17 posts tagged art glass

A Look at Highly Collectible Antique Carnival Glass.

There are various names for antique Carnival glass including; Poor Mans Tiffany, Rainbow Glass, Aurora Glass and Taffeta Glass. The variety and enormous range of patterns means that glass collectors will always be searching for more pieces. But making sure your acquisitions are genuine antique carnival glass is all important. Many modern glass manufacturers reintroduced lines, copied old original patterns and created more modern patterns when carnival glass became popular in the 1950's. Continue Reading

Tiffany Glass

Tiffany Glass by Art Nouveau artist and master in glass Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) Like Rene lalique Tiffany is another of the art nouveau periods great designers. He designed using both glass and jewellery and is perhaps best known for his Tiffany lamps and smaller glass objects However Tiffany's most stunning glass work was on a much grander scale. He became interested in glass making from about 1875 and worked at several glasshouses in Brooklyn between then and 1878. In 1879 ... Continue Reading

Northwood Glass

A short history of Harry Northwood, his glass company and collecting antique Northwood Glass The Northwood Glass company was founded by Englishman Harry Northwood, the son of a talented glass manufacturer. In 1880, when he was just twenty years old, harry left England to work in America. In 1887 he founded his own factory in Ohio before eventually moving it to Wheeling, West Virginia. It is a widely held belief that Harry Northwood was responsible for bringing the production technique ... Continue Reading

Fenton Art Glass

A short history of the Fenton Art Glass company & collecting Fenton's stunning glass creations The Fenton Art Glass company was founded in 1905 by Frank L. Fenton and his brother John W. Fenton in an old glass factory in Martins Ferry, Ohio. The Fenton art glass company is the largest manufacturer of handmade colored glass in the United States and it celebrated its centenary in 2005. The company began by painting decorations on glass blanks made by other glass manufacturers. but soon ... Continue Reading

Emile Galle

Art nouveau glass artist Emile Galle. His life and work. Emile Galle was a French glass maker, a ceramist and designer. He was and still is the dominant figure in French cameo glass Galle was perhaps, the most innovative designer working in glass during the art nouveau period. Born in Nancy, France, in 1846, he is still considered one of the most outstanding glass artists of his time. He greatly contributed to the development of the art of glassmaking and to the Art Nouveau Style. He was ... Continue Reading

Collecting Whitefriars Glass

Collecting Whitefriars Glass is fast becoming one of the most popular areas of glass collecting... Owned by James Powell & Sons from 1834, the Whitefriars glassworks (later Whitefriars Glass Limited), produced glass of the highest quality until the business closed in 1980. In 1834 James Powell, a successful London wine merchant, bought the Whitefriars Glassworks. His grandson Harry Powell played a major role during the nineteenth century and the early part of the twentieth century At ... Continue Reading

Carnival Glass

Collecting Carnival Glass and a short history of the companies that produced it, such as Fenton and Northwood. Carnival glass was first produced in the early nineteen hundreds and is a range of patterned, pressed glass suffused with an iridescent lustre, which reflects the light and makes the glass surface gleam with metallic highlights. The Carnival Glass lustre resembles the rainbow effect that you see when oil is spilt on water The effect is achieved by spraying the hot surface of the ... Continue Reading

Antique Glass Terms

Glossary of Antique Glass Terms, words and phrases. Used in describing antique glass or glass production methods. A collection of frequently used antique glass terms and their meanings that apply to the products of everyday glass production and art glass manufacturers. This is, as far as possible, a laymans non-technical glossary. Designed to help with the collector and non-professionals understanding of glass terms. For the sake of clarity; our Antique Glass Terms are intended to be a ... Continue Reading

Arts and Crafts Glass

Collecting Arts and Crafts Glass provides the glass collector with a rich choice and a wide variety of artists. What is Arts and Crafts Glass - The name Arts and Crafts came from the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, set up in 1887 to show designers' work in a range of materials. The arts & crafts movement began in the middle of the 19th century, and continued for some 50 years. It was a reaction against the extravagent, over-decorated Victorian taste and the worst features of ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (Q)

The Antique Marks Glossary - Antique Terms (Q) Here you will find antique terms and related words beginning with Q and covering everything from Qing to Quimper and Queens Ware to Quaich plus many more that you might find useful. Organised alphabetically; simply scroll through the list of antique terms or use the search function in the sidebar to find all mentions of the word or phrase you're looking for. qingbai (ceramic - chinese - porcelain) Chinese porcelain form the song dynasty ... Continue Reading