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  • Jan 3 2013
  • 3 Jan 2013

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 […]

  • Jan 3 2013
  • 3 Jan 2013

It’s all in the Marks: Kalk’s Crossed-Arrows, ‘Erich Stauffer’ Used in Knockoffs

To collectors, well-seasoned or novice, the subject of determining a maker or origin of a piece can be very confusing if it is outside their […]

  • Sep 26 2011
  • 26 Sep 2011

Unloved Antiques: Depression Glass

The next item in this series of Unloved Antiques is 20th century is crystal Depression glass, which gets its name from the fact the bulk […]

  • Jun 20 2011
  • 20 Jun 2011

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 […]

  • Jan 25 2011
  • 25 Jan 2011

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 […]

  • Jul 27 2010
  • 27 Jul 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Enameled Stiegel Spirit Bottles

Spirit bottles of this type, decorated with enamels, are often referred to a “Stiegel Types,” after the largest North American maker of them, Henry Stiegel, […]

  • Jan 12 2010
  • 12 Jan 2010

Imperial Art Glass: Elegant Stretch Glass

Imperial Art Glass is, without a doubt, the most elegant of the stretch glass lines, not only because of its base colors or shapes, but […]

  • Oct 6 2009
  • 6 Oct 2009

The Collector’s Minute: Venetian Murano Glass

Murano glass has a very long history. In 1292, an ordinance was passed in the city of Venice that banished glass making to the island […]

  • Aug 4 2009
  • 4 Aug 2009

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 […]

  • Jul 13 2009
  • 13 Jul 2009

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 […]