It’s All in the Marks: Identifying Baccarat Crystal and Glass
Baccarat has built a worldwide reputation for making perfume bottles, barware, quality stemware and chandeliers. Baccarat has a history dating back to the early years of the 19th century, beginning with the production of crystal in 1816. Prior to that time, the company’s main production was mirrors and window panes. Baccarat received its first royal […]
J.I. Co. Murano glass piece – value?
I just picked up a piece of glass that I love, a “jack in the pulpit” Murano vase which allegedly dates from the 50s. (It includes a J.I. Co. label which appears to be authentic.)
Now, though I’m loving it in any event :-), I’m wondering whether I paid a fair price for it. Any thoughts?
A History of The Sandwich Glass Company
Deming Jarvis started the Boston and Sandwich Glass Factory in 1825. Sandwich was a small town on Cape Cod that was rich in fuel, had easy access to major waterways, and was located only 50 miles from Boston. When Jarvis purchased the land for the factory, he purchased the surrounding 20,000 acres of forest so that the company would not have to pay for wood to burn in the furnaces.