Miniature Toby Jugs–Toby Jewels

As a child I remember being absolutely enthralled with my mothers collection of Toby Jugs, and the very tiny cuplike miniature jugs that she called Toby Jewels. Most of them were manufactured by the Royal Doulton Company and were made between 1930 and 1975, give or take a few years. She’d become pen pals with […]

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Hazel Atlas

In the mid 1930’s Hazel Atlas Glassware was a powerful company, situated in West Virginia, it was  the largest manufacturer of glassware in the world. It owned about fifteen factories and made containers, tableware, and various decorative items, continuing in operation until about 1956 in West Virginia. The company made beautiful depression ware, including such […]

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Collectibles–Table Lamps

One of the hottest new types of collectible glassware, something that nearly everyone is going for in a big way, seems to be lamps and lighting fixtures. Of course, as with any other type of collectible, you can go for it in a huge way, and sink a great deal of money into your new […]

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Collecting Glass Insulators

If you’re looking for something that is both interesting and pretty, as well as inexpensive to collect, then why not try collecting the antique insulators that have been used on telephone and telegraph poles literally since the inception of the telegraph. Glass insulating pieces were first produced in the mid 1850’s to be used on […]

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Royal Copenhagen

The Royal Danish Porcelain Manufactory, which  was later to become Royal Copenhagen, was founded by a pharmacist, Franz Müller (1738-1820), who was an expert in chemistry and also loved and studied mineralogy avidly. Ine the early part of the 1770s he was experimenting with hard feldspar porcelain made from quartz, kaolin and feldspar. That was […]

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Royal Delft Collectibles

What exactly is Delft? Tin-glazed DelftLike any other glassware, the answer isn’t a simple one actually. Typically its blue and white pottery, but it may take other colors, such as brightly painted designs.  Many people refer to Delft as that which is made by only one company but the fact is th at Delft Pottery […]

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Jack in the Pulpit Vases

The Jack in the Pulpit vases are favorites among many glass collectors.The Jack in the Pulpit style of vase is a popular favorite of many collectors. The vases and other glassware items were inspired by the plant, Jack in the pulpit, a beatiful American wild flower, but to those who collect glassware, it no longer […]

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Native American Pottery

Animal images are common in many native amercian pottery styles.Just as baskets differ from each basket maker and blankets and textile art will differ with each weaver, Native American Indian traditions in pottery are hard to be general about since each tribe has developed so differently over the years. Simple truth, what we see as […]

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Kusak Fine Crystal

Fine crystal glassware by Anton Kusak. Kusack Fine Crystal came into being with the dreams of a young man from Moravia who traveled to the city of Seattle. This youthful glassmaker had a vision about what he wanted to do. Glassware and cut crystal was his passion. Anton Kusak believed that great designs and a […]

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Fentons Burmese Glass

Begun in about 1905 by  Frank and John Fenton,two brothers, they began their work in Martins Ferry Ohio and moved a year later to West Virginia. Barely a year later, Fenton introduced what was to be the very first kind of carnival glass that was actually accessible and not too expensive for the "normal" guy […]

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