Tag Archives: Glass

The Story Behind Lalique

The Story Behind Lalique

The Story Behind Lalique By Chad Smith If you’ve ever looked at a piece of Lalique glass and wondered what the story is behind that matte, smoky finish and those perfectly smooth lines, where those exotic and provocative motifs come from and why the work of René Lalique and the Lalique Company even to this […]

Bottled Up Designs

Bottled Up Designs - Rescue and Restore

Rescue and Restore An avid glass and bottle collector, Laura Bergman, who fashions herself a “Reclaim Artist,” has spent countless hours poking through the many old glass and bottle dumps scattered throughout the natural wooded habitats and rural farmlands where she lives in the Pennsylvania Amish Country looking for inspiration for her jewelry line based […]

The Glass Artistry of DeVilbiss

The Glass Artistry of DeVilbiss

The Glass Artistry of DeVilbiss By Marti DeGraaf  and Toby Mack Company History Dr. Allan DeVilbiss, a medical doctor specializing in nose and throat medicine, founded the DeVilbiss Manufacturing Company in Toledo, Ohio in 1888. The company’s primary purpose was to manufacture and sell DeVilbiss-invented spray atomizers, designed to apply soothing medicinal coatings to patients’ […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Dorflinger punch set, $132,000, DuMouchelles

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Dorflinger punch set, $132,000, DuMouchelles

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Dorflinger punch set, $132,000, DuMouchelles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A turn-of-the-century 15-piece Dorflinger Montrose green-to-clear glass punch bowl set sold for $132,000 at an auction held Sept. 12-14 by DuMouchelles in Detroit, Mich. Also, an American brilliant cranberry cut-to-clear glass and Gorham sterling jug finished at […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Diego Giacometti table, $204,000, Kaminski

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Diego Giacometti table, $204,000, Kaminski

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Diego Giacometti table, $204,000, Kaminski Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A bronze and glass table creation by Diego Giacometti with birds motif, titled Console aux Oiseaux, sold for $204,000 at a Modern and Contemporary Sale held Sept. 7 by Kaminski Auctions in Beverly, Mass. Also, a rare […]

A Visit to the Passau Glass Museum

A Visit to the Passau Glass Museum

A Visit to the Passau Glass Museum By Chad Smith The Passau Glass Museum in Germany may not be listed in many travel brochures. In fact, Passau, a small university city near the Austrian border, is not even mentioned in many travel books. But for anyone who is interested in art glass or marvels at […]

Starting a Collection on a Budget

Starting a Collection on a Budget

Starting a Collection on a Budget By Amanda Sheriff Associate Editor, Gemstone Publishing Since the dawn of human beings, we have been collectors. Early in our timeline we collected food, water, wood, and materials for building. As time has progressed we started collecting items to barter and trade, eventually moving on to collect things for […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Wedgwood Dragon King vase, $74,062, James D. Julia, Inc.

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Wedgwood Dragon King vase, $74,062, James D. Julia, Inc.

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Wedgwood Dragon King vase, $74,062, James D. Julia, Inc. Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A Wedgwood Dragon King vase, the largest piece of Fairyland Lustre Wedgwood ever made, sold for $74,062 at a Glass & Lamp Auction held June 11-12 by James D. Julia, Inc., in Fairfield, Me. Also, […]

René Lalique – Enchanted by Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass

René Lalique - Enchanted by Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass

René Lalique – Enchanted by Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass By Kelley Jo Elliott, Curator Glass is a wonderful substance. Everything makes it an incomparable plastic medium in the hands of an ingenious artist, offering his imagination and talent almost limitless scope for discovery. –René Lalique1 From 1884, when his first jewelry designs […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Sunburst Snuff Jar, $57,330, Heckler's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Sunburst Snuff Jar, $57,330, Heckler's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Sunburst Snuff Jar, $57,330, Heckler’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Sunburst Snuff Jar made between 1815 and 1830 at the Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks (N.H.), very rare and in near-perfect condition, sold for $57,330 in an online-only absentee auction (#108) held March 17-26 by Norman C. […]