Tag Archives: Glass

In the Beginning: 19th Century World’s Fairs

In the Beginning: 19th Century World’s Fairs

By Maxine Carter-Lome When the gates to the Crystal Palace opened on May 1, 1851 to welcome guests to the Great Exhibition, they opened the door to the future. Thirty-two countries from around the world mounted more than 13,000 exhibits

What’s Selling on eBay: June 2017

What’s Selling on eBay: June 2017

By Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $355 (30 bids, 14 bidders): Victorian 6-Panel KPM Porcelain Lithophane Lampshade. Five of the six lithophane panels in this antique Victorian lampshade measures 4 7/8” wide by 5 ¾” tall and are signed KPM.

Jeffrey S. Evans 18th & 19th Century Glass & Lighting Auction, May 20

Jeffrey S. Evans 18th & 19th Century Glass & Lighting Auction, May 20

MT. CRAWFORD, VA, April 1, 2017 – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will conduct their 18th annual spring auction of 18th & 19th-century glass and lighting on May 20th beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET. The sale will feature the collections

Antiques Peek: April 2017

Antiques Peek: April 2017

Hit Me With Your Best Shot! by Jessica Kosinski Shot glasses (sometimes written as one word) are some of the most recognizable small glass collectibles in the United States. They aren’t quite as common in many other countries, but they

Glistening Glory: Collectible Cased Glass

Glistening Glory: Collectible Cased Glass

Article and photos by Donald-Brian Johnson “Bend me, shape me, any way you want me …” Glass. You can bend it and you can shape it. You can also mold, slump, fuse, or crackle it. Pressed glass? Check. Blown glass?

Roland “Max” Erlacher: Master Glass Engraver

Roland "Max" Erlacher: Master Glass Engraver

By Debbie Tarsitano Max Erlacher is an engraving legend in the Crystal City, Corning, New York. Born in Austria in 1933, a young Max witnessed Austrian master engraver Herman Schiller create an engraved glass work of art. Instantly he realized

Christian Dorflinger and the American Cut Glass Industry

Christian Dorflinger and the American Cut Glass Industry

By James K. Asselstine Christian Dorflinger’s story is that of a young Alsatian visionary who built one of the leading glass companies in America in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries, producing some of the finest cut glass tableware

Publisher’s Corner: April 2017

Publisher's Corner: April 2017

A World Affair with Glass by Maxine Carter-Lome I hope I am not alone in loving the new PBS mini-series, Victoria, a romantic dramatization of a young Queen Victoria at the rise of her monarchy and through her courtship and

James D. Julia’s November 18, 2016 Auction To Offer The World’s Finest And Most Desirable Lamps, Glass, & Fine Jewelry Selections

Fairfield, ME, October 31, 2016. James D. Juila is pleased to announce its can’t miss annual November Lamps, Glass, and Fine Jewelry Auction Perfectly timed for holiday shopping, this outstanding auction features over 700 breathtaking lots, with over $4 million

What’s Selling on eBay: August 2016

What's Selling on eBay: August 2016

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $2,337 (38 bids, 13 bidders): Silver Figural Miniature Harp Mechanical Propelling Pencil and Seal. The pencil has a ring slider that extends the nozzle, and it is fully working so the lead propels when