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Daum Brothers Glass Works
The Daum Brothers Glass Works at Nancy go back to 1875 when Auguste and Antonin Daum, sometime students of Galle, started their glass experimentation. Their earliest efforts were with gold ornamentation, then Arabian glass decorated with scrolls and gold leaves.
History Of Glass From Sweden
IN less than two centuries of glass history and a little over three decades in the field of better glass, Sweden has attained an enviable position among the world's fine glassmakers.
Holland - Dutch Glass
THE seventeenth century saw Dutch glass develop a more indigenous character. Large tulip-shaped glasses appeared, and diamond engravings (scratching) on other shapes eventually displaced the Venetian and German patterns which had been the fashion.
Cambridge Glass Company
The Cambridge Glass Company was established at Cambridge, Ohio, in 1901. Their production consists of pressed and blown glass of either lime or lead base.
Glassmaking In England
ALTHOUGH dim and meager, there is evidence that the Romans had engaged in glassmaking in England before their exodus in 407 A.D.
Fostoria Glass Company
The Fostoria Glass Company, at Moundsville, West Virginia, was moved shortly after its establishment at Fostoria, Ohio, in 1887. West Virginia natural gas, so important in glass polishing, and as a source of fuel at that time, was largely responsible for the relocation.
John Walsh And John Moncrieff Glassmakers
John Walsh Walsh, Ltd. (Soho and Vesta Glassworks), of Birmingham, England, has been in business since 1801, continuing under the direction of the members of John Walsh Walsh's family without a break since its foundation.
Thomas Webb & Sons Glass
Thomas Webb & Sons was established in 1837; the present owners are Webb's Crystal Glass Co., Ltd. of London, and The Edinburgh & Leith Flint Glass Works of Edinburgh.
American Glass Making History
GLASSMAKING in America prior to the seventeenth century amounted to little more than a few sporadic attempts, each of which ended in failure because of the lack of trained and interested workmen.
Verlys Of America
Verlys of America is a product of the Verlys division of the Holophane Glass Company, Newark, Ohio, which in turn is associated with the Societe Anonyme Holophane of Les Andelys, France, parent company of Verlys of France.
Mexican Glass
Mexican glassmaking was perhaps brought to Mexico from Spain, although the present glass is less sophisticated than the earlier Spanish-Mexican glass.
Steuben Division Of Corning Glass
The Steuben Division of Corning Glass Works, Corning, New York, was established in 1903 by Frederick Carder. In 1918 the Corning Glass Works acquired controlling interest of Steuben.
A.H. Heisey Company/Libbey Glass
The A.H. Heisey Company was established in 1893 at Newark, Ohio. Lead blown and pressed glass constitute the major part of their output.
Pairpoint Glass Corporation
The Pairpoint Corporation of New Bedford, Massachusetts, was established in 1865. Inasmuch as they make no pressed glass, Pairpoint is almost exclusively a lead base product.
T.G. Hawkes Glassmaker Of Waterford Crystal
T.G.Hawkes and Company, established in 1880 at Corning, New York, trace their glass heritage back through some of the world's finest cut glass to the "Old Singing Waterford," an earlier product of Hawkes, which name is also associated with the first fine Waterford flint glass in 1783.
Bakewell, Pears Glass Company
In 1808, two hundred years after the first glass house was built at Jamestown, Bakewell and Company,later Bakewell Pears and Company, was established in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Glass
Although the New Bremen glassworks lasted a very short time, its influence was felt west of the Allegheny Mountains.
Glass-America's First Industry
In 1632 when Captain John Smith made his report on the new colony of Virginia, he said that "glas" was sent "home." What these first made in America articles were has not yet been discovered, but the site of the first glasshouse has been uncovered and the location corresponds with the recorded word.
The New England Glass Company
By 1819 Bakewell's had its first real competitor for fine glassware in the New England Glass Company at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Glass Post Revolutionary Period
Glass was in great demand after the Revolutionary War, particularly imported wares. Although the new states soon protected home industries with tariffs on foreign goods, glass manutacturing was usually omitted.
Blown Three Mold Glass
The second American type was a definite attempt to imitate cut glass by a cheaper method. Sometime after the nineteenth century began, glass was blown into molds which had cut glass patterns incised on them.
Deming Jarves, Manufacture Of Pressed Glass
During the War of 1812 to 1814, Anglo-Irish glasshouses stored up a quantity of glass which was dumped on the American market in the years immediately following the peace treaty.
Pattern Molded Glass
Shortly after the beginning of the nineteenth century another technique developed around Pittsburgh and was used for about fifty years.
Lily- Pad Glass
While Bakewell's and the New England Glass Company were producing glass in the best European traditions, two American types of ware were developing-first, Lily-pad and then Blown Threemold.
Mahogany And Chippendale
We stood admiring the size, grain, and sheen of the panels in a book-cupboard, used for generations by a firm of family lawyers in their Georgian offices, Bedford Row.
The Worm-Eaten Frame
I bought it in the little back room of a dealer's shop at Cambridge recently. One should always penetrate to the little back room of a dealer's shop, by the by, if one can.
Tallboys And The Like
One could not collect anything more " practical " than chests of drawers ; satirical wives, who, I am told, are thorns in the side of some collectors, would probably admire and applaud.
The Sport Of Oak
There is all the delight of the chase about it-you never know what you may not find and " kill." For old oak furniture is not yet so marked down and defined, in numberless books of illustrated erudition, as is old walnut and mahogany.
Old Bracket Clocks
The gilt or marble horrors which people buy to place upon their mantelpieces as clocks !
The Chair And The Dresser
The fifteen shillings' worth was the ruins of a chair. A few straps hung from a few flocks of wool-all that was left of the seat.
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