Owens Illinois

Most glass collectors have most likely heard of Owens-Illinois, Inc.  In 2005, the company changed its trade name to O-I.  About a half of every glass container in the world is made by either O-I, its affiliates, or its licensees. [image title=”dcpl1470ed” size=”full” id=”733″ align=”center” linkto=”viewer” ] The company has a rich and fascinating history.  […]

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Brockway Glass Works

Most collectors of old glasses and glass bottles have heard of the name Brockway Glass.  This historical business originated in 1907 when it was known as the Brockway Machine Bottle Company.  It later changed its name to Brockway Glass.  It is well known for making glass with detailed designs.  I am fortunate to  be from […]

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Collecting Milk Glass

Milk glass was first produced in Venice, Italy during the sixteenth century and was often manufactured in pink, blue, brown, black, yellow, and the white milky color that gives it its name. One other name for it is opal glass, a name given it by later glassmakers to differentiate it from other kinds of glass […]

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Lefton China Patterns Photo Gallery

Lefton China has been sadly neglected over the years, never really gaining the popularity that such wildly collected products as Spode and Royal Doulton have achieved, which is in its own way a positive thing. Due to the lack of interest for a longer time, in collecting this high quality, well made china, the prices […]

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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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Iconic Glassware Companies Fall to Economy

Of great interest to not just workers but collectors world wide, particularly in UK and the USA is the recent fall from grace of companies such as that which declared their bankruptcy just twelve hours ago. Waterford-Wedgwood, a company which  conjoined two powerhouses in crystal and china, collectibles of all varieties, tonight seeks protection from creditors, […]

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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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The Blenko Glass Company

One of America’s iconic glass making companies, Blenko has operated continuously since 1921 in West Virginia.

Begun as a stained glass manufacturer, Blenko turned to stemware and tableware during the Depression and later became identified with the American studio glass movement […]

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Glass Art

If you want to appreciate the craft of glass art, it helps to begin by knowing a little about the history of the medium and the studio glass art movement.

Glass art developed out of the glassmaking industry and has now evolved to include hand and mold glass blowing, stained and etched glass techniques and glass sculpture […]

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Lift Your Glass to the Bride and Groom

While most of us take a vacation in June, and celebrate the onset of summer, others will be getting married. June, it seems is the most popular month to be married, and there are myriad weddings taking place every single day of that month. The tradition of June brides began long ago in Britain, when […]

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