Tag Archives: Glassmaking

The Rise of Swedish Modernism

The Rise of Swedish Modernism

by Peter Wade Throughout the history of glassmaking, certain common designs and patterns have emerged. The glass we collect today often originated from an individual artist’s vision. The idea was then transformed into a finished product created to draw the eye and to fulfill the needs of the marketplace. As an artist gained a following, […]

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 […]

Mount Washington Glass

Mount Washington Glass – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2005 by William C. Marcoux Jr The Mount Washington Glass Works began operating in 1837 in the Mount Washington area of South Boston, Massachusetts and continued operating there until the factory was closed in 1870. During these years, the firm produced mostly utilitarian glasswares […]

The Fragile Beauty of Harvard’s Glass Flowers

The Fragile Beauty of Harvard’s Glass Flowers – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2004 Text Excerpted from [amazon_link id=”0963440500″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Glass Flowers at Harvard[/amazon_link], by Richard Evans Schultes and William A. Davis. Photographs by Hillel Burger. Text and photographs used with kind permission of the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Copyright […]

Venetian Glass

Venetian Glass – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2001 by Sheldon Barr The Gardner & Barr Venetian Glass Gallery opened in 1992. Initially we sold Venetian glass from the 1920s — wine goblets and generic decorative objects. However, along with the gallery’s stock and trade items we began to acquire intriguing pieces of […]