Pyrex100: Jobling’s 1930s Art Glass
Saturday 19 March to Saturday 27 August
Pyrex100 opens by highlighting the art glass Jobling’s Wear Glass Works made in the 1930s. The range was an experiment by the firm at a time when their highly lucrative licence to produce Pyrex was under review.
Designers were recruited from France to produce modern glass in up-to-date colours. They imitated the more expensive French products of the 1920s and 1930s, such as Lalique. It was much cheaper than glass made by the French firms, aiming at stylish though not rich customers. The range was only made for a few years. Although not a profitable line in its time, Jobling’s art glass is now popular with collectors.
Pyrex100 is generously supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, administered by the Museums Association on behalf of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.