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Glass Artists and Designers

From Vintage Art Glass to post modern, and Pink Depression Glass to Tiffany Favrile, glassware has been made by literally hundreds of companies and in hundreds of ways.

Collecting glass art and glassware can be rewarding, interesting and confusing.

With the thousands of types of glassware out there, and the need to know what it is that you're buying, it sometimes takes a little extra knowledge to purchase exactly what you're looking for.

Collectibles come in many shapes and sizes. Figurines, sugar bowls and creamers and tea cup sets are just a few of the more popular things to collect.

Here at Just Glass we will explore some of those types, and try to find ways to differentiate between bone china and porcelain, and Tiffany glass and a look alike.

Join us in exploring the fascinating world of the history of glassware, art glass and glassmaking worldwide.

Jeannette Glassware Pattern Gallery

As most of the avid collectors will know, we usually have reasons why we select a special pattern or company to collect from. In my case,  because I’m a native Pennsylvanian and because I absolutely love the patterns, Jeannette Glassware is a passion of mine. I’m not alone in that however since its produces so many […]

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Elegant Depression Glass Reproductions

American Lancaster colony company continues to make certain pieces of American under the “whitehall” name. (whitehall was made by Indiana glass, which Lancaster also owns.) Pieces in red, white, pink, avocado green, crystal and various blues have been made. The glass quality is not as good as the original with more pronounced mold lines. Check […]

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Glass Restorers List

As much as we hate it, accidents happen and there may come a time when you’ve broken one of your favorite ornaments, or something that holds some sentimental value to you.   For when you may need them, here is a list of glass restorers, by the states in which they practice.   If you […]

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Reproduction Depression Glass

Depression Glass For many years depression glass has been reproduced by companies all over the world. Some of the patterns and things you may see from those companies are listed below. (We gratefully acknowledge the research work of the Glass Reproduction website, as well as About.com  for some of this information). Adam Butter dish- on […]

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Stretch, that ‘Other’ Iridescent Glass

Stretch glass is not considered art glass. It also doesn’t fall under the definition of Carnival glass or Depression glass. It’s in a collectible area all its ownMade from about 1916 until the early 1930s, the glass was made by nine different American glass companies. It wasn’t given the name “Stretch Glass” by its makers, […]

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Reproduction Glass

Is my glassware authentic or is my glassware reproduction? This is a question thats of paramount importance for many collectors and glass ware enthusiasts. There isn’t a thing in the world wrong with reproduction glassware, so long as its apparent to the collector that he or she is getting reproduction glassware. When it isn’t made […]

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Collectibles – Glass Paperweights

When one considers beginning a collection of some type, it’s fairly common to think of stamps, weaponry, stuffed animals, or even famous dolls. But paperweights? Yes, paperweights. Astoundingly enough, there are roughly twenty thousand(20,000) people that collect paperweights. Glass paperweight The following is so large that there are paperweight festivals, conventions, and even museum exhibits […]

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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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Picasso’s Romance With Ceramics

Quite often we become a fan of some kind of glass and we collect and collect, aiming higher for that better piece, but once in a while, we find something that, while completely unattainable, still excites our interest and makes us ardent fans. I learned a great deal about the artist Picasso in this way..  […]

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