How Much Is Your Vase Worth?
Cast glass vases
Do you own any cast glass vases? Are you curious to know what they are worth? Our Experts can provide a free appraisal to give you an estimate of the market price, then help you to ensure the best possible price should you decide to sell.
The history of glass casting
Cast glass vases have been known since Ancient times and were mentioned by Pliny the Elder. For a long time neglected, glass paste was reintroduced by Henry Cros, who managed to cold-mould it. Cast glass vases were to become a true symbol of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements.
The big names in glass casting
Some names became essential in this field such as Argy-Rousseau made cast glass vases in shimmering colours. François Emile Decorchemont was one of the master glassmakers in this field. He worked his vases with rather thick cast glass. Generally speaking, these pieces are original and are close to the symbolist movement.
The main patterns on cast glass vases
Nature was an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the various artists specialising in the manufacture of cast glass vases. Today, one of the only factories that still makes cast glass vases is the world-famous Daum. This luxury studio contributed to the diffusion of cast glass thanks to the École de Nancy founded by Émile Gallé, a specialist in moulded glass. One of Daum’s unique approaches is that they collaborate with artists in order to create original works.
Vases sought after by collectors, but beware of forgeries
Cast glass vases made by master glassmakers are sought after by art lovers. Auction prices can reach great heights for rare pieces. However, you do need to be careful, as a number of counterfeits are circulating on the market.
How do we appraise your cast glass vases?
Requesting an online valuation of your vase is simple and entirely free of charge. You just need to complete our appraisal form with a brief description and some photos. This information will be sent directly to one of our cast glass vases experts who will provide you with a price range and sales advice.
A team of experts and auctioneers
If you own a cast glass vase, use our online form for a free appraisal.
You will then be contacted by a member of our team of experts and auctioneers to give you an independent opinion of the market price. Should you wish to sell your painting, our specialists will also advise you on the various options available for selling at the best price.