Links

We have tried in this web site to provide some useful information on 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 we 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.  You will find more relevant links to each century covered by our web site on the century-specific web sites.

  Magazines, journals and associations:

Antiques Trade Gazette – a useful source for information on trade fairs that offer antique 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.

The Glass Society – a group of 400+ collectors and experts on glass  who meet regularly and issue a magazine.

  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  glass.

The Victoria and Albert Museum – Britain’s answer to the Corning with online images of its glass collection.

The British Museum – a great online source of images and information antique 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:

www.glassmessages.com – a web site for identifying glass which is attended by many glassblowers and subject experts.

Books:

We recommend the following books on glass:

Eighteenth Century English Drinking Glasses: An Illustrated Guide by L.M. Bickerton

Investing in Georgian Glass (New Currency) by Ward Lloyd

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)

The Decanter – An Illustrated History of Glass from 1650 by Andy McConnell

British Glass 1800-1914 by Charles R. Hajdamarch (c1991 and later reprints)

English Cameo Glass by Ray and Lee Grover (1980)

Starting to Collect Antique Glass by John Sandon (1 Jan. 1999)

Miller’s Collecting Glass; the Facts at your Fingertips (Miller’s Collectors’ Guides) by Sarah Yates, Mark West, and David McCarron (12 Oct. 2000)

Warman’s Glass (Encyclopedia of Antiques and Collectibles) by Ellen T. Schroy (Sep. 1999)

Wedgwood Glass by Susan Tobin (2001)

Standard Encyclopedia of Carnival Glass by Mike Carwhile (and associated price guide) (2010)