Posted 5 years ago
Antique is a hard word to define but I, and many others, define it as anything made 100 or more years ago (anything after that is considered vintage). Of course this is constantly changing. Identifying any antique glass is simple. First, see if the glass is marked, finding a mark is the first thing to look for when buying ANY antique, period. If you cannot see the mark check the bottom and sides (look closer, use a MAGNIFYING glass if necessary). Many times the mark may be very faint, so use the reflection of the light you are using to aid you. If you've found a mark, great! You can find the company who made the glass by using a glassmaker marks book. Or use an internet search engine to look up the mark. I recommend looking the mark up in a book, it is easier and faster but the internet is a good alternative if you don't have glass identification books laying around.