Art Deco Glass

Channeling the clean geometry and multifaceted motifs of the movement, Art Deco glassware celebrated luminescent glazes and innovative design to become one of the most treasured aesthetic approaches of the early 20th century. Epitomized by influential figures such as René Lalique, Art Deco glassware captivates collectors for its clean design and frosted finishes.

The Art Deco approach to design was unveiled in the 1920s, in part in response to changing tastes of contemporary consumers. Channeling the appeal of contemporary architecture and modern machinery, Art Deco designers borrowed the sleek lines and clean forms. They also incorporated a rich array of references from history. From the Cubists, for example, they borrowed straightforward geometry; from the ancient Egyptians, they borrowed the stylized motifs and angular symbols.

It was because of this rich sourcebook and the fluid blending of these sources that the Art Deco approach became a monumental success. Still infusing its presence into contemporary designs, antique Art Deco glassware is a beacon of classic yet cutting edge genius.


Quick Facts

  • On the news of the inaugural Art Deco exhibition in 1925 in Paris, US President Herbert Hoover sent a team of experts to take notes, which resulted in a profusion of stateside Art Deco design in the following decades
  • The emphasis on geometric motifs in Art Deco motifs has led some experts to call it "Cubism Tamed"
  • Art Deco styling decreased in popularity following the Great Depression, but it experienced renewed interest around mid-century, when Pop Artists, like Patrick Nagel, began sourcing its approach for inspiration

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Art Deco Amber Glass Horse Figurine 1930' H.Hoffmann By Lalique
Oct 17, 10:00 PM CEST
Art Deco Amber Glass Horse Figurine 1930' H.Hoffmann By Lalique
by ILMASZ spol. s r.o.
Est: $250- $300
$1500 Bids
Art Deco 1930' Satin Nude Figural X Large Glass Vase H.Hoffmann by Lalique
Oct 17, 10:00 PM CEST
Art Deco 1930' Satin Nude Figural X Large Glass Vase H.Hoffmann by Lalique
by ILMASZ spol. s r.o.
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$9000 Bids
Art Deco Nude Figural Clear Frosted Glass Bowl 1930' H.Hoffmann by Lalique
Oct 17, 10:00 PM CEST
Art Deco Nude Figural Clear Frosted Glass Bowl 1930' H.Hoffmann by Lalique
by ILMASZ spol. s r.o.
Est: $250- $300
$1500 Bids
Art Deco Glass 2 Bowls Trinket Jewelry Box 1930' H.Hoffmann
Oct 17, 10:00 PM CEST
Art Deco Glass 2 Bowls Trinket Jewelry Box 1930' H.Hoffmann
by ILMASZ spol. s r.o.
Est: $250- $300
$1500 Bids
Art Deco 1930' Figural Bohemian Hood Ornament ' Boudicea ' Glass Sculpture H.Hoffmann By Lalique
Oct 17, 10:00 PM CEST
Art Deco 1930' Figural Bohemian Hood Ornament ' Boudicea ' Glass Sculpture H.Hoffmann By Lalique
by ILMASZ spol. s r.o.
Est: $400- $500
$2000 Bids
Art Deco Glass Figural Sculpture ' Greyhounds ' Crystal Hood Ornament 1930' H.Hoffmann by Lalique
Oct 17, 10:00 PM CEST
Art Deco Glass Figural Sculpture ' Greyhounds ' Crystal Hood Ornament 1930' H.Hoffmann by Lalique
by ILMASZ spol. s r.o.
Est: $400- $500
$2000 Bids
Bohemian Art Deco 1930' Jade Malachite Hood Ornament ' Chrysis ' Car Mascot Figurine
Oct 17, 10:00 PM CEST
Bohemian Art Deco 1930' Jade Malachite Hood Ornament ' Chrysis ' Car Mascot Figurine
by ILMASZ spol. s r.o.
Est: $400- $500
$1700 Bids
French Art Deco Collectible Perfume Bottle H.Hoffmann By Lalique
Oct 17, 10:00 PM CEST
French Art Deco Collectible Perfume Bottle H.Hoffmann By Lalique
by ILMASZ spol. s r.o.
Est: $350- $400
$2000 Bids
Art Deco 1930' Glass Nude 2 Holders Candlesticks H.Hoffmann
Oct 17, 10:00 PM CEST
Art Deco 1930' Glass Nude 2 Holders Candlesticks H.Hoffmann
by ILMASZ spol. s r.o.
Est: $400- $500
$3000 Bids
Bohemian Art Deco Nude Figural Satin Art Glass Bookends H.Hoffman by Lalique
Oct 17, 10:00 PM CEST
Bohemian Art Deco Nude Figural Satin Art Glass Bookends H.Hoffman by Lalique
by ILMASZ spol. s r.o.
Est: $600- $800
$3500 Bids
GLAMOROUS ART DECO GLASS NUDE LADY JEWELRY BOX 1930' H.HOFFMANN BY LALIQUE
Oct 17, 10:00 PM CEST
GLAMOROUS ART DECO GLASS NUDE LADY JEWELRY BOX 1930' H.HOFFMANN BY LALIQUE
by ILMASZ spol. s r.o.
Est: $500- $600
$2750 Bids
GLAMOROUS ART DECO GLASS NUDE LADY JEWELRY BOX 1930' H.HOFFMANN BY LALIQUE
Oct 17, 10:00 PM CEST
GLAMOROUS ART DECO GLASS NUDE LADY JEWELRY BOX 1930' H.HOFFMANN BY LALIQUE
by ILMASZ spol. s r.o.
Est: $500- $600
$2250 Bids
GLAMOROUS ART DECO GLASS NUDE LADY JEWELRY BOX 1930' H.HOFFMANN BY LALIQUE
Oct 17, 10:00 PM CEST
GLAMOROUS ART DECO GLASS NUDE LADY JEWELRY BOX 1930' H.HOFFMANN BY LALIQUE
by ILMASZ spol. s r.o.
Est: $400- $500
$2000 Bids
Bohemian Art Deco Nude Figural Satin Art Glass Bookends H.Hoffman by Lalique
Oct 17, 10:00 PM CEST
Bohemian Art Deco Nude Figural Satin Art Glass Bookends H.Hoffman by Lalique
by ILMASZ spol. s r.o.
Est: $500- $700
$3500 Bids
Art Deco 1930' Nude Lady ' Chrysis ' Jade Malachite Hood Ornament Car Mascot H.Hoffmann by Lalique
Oct 17, 10:00 PM CEST
Art Deco 1930' Nude Lady ' Chrysis ' Jade Malachite Hood Ornament Car Mascot H.Hoffmann by Lalique
by ILMASZ spol. s r.o.
Est: $400- $500
$2250 Bids
Bird and "Owl" in iridescent Art Deco glass, signe…
Oct 27, 5:00 PM CEST
Bird and "Owl" in iridescent Art Deco glass, signe…
by Subastas Segre
Est: €80- €120
€800 Bids
Art Deco Style Chrome And Steel Champagne Bucket
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Art Deco Style Chrome And Steel Champagne Bucket
by Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Art Deco Glass


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Subastas Segre

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