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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.

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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Antique–and Not So Antique–Canning Jars

Those who collect canning jars, and even those who don’t will often find a jar at the local flea market, which has the embossing on it, proclaiming it 1858.. and be thrilled with their find.   Likewise, we’ve seen literally dozens of fruit jars for sale at yard sales which bear that embossing, that are […]

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Cleaning Your Fine Glassware

  Cleaning your older glassware, particularly if its painted, isn’t always an easy choice to make, since we all tend to be a bit nervous about doing it any real damage. First of all, prior to beginning to say what I use, and what works for me, I’d like to tell you want DOESN’T work, […]

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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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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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Solving the Mysteries of Glass

  One of the absolutely most fun and amazing thing about collecting china, porcelain or nearly any kind of glassware is the mystery and the hunt to find the things you don’t know about it.   The bottom of your new piece of glass will, in nearly every case, offer you some kind of mark […]

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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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