Pressed glass has been dismissed by serious collectors and the wealthier elements of the population throughout the years, simply because it was aimed at the mass market. But like most things that appeal to the majority of the population, pressed glass has moved up in the World and is now fashionable enough among the more well to do, that glass collectors are sitting up and taking notice.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Collecting Antique Glass offers one of the widest opportunities for the antiques collector.
When collecting antique glass you are collecting some of the most delicate, most beautiful and most precious items that man has ever produced.
Glass is one of the few materials that has survived into the 20th century
Nothing has been developed that can replace it and the manufacturer of glass is becoming much more technically advanced. We are finding far more uses for it.
The actual manufacturer ...
From the Antique Marks Collection we have a beautiful 19thC. Nailsea spatter glass basket in multi-coloured glass with clear branch handle. Part of a range of highly collectable glass items which are collectively often simply referred to as Nailsea glass
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 ...
The Antique Marks Glossary covering Antique Terms (M)
Here you will find antique terms and related words beginning with the letter 'M' including definitions and short histories covering everything from MacIntyre to the Martin Brothers, Moorcroft, Minton and Musket.
Listed alphabetically, so simply scroll through or use the search function to find the word or term you are looking for.
macheleid, georg heinrich (ceramics - porcelain re-invention - thuringian)
Georg Heinrich Macheleid ...
Antique Marks Glossary covering Antique Terms beginning with J
From Jacobean to Jugendstil, below you will find antique terms beginning with the letter 'J' and other related words or antique terms begining with 'J'.
jackfield (ceramic - japanese lacquer)
Ceramics imitation of Japanese lacquer ware initially produced at Jackfield in Shropshire from c. 1750. It is also known as japanned ware and is covered in a glossy black glaze with gilded decoration. It was also produced by astbury, ...
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