The Old Champagne Glass Company is owned by Nick Hewson and Judy Pearce. Judy is an interior designer who used to live and work in London until she was ‘enticed’ to East Anglia and Nick has a well known market analyst company. We are based at Upgate Barn in North Norfolk or very often on the beach – see above.
Since we were established about ten years ago we have shipped several thousand items around the world. What started as a ‘lifestyle’ interest in champagne glasses has grown to include the whole range of stemware and Decanters as well as other objet d’art we find along the way
We acquire our crystal in many places but we go to France or Belgium to buy – particularly Baccarat, Val Saint Lambert and St Louis. In 2019 we were in Brittany, Normandy and the Loire in as well as at the Baccarat Factory and Museum in the Jura. Throughout 2020 until now, our plans to go on more extensive buying expeditions to France have been thwarted by Covid but we hope to resume later in 2021. The OCG was very lucky during the pandemic in that we were extra busy but inevitably we are now running low on many things – particularly Baccarat and champagne glasses. With a following wind we may be able to rebuild our stock from April onwards.
Buying (and shipping) crystal can be slightly daunting. It’s important that our customers are confident with what they buy and we are more than happy to offer advice. You are very welcome to visit us at our barn – many do this – where we (normally) have a very extensive stock. Please call first on 07736 961926 to check best times.
Only part of our stock is listed on this website (we are hopeless at keeping all the online sites updated) Most of our current items are listed on http://www.sellingantiques.co.uk where there are 70-80 items. See also Love Antiques and our Instagram (The Old Champagne Glass Co) as well as The World Of Interiors Index
The entire marketing budget went on the numberplate…. for P G Wodehouse aficionados this photo was taken by the gates of Hunstanton Hall where Wodehouse wrote and indeed based many of his stories.