29th January 2015
Welcome to Circa GlassLast updated on 01.10.2014.
We specialise in twentieth century decorative and collectable glass. You can see and purchase our glass from this site or meet us at the fairs at which we exhibit. We try to show a varied selection of the glass we have for sale but if you do not see what you are looking for, please get in touch - we may have it in stock or be able to find it for you. If you would like further information please contact us.
Left: A Whitefriars sapphire blue 'bullseye' vase. See Whitefriars Glass page for details.
*Please note that we do not offer a valuation service.
We are very experienced in packaging glass and to date no pieces have been damaged in the post.
All pieces offered for sale are in excellent condition other than occasional minor imperfections commensurate with age. It is extremely important to us that our customers are happy with their purchase, and so you have the opportunity to return the item(s) within three weeks if you are not completely satisfied. All we ask is that you let us know in advance and return the piece(s) in the same condition with the same or similar packaging and we will return your payment upon receipt. In the unlikely event of your item arriving damaged or broken, please retain all packaging until a claim lodged with Royal Mail is concluded.
PaymentWe accept payment by personal cheque. It usually takes 7 days for payment to clear after which we will dispatch your order.
We also take payment via PayPal if preferred. Please e-mail us if you would like to use this facility and we will send you an invoice.
If you make a purchase from this website we will include a free admission ticket for two to either the Cambridge or National glass fairs listed below.
The Cambridge Glass Fair www.cambridgeglassfair.com now has an exciting new venue: the famous Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, where the first annual event will be held on Sunday 22nd February 2015.
This is a leading specialist fair featuring around 80 exhibitors selling antique, collectable and contemporary glass from specialist dealers and glass artists.
'300 years of glass in one day'.
Open from 10.30am until 4.00pm, admission is £5 with accompanied children under 16 free of charge. Exhibitions, refreshments, free parking.
The National Glass Fair has returned to its former home at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, West Midlands B92 0EJ.
The next fair will be held on 10th May 2015. This major specialist fair will be open from 10.30am - 4.00pm, admission £5, accompanied children under 16 free.
For all the latest news, exhibitor list, floorplans, directions etc, please visit www.glassfairs.co.uk.
To purchase advance tickets please click here.
To view the video made at the November 2009 fair click here
Open from 10.30am until 4.00pm, admission is £5 with accompanied children under 16 free of charge.
Exhibitions, refreshments, free parking.
Apart from visiting the Cambridge Glass Fair and the National Glass Fair websites you can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter is you wish to keep up to date about both fairs. To visit the Facebook page click here
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Auction returns to Clare.
Clare Auction provides an ideal location for vendors and buyers to gather. Sales are held in the Town Hall which is located in the centre of the Town with easy access to all of the amenities. Auction dates for 2015 are: 14th February, 14th March, 9th May, 11th July, 12th September and 14th November. Viewing: Friday 3-8pm & Saturday 9-11am. Sales start at 11am. www.clareauction.com
Other Forthcoming FairsClare Antiques Fair, Town Hall, Market Hill, Clare, Suffolk, CO10 8NN
Dates for 2014:
28th & 29th June
Times: 10.00am - 4.00pm,
LinksWe have included some useful links below:
BROADFIELD HOUSE GLASS MUSEUM www.glassmuseum.org.uk
A charity created in response to the prospective closure of Broadfield House Glass Museum www.britishglassfoundation.org.uk
A discussion forum dedicated to pottery and glass www.potteryandglass.forumandco.com
An interesting interactive Whitefriars collecting site www.whitefriars.com
The Ysart Glass collecting site ysartglass.com
Specialist glass book dealer www.studiobookshop.co.uk
A source of information and debate www.glassmessages.com
A good site specialising in quality 20th century glass www.20thcentury-glass.org.uk
Another good site, this time specialising in Art Nouveau/Art Deco glass www.MandDMoir.co.uk
Glass Etc, a glass gallery and more in Rye owned by Andy and Helen McConnell www.decanterman.com
An excellent 20th century design site based in Holland www.glas-design.nl
The Contemporary Glass Society www.cgs.org.uk
An online gallery selling contemporary art in various media www.artsablaze.co.uk
An interesting site for collectors of Isle of Wight glass www.iowstudioglass.wikidot.com
Mark Hill's blog www.markhillpublishing.co.uk