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Glass

Wawel glass collection – mostly accumulated through antique shops – includes both exquisite early Polish items, made in the 18th c. magnate glass works in Lubaczów, Naliboki and Urzecze, and western European items, e.g. those brought to the Sas court.

There are numerous examples of burgher glass from the 19th c., which are good examples of the use of new techniques, surprising in their variety of form, hues and textures. The collection includes black hyalite glass, lithyaline glass resembling precious stones, transparent green uranium glass, red ruby glass or blue cobalt glass. Secession French glass by Galle or Daum manufactories document the artistic quest in that area.

Toast cup with a lid.
Toast cup with a lid.

TOAST CUP WITH A LID. Poland, c. 1740. Glass, cut decoration. A vessel consisting of two parts. Bought in 1978.

Toast cup.
Toast cup.

TOAST CUP. Poland, Lubaczów, c. 1720. Glass, cut and engraved decoration; with Starykoń coat of arms under the crown. Bought in 1987.

Toast cup.
Toast cup.

TOAST CUP. Poland, Lubaczów (?),  post 1731. Glass, cut and engraved decoration; with Pogoń and Leliwa coats of arms under the prince’s mitre. Made in 1731 for the wedding of Aleksander August Czartoryski  and Zofia nee Sieniawska. Bought in 1979.

Dorota Gabryś