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.
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 ...
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
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 ...
Buying Antiques at Auction is a fun and simple process that most buyers shy away from.
But when buying antiques at auction you should be open minded, do not buy anything unless you've handled it and if you're unsure or can't reach it, then ask the auctioneer or a member of staff to get it, or for more information about it.
There are a great many auction houses spread across the country.
Some are part of chains and some are small local houses that provide a valuable local service through ...
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 ...
The Antiques Marks Glossary and Antique Terms F
Covering antique terms beginning with the letter 'F', everything from faberge to fusee and faience to furstenberg.
Below you will find antique related words or antique terms begining with 'f' covering everything from faberge to fusee and many more that you might find useful.
The list is not exhaustive but we will add to it as time goes by.
The descriptions detailed are only intended to be relevant to how the word or term relates to ...
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