Ask A Worthologist Question: Cut Glass Punch Bowl
Donna J. has a cut glass punch bowl that she inherited from her great grandmother, who had received it as a wedding gift before World War One. Looking for a value before deciding whether to sell it, or keep it she engaged WorthPoint’s “Ask a Worthologist” service. The question was forwarded to me. Here is […]
The Celery Vase: A Prominent Way to Serve an Exotic Vegetable
According to the early nineteenth century writer Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in “The Physiology of Taste,” gastronomy required “intelligent knowledge of whatever concerns man’s nourishment.” Brillat-Savarin’s 1825 treatise on the fine art of foods was the first treatment of dining as an art form. The newly developing interest in food appropriately reflected a growing awareness of […]
Q & A with Harry Rinker: Candy Dish, FADA Radio, KKK Book
QUESTION: My grandmother bought a candy dish during her honeymoon trip to Washington, D.C. from her home in North Carolina sometime around 1910. She could not have paid more than 50 cents for it. After poking around on eBay and the Internet, I identified the glass type as opalescent blue pressed glass. It is in […]
MY HUSBAND FOUND A GRAVY BOWL MADE BY JOHANN HAVILAND. IT HAS GOLD TRIM AND FLOWERS ON IT. TRYING TO FIND OUT VAULE OF IT. SOMEONE HELP.
19th century glass lamps
To keep light in a home during the 1800’s required the use of oil lamps, for the most part. The glass lamps were functional, put out enough candlepower to light a small room, and served as night lights for the kids.