Tag Archives: Pressed glass

Great Collections: April 2019

Great Collections: April 2019

Allaire Collection of Ancient Glass When it comes to sharing information on the very foundation of glass form, function, and beauty, you would be hard-pressed to find a better resource than the Allaire Collection at ancientglass.wordpress.com Once you arrive on the site, you will be amazed at the plethora of images, footnotes, articles, and more […]

Collecting the Tools of the Trade: Glass Molds

Collecting the Tools of the Trade: Glass Molds

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy Every object holds clues as to how it was made, with some being more obvious than others. Since you are reading this issue, chances are good that you have run your fingers along a telltale ridge in a piece of glassware, or could find one amongst your collection right […]

19th Century Glass in a 21st Century Market

19th Century Glass in a 21st Century Market

By Jeffrey S. Evans “Nobody wants glass anymore” is one of the most common off-the-cuff remarks that we hear today. In fact, collectors do still want glass, just not the same glass they did 20 years ago. This article will offer a brief explanation for the changing antiques market, and then present 19th century glass […]

Colorful Chemistry

Colorful Chemistry

Exploring Antique Technologies By Kary Pardy Glass is blown, pressed, molded, and patterned, but sometimes the most stunning features come from within. Spanning almost all colors of the rainbow, the spectrum of colored glass has always dazzled collectors as much as the forms themselves. Glassmakers keep their specific color formulas a closely guarded secret, however, […]

Seeing The Presidents Through Glass

Seeing The Presidents Through Glass

Pressed Glass as Patriotism Daniel Jay Grimminger, Ph.D. Since at least the 1820s, North American memorabilia has appealed to the patriotic spirit by portraying the presidents who Americans so dearly loved. Manufacturers of material goods charmed the working class-especially the women, who had control over their parlor rooms that “overflowed with store-bought mass-produced objects, carefully […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pair of whale oil lamps, $26,910, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pair of whale oil lamps, $26,910, Jeffrey S. Evans

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A pair of free-blown and pressed whale oil lamps, made around 1830 by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., sold for $26,910 at a sale of 18th and 19th century glass and lighting held May 20th by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. […]

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? That’s on the list, too. Plus, there’s sculpted glass, engraved glass, woven glass, and, of […]