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.