Glass at Sworders



Whether it be 18th Century tableware, decorative Victorian, or post war design, glass features prominently in the decorative art market. Continual research has led to the emergence of new collecting areas such as the post war Czechoslovakian market with names such as Stanislav Libenský and Pavel Hlava generating stronger interest amongst buyers. Finer examples of each period are seen to be thriving. A recent auction highlight at Sworders saw an 18th Century ‘Export’ drinking glass sell for over £1,500 and at the other end of the scale, a design classic - the C1962 Pulcini bird, made at Vistosi and designed Alessandro Pianon realised £2,500.

Glass features regularly in our auctions throughout the year, including the Homes & Interiors, Fine Interiors and 20th Century Design sales. All lots are carefully catalogued by our experts and fully illustrated online to attract a global bidding interest.



Department Contacts

Alex Froggatt

Alex Froggatt
Cataloguer and Valuer

Alex is an auctioneer & valuer who has been involved in the world of art and antiques since the age of 15 and has specialist knowledge in glass. Alex works as part of the team in our Hertford Office undertaking regular house visits to carry out valuations for inheritence tax, insurance and sale.


T: 01279 817778



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