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Antique Arts and Crafts English Glass Hyacinth Vase

  • England, circa 1910 by James Powell
  • Dimensions: 8 inches tall, Base - 3 3/8 inches

The birth of the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain marked the beginning of a social movement as well as a design style. This was a reaction to not only the damaging effects of industrialization but also the relatively low status of the decorative arts. The Arts and Crafts movement called for honest lines, natural materials, and refined craftsmanship in all aspects of homes, furniture, decorative arts including glassware. This period began in the mid nineteenth century and continued into the twentieth century.

Our Arts and Crafts Antique English Green Glass Hyacinth Vase was made by James Powell. A successful London wine merchant, James Powell bought the Whitefriars Glassworks in 1834. The firm became renowned during the nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. At this time, the firm made very high quality glassware that was equivalent to the firm Tiffany and Company in the United States. They also focused on leadlighters and stained-glass windows which can still be seen today in churches around the world.

Our Arts and Crafts stunning Antique English Green Glass Hyacinth Vase has optical vertical stripes which extend upwards to the scalloped edge rim. Having a thin and slender body which emulates from it’s wide base, as well as its color, makes this vase desirable and attractive.

The Arts and Crafts movement had a major effect on trends in design which helped bring about the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods.

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