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.
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. ..
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 Northwood's fabulous jade 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 t..
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..
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 ..
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..
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 ..
Hand painted Lenox Fenton Art Glass figurine cat entitled Celeste, The Little Blue Cat, accompanied by the Lenox Collections certificate and produced in 2005, as confirmed by its original label reading Fenton - 100 Years - 2005.Signed with both the Lenox and Fenton logos, Handpainted by P. Lemon. The certificate confirms this "is an original work of art created by the Fenton Art Glass Company Exclusively for Lenox. This sculpture is crafted of fine art glass and decorated by ..
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, 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. Designer names associated with this pattern appear to be Milos Pulpitel and Rudolf Schwedler, with Milan Metelák appearing in one reference source.
These wine glasses have six-sided stems and stand approx. 7 inch high and hav..
Vintage green cut to clear art glass flower vase with a tapered top etched floral, likely Bohemian or Czech, but country of origin unknown. Measures 6 inches high with a rim diameter of 3 inches. In excellent condition with no damage noted...
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..