20th Century Glass

20th Century Glass - Antique & Vintage Collectable Glass Shop & Glass Encyclopaedia

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Welcome to 20th Century Glass! Whether you are a collector of antique + vintage collectible glass, or looking for an ideal gift, you are sure to appreciate our excellent range of glassware. We are dealers of glass vases, bowls & other art glassware products from all the popular periods of glass-making, such as Victorian Glass, Art Nouveau Glass, Art Deco Glass, and contemporary/studio art glassware from Scandinavia, Murano and elsewhere. We have a large range of well known brands such as British glass makers Whitefriars, Wedgwood, Strathearn, Vasart, and Dartington, beautiful Scandinavian glass pieces from the likes of Holmegaard, Kosta, Orrefors, Mats Jonasson and Riihimaki, and popular Murano glass sculptures by Seguso, Barbini and Barovier & Toso to name but a few.


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Featured Items

Vaseline Glass Vase
Vaseline Glass Vase

Whitefriars Glass Vase
Whitefriars Glass Vase

Venini Glass Bowl
Venini Glass Bowl

Art Deco Glass Lady
Cambridge Art Deco Glass Lady

Kralik Glass Jug
Kralik Glass Jug

Murano Glass Vase
Murano Glass Vase

Holmegaard Glass Vase
Holmegaard Glass Vase

Murano Glass Bowl
Murano Glass Bowl

Depression Glass Jug
Depression Glass Jug

Vaseline Glass Vase
Vaseline Glass Vase

Barovier Glass Vase
Barovier Glass Vase

Flygsfors Glass Vase
Flygsfors Glass Vase

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Here at 20th Century Glass, we also have a useful Glass Encyclopaedia guide to antique & collectable vintage glass items, ranging from Art Deco Glass products from British makers such as Bagley, Sowerby, Davidson and Jobling, to highly collectable antique glass such as Milk glass, Malachite glass and Vaseline/Uranium glass, plus vintage glass by many manufacturers from Scandinavia, Bohemia and of course Murano/Italian glass. We are constantly improving and extending our glass encyclopaedia and galleries, so please check back frequently.


So, why buy from 20th Century Glass?

We have, at least as far as I am aware, the largest wide ranging selection of antique + collectable glassware in the world available in our online shop, spanning at the last count, 74 glass manufacturers from over 10 different countries! We usually have just short of a thousand pieces of glassware in stock, with plenty of choices to suit all tastes and budgets.

The condition of all our items is accurately described, down to fleabites, water staining and noticeable scratches, with photographs of any damage, so you know exactly what to expect before you buy.

Postage & Packaging
The number one concern for anyone buying antique + collectable glassware online has to be fear of their item being damaged during transit. To put your mind at ease, at the time of writing this, we have been dealing solely in glass for 8 years, and post approximately 1000 items of glass a year, all around the world.  In that time I'm proud to say we've only had a total of 2 breakages, which I think is pretty good going. Also, in the unlikely event of a breakage or loss, we do accept responsibility, and a full refund will be made.

Refund Policy
We have a no quibble refund policy on all our items, so if you change your mind for any reason, you can return your purchase for a full refund of the item price. If we make a serious error in our description (such as missing chips or cracks), shipping costs will also be refunded.

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Mike, United Kingdom, December 2013
The Loetz glass jug arrived safely this morning - with the Christmas post, it was much quicker than I expected! I am delighted with it...the photos did not do true justice to the wonderful iridescence, and it displays superbly alongside a green Loetz compote I bought some years ago.

Shirley, United Kingdom, December 2013
The elephant is absolutely wonderful - in fact, he is so beautiful that I am reluctant to give him away - but I must. I will look on your website to see if there is anything else I like.

Mide, United Kingdom, November 2013
I just wanted to let you know that the glass arrived safely yesterday. I love the pieces!

Julie, United Kingdom, October 2013
Just to say absolutely delighted with the glass i bought from you. I have had many comments on it displayed in my kitchen window :) needless to say everyone wants them and i am happy that its not as easy to copy me as a trip to ikea.

Margaret, Australia, September 2013
I am pleased to advise that this bowl has arrived. Thanks for packing so it arrived safe and sound.

Erich, United Kingdom, August 2013
Vase arrived this morning - very securely packaged! Many thanks for the speed with which you dealt with this sale!

Teresa, Australia, August 2013
I have received my 'dolphin' bowl and I'm very happy with it , thankyou. cyWill no doubt be buying from you again soon.

Érik, United States, July 2013
I just received the vase today. It looks great and is in good shape, I'm sure my wife will love it. Thank you for your help and great service.

Dianne, New Zealand, July 2013
Hi there, thanks so much for my recent purchases, it's nice to know that what you see is what you get. Great customer service...

Elaine, United Kingdom, June 2013
I received your parcel very promptly and very pleased with its contents.

Wendy, United Kingdom, May 2013
Just wanted to let you know they arrived safe and sound, and are quite lovely - just what I was looking for!

Katy, United Kingdom, May 2013
What a very well wrapped bird! Totally perfect and exactly what I wanted.

Olaf, Canada, May 2013
Hello Wayne, just wanted to let you know the item arrived today. That's actually quite fast, and glad to see all arrived fine. Thanks so much, 'till next time.

Jan, United Kingdom, May 2013
Thought I would just let you know that my posy vase arrived safely. Thankyou for the speedy despatch and for wrapping it so carefully.

Helen, United States, April 2013
Venini piece arrived. It's a little gem. So pleased with it. Still thinking about the bottle. Hope it last until I decide.

Vivien, United Kingdom, March 2013
Arrived safely and are now mixing with the other zbs animals. They are really cute. Thanks once again and will no doubt be in touch in the future.

George, United Kingdom, February 2013
The candlesticks arrived today. SO PLEASED! I have put you on my favourites.

Cristian, Romania, January 2013
I received the package today and the two items are very beautiful and extremely safe enough. Thank you for how you've packed. Everything is great!

Gill, United Kingdom, December 2012
Just a quick note to let you know that the vase arrived safely ths morning, and I love it! Thanks for sending it so quickly.

Hilary, United States, December 2012
The mailman came really late Christmas eve and we had already locked our gate so he lowered it over the fence in a large plastic bag (it was a nasty rainy day).  My partner brought it in with the rest of the mail Christmas morning and it made a lovely Christmas treat!  It's just wonderful and I've never seen one before, let alone owned one.  Thanks so much.  And have a great New Year!

Joan, United Kingdom, November 2012
Parcel received in good order. Many thanks briliant service.

Deolinda, Portugal, October 2012
Today I received the item and is very well. Thanks.

Sarah, United Kingdom, October 2012
Many thanks: it arrived today, beautifully packed, and I am really delighted with it.

Paul, United Kingdom, August 2012
Received the jug today, expertly packed and in lovely condition. My partner is delighted with it.

Diana, Australia, August 2012
Dear Wayne, Your parcel has arrived safely - I AM ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED WITH THE WALL POCKET - IT IS MAGNIFICENT. Thank you so much - I shall be sure to visit your wonderful collection again. With kindest regards, Diana.

Matt, United Kingdom, August 2012
Just emailing to let you know the glass piece arrived safely, I am very happy with, Thank you for being so careful with packing.

Dianne, New Zealand, July 2012
My glass basket arrived safely this morning, thanks to your excellent packaging. Thanks very much for another addition to my small collection.

Anne, United Kingdom, June 2012
It arrived safely today, thank you, and is even more gorgeous than the pictures. It was so carefully packaged - thanks again.

Sarah, United Kingdom, June 2012
Got it thank you so much - it's perfect. Probably the best wrapped parcel I've had in a long time! Felt like a challenge from the Krypton factor trying to open it!

Alisa, United States, May 2012
I wanted to let you know that the bowl arrived today, safe and sound. It is just beautiful!

Pete, United Kingdom, February 2012
Just to let you know that the vase arrived and is perfect. Thanks so much for the great service and super fast turn-around-I'll be back for more.

Lisa, United Kingdom, December 2011
The vase arrived today. It was packaged perfectly and the vase itself was as fantastic as I hoped. Really chuffed, so thank you. Have a lovely Christmas. Best regards Lisa.

Jill, United Kingdom, November 2011
The Ekenas glass arrived today - very well packaged!!! It is lovely – I'm so pleased with it. Thanks!! Kind regards, Jill.

Dianne, New Zealand, November 2011
Hi, just a short note to let you know I received my first shipment of beautiful glass. I am well pleased. Your website is a delight to browse,and the prompt service is impressive.Many thanks. Kind regards, Dianne.

Pat, United Kingdom, October 2011
Arrived safely this morning,well pleased! All the best and hope to buy again, Pat.

Anna, Australia, September 2011
Just a quick note to let you know that all my glass has arrived and I love it! Thank you! All packaged perfectly and such beautiful pieces. Will definitely make another order soon. Cheers, Anna.

Lorraine, Australia, September 2011
Hi there, so excited when my vase arrived today, that was fast postage. Thank you so much for a beautiful vase, I will be purchasing from you again very soon. Cheers and have a great day. Kind Regards Lorraine.

Stuart, United States, September 2011
The Salviati bowl arrived today, and it is beautiful! Thanks again for expediting it so quickly – I appreciate it, and will certainly be following your website for possible future purchases. Best, Stuart.

Vivien, United Kingdom, August 2011
The animals arrived safe and well and are very happy together as am I. They are fabulous pieces. Thanks again, will visit again soon. Kind regards, Vivien.

Pierre, Switzerland , August 2011
Hi, just to say to you that the vase arrived in perfect state. I wish you a very nice weekend. Kind regards, Pierre.

Steve, United Kingdom, August 2011
Collected bowl from the post office yesterday as just missed postman. Bowl looks magnificent, will definitely buy from you again. Thanks for making sure it arrived safely. Cheers, Steve.

Stuart and Sharon, United Kingdom, July 2011
Hello Wayne - that's fantastic service. The glass arrived today - it's absolutely beautiful, and as long term collectors of Venetian Glass it will compliment our collection very nicely. Many thanks and best wishes, Stuart and Sharon.

Neil, United Kingdom, June 2011
It has arrived..........took my breath away ..what a fabulous piece........the range of colours are totally different to the images shown on line.cant wait for the light to go ...will see it in another vein again..............you have got a happy chappy this end. Once again Wayne it has been a pleasure doing buisness with you. Best Wishes Neil (the MRS LOVES IT TOO)

Emma, United Kingdom, June 2011
Hi there, I just wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful Mary Gregory glass tumbler I received from you today and for the brilliant service you have provided. This is a birthday present for my Mum and she will be so pleased! Keep up the good work and I will have no problem in recommending you to others. Thanks again! Kind regards, Emma.

Debbie, United States, May 2011
Dear Wayne, my package arrived today. The elephant bowl is wonderful. Many many thanks!

Alan, United Kingdom, April 2011
Wayne, it arrived this morning - excellent packing - and looks superb. just what I wanted.

Vivienne, United Kingdom, April 2011
Just to let you know that the bowl arrived safely in today's post. It's beautiful! Many thanks.

Kate, United Kingdom, March 2011
Thanks Wayne, for the advice and for the stunning glass! It came first thing this morning, safe and sound. It is all great quality and just as I had expected. Thanks very much, I keep steering myself towards your website to look at more pieces! Best wishes, Kate

Margaret, Australia, February 2011
Hello Wayne, the Davidson bowl arrived today, Thanks for it's safe packing. Regards, Margaret.

Fred, United States, February 2011
Hello, I just wanted to tell you that the vase arrived safely today. It is very pretty and I look forward to buying from you again.

Tim, United Kingdom, January 2011
Parcel arrived safely today, I am very pleased with it - very beautiful! Thank you also for being so helpful, a pleasure to do business. Best wishes, Tim

Scott, United Kingdom, January 2011
Hi Wayne, parcel arrived today, yippee, many thanks, its lovely, well packed and arrived safely, got there in the end eh, hope to do business again, all the best Scott.

Rachel, United Kingdom, January 2011
Hi, item arrrived and is gorgeous. Gave to my mum for Xmas and she loves. Thank you so much! Rachel

Andre, Brazil, December 2010
Hi Wayne, the parcel just arrived and the vase is in excellent condition inside. Your package is quite safety. Thank you.

Judith, United Kingdom, December 2010
Dear Wayne, thanks so much for your speedy despatch. Parcel arrived this afternoon. It’s perfect as it’s my children’s Christmas gift to me! All best wishes for a Merry Christmas and great 2011.

Anne, United Kingdom, December 2010
Hi, the flask arrived safely today and I am very pleased with it. The packing was great. Many thanks, Anne

David, Australia, November 2010
Hi Wayne, just a note to let you know that the vase arrived in Sydney Aust. today. As you promote, in one piece, very well wrapped, very well packaged. Many thanks, we will trade again.

Jerzy, United States, October 2010
Hi Wayne, I received the vase in perfect condition today. Thanks for speedy shipping. Regards, Jerzy

Frank, United Kingdom, September 2010
Just wanted to say a big thank you for packing my order well and also recieving what was described. The elephant foot vase is really lovely and I'm sure I'll be buying from you again. Take care. Frank Rowsell.

Greg, Australia, September 2010
Just letting you know it has arrived safe and sound. It is absolutely fabulous.

Wayne, United Kingdom, September 2010
I have received your item. Thankyou for packaging it well, I have received it safely. Kind regards Wayne.

Sandi, United States, August 2010
Just letting you know the packaged arrived and in great shape. Wonderful creamers.

Linda, United Kingdom, August 2010
Thank you for my purchase which arrived safely this morning.  I am very pleased.

Giorgio, Italy, July 2010
Dear Sir, I just wanted to thank you for your kindness and friendliness. Your shop is great and you made even greater.
Thank for everything. With friendship and Gratitude, Giorgio.

Allan, United Kingdom, July 2010
Hi Wayne received vase today very nice thanks Allan.

Ron, United Kingdom, June 2010
Hi Wayne - Confimation that this item was received as posted & thanks to the mega packing - Well pleased with the item which was even better than your official description - my wife thought it was a pass the parcel game! but found it was a gem of  glasswork!!

Katherine, United Kingdom, June 2010
Just to let you know that the vases were delivered on 8th June in good condition.

Carmen, Spain, June 2010
The 2 articles have been arrived perfectly well. Thanks for all & best regards.

Neill, United Kingdom, June 2010
Vase arrived today and looks great. Thank you for your efficient service. Regards, Neill.

Steve, United Kingdom, May 2010
Hi, I have today received my Chribska Bowls and I absolutely love them! Thank you for quick service.

Roy, Netherlands, May 2010
We have received the vases today. They are beautiful. Thank you for the smooth process. We will certainly keep checking your shop regularly.

Paul, United Kingdom, May 2010
Thank you for the four vases which arrived safely today and will take their places in our display cabinet. Great service!

David, United Kingdom, May 2010
Just to let you know the 2 Yellow Tango Vases arrived safely today. They are very nice. Thank you.

Allan, United Kingdom, April 2010
Received vases today never realised from pictures just how delicate they are, thanks very much they are beautiful.

Debbie, United Kingdom, April 2010
Both parcels arrived Sat am so I was able to open them for my birthday! Thanks. Really pleased with both pieces of glass. Debbie

Martin, United Kingdom, March 2010
Thanks for prompt shipment. The parcel arrived safely this morning, exactly as described and the items were very well wrapped. Thanks again. Cheers, Martin Brown

David, United Kingdom, March 2010
Just to let you know that both the vases arrived safely today and that we are delighted with them.

Ian, United Kingdom, February 2010
Thanks for the vase, which is a 20th anniversary present for special friends. We wanted something they'll always treasure - and it very much fits the bill.

Miranda, United Kingdom, February 2010
Hi Wayne. The vase arrived this morning perfectly packed. Many thanks. It is beautiful. Kind regards, Miranda

Christopher, United Kingdom, January 2010
Thank you for the lovely bowl which arrived safely this afternoon and very well packaged! Best wishes, Christopher

Dirk, Germany, January 2010
Hello, two of the vases already arrived today. Thank you very much. How beautiful! I am very happy with them.

Irene, Australia, December 2009
Hello Wayne, I received the vase yesterday, that was super quick postage! Also wanted to let you know that I am very happy with the vase, it is beautiful and I love it. Also thank you very much for great packing and great service. Will look out for future purchases from you. kind regards Irene

Tony, Netherlands, December 2009
Hello, lovely vase and very good packaging! Thanks!

Jeremy, United Kingdom, December 2009
Thanks Wayne, The sommerso vase arrived safe and sound and i love it. Best wishes, Jeremy

Tanya, Brazil, November 2009
Hi received your parcel today. Absolutely beautiful. Loved it. Thank you. Have a good day, best regards Tanya

Fred, United Kingdom, November 2009
Wayne, just picked up the vase from the post office. Very pleased, thanks, Fred

Craig, United Kingdom, November 2009
Thank you, recieved very pleased with service.

Bill, United Kingdom, November 2009
Hi, received the jug today. Many thanks for a really nice piece. Best wishes, Bill

Lesley, United Kingdom, November 2009
Hi Wayne, I have received my bowl safely, thank you very much for such excellent service. I am delighted with my purchase! Kind regards Lesley.

Greg, Australia, October 2009
Hi Wayne, the piece arrived safely this morning. It's beautiful. Thanks again, Greg.

Jean, United Kingdom, September 2009
Just to let you know that the beautiful vase has just arrived safely. It is an amazing piece - I was really spoilt for choice in your shop! Thank you for the excellent service.

Stephen, United Kingdom, September 2009
Thanks for the Special Delivery on the vase. They do bring SDs round first thing so they don't get tangled up with the other parcels so it seems like personal service. As usual, indestructible packing too. Thanks and best wishes. Stephen.

Sylvia, Netherlands, September 2009
The deer sculpture has arrived today. I'm very pleased with it, so thank you again!! Best wishes Sylvia.

Fred, United Kingdom, September 2009
Received the AVEM dish Ok - very pleased. Thanks, Fred.

Carol, United Kingdom, August 2009
It arrived this morning and looks even better than in the pictures! Many thanks - Carol.

Paolo, Italy, August 2009
The parcel - containing the plate and the bowl – is arrived safe today. All is ok. Best wishes, Paolo.

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