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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.
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Absolutely Bonnie - Most of the French designs are kinda-sorta stolen from the very famous Rene' Lalique!
That is why I had the "it might be French" idea at first, but the quality is very different between fine French and basically ANY other glass, lol. Which I've had the luck to learn from seeing and owning a few pieces here and there. :)
seen a comparison to Lalique
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Hi and a Happy Belated Mothers Day to all!
My "object de Art" above and up till now a mystery to me!
So, I learned something interesting, and I wanted to share with our Glass Hounds. I've owned this really pretty, pressed glass thing (see above) that resembles a Window Box. It's impressed with several butterflies on a white frosted ground, with a machined, or fire polished base.
It has the looks of something French to me, but the quality, somehow just wasn't there. So this pretty thing has been bouncing around my office for at least 6-7 years because I didn't take the time to figure it out. I finally did!
Heisey-Veryls Glass and Verlys America! Who knew these terms? I've never heard of either one in 30 plus years of glass-hounding!
It turns out that the very beautiful Verlys France Glass that is known for it's beautiful designs and the blue/white opalescent in it's glass, that's only rivaled by Sabino imho anyways, did indeed make glass in the USA under the name Veryls America in the 1950's. They only offered some of their famous patterns.
Gorgeous Sabino Iridescent glass Goldfish- Art Deco era..
Example of Veryls America Glass Sold in USA in the 1950's.
In 1955 Heisey - one of the best makers of USA Elegant glass did "lease" several molds from Verlys. Again it was very limited production, and I understand limited molds as well. In 1957 these molds were returned to Verlys and the Veryls America was closed not long afterward. Then (There's more to this story!)
After the dissolution of the Veryls America factory, Fenton - one of our Favorite American Glass makers did Purchase some ( or most - not clear on that point?) of the molds that had been used either by Heisey and or by Veryls America. (Neither of these points were very clear in what I've found so far) Anyways, Once Fenton owned some of these amazing molds they went Full Tilt Fenton - and did them in Amazing Fenton colors!
Example of a Fenton piece using formally owned by Verlys mold!
How bout that? Did any of you already know about this? And if so why didn't you tell me? LOL In any case, if you didn't know before, now you do! Keep your eyes pealed when out in the wild folks, you might stumble upon one of these beauties! Oh, PS - I'm pretty sure most of these designs are not marked. Mine isn't, I might have discovered it's origins much sooner, if it had been!
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Hiya Molly, I don't know how I missed this post, but the bugs were quite some time ago. Thank fully all seems to be running smoothly again, so if you have some glass to post, please post away! :)
I am posting something new here and reading about glitches you guys have been experiencing over the past couple of months. This is a TEST, TEST...to see if the bugs have been worked out.
If so, please have a look at my post. Thanks!!
I am a cobalt glass addict I have over 3000 yes 3000 pieces none of which are plates I own over 70 antique or vintage cobalt vases and at least 20 ashtrays all different I started collecting cobalt glass over 40 years ago when it was as cheap as dirt So I get ya babe
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