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 always demand a premium. 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 c.1962 Pulcini bird, made at Vistosi and designed by Alessandro Pianon realising £2,500.
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The Fine Interiors department are extremely excited to be able to present a Louis XV Gobelins mythological tapestry of the Marriage of Cupid and Psyche, lot 328, in our 19 and 20 March sale.
27 February 2024
Delve into the captivating life of Warner Dailey, an Anglo-American art and antiques dealer, whose collecting journey commenced in his New Jersey childhood. This sets the stage for a remarkable auction featuring over 300 lots from Dailey's eclectic personal collection, a testament to a lifetime dedicated to the art of collecting.
We are thrilled to share the exciting news that Alex Froggatt has been appointed as Glass & Decorative Arts Senior Specialist within our esteemed Design team. With an impressive background in the field, Alex brings a wealth of expertise and an undeniable passion for the world of glass art.
15 January 2024