Antique glass enhances any home
The decorative elegance of antique glass is a striking way to add lightness and beauty to any environment. Whether as a gift for a collector in your life or an addition to your own collection, a piece of well-selected antique glass is a timeless object that endures.
Displaying crystal tumblers in bulk are ideal for a show-stopping effect at a wedding or auspicious event where a light and reflective touch is called for. You may be planning a vintage themed affair where the devil is in the detail, and the sparkling clarity of antique cut crystal glass will add the elegance and shine to the atmosphere.
Third-year wedding anniversary gifts call for glass, so why not uphold a tradition by searching out the perfect antique Victorian glass decanter or an antique glass vase.
More than clear-cut
The clear-cut transparency associated with glass is always alluring, but there is also an intrigue to coloured glass. Often additional decorative features such as coloured swirls, enamelling, gilding, or engravings heighten the opulent drama of these glassware pieces.
Some of the most popular coloured glass types are opaline jadeite and cobalt.
Opaline refers to forms of opaque and coloured glass. However, it is also a decorative style of glass produced in France during the nineteenth century. Opaline was hand-blown meaning there are no seams nor machine engraving involved in the process. Many pieces are decorated with gilding and hand painting techniques.
Jadeite is a glass made of a jade-green hue of milk glass that has an opacity to it. There is also a blue variety referred to as azurite.
Cobalt blue glass is a deeply rich shade of blue produced by mixing cobalt oxide into a molten glass mixture.
The Fostoria Glass Company has been manufacturing fine glassware for over a hundred years in the state of Ohio in America. Antique pieces to look out for include coloured glass items that are pressed, blown, and etched in a multitude of interesting ways.