It dates to the late 20th century and is in overall excellent condition, with minor surface scratching, as appropriate with age. Bottom has wear scratching and minor flake fleabites to the bottom edge, which are not at all visible when displayed. There are no other noticeable flaws to the paperweight. The paperweight has an etched signature and a number on the base. Terms and Other Information. Policies and Other Information. About Feedback and DSRs. Very few of my items are perfect, and I try to describe and disclose any issues I see.

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Conference speaker Ian Turner Monart Glass. The proceedings began with Ian Turner who discussed areas of the history of the Moncrieff firm not generally known, along with techniques used by the Ysarts to achieve the wares that they produced. Particularly interesting was the insight Ian gave us into how he obtained much of his research material through Betty Reid , who had answered an advert that Ian had put in a Scottish paper asking for either information on the company, or for pieces that people might which to part with.

When the company closed she saw the documents in a skip, and to her eternal credit, rescued as much as she possibly could. Without this rich resource many questions about Monart production would remain forever unanswered.

Celebrating Your Fortieth Anniversary. The fortieth anniversary is significant to the happy couple but is not an anniversary associated with big parties and blow-out celebrations.

Find Great Fortieth Anniversary Gift Ideas on Amazon Celebrating Your Fortieth Anniversary The fortieth anniversary is significant to the happy couple but is not an anniversary associated with big parties and blow-out celebrations. While an anniversary is always a great excuse for a party with family and friends it is more likely the fortieth is an anniversary you will celebrate with each other either over dinner at a favorite spot or on a get-a-way trip — just the two of you or a trip with close friends or family you enjoy traveling with.

Ruby Gift Suggestions It seems the originators of the anniversary gift categories lists were running out of energy or ideas by the time they got to the fortieth anniversary. The ruby is not only the traditional and modern gift suggestion it is the gemstone for the fortieth anniversary. So you are going to have to be very creative with the ruby category or go outside the gift category suggestions to make the fortieth anniversary a memorable one for your partner.

By the time you reach forty years together there are a lot of good times to remember so you could always create a time capsule or scrapbook to memorialize those good times. There are several software products to help you publish your photo book. If you are not computer savvy you might consider www. Once the pictures are scanned there are a number of software programs that allow you to use the pictures to create video collages.

Two popular software photo collage creation products are www. If you digitalize all those old photos and mementos you will have the added benefit of freeing up space in that closet or basement where the boxes were stored.

Caithness Glass Rippled Compote in Pink

As has become customary, coffee, tea and Danish were available during the morning hours. One by one, she showed their display of antique bottles, dating from to about She told how to identify a bottle as antique: In , Michael J.

Perfume Bottles Perfume Bottles Perfume bottles are made of cut glass, pressed glass, art glass, silver, metal, enamel, and even plastic or porcelain. Although the small bottle to hold perfume was first made before the time of ancient Egypt, it is the nineteenth- and twentieth-century examples that interest today’s collector. DeVilbiss Company has made atomizers of all types since but no longer makes the perfume bottle tops so popular with collectors. These were made from to In the 18th century, porcelain was used to make perfume bottles, but glass is used exclusively to make perfume bottles today.

The glass bottle may be by any of many manufacturers even if the atomizer is marked DeVilbiss. The word factice, which often appears in ads, refers to large store display bottles. Glass or porcelain examples may be found under the appropriate name such as Lalique, Czechoslovakia, Glass-Bohemian, etc. These items are part of the online price guide and not for sale. You can sort by any title.

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Production then expanded to include hand-decorated stoneware. Queen Victoria knighted Henry Doulton in for his innovations in the ceramic art. In , the company became Doulton and Company, Ltd. In , a second factory was built in Burslem which still continues to produce the famous figurines, jugs, and table wares. It added porcelain production and earthenware production to its offerings in Also in , Doulton added decorated porcelain to the other production lines.

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Vintage 1960’s Murano Glass Fish

A recurring theme of her work is natural form; often including twisting tendrils and seed pods. Dave Moir – Master glassmaker and paperweight maker Dave Moir remembrances of his teacher and one of Scotland’s important glass masters, Jack Allan, who was trained by Salvador Ysart. Little is known about the work that Jack Allan produced from his days at Vasart to his involvement in Caithness’s Oban works, other than snippets in paperweight books.

Would look great on display in an old fashioned sweet shop or in a vintage inspired kitchen: Excellent Condition and nice details: Designed by Frank Thrower. Very Delicate Glass Animals: Great shade for an antique lamp – no chips or damages: Perfect Condition, with original paper label.

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Production consisted of window panes, mirrors and stemware until when the first crystal oven went into operation. By that time over workers were employed at the site. This began a lengthy line of commissions for royalty and heads of state throughout the world. In Baccarat won its first gold medal at the Worlds Fair in Paris.

If this item contains incorrect or inappropriate information please contact us here to flag it for review. The outer circle consists of nine cogged millefiori with black centers. The central pattern consists of seven cogged canes 8 pointed red star or floret centers. Although the execution is somewhat primitive, this is an interesting historical addition to your Pairpoint collection. Ignore the white areas, they are glare from the lights.

Pairpoint Glass has a long history extending back to its earliest origins with Mount Washington Glass in Owners and locations changed a number of times and the name Pairpoint was first used in the s. The original Pairpoint companies were located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Based on the label, I believe this paperweight dates from It would be an early example probably made in New Bedford prior to the move to Sagamore on Cape Cod, Massachusetts in After the move to Sagamore in , the date on the label was replaced by the location “Sagamore, MA.

Excellent condition with no chips or cracks. Some very minor scratches.

400th Scottish Glassmaking Anniversary Conference

The whole family will find something to enjoy at this wonderfull indoor tourist attraction. Adults and children can enjoy the experience of blowing their very own glass tumbler, friendship ball or vase. For a really unique memento why not have your childs hand or foot cast in glass? There is no time limit on viewing, just stay as long as you like. You might even like to relax in our fully-licensed, air-conditioned restaurant and coffee shop. Coaches, group bookings and school parties are particularly welcome.

The set was named The Derby Collection. This launch was so successful amongst thimble collectors, that another larger set was commissioned Lawleys by Post, the commercial arm of Royal Doulton, who promoted the second series of 15, produced in The collection is named The Historical Thimble Collection. A booklet written by Betty Bailey A collection of thimbles accompanied this set. The book lists the thimbles with the name assigned and a brief description of the origins of the patterns.

I have included the dates that Derby first introduced the original pattern. No pattern names are in the thimbles, so the names can only be found in Bailey’s booklet or in the original advertisements from Lawleys by Post. Once separated, the naming becomes impossible. I have recorded them here for posterity. This is a set of 12 thimbles – in more pastel shades than the earlier series.

They all have names but these names are again not marked inside the thimbles.

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Andrews The Cristallerie de Pantin lizard weight, c. In the bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors Association, Dwight Lanmon, director of The Corning Museum of Glass, said he considered this weight to be the greatest technical achievement of 19th century paperweight makers. There are 11 known examples. Courtesy The Corning Museum of Glass. Considered by some to be a work of art while by others a mere knickknack, the surprising answer is the humble paperweight. My first experience with the paperweight occurred while on a tour of the Royal Ontario Museum’s European wing.

I told Curator Brian Musselwhite that I just didn’t understand the attention given their highly acclaimed paperweight collection. He responded very politely but left me feeling as I imagine Gertrude Stein must have when, upon telling Picasso she didn’t like the portrait he had done of her, he responded: As with Gertrude Stein and her portrait, so too have I come to love paperweights and recognize their importance to both history and collecting.

David Graeber 2015 Sphere Paperweight