The 19th century emptied the succession of various styles, the Empire style, Charles X, Biedermeier, Louis Philippe, Napoleon III and revivals, art Nouveau reed in the glass sector, with luck alternation of the various European glass traditions.
In the Neoclassical and Empire period it was England, free of devastating wars and social crises of the time and at the height of its economic power, that was a model for the lifestyle and furnishings of its elegant mansions. It weighs and brilliant English lead crystal, enhanced by grinding, which becomes more dense and complex covering the entire surface of the artifacts. In the rest of the European continent, tableware homogeneous in shape, decoration and size spread to the continent in the 18th century, while in England they were adopted later and then constituted a normal product, often made on commission, from the beginning of the 19th century.
From the Prince of Wales to all the well-off nobles and bourgeois, possible English buyers received offers of precious molate crystals not only for the table but also for the furniture.
The richest services included numerous types: glasses for various qualities of wine, glasses for water and beer, bowls, jugs and decanters. Veneer grinding is in fashion towards the end of the century but returning in the seventies of the 19th century with the 'Brilliant Style'. Chandeliers from about 1800 and especially in the Regency period changed style by enriching themselves with veils of severed glass drops welded in the center and an outer metal circle, which masked the sources of light.
In Britain, the first half of the 19th century empties the application of new techniques: crystallo-ceramie decoration, acid engraving, mold pressing and decal.