Category Archives: Glassware

BELLFLOWER RIBBED GLASS 1840s

This is the ever popular Bellflower pattern.  It was first made in the 1840s and is made of flint glass. The pattern was originally known as R. L. Pattern; aka Ribbed Bellflower, Ribbed Leaf.  A clear single or double vine … Continue reading

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Adams & Co., A Glassware Pioneer

Adams and Co. operated between 1861-1891. The company made both flint and non-flint glass. It produced blown and pressed tableware. Adams produced jelly glasses, tumblers, goblets tableware, lamps and lamp chimneys. Adams and Company made many popular patterns which were … Continue reading

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Wait! Can you tell whether that is really cut glass?

This is a reminder to myself that may help you or someone else when shopping online for glassware.  I have been selling glassware and collectibles on line for the last 12 years.  I consider myself knowledgeable when it comes to … Continue reading

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 Belmont Glass Company Pattern 100 – Daisy & Button

Belmont Glass Works was one of the first glass companies established in Bellaire, OH. It operated between 1866-1890. Belmont had its own foundry and made its own molds as early as 1870. In addition, Belmont chipped molds for other companies … Continue reading

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Festoon Pattern Just one of Many

The Festoon Pattern is just one of many patterns with an unknown maker or with a disputed maker.  Some authorities say the pattern maker is unknown; others say Beatty-Brady (Indiana Glass) made the pattern; while others (two separate authors of … Continue reading

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The Glassware Combines

There was a lot of unrest in the glassware industry in the 1890s-early 1900s.  Competition was extreme; companies copied or stole patterns from others; and pricing issues were forcing some of the smaller companies to face destruction.  All of this … Continue reading

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American Pressed Glass: Early, Middle, Late Periods

Before 1820, American made glass was blown glass which was costly to produce because the labor intensive manufacturing process.  American manufacturers were  unable to compete with foreign imports that flooded the market.  Mechanically pressed glass was born out of the … Continue reading

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