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.
“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.
Dating Bottles with the Side Mold Seam–The Myth
One of the most pervasive and longest running myths in the world of bottle dating is that the side mold seam can be read like a thermometer to determine the age of a bottle.(See image #1, which is an illustration pointing out the major “parts” of a bottle, including the side mold seam. Illustration from my Historic Bottle Website – a purely educational website.)
Venini Art Glass
The famous Venini glassworks was established in 1921 by Paolo Venini on the island of Murano near Venice.
Mid-20th Century Glass Decor – So Retro!
During the middle years of the 20th century (1920s – 1970s), glass design mirrored the attitudes and fashions of a world surging ahead of its previous limitations. From the Arts & Crafts, Modernism, Art Deco, Eames, Atomic, and Post Modernism eras, came fabulous glass decor from all over the world.
Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company: The Early Years (1893 to 1910)
This is the first of a series of articles on the Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company. Over the next few weeks I will cover the Art Deco period and art glass giftware line.
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.
I have a blue Mary Gregory rose bowl not sure what’s it worth?
U2 Guitar and Sam Snead Golf Clubs to Auction
Spring echos with the sharp crack of the auction gavel. Whether you collect vintage glass, railroadiana or sports collectibles, several upcoming sales by WorthPoint-member auction houses feature authenticated items that should attract wide interest , whether your budget is $100 or $1,000,000.
Official Kentucky Derby Glasses
People start collecting Kentucky Derby glasses for a variety of reasons; maybe they ride horses, their mother may have had one, they could be from Kentucky, or simply enjoy the thrill of a race (not to mention a good Mint Julep!). No matter the reason, Kentucky Derby glasses are a hot collectible.