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Just a 50yr old who started collecting candy containers at age 4 and had the wonderous luck to know the descendants of T.G. Hawkes. Those two older spinster ladies tJust a 50yr old who started collecting candy containers at age 4 and had the wonderous luck to know the descendants of T.G. Hawkes. Those two older spinster ladies turned me on to antiques and the great glass of Stueben, their father and others of the mid-atlantic region. I have been captivated by art glass ever since. (Read more)

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Steuben Compote Hawkes sterling base. Iridescent. - Art Glassin Art Glass
Harrach Peacock variant Rose Bowl - Art Glassin Art Glass
Bessie Pease Gutmann Print - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Louis Icart aquatint etching... - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Louis Icart 1928 offset print... - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Valerio Adami Print.... - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Venice Reverse Painting, Print and foil..... - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Stained Glass Lamp...Caramel slag...Mexican - Lampsin Lamps
 Vintage illuminated screw driver. - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Retro Christmas...Lite Brite snowman.... - Gamesin Games

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  1. I use gorham silver polish once every three years approxiamately. I just wipe with a microfiber cloth most of the time while wearing latex free gloves.
  2. Oh Yes, I polish it every 3months
  3. So far the only S and W pieces I have seen signed have the acid etch standard mark as opposed to the one in the link at liveauction site stated earlier. If anyone knows of other S and W pieces marked ...
  4. It could be S and W. I have not observed enough up close to swear with certainty. Many companys did this design. Most S and W I have seen so far used 6 or four tadpoles. The one you found has the five...
  5. Greatsnowyowl, Hawkes used others blanks that is true. However, T G Hawkes started Steuben in order to produce his own blanks. I am unsure if before 1903 Hawkes worked in colors at all. I feel fairly ...
  6. Hawkes along with Frederich Carder started Steuben. They only got their blanks from them. Carder played with colrs and iridescence when he first fired up the factory. I am possibly thinking this may b...
  7. LOL...ok, got me...Upon seeing the item I immediately thought wine bottle with aeration hump before reading the description...not realizing of course that the hump in this case is open for the insects...
  8. Thanks czechman, not bad for a twenty dollar purchase.
  9. Odds are Moser. I have been researching and the enamel work fade of one color to the next appear tell tale Moser.
  10. I concur with Dean on it likely being Seguso. The main reason is the tail feather shape. They often squared off fins, feathers etc. Often the glass houses have distinct charecteristics in aesthetics.
  11. Ok, is this how other little glass dragons are made...lol...Couldn't help myself scott. Just kinda reminds me of dragonflies in the mood.
  12. What happy faces these little dolphins seem to have...
  13. Love the old master glass of venice. Just saw a dolphin chalice I want...wrong color for me but I just love the glass. It appears the masters who did these things are gone or well on the way. I saw th...
  14. Thanks Vintagemad, vanskyok, amberrose and thx dean for appreciating the favorite piece of my other half. This is first major piece I acquired.
  15. Thx Vetraio too....
  16. Thx Bellin
  17. Thx Bellin for all the Loves.
  18. Thx Dean, Love the fact you can make a living immersed in the glory of Venetian Glass. Nothing like it in the world. Wish I had the monetary funds and ceiling height to have one of the ruby chandelier...
  19. Wow, two wonderful and very rare pieces you have. An open optic controlled bubble. I have never seen these two patterns that you have displayed but you make me covet...LOL. I have seen hundreds of tho...
  20. Yes, Northwoodinvented Carnival Glass I believe. He also made tons of other stuff. Mostly pressed production pieces. It was Harry Northwood who brought art glass to the masses. From Custard Glass onwa...
  21. Thanks Dean and vetraio. I know what I know and know what I don't. I lack knowledge of Webb and Sons and thank you for your experienced input.
  22. Thanks vintagemad.
  23. Thanks vintagemad. I spent too much on this but hey, I had to have it.
  24. I used this guy for years...lol..as my wallet and watch holder. I never saw Pulp Fiction so thanks for the trivia.! Wish I never knocked him off the dresser.
  25. What a wonderful natural work of art!
  26. Thx Lisa, Stoney...I am like a kid again. Taking pics of lite brite pics and subjecting them to all kinds of photo effects. I am like a kids with lots o crayons lol...I even have burnt sienna crayon t...
  27. Thx thriftfan
  28. Thx thriftfan
  29. Thx Stonie, Thriftfan
  30. Thx hedgewalker...I missed out on an original for a buck twenty years ago... never find another for that price but hey I'll keep looking
  31. thx trgrubaugh....i had a trip down memory lane when I saw it today at my local Goodwill...lol
  32. thx kerry...thx to everyone who has liked or loved any of my pieces. I often don't take time to respond properly as I am always a browsing or out buying more stuff...LOL...so accept my apoligies all w...
  33. Sorry junkmanjoe, if I at all come across as a know it all. Just I have collected for so many years and my parents and grandparents collected. I was taken to Antique stores from nearly the moment I ca...
  34. Fun, Fun, Fun....These weremade from approxiamately 1970 - 1989 in this exact style of production in Mexico. Mexico was making tons of colored glass and entered the U.S. lamp market to underprice manu...
  35. Limoges France porcelain display plate. Appears in the common rose pattern. Possibly factory decorated by the quality of painting. They were also decorated by artists in a similar fashion as American ...
  36. You have a mid century murano glass decanter clown. By the colors yours date from late fifties early sixties. Rather expensive little guys these days. Yes, there are a couple places in murano still ma...
  37. I would say easily original as I just enlarged the pictures and can see the plastic. Should have realized my giant 21" screen would be big enough to see them. Later on the plastics were three sided an...
  38. The repros I have seen have a deeper color than yours. The original have the color of plastic flowers of the time and the new do not so much. The brown is browner now and not the brown of plastic flow...
  39. You did not miss the boat at all. Although all art glass and production glass has taken a severe hit in price in this recent downturn you did very well.
  40. Nice to see other colors than green represented!
  41. She is very pretty. I paid 2 bucks at an auction for her. She overshadows pieces much more expensive. Shows that people still appreciate the human form in objects. It also shows that even on a modest ...
  42. Iridescent Art Glass not technically carnival glass. Carnival glass is pressed wares and this is blown glass shaped with tools by hand. It is an pulled feather design bottle form vase. The original gl...
  43. Pie Bird?
  44. You may have reproduction. It seems on cardboard not paper?
  45. Popcorn plastic. Yes, they were made into the early eighties and I believe someone has gotten hold of the old design molds aan are starting to make them again. If I remember my lore correctly they cam...
  46. Yes, these were made sixties through seventies in Venice. The J I stands for Jordons Importing Co.. That was the Import company here in the good ole' U S of A who imported and sometimes designed their...
  47. The funky cover! Oh Yeah baby. Makes me wanna lie around on shag carpet and look at lava lamps. What a crazy font type. Dig it.
  48. As a Teddy Roosevelt collector, I can venture a guess. Mind you my info is limited, just a collector and by no means an expert. Bronze plaques were made as souvenier items for just about everything Te...
  49. The second one I believe is called daisy and button. It is most likely amberina made in the seventies or later. Amberina can have a red effect at highlights all over. The deeper color comes from rehea...
  50. Like a very translucent custard glass. Nice.
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Loves

Venetian Art Glass Serpent Bud Vase Venetian Glass Compote with Dragon stem Venetian Art Glass Compote with Dolphin base Venetian Art Glass Dolphin centerpiece Vase Could some tell me who made this? Is this a piece of Northwood? Can you name the movie this was in? Lake Superior banded agate. Poppy Vase by Zsolnay WMF Myra Crystal Shape Nr. J.66, ca. 1928 Simple and elegant, Loetz Rubin Matteiris (Metall) 1899 prod. #7875 the same but different... two Loetz vases circa 1900 Musical Train Heirloom vase

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Handbook of Engine Swapping. Small Wedgwood Portland vase (Blue and White Jasperware) Baccarat(?) rose tiente perfume bottle