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Sydney, Australia

I collect Bohemian & English art glass - mostly Victorian, as well as some early 20th C glass such as Tango. My favourite types of art glass are - pieces with applieI collect Bohemian & English art glass - mostly Victorian, as well as some early 20th C glass such as Tango. My favourite types of art glass are - pieces with applied decoration, Peloton glass, air trap satin glass, Burmese glass, cut velvet glass, Richardson tulips, uranium glass, & hand vases. I enjoy glass that is unusual & me. :-) (Read more)


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Art Deco spun glass tulips - Art Decoin Art Deco
A new beginning... 
Victorian art glass salt - rainbow striped with trailed decoration - Art Glassin Art Glass
A Richardson's tulip to celebrate Spring... - Art Glassin Art Glass
Victorian Welz honeycomb vase with footed base - Art Glassin Art Glass
First addition to a new home... - Art Glassin Art Glass
A Fairy at the bottom of my garden... - Art Glassin Art Glass
Victorian glass vase with applied acanthus leaf - Art Glassin Art Glass
A tribute to David Bowie - Music Memorabiliain Music Memorabilia
Victorian glass jar with applied acanthus leaf - Art Glassin Art Glass


  1. This is not going to help, but I recently saw a big, shallow bowl in an antique shop in my new hometown that has the same deep blue, green, & purple spatter as the vase in the first photo. I'd never s...
  2. The decoration is called Coralene. It is composed of tiny glass beads that are fused to the surface of the item. The Patent refers to the decoration, which was first patented in 1883 by Arthur Schierh...
  3. Paperweights are what got me into collecting glass long ago...this is an interesting the last photo, the left hand one in red, yellow, & blue millefiori canes is Chinese & dates from th...
  4. Thanks so much, Starrynight!
  5. It's a cute item...maybe for a ball of string or jute twine, also? I've seen some cat shaped string dispensers before...
  6. Cheers, racer! Yes, I am spoiled for choice, so much great vintage shopping potential up here... :-)
  7. Many thanks, TassieDevil!
  8. Thank you most kindly, Bambus1920, much appreciated!
  9. Thanks also, nutsabotas6!
  10. Thanks so much, Mrstyndall! I've had the vase for some time, & it just seemed perfect to pose them in!
  11. Many thanks, MALKEY!
  12. Wonderful illustration of the diversity of Welz production! How I would love to find examples of the Victorian Zipper & Spiral Feather decors for my own any shape or size. Speaking o...
  13. Could also be English, Stevens & Williams did a fine "pull - up" pattern but have not seen it in this colourway...
  14. It is truly stunning! I'm thinking Bohemian, possibly. Very unusual piece of Victorian art glass...
  15. Yes,'s springtime here. It is far more dramatic in my new hometown, the mountains climate is rather distinct from where I've lived all my life in Sydney, where the seasons aren't quite ...
  16. Many thanks, racer! I heartily agree, it's a delicious treat!
  17. Thanks so much, artfoot! I am so keen to get to work in my new studio, which is going to display my collection as well. Will get some photos posted when it's all set up!
  18. Thanks also, Newfld!
  19. Thanks so much, Justanovice!
  20. Absolutely, vetraio50! I'm ready for good times!
  21. I totally agree, racer. It's a place to treat the eyes & the soul. Loving the garden, & have already added some new plants - lilac, dogwood, daphnes, a viburnum, & more... The last shot was taken fr...
  22. So cute, almost cartoon - like! The dragonfly & butterfly are just adorable...
  23. Many thanks for your kind & thoughtful words, Anik. Much appreciated!
  24. Thanks also, Mrstyndall!
  25. Thanks so much, Bambus1920!
  26. So vibrant!
  27. Over here it was called Space Gum...I remember buying it from the milk bar on the way home from school back in the early 1980s. Great example of vintage packaging!
  28. Nice Victorian era hand's Bohemian in origin. I have a collection of hand vases that consists of around 200 examples. BTW, Fenton did make glass hand vases but have ceased production of al...
  29. Thanks also, Mrstyndall!
  30. Thanks so much, Ivonne!
  31. Cheers, MALKEY, & so beautifully said, yes it is indeed a new beginning in many ways...
  32. Many thanks, racer! Yes, I'm living the "high life" at long last! :-)
  33. Fantastic graphics! As an artist who also uses coloured pencils I have a side collection of interestingly packaged pencils & would love to get a set like this one!
  34. All stunning, but the floriform is my favourite!
  35. Yes, I was also thinking Walsh Walsh, although this type of "rustic" glass was made by other English manufacturers at the time - 1880s - 1890s or so. The foot is similar to that seen on known Walsh Wa...
  36. So glad you're enjoying it all, nutsabotas6!
  37. I agree, Bambus1920...Victorian glass can show such wonderful creative was clearly a time of both great technical innovation & artistic exuberance.
  38. Many thanks, Anik! I am so inspired by my new surroundings...after a challenging time, it's wonderful to get a chance to start again...
  39. It's a lovely dream, isn't it Ivonne? :-)
  40. Thanks so much, welzebub!
  41. Thank you most kindly, MALKEY! My new garden is making me so happy...& once all of my collection is here I will be happier still...
  42. Thanks also, Mrstyndall!
  43. Many thanks, scottvez! Yes, I am a fan of this decor too, I have a miniature jug & basin set purchased in the UK 15 years ago that will match this perfectly once they are unpacked!
  44. Many thanks, worthit2!
  45. Thanks so much, MALKEY, sorry for the late reply, have just been SO busy...move is going well, a work in progress, & am loving my new home!
  46. Thanks so much, Starrynight!
  47. Thank you most kindly, Justanovice!
  48. This is a pretty & unusual piece of Victorian art glass. I know I've seen something similar in one of my reference books, but as they're all packed away in boxes for a move at the moment I can't acces...
  49. Many thanks, racer! :-) I have only the bare basics up there at the moment, but already enjoying the pace of life, fresh air, & friendly folks very much. Looking forward to getting my collection (& e...
  50. Thanks so much, antiquerose! The house dates from the 1930s. The woodwork is fairly typical of early 20th C Australian homes. Inside, there are some other nice details such as ornate plaster work & 2 ...
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