catalogue of 18th century glass.

The Victoria and Albert Museum - Britain's answer to the Corning with online images of its Georgian glass collection.

The British Museum - a great online source of images and information on 18th century drinking glasses.

The Broadfield House Glass Museum - One of the best glass collections in the world can be found at Broadfield House Glass Museum in the historic Stourbridge Glass Quarter. The displays range from the 17th century up to the present day.

  Other:

Great Glass - notes on Georgian decanter and Georgian glass forms.

Other vendors: 

If you can't find what you are looking for on this web site then the following vendors have impressed us with their knowledge and integrity:

Athelny Antiques - supply a wide range of 18th and 19th century glass.

Marris Antique Glass - have been selling antique English and Irish glass since 1985.

And while we are mentioning names we'd like to thank Peter Adamson and Basil Loveridge, two experts on glass from their different perspectives who have gone out of their way to help educate us over the years without losing patience with us.

Books:

We recommend the following books on Georgian glass/18th Century glass:

Eighteenth Century English Drinking Glasses: An Illustrated Guide by L.M. Bickerton (1 Nov 1986)

Investing in Georgian Glass (New Currency) by Ward Lloyd (Nov 1969)

OLD ENGLISH GLASSES. AN ACCOUNT OF GLASS DRINKING VESSELS IN ENGLAND, FROM EARLY TIMES TO THE END OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ... by Albert HARTSHORNE (1897)

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