New exhibits

Notable additions to the museum exhibit will be added here.

June 2018

Nick Orsler lava vase

A very early Nick Orsler molten base 'lava' vase, signed and dated 1980. It is 23 cm high.

Layton dropper bottle

A 'dropper' bottle, 30 cm high, by Peter Layton of London Glassblowing. It is signed 'Peter Layton 1988' on the side near the base.

Karlin Rushbrooke bowl

Karlin Rushbrooke bowl, 19 cm diameter, made around 1985, with the words “Do not go gentle into that good night” from the poem by Dylan Thomas. The text wraps around on itself twice, overlapping the letters to form an interesting effect.

May 2018

Mdina tricorn bottle with button top

Rare Mdina tricorn bottle (triangular body) with button top made by Michael Harris about 1970. 39.5 cm tall.

March 2018

Siddy Langley Super Moon bottle vase

'Super Moon' bottle vase by Siddy Langley, signed and dated 2018.

November 2017

Huge Renaissance II footed platter

A huge Renaissance II footed platter designed by Jonathan Harris for Isle of Wight Studio Glass. It is 47 cm in diameter, 8 cm high, with a foot 11.5 cm in diameter.

October 2017

Etling triangular bowl

This triangular bowl was made for Edmond Etling in the 1920s and is numbered 93 in the Choisy-le-Roi catalogue. It measures about 22 cm corner to corner.

September 2017

Trial Azurene vase made by Michael Harris or Chris Hotton

A unique Isle of Wight Studio Glass Azurene 'Black' freeblown trial vase made by Michael Harris or Chris Hotton about 1978-79, with impressed 'flame' pontil to the base.

August 2017

Mdina button top fish vase by Michael Harris

Cobalt blue Mdina button top fish vase made by Michael Harris probably in early 1969. The button top is characteristic of the earliest fish vases made at Mdina.

June 2017

Etling vase designed by Lucile Sevin

Lucile Sevin designed this vase for Edmond Etling in the 1920s and is numbered 38 in the Choisy-le-Roi catalogue.

Moonwake bowl made by Martin Evans

Moonwake bowl made and signed by Martin Evans of Glory Art Glass, Sandown, IoW. The studio celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016.

May 2017

Mdina crizzle stone fish vase by Michael Harris

Mdina 'Crizzle Stone' fish vase made by Michael Harris probably in 1972. This is the second crizzle stone to be added to the collection.

Pauline Solven button top vase made 1970

Globe vase made by Pauline Solven in 1970, during the first full year of the Glasshouse studio established in Covent Garden, London. Pauline was a pupil of Michael Harris at the Royal College of Art in London in the late 1960s. The vase is signed and dated on the base.

March 2017

Auctumnus Arbor medium vase

Auctumnus Arbor was designed as the 'Day Piece' for the IOWSG Collectors Studio Day on 27th November 2016. Only six of this size were made.

February 2017

British Museum vase

Vase by Isle of Wight Studio Glass, 15.5 cm high x 14.0 cm diameter at the rim, signed "© 1997 The British Museum" on the base. This piece is very rarely seen.

Mary Gregory-style Bohemian tumbler

The museum bought a pair of these Bohemian blown glass tumblers from an antique dealer in Oxfordshire. They are enamelled in white with Mary Gregory-style decoration of children at play, and gilded rims. They feature a girl (shown here) and boy facing each other when stood side-by-side.

Richard acid etched vase made by Loetz for Etling

Acid etched cameo vase made by Loetz probably in the 1920s for Edmond Etling, France, with the 'Richard' mark on the side. Bought from a dealer in Paris, France.

January 2017

Bohemian satin glass with diamond air-trap pattern

Satin glass vase with diamond air-trap pattern, attached amber lip, yellow enamel flowers, and signed ‘F’ on base. It has minute traces of gilding on the body of the vase. Possibly Bohemian and made in the late 19th century.

Siddy Langley vase

A beautiful Clematis vase by Siddy Langley, signed by her and dated 1986.

November 2016

Stuart fish vase designed by Ludwig Kny

Heavy vase with deeply carved out fish and bubbles designed by Ludwig Kny for Stuart Crystal in the mid-1930s. Bought from a dealer on the Isle of Wight.

October 2016

Siddy Langley vase

A beautiful 'Marrakech' vase by Siddy Langley, signed by her and dated 2000. Bought from a collector in the UK.

August 2016

Victorian fishscale vase by Thomas Webb

Late Victorian vase, possibly 1880s, with 'fishscale' or hammered effect surface, with gilded foliage, fruits, and insects. Uncertain attribution to Thomas Webb & Sons manufactured for Wittmann & Roth. Signed G.L.F. - perhaps George L. Fereday - who is thought to be the gilder. Bought from a dealer in New York, USA.

July 2016

Octagonal Etling bowl with fish

Rare French octagonal bowl with fish made for Edmond Etling in the 1920s. Bought from a dealer in Montreal, Canada.

D'Avesn bowl with three birds on a metal stand

Frosted glass bowl with three birds on a metal stand, made by Pierre d'Avesn in the late 1920s. Bought from a dealer in France.

Renaissance II bowl

Very rare goblet with IOWSG Aurene-like knop made about 1974. Bought from a collector in England.

June 2016

Renaissance II bowl

Extremely rare brown IOWSG Renaissance II footed bowl bought from a collector on the Isle of Wight.

Pierre D'Avesn bowl

French opalescent bowl, possibly designed by Pierre D'Avesn and made in the 1930s, to add to the Art Deco collection. It was found in a charity shop in Oxfordshire, UK.

Summer Fruits rabbit paperweight

Rabbit paperweight in the early form of Summer Fruits Cranberry. Bought from a dealer in South Africa. A rare item.

May 2016

Graal Feathers Tazza

Graal feathers pattern tazza signed by Jonathan Harris in 1998 bought at the National Glass Fair, Solihull, UK.

March 2016

Mdina sculpture

Sculpture signed 'Michael Harris Mdina Glass Malta', as shown on page 34 of Michael Harris: Mdina Glass & Isle of Wight Studio Glass, by Mark Hill. Formerly in the Mark Hill collection.

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