Hartshorne Fine Glass Collection for Sale at Bonhams


LONDON.- As the only international auction house to have dedicated glass and paperweight sales, Bonhams announce the auction of The Albert Hartshorne Collection of Glass as part of its Fine British & European Glass & Paperweights auction on Wednesday 15th December in New Bond Street, London. Hartshorne is primarily known for his ground-breaking work Old English Glasses, published in 1897, which became the encyclopaedic text of English 18th century drinking glass styles. The book was the first reference book on English glass and charts the history of European glass from early times – it has been credited with inspiring numerous collectors and establishing English glass collecting as we know it today. Many of the examples illustrated in the book came from his personal collection – much of which was briefly on display at Worthing Museum. The sale of a wide selection of the collection will take place at Bonhams almost exactly