Searching for Glass
Original pink slag appears as a swirl of pink and white glass. The reproduction tumbler below is actually a custard colored base glass with a flashed on swirl of pink paint.
A wholesaler recently offered sets of vaseline glass curtain tiebacks from the Czech Republic for $15. The new glass includes uranium and fluoresces brightly under long wave black light the same as vintage vaseline glass. There is no permanent mark; the country of origin appears only on a removable paper label. Victorian originals from American glass houses such as Boston or New England Glass Co.
Glass marked Coman has been causing some confusion in online auctions. All items with this mark are new. The pieces are the work of Misu Coman, a glass artist from Romania.
A 10-inch cameo glass vase signed Lalique! It must be rare and unlisted, right? No, just another fantasy product from Eastern European glass makers. Rene Lalique, France, Daum, Daum Nancy, Romania, Art Nouveau, Seasons, acid-etched, enamels.
An American mail order company is offering new handpainted glass perfume bottles in the Art Deco style. The two new bottles, shown here, are made in new molds made from the original ca. 1920s bottles. Imported from France - Chanille, Laurie French
New battery operated lanterns with painted milk glass shades and metal bases. Left, 10 inches tall with 6 inch diameter shade; right, 6 inches tall with 3 inche diameter shade.
A large group of original ca. 1920-1940 Czech glass molds, most attributed to the former companies of Henry G. Schlevogt and Heinrich Hoffmann, are being put back in production.
A confusing set of opaque green glass or jadite measuring cups has been showing up in online auctions, malls, shows and markets.