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GLASS HOUND HEAVEN: Antique and Collectible Glassware


GLASS HOUND HEAVEN: Antique and Collectible Glassware

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Excellent links to help you identify your glass

http://www.glasstrinketsets.com/cms15/ - Glass Trinket boxes and vanity sets.

http://www.spglass.com/ - One of the very best sites for identifying American Depression glass!

http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/artdeco_glass/stolzle_glass/stolzleglass_home.htm   A very fine website for identifying art deco era and earlier Bohemia/Czech art glass, including Stolzle and many other artists!

http://www.glass.cz/list/skup.asp?co=113&lang=en&level=3 - A list of Czeh/Bohemia art glass makers. Many will respond to direct questions regarding your items.

http://www.patternglass.com/eapgHome.htm - One of the best sites I've ever seen for EAPG (early American pattern glass) If your on the hunt, start here first!

http://chataboutdg.com/gallery/search.htm - This is a fantastic site to determine who did the etchings on your prized glassware, and may help identify American Antique glass as well!

http://www.glas-musterbuch.de/ - This link is written in German, if you use Goggle it is easy to translate to English. It contain's catelogs from major glass houses in Europe and can be very helpful!

http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/ - This is a sister site to the above, and also must be translated. It has wonderful info on pressed glass pieces from many Countries.

http://www.black-poppy.co.uk/ - This link is particularly helpful when researching Art Deco styled glassware.

http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia_home.htm - This is one of my favorite websites to research all glass made in the late 19th century going right on through into the 20th century.

http://www.glassmessages.com/ - This is a glass message board, where you can post your questions or concerns on particular pieces.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/ - This is also a sister site to the one above. It is especially nice for finding glass markings, and it also has a section on "fake" glass markings.

http://www.great-glass.co.uk/shops/shop5-1.htm - Another excellent site with glass of many era's! American, European and some Czech and other examples as well.

http://www.ddoty.com/index.html - A very excellent reference for identifying Antique Carnival Glass.

http://carnivalglass101.carnivalheaven.com/ - another excellent site for identifying Carnival Glass!

http://www.boydglass.net/ - American Glassware, mainly covered animal dishes and novelty pieces. In business since 1978 ( I think) :)

http://www.glas-musterbuch.de/DDR-Gebrauchswarenkatalog-1957.207.0.html - 1957 German Crystal catalog - very helpful for identifying German crystal glass ware.

http://chataboutdg.com/gallery/cat167.htm - Excellent website for identifying etched depression era glass ware.

http://www.virtualattic.com/those_confusing_woodland_scenes.htm - Excellent article on Depression Glass Woodland etchings. It clears up lots of confusion on those specific etched patterns.

http://threadsinthenest.blogspot.com/2012/08/wheeling-decorating-company.html - This blog shows some examples of the Wheeling Decorating Co. That was in business until 1963! They primarily did glass and china etchings, and often we find these on Elegant depression glass pieces, and cannot identify the etching. This should be very helpful!

http://indianaglass.carnivalheaven.com/default.htm - All things Indiana Glass, AKA Hoosier glass pieces! From antique to contemporary, including glass catalog pages!

http://www.natcapheisey.org/Resources.html - A fine listing of all Heisey glass patterns, along with some etchings as well.


A very fine website with references to English made glassware including Sowerby and many others.

http://www.sha.org/bottle/index.htm - This site will help you discover the makers of antique bottles, very helpful including shapes, makers etc.

Discussion Forum

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Indiana Glass Diamond Point Ruby Flash Butter Dish / purple flash lid 8 Replies

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I know it's Heisey but....

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sharing Murano A-OK Hand............. 1 Reply

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Small Yellow Crackle Glass Vase--would like to identify! 4 Replies

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need help identifying

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Need more info on this lavender Fenton vase, please! 2 Replies

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Opalsecent vase, pulled feather and ??? Need assistance with age/maker/value 2 Replies

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Looking for help on glass sectional with candleholders 2 Replies

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need help identifying this 6 inch vase

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Comment by vicki hufstetler on July 10, 2014 at 6:20pm

Kathy, as to "why" uranium was used in glass making, it's rather complex, but they did not know that it did "fluoresce", when they first used it. It was more as a part of a formula or "batch", if you follow me?

Here is an excellent article on the subject. By paragraph 3, you will get the idea. :)


Comment by vicki hufstetler on July 10, 2014 at 6:14pm

Thank you Colin! Your the "Master" for sure! However, Kathy C's vase does fluoresce under UV light!                                          However, I've also found examples of "Modern" Italian and Czech makers that also have used Uranium in their formula's. Most appear to be from the 1930's to the 1960's.

LOL, So the mystery continues!

Colin - Also that example of the green vase, I think was from either a major collector, or seller that had documented the vase?

The only other pieces that I can think of, that are not Victorian, but are of Modern Manufacture, in that style are by Fenton?

Do you suppose that an expert got this wrong as well? It certainly does have many elements that suggest Fenton Art Glass. What do you think?

Comment by kathy Curnutte on July 9, 2014 at 10:37pm

Tho opaque vase does glow under UV.

Does anyone what the purpose of putting uranium in glass?1890%202.JPG

Comment by Angela Evans on July 9, 2014 at 6:01pm

Lol..pretty sure its a flower with weird leaves

Comment by kathy Curnutte on July 9, 2014 at 5:38pm

 Hi Girls,

 An the mystery goes on and on.

I had a very strong opinion from Collectors Weekly that suggests

it screams Horrach. I did finds similar ones. Only one with the same shape at @ 20th century glass.

I 10 inch similar one sold for $175 on ruby lane, I think.

I'm not going to loose sleep over it.....

Comment by vicki hufstetler on July 9, 2014 at 5:16pm


Angela - Does this abstract shape not look to be an image of a bird? I just assumed a leaf would not have a bird shaped head, nor a fan shaped, multi colored leaf that has groves making it appear as a Peacocks "spray"?

I am looking at in in abstract, so perhaps they are just very weird leaves? Not sure, lol. But I'd say that's a bird shape with a peacock like tail?

When I picture old Victorian era Stourbridge glass, this is what I think of, Perhaps wrongly? I do value your opinion greatly, and certainly you must have more experience in this specific type of glass, from England. So, maybe teach us more about it?

http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mVr8vi-AoTZvQf1-tdtOq7A.jpg This is a documented Stevens and Williams Victorian Stourbridge vase.

Comment by Angela Evans on July 9, 2014 at 5:00pm

Vicki am we looking at the same vase ...what bird?

Comment by vicki hufstetler on July 8, 2014 at 10:11pm

Hi Gals, LOL, Different strokes for different folks I guess!

Angela, I would agree that there is one piece in the white opaque glass with cherries applied that has a similar shape. But note two things: "20th Century Glass" When I use the term "Victorian era" I am speaking of 1850 - 1880's. Secondly, Did you note the page stated up top that "many are found to be Czech in origin", modern?

The other thing is , I've never seen any Victorian glass with an applied bird. It would be fantastic! however, the colors scream "Modernist" to me as well.

Kathy - I guess it really is a difficult task to ever really id a particular piece made in this way. But, as to your question, regarding "Florescence" of Italian glass, the answer is yes!

Look here: Uranium glass also fluoresces bright green under ultraviolet light and can register ... "Vaseline glass" is now frequently used as a synonym for any uranium glass, ... Several other common subtypes of uranium glass have their own nicknames: ... in the Bay of Naples, Italy by R. T. Gunther of the University of Oxford in 1912.

It is the mineral Uranium that makes our beautiful glass glow under UV light, like yours. In the US, it was stopped in the early 1940's, because they wanted all the mineral supply to go toward Atom bombs - YUCK!

So, for now, the answer is, It's nearly impossible to say for certain without any provenance, signature, or labeling.

:) Happy Hunting!

Comment by kathy Curnutte on July 8, 2014 at 7:02pm

Thank you Vicki, 

Does Italian art glass usually reach to UV?

Thank you Angela,

That is the source that I looked at and found one the same shape with the same amber feet.

It's a fun challenge!

Comment by Angela Evans on July 8, 2014 at 5:58pm

Hi Kathy I think you should take a look at this link which shows many pieces similar to yours I think it is Victorian English glass from Stourbridge the  maker would be hard to pinpoint.



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