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The Silent Auction

sssh! There are a few surprises in store

Treasures from Peter Layton's highlights collection

released exclusively during the silent auction

Silent Auction

23.03.18 - 31.03.18

The Silent Auction returns for another year with stunning pieces from Peter Layton’s Highlights collection and a selection of remarkable work from our resident artists. Among the 85 pieces available this year are a special grouping from Peter Layton’s Highlights collection, archival pieces, never to be repeated, which are very dear to their maker and are slowly being released via the auctions. Along with these Highlights, Peter has added a few iridised pieces from his recent experiments and a selection of work from his revisited series. Together, the 85 pieces from Peter Layton in the auction span many styles, series and make a well rounded variety of his glassmaking work.

Peter’s Silent Auction pieces are joined by work from the studio team which has become hugely popular with our collectors throughout the Auction’s history. In 2017, over 75% of the resident artist work was snapped up by astute bidders. Each piece has been specially selected by its artist for the auction. 

The Silent Auction is the chance to collect a truly unique treasure, and take home your very own piece of British glassmaking history. All the work will be available online from Friday, the 16th of March, when bidding will open. 

The work is available to view in the gallery from Friday, the 23rd of March, with bidding closing Sunday, the 1st of April.

Click here to view the first 20 Lots!

How to Bid

If you haven’t experienced any of our auctions before, click ‘show more’ to read a quick overview.


  • Each Auction Lot has a Gallery Price (to guide you) and a Reserve Price (the minimum amount you may bid).
  • The value of the current highest bid is not publicised – that’s why it is ‘silent’!
  • Winners will be contacted between 4-6 April.
  • Click here to read the full Terms and Conditions.

You can submit your bids in the following ways:

– Online via the form on the page for each Lot

– Visit the gallery between March 23-31 to view the Lots and bid in person

– Call us on +44(0)207 403 2800 (Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm)

– Email: silentauction@londonglassblowing.co.uk with the following:

Your Name
Your Phone Number
Lot Number(s)
Your Maximum Bid(s)

Preferential Bidding

If you are tempted to bid on multiple pieces, but you don’t have the budget to win them all, simply let us know that you’d like to do ‘preferential bidding’ and we’ll enter your bids one at a time, in order of your preference.


The deadline for online bids is 23:59 on Sunday, April 1, 2018. The last day to bid in the gallery is Saturday March 31, 2018.

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