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Range of historic glass pieces set to be sold by Fieldings Auctioneers

By Thomas Parkes | Stourbridge | Dudley entertainment | Published:

From worldwide glass pieces to work from the Black Country – more than 600 lots are set to be sold at auction.

Fieldings Auctioneers director Will Farmer with a Richardsons water lily jug made in Stourbridge, dating around 1850

Items ranging from 1710 to the modern day will go under the hammer as part of Fieldings Auctioneers' Centuries of Glass auction.

The auction house, based in Stourbridge, has become renowned for its glass sale – with the lot featuring artists from the area.

Will Farmer, director of the business, said: "In terms of glass sales we've been holding them for around 15 years and we sell more glass than any other auction house in the country.

"In terms of worldwide, we're about the third and it's something we're proud of being from where there is a huge heritage.

"This area has a huge story and history and we've become a focal point for these glass sales. The nice thing about it is you can see the development through the different pieces.

"You can see those different styles represented and we call the auction 'Centuries of Glass' because it follows this historical timeline."

A Stevens and Williams piece from 1890, a Thomas Webb intaglio 1870 and a Thomas Webb ivory cameo 1890, all from Stourbridge

The sale incorporates glass from world renowned makers and designers from across the world – including from Italy, Scandinavia, America and France.

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And it also features work from artists closer to home in Stourbridge including Thomas Webb, Stevens and Williams and Richardsons.

One of the stand-out pieces includes a mid-19th century Richardson clear crystal water jug which is estimated to fetch up to £800.

Mr Farmer said: "It's a really beautiful piece and it's come from a private collector who has a large collection and love for Stourbridge glass.

"This jug has quite a unique design because when it's filled with water – as it's meant to be –it looks like the lilies are floating in it."

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Other rare items include a heavy baluster drinking glass which dates back to 1710.

The online auction will take place on July 23 at 9am and will last until the following day at 9am.

For more information visit https://fieldingsauctioneers.co.uk/auctions/185

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Senior Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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