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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.

Mexican Art Glass

Having collected depression glass, fine china and art glass for several years, I thought I’d pretty much run the gamut of the things I’d seen that I wanted to collect but this year brought me something new and interesting. Admittedly I don’t know a great deal about it, but I do think its worth exploring […]

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Murano Glass Collecting

  Murano Glass is one of the most highly collected glass wares out there, and with the history of it, its no real wonder. Murano has a great deal to give to the collector, including a history of fine glassware that spans more than 600 years. murano1 The history of Murano goes back in fact […]

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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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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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Collecting Old Bottles

Most of us collect glassware in patterns, dinnerware, stemware and blown glass, but there’s a "whole nother world" out there so to speak, that can be interesting historically, fun to pursue and quite lucrative if you’re into buying and selling of antiques. Collecting old bottles is something not many people do think about, but its […]

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Royal Doulton Identifying Marks–Dating

Royal Doulton, like any other company has, over the course of its existence, changed its mark several times, although in many cases the changes were slight in nature and did not completely change the mark or style. The Royal Doulton company began to use its mark in about 1879, and used that mark exclusively, save […]

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Federal Glassware Patterns

  The Federal Glass Company was established in 1900 in Columbus Ohio and operated their glass making by  hand, making pressed glassware, some of it with needle etchings. Federal Glass had the business acumen to anticipate the publics need for a large amount of glassware for a reasonable price and made the step over to […]

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Belleek China Marks

  In a previous series on China marks we discussed the fact that due to lengthy histories, upheavals or simply the evolution of a company over a century or more, the marks used by the company changed, evolved or grew as the company grew. A perfect example of this is the Belleek company and its […]

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Glass Makers Marks–Identification Assistance

This series of articles explores the glass and china marks that will help you to identify the maker of the glass product that you’ve purchased or are considering purchasing. As most of you who collect glassware or china know, many of the companies who offer glassware, or have done so in the past, also offer […]

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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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