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Buying Glass from Dealers and Antique Fairs

The following is a list of dealers and retailers who buy and sell antique, second-hand and collectable glass. For the new collector, it is probably best to start buying glass from a dealer who is a member of LAPADA (the Association of Art and Antique Dealers) or BADA (the British Antique Dealers' Association).

A list of local auction houses can be found here. Many auction houses' sales and antiques fairs are advertised in The Antiques Trade Gazette, The Collector and the internet newspaper for the British antique trade.

Dealers and fairs:

  • Andrew Lineham Fine Glass (British and Continental antique coloured glass, specialist in Bohemian, Stevens & Williams and cameo scent bottles.)

  • Antiquarius, 131 - 141 King's Road, London SW3, tel: 020 78233900, (Antiques Centre with 120 dealers including glass.)

  • Artemis Decorative Arts Ltd, 36 Kensington Church Street, London W84 BX, tel: 020 73760377 or 020 79379900, (Dealers in decorative arts 1880 - 1950 including glass.)

  • Beverley, 30 Church Street, London NW8, tel: 020 72621576. (19th & 20th century glass.)

  • Bond Street Antiques Centre, 124 New Bond Street, London W1S 1DX, tel: 020 73515353

  • The Country Seat (Dealers in architect designed furniture from the 19th and 20th centuries and related art pottery, metalwork and glass including Whitefriars)

  • DMG Antiques Fairs, IACF, PO Box 100, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1DJ, tel: 01636 702326, (Organisers of fairs in Malvern, Wembley, Shepton Mallet, Detling, Ardingly and Brunel, and the Newark International Antiques & Collectors' Fairs)

  • Frank Dux Antiques (Specialises in antique glassware from the 18th and early 19th centuries)

  • Little Theatre Antiques Centre, Fern Avenue, Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, tel: 0191 209 4321, (Specialises in North-East and Pearline pressed glass)

  • Jeanette Hayhurst Antique Glass (Specialises in British and European antique glass including post-war period)

  • J. Parker-Welch, 10 Broadmeadow Ride, St Ippolyts, Hitchin, Herts SG4 7ST (Dealer in pressed glass)

  • M. Alford, 18 Strine Close, Wellington, Shropshire TF1 3LR (Dealer in pressed glass)

  • M.E. Dickinson, Brockamin, Old Hills, Callow End, Worcestershire WR2 4TQ (Dealer in pressed flint glass)

  • Mr & Mrs Whittingham, 26 Fairmount Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3JR (Dealers specialising in North East, Vaseline and Pearline pressed glass)

  • Nigel Benson (Dealer in British Glass 1870 to 1980 and post-war Scandinavian and Italian Art Glass)

  • The Northern Glass Collectors' Fair, The Quality Hotel, Scotch Corner, Yorkshire; Organiser Jane Sinclair, tel: 01287 037115 (Once per year, in April)

  • P. Herbert, 14 Fern Close, Ravenshead, Nottingham NG15 9DL (Dealer in pressed glass)

  • R.A. Barnes, Stands D3, 5 & 6, Roger's Antiques Gallery, 65 Portobello Road, London W11, tel: 01844 237388 (Glass dealer, especially Art Nouveau and overlay)

  • R. Crowshaw, 4 Bowshot Close, Castle Bromwich B36 9UH, tel: 0121 6814872 (Dealer in pressed glass)

  • The Stone Gallery (Dealers in paperweights)

  • Sweetbriar Gallery (Paperweights) Ltd, 56 Watergate Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2LA tel: 01244 329 249, (Paperweights of all periods)

  • Teresa Clayton (TRIO), Shop L24, Gray's in the Mews, 1-7 Davies Mews, London W1K 5AB, tel: 020 74932736, (Dealers in scent bottles and Bohemian glass)

  • The Art Glass Fair, PO box 59619 London, SE22 9XH, (Two fairs per year held at Dulwich College, SE21 7LD)

  • Victor Arwas Gallery (Dealers in Art Nouveau and Art Deco antiques including art glass)