Ancient Glass–History

The people of the ancient world very likely discovered ways to make glass accidentally while firing what is called Faience, which is a kind of pottery that is glazed with a sodium compound. If the glaze mixed with the clay prior to firing, the result would be a glassy substanced created in the clays body. […]

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Libbey Glass Collectibles

 Libbey Glass Company began their business life named the New England Glass Company. They produced a wide variety of glassware, and in the end expanded their business to sheet glass and windshields, but are more widely known for their cut glass and shaped drinking glasses. The company was, in the beginning producing multiple items including […]

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Pink Thistle Glassware

The Macbeth Evans Glassware company came into being at the turn of the century, when two companies merged to be able to use some new technologies and afford them. The new technology was a glass blowing machine that was costly at best. But it did permit them to be able to become one of the […]

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Custard Glass

Custard Glass bowl.Custard Glass was originally used and made by housewives who wanted to dress up a table with something pretty, for a minimal cost. Some of the custard glass pieces made were water sets with pitchers and glasses, or lemonade sets, which had essentially the same items. Some Custard glass sets have a very […]

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Beehive Glass

The beehive family of glass has two distinct components. One is a whole piece, such as a lamp base, lampshade, or doorknob shaped in a distinctive beehive style. If you look at these pieces, some are blown and others fashioned using molds, but both bear the external appearance of an oval beehive with the wave-like […]

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Crackleware Glass

Crackleware Glass is not a particular glass style and it isn’t by any means limited to one designer or another. It isn’t from any one time period and isn’t limited to any certain era. In fact it is still being produced today. Crackle is method of finishing the glass that is applied to the glass […]

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Antique Bottles

Thinking about starting your own antique bottle collection or looking for new additions to your collection?

Antique bottles are great fun for the enthusiast; whether you collect perfume bottles, jars or even antique soda bottles […]

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Native American Pottery

Collecting native American pottery gives one a greater appreciation for the skill and craftsmanship of tribes like the Acoma, Laguna and Hopi, among many others.

Finding authentic vintage pottery has become more difficult in recent years as their popularity and value has continued to increase […]

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Limoges: Not Just Porcelain

Limoges China has been popular for over 100 years, yet in that time span, many people are still unaware that Limoges is not a factory per se’ but many factories all situated in a region of France known as Limoges, for which the China is named.

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