Antique and Vintage Purple Glass
The colour purple.
It’s not a new phenomenon – it’s been around in regal form for centuries. No, the phenomenon is that the colour purple just keeps on going, and it’s here to stay.
And so I thought I’d share some antique and vintage purple glass pieces with you. If you have any purple glass tucked away, now is the time to bring it back out into the open. Because not only is purple on the scene, but so is vintage, retro, and anything Mid-Century Modern.
This is an antique amethyst crystal vase, c. 1800s.
Isn’t the detail incredible?
I can picture it in a room like this…
I think it’s shape suits the tufted tuxedo sofa, and the legs of the ottoman.
I fell in love with this next piece, an antique Gorham sterling and amethyst glass ‘Bon Bon’ dish.
I don’t know about using it for bon bons, but I can certainly see it as a feature piece!
Like maybe on a sideboard like this!
What do you think of the knobs on this piece?
Do any of you remember hand blown Murano art glass? This heavy amethyst glass dish, c. 1970, is thought to be a Murano piece.
I am totally smitten with this piece. I love the shape of it.
And I think it would work well in a room like this.
Can you picture this exquisite dish in this room, too?
As many of you already know, I’m very much inspired by Mid-Century Modern. And these purple glass MCM bottles are just one example of why.
I really like the clean lines of each vessel.
I think this room could easily incorporate them into its decor.
I think they would work really well with the chrome pendant, and would pop if they were placed on the marble top console you see just off to the left…
Maybe a whole collection in a mix of coloured glass like these would be the way to go!
Purple is still the predominant colour, but this mix is a great example of the colour mix you’ll see coming in 2012!
Have you heard of Loetz art glass? It became popular in the 1880s and was produced up until the 1940s.
This vase is considered an unusual antique, but a fine example of Loetz glass, and is valued at $375 US.
I can definitely see this vase in the room below.
I think the applied face in the vase kind of works with the medallion pattern of the area rug.
I’d like to see these next three pieces paired together in a vignette…
This antique amethyst glass honey pot,
This Klondike patterned candy dish,
And this Argentine made vintage seltzer bottle, c. 1930…
If they could be displayed together, maybe on a silver leaf tray or a piece of reclaimed live edge wood, I think they would make a great showcase in this room.
Don’t you think these pieces would add extra flair to this space?
It’s easy for me to go crazy sharing vintage and antique purple glass pieces with you, because I really, really like purple, and I love purple glass!
But I’ll stop now 😉
Do you have any purple glass? Is it out on display, or tucked away in a place for safe keeping?
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