Monthly Archives: April 2016

Perfume: Egypt to the Modern Vanity Table

Perfume: Egypt to the Modern Vanity Table

by Deborah Washington International Perfume Bottle Association Perfume – The origins of the “juice.” What exactly is perfume? How does it differ from fragrance? The academic/dictionary definition states that the word perfume derives from the Latin perfumare meaning “to smoke through.” The French gave the name parfum to the pleasant smells produced by burning incense. […]

Featuring the Collection of Jim Ritchie in Cowan’s April 8 American Indian and Western Art Auction

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Drawing strength and diversity from several significant collections, Cowan’s Auctions will offer an exceptional mix of material during the company’s live salesroom auction of American Indian and Western Art on April 8, 2016. Highlighted in the auction will be the exceptional collection of Jim Ritchie (1938-2015) of Toledo, Ohio. A common bond […]

On the Road to… Ohio

On the Road to... Ohio

Known as the “Buckeye State,” Ohio holds a rich place in our nation’s history, especially when it comes to glassmaking. Glassmaking shifted to Ohio in the late 1800s where fuel, railroads, and waterways made manufacturing and shipping more affordable. The industry boomed, spawning dozens of small-town glass companies and earning Toledo (birthplace of the automated […]