Five Centuries of glass auction - We have donated a very special piece of cameo to the auction to help raise funds for the Broadfield House glass collections which still face a very uncertain future.
The Dandelion vase is multiple cup cased cameo carved through layers of colour and represents the next step on our cameo journey.
The sale takes place on Saturday 9th April at Fieldings auctioneers in Stourbridge.
Click on the large image of my cameo below to visit the auction catalogue.
Happy bidding & good luck.
British Glass Foundation - GLASS DONATIONS
The Trustees and members of the Steering Group of the British
Glass Foundation wish to express their heartfelt thanks to the
twenty-nine glass artists and the seven private individuals who
have so generously donated the following lots to be sold in aid of
funds to the Foundation. Within the overall remit of the
Foundation to protect and save the glass collections at
Broadfield House Glass Museum, one of our aims is
to support and promote contemporary glass artists.
It is pleasantly ironic therefore that it should be a
group of glass artists who are among the very first
to donate unique examples of their work and help
raise much-needed funds to allow the Foundation
to carry out its work.
The Trustees would also like to say a very big
“thank you” to Will Farmer and all the staff at
Fieldings Auctioneers for including these items
in what has become the best and most
comprehensive annual glass auction in this
country. And those bidders who are successful
in acquiring one of the donated pieces, they
too will hopefully feel a proud sense of
involvement and support for a cause which has
touched the hearts of glass collectors and
artists around the world. Our thanks go to them
in anticipation of their success.
With such magnanimous support, the British
Glass Foundation can begin to feel that it is
heading in the right direction in its aims to
protect the “crown jewels of British glass”
within the Dudley and Stourbridge area.
Charles R. Hajdamach