Glass fans to welcome single owner auction of 19 centuries of glass

The Brian Watson Glass Collection is coming to auction in Norfolk offering a range of examples from the Roman period to the mid-20th century including Venetian, Murano, Bohemian and English glass.

Roman Glass

A rare Roman glass cinerarium from the 2nd-3rd century AD. The large globular receptacle with a wide arched lip is estimated at £2000-4000.

Brian Watson was a dealer and collector who died earlier this year and his collection will be offered at Bishop & Miller in a single owner sale on September 27 comprising more than 220 lots.

Here is a selection coming up via

17th century European glass


17Th Century Venice Wine Glass

A 17th century Facon de Venise wine coupe, c.1670, probably Netherlands, with applied blue wings, plain wide foot and wrythen stem is estimated at £1000-1500.

Murano modern glass


Murano Modern Glass

A post modernist Murano glass table centre piece, c.1985, is of a similar style to Ettore Sottsass and estimated at £400-600.

Bohemian glass


Bohemian Glass

These two mid 19th century Bohemian ruby glass flared beakers, (one engraved with horses, stags and dogs and the other with stags, birds and dogs) are estimated at £150-250.

English onion bottle


Onion Glass Botle

This late 17th/early 18th century English onion wine bottle, c.1690/1700, with a dumpy stem and bulbous body is estimated at £100-150.

Twist stem wine glass


Twist Stem Glass

An English mid-18th century double series opaque twist wine glass, c.1760, estimated at £80-120.

Mid century Czech glass

Czech Coloured Glass

A 20th century glass Czech vase, c.1940, in bright yellow with a bulbous body and clear yellow foot estimated at £60-90.

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