English Pressed Glass 1870 - 1900

Most of the glass in this collection comes from this, the late Victorian period.


In the 1980s three books were published, English 19th Century Press-Moulded Glass by Colin Lattimore, The Peacock and the Lions by Sheilagh Murray and English Pressed Glass 1830-1900 by Raymond Slack. These spurred an interest in this kind of glass, and subsequently pushed up prices. The good news is that prices today are about the same as in the 1980s so now may be a good time to start collecting.


If you are interested in this type of glass, I would advise trying to find some of these books and others I have listed in the 'Books' page.


Also, here are some websites that can be visited for more information about this kind of glass:


English Pressed Glass

Inchicore Pressed Glass Works

Glass Queries Gallery (6, 10 and 12)


My name is Mike Tomlin and I have been collecting pressed glass, on and off, for about 30 years. As can be seen my main interest lies with the Sowerby factory, but I also collect 'classic' pieces from other the other manufacturers.


I have also been doing some research into the metal moulds used by the English factories. If anyone has any information about the processes used in making the moulds or any of the mould-makers themselves I would be interested to hear from you.



I now live in France, it is difficult to find English glass here, so I have to rely mainly on Ebay for most of my purchases. I particularly like the small rarer, pieces by Sowerby, nursery rhyme, Queensware, anything interesting and unusual.


So, if you have anything that you think might be of interest that you may want to sell, please contact me.


Conversely, if you have any queries about this kind of glass, I will see if I can help, again, please contact me.