Satin & Air Trap Glass Identification Guide + Gallery

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Satin Glass was very popular during the Victorian era. The glass was dipped in acid to give a dull, silky, matt finish. This was then either left blank, or decorated with enamelled designs, or sometimes coupled with an Air Trap design, such as diamond quilting or herringbone. Satin glass was made by glass manufacturers from the Stourbridge area of England, such as Thomas Webb. Glass factories in America, including Mount Washington, as well as Czech/Bohemian glassworks, have also made glassware in this style. There were also some reproductions of air trap satin glass from Italy during the 1970's. These were of a lesser quality, with rough snapped off pontil marks, and a rougher feel to the glass due to the use of sand-blasting instead of acid to produce the satin finish.

See also: Burmese Glass

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Victorian Satin Air Trap Yellow & White Glass Antique Vase

A Victorian yellow and white satin glass vase with diamond quilted air trap pattern.

Victorian Satin Cased Glass Yellow & White Antique Vase

A Victorian yellow and white satin glass vase.

Victorian Satin Cased Glass Blue & White Rose Bowl / Posy Vase

A Victorian blue and white satin glass rose bowl.

Victorian Satin Air Trap Blue & White Glass Pair of Vases

A pair of Victorian blue and white satin glass vases with diamond quilted air trap pattern.

Victorian Satin Cased Glass Pink & White Antique Vase

A Victorian pink satin glass vase with inner white casing.

Victorian Satin Cased Glass Pink & White Rose Bowl / Posy Vase

A Victorian pink satin glass rose bowl / posy vase with inner white casing.

Victorian Satin Air Trap Pink & White Glass Antique Vase

A Victorian pink and white satin glass vase with diamond quilted air trap pattern.

Victorian Satin Air Trap Pink & White Glass Antique Vase

A Victorian pink and white satin glass vase with diamond quilted air trap pattern.

Victorian Satin Cased Glass Blue & White Diamond Quilted Vase

A Victorian style blue satin glass vase with inner white casing and diamond quilted pattern. Rough pontil mark indicates it is likely to be a later, 1970's reproduction from Italy.

Victorian Peachblow / Peach Blow Pink Satin Glass Vase

A Victorian pink and white "Peachblow" glass vase.

Victorian Satin Air Trap Pink & White Diamond Quilted Glass Plate

A Victorian pink and white satin glass plate, with diamond quilted air trap pattern. Marked "PATENT" to the base".


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References

For more information on Victorian glass, check out the following resources:

Books


Victorian Decorative Glass: British Designs, 1850-1914 | ISBN 978-0764315978


British Glass, 1800-1914 | ISBN 978-1851491414


Collectible Bohemian Glass, 1880-1940 | ISBN 978-0966837612

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