Searching for Glass
New cut glass made with stone wheels is very similar to vintage American Brilliant Period cut glass made from around 1880 to about WW I.
This new 6-inch opaque green glass, or Jadite, canister was found in a Midwest antique mall. The cylindrical shaped bodies are covered with a dome-shaped lid. TEA in raised molded letters is on the front. A second matching canister was marked COFFEE.
Inexpensive 8-inch vases imitating mid-20th century styles from Murano, Italy are being exported in large quantities from China.
The name Webb has been associated with English glass since the 18th century. Its probably as well known among Americans as with English collectors.
Last month (April 2001, ACRN) we published a photo of a new opalescent swirl pickle castor insert just out by Fenton Glass. That insert had a clear glass body. We have since learned Fenton is now making opalescent inserts in other colors and patterns. They include opalescent swirl in four body colors: clear, cranberry, vaseline and green. Opalescent dot opticoriginally called Windows during the Victorian erais made in cranberry and yellow (vaseline).
The 6 inch ABC vaseline glass plates shown here has two molded marks in the center. One mark is a bee (insect) with the letter H on the left wing, the letter I on the body and the letter G on the right wing. This mark was used by Higbee Glass, in operation ca. 1900-1920.
How cheap is cheap? How about $6 each for these enamel decorated blown glass goblets offered by a large reproduction importer.
A line of new kitchen glassware has just appeared in the market. Most pieces are in opaque green glass commonly called Jadite but some are also available in vaseline and cobalt blue.
Hocking Glass Company made and sold original Cameo pattern glassware from about 1930 to 1934. Today, collectors and dealers also call this pattern 'Ballerina' or 'Dancing Girl'.
Rene Lalique (1860-1945) was one of the most successful artist/designers of all time. He was successful designing jewelry, wallpaper, textiles, and commercial packaging but it is his glass wares that brought him the most fame. Lalique began commercial production of his own glass around 1905 and carried on his work until his death in 1945. The glass business was carried on by his son Marc(d. 1977), then his granddaughter, Marie-Claude Lalique, and is still operating today as Cristal Lalique. This article will compare authentic Lalique glass and its marks to present day and earlier imitations, fakes and copies and reproductions. This will include an explanation of original and forged marks, typical design features, production details and ingredients in the glass,