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Glass Sculptures

Glass sculpture is often revered for its perceived fragility and delicateness. Developed in Ancient Egypt and brought to the forefront by the Romans, glass sculpture was taken to its highest levels as a valued decorative art at the turn of the 19th century when ateliers such as Tiffany and Steuben Glass Works created stunning glass art as never seen before. At this time, Art Nouveau artists such as René Lelique and Émile Gallé also began to make use of glass in their works.

In the development of glass sculpture, a variety of techniques have been used and perfected over the centuries. In modern glass studios, the ancient technique of glass blowing is still prominent. With this approach, the glassblower uses metal rods and other hand tools to blow and shape molten glass at a furnace, allowing the artist to be improvisational. Cast glass, a technique usually reserved for large scale sculptures, requires the artist to make a mold out of refractory, plaster, or sand and silica which is then filled with glass. Flame-work glass uses torches and kilns to shape their work, allowing for a great level of detail.


Quick Facts

  • In the 19th century, cameo glass was revived for the first time since the Romans
  • Glass blowing techniques were once highly coveted and secretive; it was not uncommon for glassblowers to be held hostage for fear of their knowledge leaking
  • Having notable movements throughout many regions of the world including Australia, Japan, Belgium, and the Netherlands

Recommended Items at Auction

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Salvador Dalí, 'La Guitare', Glasskulptur, Edition Daum Frères um 1984
Jul 12, 10:00 AM CEST
Salvador Dalí, 'La Guitare', Glasskulptur, Edition Daum Frères um 1984
by K&K – Auktionen in Heidelberg
Est: €300- €350
€1704 Bids
A Studio Arteaux glass sculpture
Jun 25, 10:00 AM PDT
A Studio Arteaux glass sculpture
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $600- $800
$3503 Bids
Guyol Glass for Cartier Modern Sailboat Sculpture
Jun 26, 12:00 PM EDT
Guyol Glass for Cartier Modern Sailboat Sculpture
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$502 Bids
Murano Badioli Two Faces Art Glass Disc Sculpture
Jun 26, 12:00 PM EDT
Murano Badioli Two Faces Art Glass Disc Sculpture
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
Leon Applebaum Art Glass sculpture
Jul 17, 10:00 AM CDT
Leon Applebaum Art Glass sculpture
by Jaremos
Est: $800- $1,200
$3001 Bid
Roseate Crystal Blossom Sculpture
Jul 02, 9:00 PM EDT
Roseate Crystal Blossom Sculpture
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $310- $410
$2100 Bids
Green Lovebird Murano Glass Sculpture
Jul 02, 9:00 PM EDT
Green Lovebird Murano Glass Sculpture
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $250- $350
$1100 Bids
Light Blue Seahorse Murano Glass Sculpture
Jul 02, 9:00 PM EDT
Light Blue Seahorse Murano Glass Sculpture
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $200- $300
$1100 Bids
Murano Glass Gold Heart Sculpture
Jul 04, 9:00 PM EDT
Murano Glass Gold Heart Sculpture
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $1,800- $2,200
$1,3000 Bids
Murano Glass Sailboat Sculpture in Blue
Jul 08, 9:00 PM EDT
Murano Glass Sailboat Sculpture in Blue
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $850- $1,050
$6500 Bids
Rich Crimson Multicolor Speedy Sailboat Murano Glass Sculpture
Jul 08, 9:00 PM EDT
Rich Crimson Multicolor Speedy Sailboat Murano Glass Sculpture
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $2,050- $2,250
$1,6500 Bids
Three Branches Bonsai Murano Glass Sculpture
Jul 08, 9:00 PM EDT
Three Branches Bonsai Murano Glass Sculpture
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $750- $950
$5750 Bids
Glass Heart With 24k Gold Leaf Murano Glass Sculpture
Jul 08, 9:00 PM EDT
Glass Heart With 24k Gold Leaf Murano Glass Sculpture
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $250- $350
$1800 Bids
Louis Sclafani Colored Glass Vessel Sculpture
Jun 26, 5:00 PM EDT
Louis Sclafani Colored Glass Vessel Sculpture
by Abington Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
Eisch, Erwin
Jul 05, 10:00 AM CEST
Eisch, Erwin
by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen
Est: €1,200- €1,800
€1,2000 Bids
Eisch, Erwin
Jul 05, 10:00 AM CEST
Eisch, Erwin
by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen
Est: €300- €450
€3000 Bids
Bucher, Willi
Jul 05, 10:00 AM CEST
Bucher, Willi
by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen
Est: €50- €80
€500 Bids
Sky Blue and Silver Rhombus Murano Glass Sculpture
Jul 11, 9:00 PM EDT
Sky Blue and Silver Rhombus Murano Glass Sculpture
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $300- $400
$1800 Bids
Blue Blyxa Water Plant Murano Glass Sculpture
Jul 08, 9:00 PM EDT
Blue Blyxa Water Plant Murano Glass Sculpture
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
GLASS SCULPTURE
Jun 26, 7:00 PM CEST
GLASS SCULPTURE
by Derksen Veilingbedrijf
Est: €50- €100
€500 Bids
OLIVIER LESSO
Jun 26, 7:00 PM CEST
OLIVIER LESSO
by Derksen Veilingbedrijf
Est: €150- €200
€1500 Bids
FRANCESCO RAGAZZI MURANO ART GLASS SCULPTURE
Jun 26, 10:00 AM EDT
FRANCESCO RAGAZZI MURANO ART GLASS SCULPTURE
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
Blue Nautical Sailboat Murano Glass Sculpture
Jul 08, 9:00 PM EDT
Blue Nautical Sailboat Murano Glass Sculpture
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $600- $800
$3900 Bids
Black and Gold Abstract Lovers Glass Sculpture
Jul 05, 9:00 PM EDT
Black and Gold Abstract Lovers Glass Sculpture
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $600- $800
$3700 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Glass Sculptures


Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

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Jaremos

Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen

Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen

Everard Auctions and Appraisals

Everard Auctions and Appraisals