Steve & Val are sad to announce that we are retiring at the end of 2018
after over 40 years it is time to close the gallery.
We therefore have a lot of stock to sell before 31st December!
20% off all glass, possibly more, give us a ring!
Our sale is a genuine one time only, when they're gone they're gone!
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“My Grandmother had one of those!”
That is what many
people say when they see
the sumptuous display of Cranberry Glass
here at Grimes House.
So many remember it fondly.
It really has
a very special place in people’s hearts.
The colour is so cheerful, so positive;
just one piece can cheer up any room
Cranberry Glass decanters
Previously sold items
glass, which became known today as CRANBERRY,
was probably first
produced in Bohemia in the early 18th Century,
of course at that time it was not known as
more correctly, as a type of ruby glass.
and much loved colour of glass is made with a
thin layer of ruby
glass in or outside a thicker layer of clear glass.
Cranberry Glass crackle glass jugs
SOME NOW SOLD
There was a phenomenal
growth in design and style
throughout the 19th
century after the abolition of the punitive Glass Tax
and more especially
around the period of the Great Exhibition.
The heyday of Cranberry
glass making was from 1870 - 1930
by which time it was produced
in England, France, Belgium, Bavaria, Bohemia
as well as the U.S.A. The glassworks of America were mainly in New England,
this just happens to be where cranberries are grown,
so then, just
as now, never short of a good idea when it comes to marketing,
term Cranberry Glass was coined,
it does describe it's beautiful
colour so very well.
Cranberry Glass Scent bottles
Previously sold items
Often the prettiest and
now most popularly collected pieces today
were produced around the
Stourbridge area of the Black Country here in England.
Some of it
was made in very small backyard factories and some in
the major glassworks of their day.
Factories such as Thomas Webb, Stuart, Richardson,
Stevens & Williams etc.
produced some of the finest glass in
From these makers and many more, including numerous
came the antique Cranberry Glass that Stephen &
Val now display for sale,
at Grimes House, The Cranberry Glass Shop
You would be very welcome to drop in for a chat,
we love to talk with collectors and
lovers of all good glass.
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