Vintage art glass was one of my first buying and collecting passions — from the creativity displayed through all forms of hand blown glass to the patience of working with such a delicate medium. And then, of course, there's antique art glass that has amazingly endured the tests of time.
Here at Flashback Alley, you'll find an array of both functional and decorative art glass pieces, from baskets, bowls, compotes, pitchers, and vases, as well as collectible glass figurines. Whether you're the collector or an individual looking for the ideal gift to add to another's collection, I hope you find the collectible art glass here worthy of consideration.
This antique blue Jefferson Glass opalescent ruffled bowl is a luscious example of its Many Loops pattern, dating to circa 1908. According to the Standard Encyclopedia of Opalescent Glass, this distinctive design of 'spirograph-like pattern of overlapping loops, bordered by zig-zag threading' was listed as pattern 247 and is found in crystal as well as opalescent colors of white, blue, and green.
Measures approx. 8-1/2 inch in diameter and 2-3/4 inch at the highest point. In..
A beautiful and rather unusual star-shaped art glass basket, likely a nut or sweetmeat dish dating to the late Victorian era. The cased basket has an inner white lining that has been rolled in frit of various colors - pink, yellow, plum red, and sage green - with the added sparkle of silver foil flecks, all cased in a layer of crystal clear glass. The clear reeded handle is pulled to an inverted V form and applied at the sides with a pressed starburst-type design. Unsigned, b..
A beautiful blue opalescent footed salver in the Tokyo pattern by Jefferson Glass, a gorgeous antique piece of glass that I have seen referred to as a card receiver, compote, tidbit tray, and even a donut plate. However, an old advertisement for Jefferson's "Best" and ever-popular opalescent assortment lists this treasure as a 6-5/8" high footed salver.
The Tokyo pattern is one that causes a bit of confusion for some, given one book's vague reference to potential reproduct..
A wonderful Akro Agate teapot from the line of children's toy dishes, in blue, softly marbleized with wisps of white showing here and there. According to The Complete Line of the Akro Agate Co., the smaller size pieces had 18 interior panels while the larger had 16. The dart-shaped ribbons (which are not always found on the serving pieces) are in groups of 5 on the small size, with 7 ribbons on the larger size.This is the smaller version, with each side of this child-size toy..
Signed light pink iridescent art glass oil lamp by Gary Levi of the Levay Intaglio Art Glass Studio. Given the vertical spine-like strips, I'm speculating the glass itself has a tinge of pink in it, with the iridescent treatment then an added finish, but it's possible it's actually clear glass with a pink iridescent finish.Measures just shy of 4 inches high and almost 4 inches in diameter. There is a white spec inclusion of some sort in the side of the globe, but otherwise th..
At 11 inches in diameter, this gorgeous stretch glass bowl is one of the larger ones produced by the H. Northwood & Company of Wheeling, West Virginia, during its stretch glass years, 1916-1925. In a fabulous Celeste-type blue, the delicate iridescence adds a sparkling appeal to the stretch finish at the outer rim of the bowl.Measures 3-1/2 inches high, with a rim diameter of 11 inches and a base diameter of 3-3/8 inches. There is a small, shallow (1/8 x 1/16) nick at the..
A cute, happy vintage clown paperweight figurine by Fenton Art Glass in a sweet blush pink, Fenton's Sunset iridized color. With an overall look of contentment, the smiling clown has his face resting in his hand.In excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks.Measures 3-1/2 inch high and retains the Fenton label.You'll find my other Fenton glass items featured below...
Beautiful Fenton Spiral Optic cupped crimped glass vase in cranberry and a gorgeous example of the 201 shape. With a yummy Fenton opalescent crimped top, this vase was part of the cranberry spiral optic line that enjoyed a short run, which began in late 1938 and was discontinued by early 1940, at a time long before Fenton marked its wares. For those who love and collect Fenton cranberry opalescent glass, this is a real collection beauty!
Stands approx. 4-3/4 inch high and 5 ..
Fenton first produced its 3917 hobnail star-shaped creamer and sugar set in the mid-1950s, with the milk glass version discontinued in 1984. This Fenton hobnail milk glass creamer and sugar set is in excellent condition, with both the star-shaped rims and all of the hobs free of damage.
Standing approximately 2-3/4 inch high, the sugar is 5 inch in diameter (handle to handle), while the creamer is 4-1/4 inch across, handle to pour spout.
Manufactured prior to the early 1970..
A gorgeous crystal art glass cordial liquor decanter with rich red enameled grape vines, all hand-painted and trimmed in gold around the decanter's teardrop belly. The short tapered foot, spout rim, bubble stopper, and handle all have a gilt trim, with both ends of the applied handle adorned by a trefoil leaf.
Standing 9" high to the stopper top, I'm uncertain as to whether this decanter would have been used for dessert wine, as a vinegar cruet, or simply for display.
A beautiful antique German Roemer hock wine glass goblet with a cup that has been wheel etched with a bow and laurel garland all the way around. Most fabulous is the apple green spiral twisted rib stem; you don't even need a blacklight to know that this one is loaded with uranium. (It fluoresces a bright yellow-green.)Standing 6-3/8 inches tall (the stem is about 4 inches high), this lovely antique Roemer is in excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks. ..
In one word... Beautiful! This stunning beauty is a scarce example of the Dugan Glass Company's Keyhole pattern dating to 1905. With a 3-in-1 edging, the blue bowl has a luscious, creamy opalescent rim and a fine beaded keyhole border that catches then casts a glistening light -- a combination that truly is a visual treat!Bowl measures 9" in diameter and 3-1/4" high. In excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks; just a bit of roughness on the base, at the mold seam..
Beautiful signed art glass witch ball by Gary Levi of the Levay Intaglio Art Glass Studio, mouth blown and then finished with what I believe to be Fenton Favrene cullet for the iridescent spot finish. Wonderful to add a decorative touch to a centerpiece bowl, suspend it with a sturdy hook or thin cord, or even use it as a miniature oil lamp. (The opening is 2mm wide.)Signed with the stylized Levay logo toward the top, over to one side, this orb measures approx. 3 inches..
A spectacular Mt Washington / Smith Brothers melon ribbed art glass biscuit jar, circa 1880 to 1900 and signed with the Smith Brothers Trademark rampant lion in shield mark. The mold-blown jar is made with an opal milk-white glass that is then brought to its full glory with a flat satin finish and hand-painted with pink roses, front and back.The jar stands 5-1/2" high to the rim that measures 4-3/4" in diameter. The inner edge of the rim is unpolished and somewhat rough, and ..
Offered here for your decorating sweet tooth is a yummy butterscotch cased glass pitcher from the Empoli region of Italy, circa 1950. This ewer or pitcher stands elegant and tall, 18 inch high with a long, sleek neck and a bulbous pinched or dimpled base. With a teardrop start, the base is brought to a three-sided form with three concave circles that sink inward to a point.
Completing the curves on this beauty is an applied amber handle, nestled next to and rising up fro..
Vintage Akro Agate beaded urn in blue and white slag glass with a square foot. Marked N.Y.C. Vogue Merc. Co. USA on the underside.Stands 3-1/4 inch tall with a 2-3/4 inch rim diameter. In great vintage condition with no issues noted, just the typical mold seams.For the Akro Agate glass collector, please be sure to check out the other pieces I have to offer, featured below...
Vintage Akro Agate multi color slag glass double lily planter, this is Akro's product No. 657, marked with a backward S in the USA. This planter features orange, oxblood and yellow swirling through the white base glass. Measures approx. 5-1/2 inch long, 3 inch wide, and 2-1/4 inch high. In excellent, as-made condition with no nicks, chips, or cracks, just the typical rough mold seams. For the Akro Agate glass collector, please be sure to check out the other pieces I have..
Vintage Vintage Akro Agate Ribs and Flutes flower pot planter in green glass, this is Akro's product # 296, Type II Measures approx. 3-1/2" high with a 4" diameter at the flared, scalloped rim. In excellent, as-made condition with no nicks, chips, or cracks, just the typical rough mold seams. (The line across the underside of the vase is just due to the slag glass color variation.)Marked on the underside Made in U.S.A. 296 with the embossed Akro crow ma..
Gorgeous vintage Alfredo Barbini Murano art glass bowl, its gold aventurine adding sparkle to the quilted bullicante pattern of controlled bubbles, circa 1950. Measures approx. 6-3/4 inch in diameter at the widest point and 2 inch high.A great addition to any vintage Italian art glass collection, this bowl displays beautifully as a collection centerpiece or accent stand alone. Unsigned but typical of the work by Barbini, with a polished pontil. In excellent condition, having..
Introduction by Fenton in the early 1940s, this is the Fenton aqua crest double crimp oval bonbon (#36) with a spun turquoise glass trim around the opal white glass center. Measuring approx. 6" long and 4-7/8" wide at the furthest points, This bon bon is in excellent condition, with no nicks, chips or cracks. According to Whitmyer's Fenton Art Glass Patterns, 1939-1980 (2d ed.), the initial aqua crest line was introduced between 1941 and 1942, with all initial productio..
Fabulous faceted French art glass paperweight featuring a cameo image of Sister Berta Hummel by Schmid dating to 1978. The white cameo sulphide is set on a cobalt blue ground, with the paperweight numbered on the underside, 1178 in a series of 4,000. Signed Sister Berta Hummel Visage Paperweight * France * 1978 * (c) Schmid * 1178 * 4000.Measures 2-3/4" in diameter at the base and stands 2" high.In excellent condition with a bit of shelf wear to the underside, but no nicks, c..
Vintage Akro Agate children's teapot with lid in the Stacked Disc pattern. The teapot is in the solid opaque green while the lid is done in white. Teapot measures 2-3/8 inch high to the rim, with the button-style knob on the lid taking it to 3 inch. Both pieces are in excellent, as-made condition with no nicks, chips, or cracks, just the typical rough mold seams.For the Akro Agate glass collector, please be sure to check out the other pieces I have to offer, featured below...
Pair of vintage Harrach Czech Bohemian glass Merletto martini glasses from the Harrtil line, designed by Milan Metelák and made by the Harrachov glass factory in/around the 1950s. With thin white merletto threads woven in a lattice pattern, the delicate fibers are then encased in glass.These martini glasses have six-sided stems and stand approx. 6 inch high and have a rim diameter of 4 inch. Liquid capacity is a comfortable 6 ounces.These are offered as a pair and are un..
Pair of vintage Harrach Czech Bohemian glass Merletto liquor cocktail glasses from the Harrtil line, designed by Milan Metelák and made by the Harrachov glass factory in/around the 1950s. With thin white merletto threads woven in a lattice pattern, the delicate fibers are then encased in glass.
These liquor cocktail glasses have a six-sided stem and stand approx. 5-1/8 inch high and have a rim diameter of 3-1/4 inch. Liquid capacity is approx. 3 ounces (1/3 cup with roo..
Pair of vintage Harrach Czech Bohemian glass Merletto water glasses from the Harrtil line, designed by Milan Metelák and made by the Harrachov glass factory in/around the 1950s. With thin white merletto threads woven in a lattice pattern, the delicate fibers are then encased in glass.
These water glasses have a six-sided stem and stand approx. 8-1/4 inch high and have a rim diameter of 3 inch. Liquid capacity is 8 ounces (with a bit of room to spare). Three of the ..
Offering a pair of vintage Czech Harrach art glass Harrtil Merletto cordial glass stems, with multiple pairs available, made by the Harrachov glass factory c. 1960. With thin white merletto threads woven in a lattice pattern, the delicate fibers are then encased in glass. These sweet cordial glasses have six-sided stems and stand approx. 4-3/4 inch high and have a rim diameter of 1-3/4 inch. Many but not all of the available stems still retain their original Bohemia Gla..
Set of four vintage Czech Harrach art glass Merletto wine glasses from the Harrtil line, designed by Milan Metelák and made by the Harrachov glass factory in/around the 1950s. With thin white merletto threads woven in a lattice pattern, the delicate fibers are then encased in glass.These wine glasses have six-sided stems and stand approx. 7 inch high and have a rim diameter of 2-5/8 inch. Liquid capacity is a comfortable 2/3 cup, but if you're one to prefer a full glass and p..
Seven-piece Fenton carnival glass Apple Tree water set consisting of a pitcher and six tumblers in an iridescent marigold, Fenton's Golden. The bulbous pitcher has a crimped top and stands 9-1/2 inch high, and measures approx. 6 inch wide across the bulbous belly and 7-1/2 inch wide from the spout to the clear applied handle. The tumblers measure 4 inch high, with a rim diameter of 3 inch. This #1561 Fenton water set was produced in the early 1920s (1912-1925), long before Fe..
To the average person, it looks like a green glass violin bottle with embossed musical notes, but seasoned collectors will recognize this is a more challenging LV viobot to acquire. With a curved measure of music notes near the shoulders, across the back, the determining element — an embossed JAPAN on the underside — confirms this bottle is of the uncommon type, harder to find. Research suggests these were made in the 1980s, although given the Japan manufacture, I would have ..
Wonderful vaseline art glass oil lamp with a blue drizzle threading by Gary Levi of the Levay Intaglio Art Glass Studio. This oil lamp is not signed.This art glass oil lamp measures approx. 4 inches high and 3-3/4 inches in diameter. PLEASE NOTE: The bottom on this one is quite smooth and round, so it tilts to one side when upright. In excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks.Another wonderful art glass creation from the late Gary Levi! You'll fi..
Satin green Scroll and Eye jelly compote by Fenton, ware number 8248. In a mouth-watering color that inspires thoughts of lime custard. The only piece from Jefferson Glass Tokyo pattern that Fenton produced under the Scroll and Eye name. A real eye-catcher, the last photo was taken in a dark room, with only a black light as a source of lighting.
Production on this piece was relatively short, spanning only a few years, from the late 1970s to early 1980s. Measures 5 inch ..
Another threaded cobalt blue art glass oil lamp by Gary Levi of the Levay Intaglio Art Glass Studio, this one is not signed but is decorated with a light drizzling of white threading and finished with a carnival iridescent treatment.
Measures just shy of 4 inches high and almost 4 inches in diameter. This art glass oil lamp is in excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks.Another wonderful art glass creation from the late Gary Levi! You'll find more of the pi..
Vintage Akro Agate orange and white slag glass planter, this is Akro's product No. 654 (although it is marked with what looks to be a backward S or 5 at the base, along with Made in U.S.A. and the Akro flying crow and A mark). Measures approx. 6 inch long, 3-1/2 inch wide, and 2-1/2 inch high. In excellent, as-made condition with no nicks, chips, or cracks, just the typical rough mold seams.For the Akro Agate glass collector, please be sure to check out the other pieces ..
Hand blown art glass ball oil lamp from the late Gary Levi of Intaglio Art Glass Studio, this cobalt blue art glass oil lamp is decorated with a drizzling of creamy white threading and finished with a carnival iridescent treatment. The globe has a ribbed metal top with a wick; all you need is the oil. It is my understanding Fenton cullet was often purchased and used to make these glass creations.Glass globe measures approx. 3-1/2 inch high, 4 inch in diameter, and is signed w..
Vintage Akro Agate Graduated Darts planter / pot, this is their product # 305 with a smooth top. Planter stands approx. 4 inch high and has a smooth, flared rim measuring 4-1/2 inch in diameter.Marked with an embossed Akro crow mark.In good to great vintage condition, with some rim rubs and one small nick in the mold seam on the inner edge of the rim.For the Akro Agate glass collector, please be sure to check out the other pieces I have to offer, featured below...