Amethyst Glass

Amethyst glass is the perfect collectible for those who love the color purple. So named for the shades of deep plum to aubergine similar to the gemstone, amethyst glass was popular among 19th and 20th century audiences.

In the pursuit for novelty in glassware design, some companies began experimenting with chemical additions to their glass to manipulate their color. Soon it was realized that adding the compound manganese oxide to glass counteracted the green tint yielded by iron and resulted in richly colored vessels.

These deep, warm shades of amethyst were used for all types of glassware, from utilitarian beakers and flasks to more ornamented decanters and goblets. Regardless of function, though, amethyst glass pieces all reflect the dynamic spirit of innovation that make collecting antique glassware so exhilarating.


Quick Facts

  • Amethyst glass pieces can vary in price depending on whether they were blown or molded
  • A variation is black amethyst, that appears dark under normal light but, when held near an intense light source, the color seems dark purple
  • If a glass vessel in closer to violet, it might not be amethyst glass but rather had changed color due to extended ultraviolet light exposure

Recommended Items at Auction

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14K YELLOW GOLD AMETHYST EARRINGS WITH ACCENT DIAMOND
Oct 17, 11:00 AM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD AMETHYST EARRINGS WITH ACCENT DIAMOND
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $1,000- $1,200
$402 Bids
Antique Hand Blown Amethyst Bottlehaving handleheight 9 1/2 inches
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique Hand Blown Amethyst Bottlehaving handleheight 9 1/2 inches
by Nadeau's Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Ohrhängerpaar mit Amethyst.
Oct 29, 9:00 AM CEST
Ohrhängerpaar mit Amethyst.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€900 Bids
2 POUND AMETHYST DISPLAY ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Oct 21, 1:00 PM CDT
2 POUND AMETHYST DISPLAY ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$350 Bids
2 POUND AMETHYST DISPLAY ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Oct 21, 1:00 PM CDT
2 POUND AMETHYST DISPLAY ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$300 Bids
2 POUND AMETHYST DISPLAY ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Oct 21, 1:00 PM CDT
2 POUND AMETHYST DISPLAY ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$300 Bids
5 POUND AMETHYST DISPLAY ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Oct 21, 1:00 PM CDT
5 POUND AMETHYST DISPLAY ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$500 Bids
4 POUND AMETHYST DISPLAY ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Oct 21, 1:00 PM CDT
4 POUND AMETHYST DISPLAY ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$300 Bids
2 POUND AMETHYST DISPLAY ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Oct 21, 1:00 PM CDT
2 POUND AMETHYST DISPLAY ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$240 Bids
14K YELLOW GOLD AMETHYST AND DIAMOND NECKLACE
Oct 17, 11:00 AM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD AMETHYST AND DIAMOND NECKLACE
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $2,000- $2,500
$100 Bids
14K YELLOW GOLD AMETHYST & DIAMOND FLOWER PENDANT
Oct 17, 11:00 AM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD AMETHYST & DIAMOND FLOWER PENDANT
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $750- $900
$100 Bids
An Amethyst Toothpick Holder
Oct 17, 1:00 PM EDT
An Amethyst Toothpick Holder
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $20- $200
$200 Bids
An Amethyst Toothpick Holder
Oct 17, 1:00 PM EDT
An Amethyst Toothpick Holder
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $20- $200
$200 Bids
7.50 CTW Natural Amethyst And Diamond Ring In 18K White Gold
Oct 17, 12:00 AM PDT
7.50 CTW Natural Amethyst And Diamond Ring In 18K White Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $2,600- $3,900
$10 Bids
An Amethyst Cut Glass Goblet
Oct 17, 1:00 PM EDT
An Amethyst Cut Glass Goblet
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $35- $350
$350 Bids
An Amethyst Cut Glass Goblet
Oct 17, 1:00 PM EDT
An Amethyst Cut Glass Goblet
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $45- $450
$450 Bids
An Amethyst Cut Glass Goblet
Oct 17, 1:00 PM EDT
An Amethyst Cut Glass Goblet
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $35- $350
$350 Bids
A Handblown Amethyst Glass Pitcher
Oct 17, 1:00 PM EDT
A Handblown Amethyst Glass Pitcher
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $25- $250
$250 Bids
14K Yellow Gold Amethyst Fashion Ring
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CDT
14K Yellow Gold Amethyst Fashion Ring
by Revere Auctions
Est: $300- $600
$200 Bids
Set of Two Shell Form Amethyst Glass Plate
Oct 17, 1:00 PM EDT
Set of Two Shell Form Amethyst Glass Plate
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $45- $450
$450 Bids
A Cut Glass on Crystal Amethyst Colour Vase
Oct 17, 1:00 PM EDT
A Cut Glass on Crystal Amethyst Colour Vase
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $40- $400
$400 Bids
An Artglass Amethyst Bottle with Lid
Oct 17, 1:00 PM EDT
An Artglass Amethyst Bottle with Lid
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $45- $450
$450 Bids
An Amethyst Artglass Goblet
Oct 16, 1:00 PM EDT
An Amethyst Artglass Goblet
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $25- $250
$250 Bids
A Pair of Amethyst Parfum Bottle
Oct 17, 1:00 PM EDT
A Pair of Amethyst Parfum Bottle
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $40- $400
$400 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Amethyst Glass


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Confiscated Assets Auctioneers

Confiscated Assets Auctioneers

Estate Jewelry Auctioneers

Estate Jewelry Auctioneers