The Art of the Silver Cage Shows Creative Genius of Chinese Silversmiths
中國出口銀器: 銀籠子的藝術 Chinese Export Silver produced some extraordinary silversmiths by anyone’s standards; a much-used statement by me and one I am oft criticized about. There […]
Collector’s Years of Digging, Diving for Bottles on Display at New Hampshire Museum
It is not every day that a person can dig old trash out of the ground and have it wind up in a historical museum. […]
Cobalt Blue Bottles: Who Are You Calling ‘Old?’
The most popular color collected by antique bottle collectors is cobalt blue. Maybe not so much for advanced collectors, but for the average person starting […]
Early American Bottles’ Pontils Tell Where and When they were Made
Collectors of early American bottles will all tell you that there is a clear line of delineation set during the 19th century that separate the […]
Ask A Worthologist Question: Heinrich Hoffmann Glass Perfume Bottle
Jesse V. purchased this “Lalique perfume bottle” from a dealer at a discount for $350 because it was an “unmarked Lalique.” After doing a great […]
Big Finds in the Oddest Places—Cut Glass Flask
I have always thought the life of an archeologist would be a life of excitement, with heart-racing finds from civilizations long gone. Bottle diggers must […]
Sell Abroad or Stay Home?
Are foreign markets better for selling antiques than American markets? Collecting has gone global, thanks to the Internet. As a result, antiques and collectibles divide […]
Has the Glass Bubble Burst?
While not exactly Indiana Jones pursuing the ark of the covenant, Bill Lindsey—Worthpoint’s expert on antique and collectibles bottles—managed to unearth a rare Old Sachems […]
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Pontil Scars (But Were Afraid To Ask)?
One of the easier to identify and most consistently accurate indicators that a bottle was manufactured during or prior to the American Civil War (i.e., the 1860s or before) is the pontil scar present on the base.