Tiffany, Louis Comfort & Favrile Glass & More

Louis Comfort Tiffany

Louis Comfort Tiffany, born in New York City on February 18, 1848, was one of America’s foremost leaders of the Art Nouveau Movement. Tiffany opened his glassworks in 1885 on Long Island, New York producing a wide range of outstanding designs for lamps, windows and decorative objects. As a leading developer of new forms of art glass, L. C. Tiffany is most noted for his Favrile glass produced from 1892 into [...] Click here to continue reading.


Rene Lalique Art Glass Perfume Bottles

Rene Lalique Art Glass Perfume Bottles

In the late 19th and 20th centuries, perfume was sold in simple containers which were meant to be emptied into more luxurious perfume bottles displayed on the dressing table, but thanks to Lalique’s collaboration with Coty, perfumeries began selling their scents in elegant glass bottles.

Rene Lalique Brief Biography Rene Lalique (1860-1945) was a master jeweler, but it is not his jewelry for which he is [...] Click here to continue reading.


Daum Freres Art Nouveau Glass

Daum Freres Art Nouveau Glass

The Art Nouveau style was one of the first international styles, and French glassmakers Jean-Louis Auguste and Jean-Antonin Daum embraced the forms, vocabulary and technology for their sinuous and sumptuous art glass creations. Art Glass Lamps by the Brothers Daum, especially pieces manufactured at the family factory from about 1900 to 1910 find favor with lovers of the sensual lines of the Art Nouveau style.

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Galle, Emile – French Glassmaker

Emile Galle (1846-1904)

Frenchman Emile Galle was one of the Continent’s most innovative leaders of the Art Nouveau Movement. His glass studio, established in 1874 at Nancy, revived the ancient form of art cameo engraving in multiple layers of glass. Galle is also noted for signing virtually all of his work, inspiring other, previously anonymous glass artisans to sign their work as well. The Galle studio closed in 1936. His influence continued through the [...] Click here to continue reading.


Fire-King

Fire-King

Known for practical and affordable glassware, Fire-King produced a wide range of products in the 1940′s that collectors love-and still use.

Inexpensive & Attractive Designed to be inexpensive and attractive, Fire-King glassware was the result of a merger of the Anchor Cap and Closure Corporation and the Hocking Glass Company. Formed in 1937, Anchor Hocking introduced its popular line of Fire-King glassware in the early 1940′s. Fire-King products were designed to be [...] Click here to continue reading.


Fylfot Decorative Motifs

Fylfot Decorative Motifs

Fylfots are early design forms of the swastika. The design is frequently encountered in Pennsylvania Dutch decoration in a form that many say resembles a pinwheel. Never a widely used word, etymologists attribute the meaning to Middle English on the basis of one usage in a text from 1500. There, fylfot is used for the design because it was allegedly frequently used to “fill” the “foot” of a stained glass window [...] Click here to continue reading.


Washington Glass Pattern

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Waffle and Thumbprint Glass Pattern

Waffle and Thumbprint Glass Pattern

This variation on the traditional Waffle pattern was produced from the 1850′s through the 1870′s by various glassworks, including the Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., the New England Glass Co. and Curling, Robertson & Co. It alternates panels with thumbprints with waffled panels. It is known mostly in clear flint glass pieces, but some were also produced using the less desirable and cheaper lime formula process.


Vesica Glass Design

Vesica

Vesica is a term used to describe a particular design motif in cut glass, particularly early Bakewell, Page cut glass from Pittsburgh, comprising an oval, typically but not alwsys horizontally oriented with pointed ends. The vesica’s interior is usually filled by strawberry cross hatching. Vesica comes from a Latin root meaning bladder or sack.


Sikorsky, Yaffa – Paperweights – Quote

Yaffa Sikorsky Quote

“I make pieces that I myself would like to live with. My background as a painter led me to relate to clay forms as three-dimensional canvases; when I began blowing glass, the dimension of motion and flow were added. I use lampworked imagery in my new work. Nature is my inspiration. I use nature as an impulse, blending my feelings and fantasies. I add and delete as I deem necessary to [...] Click here to continue reading.


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