Victorian Reverse Glass
These images are examples of original Victorian glass pieces from pubs scattered around London & the British Isles. This page is a homage to the Victorian glass artists who produced this work 100 years before I produced mine at the turn of the 20th century.
This work has been a great source of inspiration to me and has educated and informed myself and many others.
Some of these images were supplied courtesy of my friend Doug Bernhardt.
Doug and myself travelled to many ancient public houses of London in a quest for original pub signage, elaborate mirrors & beautifully carved mill work from within these ornate gems we call pubs. This valuable part of our cultural heritage is in danger of disapearing forever as the older pieces of glass get damaged or removed unless we maintain the skills needed to restore or replace them. Click on the images below to see the detail up close, all this work has been painted by artists in reverse on glass over 100 years ago. Enjoy!