Ornate Art Glass Collectibles

by WriterArtist

Ornate Art Glass collectibles enjoy a special place in the heart of collectors who admire glass in its exquisite art forms. Decorative glass is an art piece that can be collected.

This world contains magnificent objects created and invented by mankind, many of which are loved and cherished by people for generations. They could be anything, artifacts, antiques from 1940s, art objects like glass, vintage collectibles, paintings, posters and much more.

The universe of ornate art glass is expanding and many people use the phrases – decorative, antiques, collectibles, crystal artifacts and the likes for identifying items that are rare and can fetch handsome prices.

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Collectible Art Glass

Collectible art glass from 19th century and early 20th century has made a mark in people’s lives. Most of these early pieces were handmade and you will find that no 2 pieces are alike either in colour or in design. When it comes to shape, hues and texture there can be incredible varieties of art glass, not only do they differ in techniques, they also differ in quality and authenticity.

What Glass Collectibles to Buy?


For a collectible to be worthy of collecting, it depends upon how rare it is and if there is a market and demand from collectors. To understand the art glass, it is strongly recommended that you visit art glass exhibitions and museums that store glass artifacts.

While looking for glass collectibles watch out for any alteration in size and form and whether it is a fake, reproduction or genuine. Colorful vases, lampshades, glass bowl and vintage tableware they all come in a plethora of designs but they carry a signature benchmarking the craftsmanship of the particular era.

Grow Your Knowledge on Art Glass

Daum: One Hundred Years of Glass and Crystal

(Daum et Cie and the Smithsonian Institution
Only $69.95

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The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany

Louis Comfort Tiffany considered his Favrile glass, produced between the 1890s and 1920s, his signature artistic achievement. Now highly collectible, the glass underscores one-o...

Vendome Press
Only $59.68

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Fenton Art Glass: A Centennial of Glass Making, 1907 to 2007

For the first time, beautiful glass from 100 years of Fenton production are shared in one book. Diversity is highlighted, showing over 3000 items in more than 575 color photos. ...

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
$34.99  $29.58

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The Art of Painting on Glass: Techniques and Designs for Stained Glass

Book by Elskus, Albinas

$40.93  $107.86

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Basic Stained Glass Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started (How To Basics)

Each technique illustrated with color photos Complete explanation of tools and materials Step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects This highly detailed guide contains every...

Stackpole Books
$37.77  $4.56

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Art Glass Techniques


Art glass made impression in all forms – translucent, opaque and semi-opaque.

Glass could now be cut, engraved, colored, tinted, pressed, free blown, mould blown, acid etched, Other techniques were cameo carved, outlaid, flashed, twisted, ribbed, bubbled, ribbed, gilded or silvered.

Popular colors were ruby, amber, Vaseline (yellowish green) and peach-blow (tinted with peach and red).

Glass painting consisted of enamel painting and beautiful carvings of birds, flowers and trees would make it look gorgeous.

Baccarat Clear Iridescent Lucky Butterfly

Baccarat Clear Iridescent Lucky Butterfly 2601482



The lovely artwork of Baccarat glass originated in France. Louis XV granted permission to open the first glass factory in the province of Lorraine. The organic surroundings and the woods provided the fuel to furnaces that created the first masterpieces of Baccarat. Along with elite class of France, the Sultan of Turkey and Maharaja of Gwalior adorned their mansions with the magnificent chandeliers and candelabras of Baccarat.

The firm also produced soda glass used in windows and industrial uses. Later the company specialized in a type of glass that is used to make beautiful paperweights. Today it produces artistic tableware. Baccarat glass collectibles are rare and pricey.

Do you love to collect?

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Tolovaj on 08/01/2015

I think there is a collector in each one of us:)

Daum Glass - Irises Large Bowl

Floral Collection
Daum Glass - Floral Collection - Irises Large Bowl

Daum Glass


In 1875 Jean Daum founded his firm in France. The artwork of hid company was motivated and influenced significantly by Emile Galle. They created initial masterpieces of Art Nouveau in glass. The art glass is an example of the finest craftsmanship that competes with the likes of Lalique and Galle.

In a Grand Prix at the Paris Exposition, they were awarded for their fine artisan and artistic flair in 1900. Today Daum designs remain one of the greatest sought after glass art pieces. Their innovations were adopted by many other glassmakers, in fact they were the pioneer in establishing the Art Nouveau and later Art Deco traditions in glassware.

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Locke Art Glass


The craftsmanship and expertise in glass patterns designed by Joseph Locke are considered in high esteem and sought after by glass collectors. This artist was born in England, his early innovations and creativity in the field of glass resulted in a pioneer and premier glass company that produced beautifully crafted artistic glassware.

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Seeking Your Passion in Sculpting Glass


Whether you are a beginner or an expert, there is lot to learn and explore in the field of Art Glass. Highly detailed guides that show basics and step by step methods to execute your own glass projects that involve simple techniques to elaborate aspects of fusing and melting glass are within your means. If you are planning to pursue your interests in Art Glass whether it is collectible or designing, you will find a lot of surprises and charm in sculptural glass.

Updated: 07/18/2015, WriterArtist
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Have you been to any art glass exposition?

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DerdriuMarriner on 01/04/2023

Art glass expositions are so compelling, be they aesthetic or practical, ancient or modern.

The Czech glassmakers have a longstanding reputation for cutting trees for their furnaces in environmentally friendly ways. They left the land so nicely cleared that farmers and villagers could live on them and from their non-destroyed, still-fertile soils, still-standing vegetation. They never practiced clear-cutting.

Where would you place them in comparison to Baccarat, Daum and Locke?

WriterArtist on 08/03/2015

I checked some spectacular designs online of Kristal Rogaska and they are stunning. I wonder why you had not put any article on those artistic glass masterpieces. I used to think you write mostly on fairy tales. Now I have come to know that you are into something big and impressive.

Tolovaj on 08/01/2015

Not really, but I have seen several stunning pieces and we even had basic training of glass making in our school (nothing artistic really, but some designs panned out pretty original...). Our company Kristal Rogaska has some very impressive results and became pretty prestigious brand among hi end buyers and I recommend to check their collection too.

WriterArtist on 07/20/2015

@ blackspanielgallery - It is stunning to see what all the art glass is capable of doing.

WriterArtist on 07/20/2015

@ lindylou2 - Isn't it amazing; art glass can come in so many colorful shapes and forms. Glass is a beautiful medium for artists and plays an important role in enhancing decor.

blackspanielgallery on 07/18/2015

Fantastic pieces of glass, very detailed.

WriterArtist on 07/18/2015

@burntchestnut - Paperweights are also miniature art glass forms. I love the colorful ones.

AngelaJohnson on 07/17/2015

I don't have any art glass, but it is beautiful. I do have some pretty glass paperweights, though.

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