Over the years, as dealers in glassware, we have taken thousands of pictures of glass vases, bowls, paperweights, sculptures and other glassware. After we have sold an item, it seems a shame to delete those pictures, so we use them to create an encyclopaedia guide in the galleries shown below. We hope they will enable you discover more about the types of glass products that you are interested in collecting, or help you to identify a glass item you have come across. Please note, we are well aware that there are some gaps, for instance, we don't have much on French or American glass, this is simply because, as glass dealers in the UK, we don't come across that much of it, so we don't have many pictures with which to create a guide. Our glass encyclopaedia is aimed to be as accurate as possible. However, if you feel we have made a mistake, please contact us.
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This illustrated guide provides marks found on both antique and contemporary collectible glass and includes dating information if known. Akro Agate crow flying through an "A" mark—most pieces are also marked "Made in USA" in raised letters and include a mold number. Early pieces may be unmarked. The Akro Agate logo is actually a crow flying through the letter "A" holding marbles in its beak and claws. The species in the logo is sometimes mistaken for an eagle or another type of bird since it is often poorly molded into the glass and can be hard to read.
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This article will offer some tips on how to analyze and date antique jewelry. Zoe, CC-BY Jewelry mirrors time, culture, and societal values.
There were many different types of glass made from the s through the early s, ranging from Fire King kitchenware to milk glass dinnerware. Many of the more modern-looking glass items made by companies around the globe at this time were inspired by the shapes of Scandinavian glass. After all, these firms were in business to sell glass, and that often required shifting focus or adding lines to accent what was in style in home furnishing and use as tastes changed. Danish-Modern furniture became more popular, and what we define as midcentury modern design in furniture hit its peak, so home accessories followed suit. Others, however, are marked or documented as being made by certain companies known for modern adaptions of traditional home goods.