Found 88 articles matching Glass category.
  • Nov 4 2008
  • 4 Nov 2008

Antique Furniture Glass – Is It Original?


Antique Furniture Glass – Is It Original?

By Fred Taylor

  • Oct 17 2008
  • 17 Oct 2008

Early American “chestnut flasks” – ca. 1770s to 1830s

  • Sep 29 2008
  • 29 Sep 2008

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.

  • Sep 15 2008
  • 15 Sep 2008

Consolidated Glass – The Deco Years (1925-1931)

During the first decade of the 20th century, Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company continued to enjoy the sweet success of an established business with quality products.

  • Sep 15 2008
  • 15 Sep 2008

Depression Glass Collectibles: Happy Days Here Again

Fortunes crashed and incomes shot down to the bare negligible during the Great Depression of 1929-1939. Nobody that lived through those dark, turbulent years will remember them with a “Wish You Were Back” fondness, but the mention of Depression glass collectibles might just bring on a smile.

  • Sep 15 2008
  • 15 Sep 2008

Glass Mysteries

It can be difficult to identify unknown art glass. I’ve studied 20th Century glass for a very long time, and have learned how to spot the clues that point in the direction of identification, but it doesn’t always end well. Often, after months of research in my library and on the web, after following every clue I could squeeze out the object, I end up more confused then when I began.

  • Sep 14 2008
  • 14 Sep 2008

The Timeless Art of Venetian Glass

At the start of 13th century, the city of Venice was the known world’s major hub of glassmaking. Its glassmaking secrets had been refined throughout time as a result of commerce with the Islamic territories of Levant and North Africa. By the late 13th century, glassmakers on the group of islands off the coast of Venice, called Murano, had perfected the art with brilliant methods and recipes.

  • Sep 12 2008
  • 12 Sep 2008

Teacups, teakettles and an honest antiques customer

Some time ago, my mother and sister decided to have yard sale to clean out a storage area. They would be putting out typical yard-sale items—small appliances, pots and pans, bottles, lots of junk and maybe a collectibles or two.

  • Sep 9 2008
  • 9 Sep 2008

Gold Leaf on Fine China and Glassware–A Rare Find

The art of gold leafing dates back to the times of the Pharaohs. Gold leafing is a process in which artisans hammer gold until it has achieved thin layers. The layers are then applied over the item to give it the look of solid gold.

  • Sep 4 2008
  • 4 Sep 2008

“The God of Things As They Ought to Be” – Bottle or salt/pepper shaker…or god?

The title of this blog is the wonderful and strangely upbeat phrase embossed around the pedestal base of this whimsical little bottle…or is it a salt/pepper shaker. Actually, the "em-bossing" is "de-bossed" or indented into the glass instead of raised relief like typical bottle embossing.