Glass Appraisals

A multicoloured Murano glass vase.

Do you have a piece of antique glass that you'd like to have appraised? Perhaps it's a string of Venetian glass beads, a Tiffany glass lampshade or a beautiful vase of unknown origin? Although glass is one type of material, the category comprises a variety of styles from different artistic periods, such as Art Nouveau lighting, Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiquities, 20th Century designed glass, and glassware such as antique decanters and tableware.

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Antique Glassware

Glass can be functional and serve a practical purpose as a receptacle, but it can also be an exquisite work of art. For example, Venetian glass is widely renowned for its beauty. Glass appears on the art market from various design studios and styles, and its value can fluctuate depending upon the shape, size, and clarity.

How To Determine The Value of Antique Glassware

There are some essential factors that you need to look at. In general, it's all about rarity, condition, and eye appeal. If something is made in a small quantity, the value will naturally be higher than if made in a massively large amount. As far as condition, the better the condition is, the higher the value is, as the item is more sought-after. Lastly, eye appeal, or simply beauty, is subjective and can vary from person to person, country to country, and fashion. What's desirable today may not be desirable in 20 years, and vice versa.

Nonetheless, the very best way to get an accurate value for glassware is to seek expert guidance. That's something we at Value My Stuff are more than happy to help out with. Follow these simple steps to appraise glassware today.

Our Glass Experts

After having worked for Phillips for many years, our glassware expert joined Sotheby's, where he valued ceramics and glass from numerous famous collections and country houses. Active in London and the regions, he is still involved in significant appraisals in England and the continent. His passion for the ceramics subject has made him one of the most knowledgeable and focused experts in this field.

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