decanters & drinking-glasses (dating notes)

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Antique English Glass

These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only. You can reduce the number of items displayed by entering a keyword that must be included in the description of the item. A pair of Victorian ruby glass liqueur glasses painted with a grapewine decoration 9 cm high Show 4 more like this. A collection of fourteen Bristol green glasses, 19th century all with a short stem, raised on a circular foot, varying shaped bowls the largest 13 cm high.

Jul 13, – Antique drinking glasses. Glass manufacturers have always understood the extra pleasure gained from supping your favourite tipple out of fine.

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A collector’s guide to antique drinking glasses

Toggle navigation Main Menu. Factor in the availability of genuine pieces that have been repaired or ground down for resale as undamaged, and the general misdirection, mislabeling or simple and wholly innocent ignorance which may lead pieces being sold under erroneous descriptions for inaccurate pricing, and you have a minefield sufficiently well-set to catch out even experienced collectors, let alone the novice.

There are, however, a few general guidelines that should stand you in good stead, and a bit of preparatory work will enable you to avoid all but the most deliberate and subtly-orchestrated instances of misdirection. Firstly — remember what it is that you are buying.

SOLD- 18th Century Opaque Twist Wine Glass. A Georgian glass. An excellent antique cotton twist wine glass dating to the mid 18th century.

The history of glass-making dates back to at least 3, BC in Mesopotamia , however some claim they may have been producing copies of glass objects from Egypt. Development of glass technology in India may have begun in 1, BC. From across the former Roman Empire archaeologists have recovered glass objects that were used in domestic, industrial and funerary contexts. Anglo-Saxon glass has been found across England during archaeological excavations of both settlement and cemetery sites.

Glass in the Anglo-Saxon period was used in the manufacture of a range of objects including vessels, beads, windows and was even used in jewelry. Naturally occurring glass , especially the volcanic glass obsidian , has been used by many Stone Age societies across the globe for the production of sharp cutting tools and, due to its limited source areas, was extensively traded. But in general, archaeological evidence suggests that the first true glass was made in coastal north Syria , Mesopotamia or ancient Egypt.

Antique Wine Glasses

You can thank George Ravenscroft for the astonishing variety of antique drinking glasses we have today. The Englishman was first to produce clear lead crystal glassware on an industrial scale, vastly improving the process of adding lead oxide to glass in A glass revolution was started and the first goblet to sit on the shelves of antique drinks cabinets across the country was developed – the baluster.

But what exactly are they collecting? Antique baluster glasses Heavy balusters or goblets were all the rage between and The feet of these antique drinking glasses were folded and domed to strengthen the vessel.

Free guide to buying English Drinking Glasses from the industry’s leading experts | Antiques Trade Gazette. them as objects of antique interest goes back at least to the 19th century. As with ceramics, a date or an inscription will add value.

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A cursive capital L inside a three-segmented circle i. Peterson, as introduced in but discontinued sometime previous to publication of his book. This date is presumably based on a check into the U. Patent and Trademark Office records. In more recent years the cursive L is typically plain, not inside a circl e.

L in cursive script mark: Libbey Glass Company, Toledo Ohio, logo/marking seen on drinking This date is presumably based on a check into the U.S. Patent and They all have the extra L. Do you have any idea how old these may be?

I believe this could be Anchor Hocking with pastel stripes of yellow, aqua, pink and blue. A great retro set for serving lemonade or ice tea on a hot summer afternoon. The pitcher is an 80oz pitcher and is 9″ tall with an ice lip. The beverage glasses hold roughly 12ozoz and measure 6. The pitcher and 4 glasses are in excellent condition. No chips, cracks or paint rub-off. Hazel Atlas Atomic Starburst Tumblers.

Vintage Drinking Glasses

Andrew Lineham Fine Glass, London by appointment only. We do not state the prices of all items for the safety and privacy of our clients. Locate your chosen factory or item of Antique Glass by using our a-z index. It has been suggested that all the surviving, known, antique Alexandrite glass was produced from a single batch. Produced by Moser, glass of an even purple to lilac hue which changes colour depending on the light source.

If you’ve ever wondered whether a leftover or old bottle of wine is still OK to drink, you’re A person pouring a glass of white wine Unopened wine can be consumed past its printed expiration date if it smells and tastes OK.

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Art Deco amethyst glass vases, unsigned Moser, Czechoslovakia. The vases are of a graduated octagonal form with deep cut horizontal banding. Victorian gilded pedestal glass goblet, Bohemian circa

Old wine glasses

The information below has been distilled from a variety of sources, most notably from “Miller’s antique checklist – Glass” by Mark West, and “Eighteenth Century English drinking-glasses an illustrated guide ” by L M Bickerton full publication details of which you will find in the “books” section of “glass notes” , both of which books we recommend if this is a field in which you are thinking of starting a collection.

Several of the shapes below have been reproduced in later periods. During the s and s, there was a big revival in interest in Georgian and Regency styles, and the kuttrolf or cluck-cluck was produced for many years after the second World War by Holmegaard. For this reason, shape alone should not be the sole criterion when attempting to date a decanter.

Drinkware/Stemware Victorian Date-Lined Glass (cc) 2 Antique Victorian Hand Blown Facet Cut Drinking Glasses.

Antique crystal stemware, coveted for its age and signature light-reflecting qualities, became a serving option for the elite during the s. Crystal stemware was manufactured for hundreds of years by a large number of manufacturers in a great many patterns, all of which make it difficult to identify. If you’re starting or adding to your collection, be aware of the differences between crystal stemware and regular glassware.

Crystal is a high-quality glass made with lead. In the “Chicago Tribune,” Michele Fecht writes that true crystal has a “lead content of at least 24 percent,” but glass doesn’t contain lead. This lead content gives crystal its signature qualities, contributing to its strength and weight. The lower temperature required for making leaded crystal makes it easier for glassmakers to craft decorative configurations in crystal glasses such as intricate cuts and angles with sparkling refractions.

Overall, crystal has a smoother texture and is heavier than glass, but to positively determine if your crystal is authentic, seek input from a professional service. If you take your stemware to an antiques dealer or appraisal service, bring along digital or printed images; some appraisers will look at emailed photos or faxes to begin the process. An appraiser or website offers examples of signature differences and the distinguishing qualities of antique crystal manufacturing companies.

Alternatively, visit your public library to find books and reference guides that contain photos of antique crystal stems. Identify the manufacturer of antique stemware by checking for a marker, which is typically on the bottom of the stem. Most antique crystal has an etching, symbol or sticker made by the company that manufactured it.

How to Identify 18th Century English Drinking Glasses, and Book Review