All About Glass

All About Glass

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Prince Rupert’s drop
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A solid, hollow glass object, about two inches long, with a bulbous end and a narrow, curving “tail.” It is made by dropping a blob of hot glass into cold water and leaving it there until it has cooled. The rounded end resists a blow, but because of internal stress due to the absence of annealing,

The Libbey Glass Company, manufacturers of highest quality glass blanks for heavy and light cutting and engraving. Hand made blown pressed ware, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A.
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Libbey Glass Company, Toledo, OH, USA. 19425 Glass blanks for heavy and light cutting and engraving Blank catalog Toledo, Ohio: Libbey Glass Copany, [1920?] 5 leaves: 64 leaves of ill.; 28 x 38 cm. Cut glass: Libbey Glass Co., Toledo, OH, USA (F-18aC) Index at front, [4] leaves. Catalog pages are

Fine china, rich cut glass, catalogue no. 10.
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. 53466 New York: Higgins & Seiter, 1899-1900. 251 p.: ill., plates (some col.); 13 x 23 cm. Cut glass: Higgins & Seiter, Inc., New York, NY, USA. (F-176C) Index included at the end. Clearwater C0068 Includes mirrors, silver mounted, novelties, gold

Rich cut glass and fine china.
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. 53469 Fine china & cut glass Fine china and cut glass New York: Higgins & Seiter, [1902-1903] 245 p.: ill.; 14 x 22 cm. Cut glass: Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. (F-177C) Index included. Clearwater C0071 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in

China & cut glass, catalog no. 20.
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. 53467 China and cut glass New York: Higgins & Seiter, [1910-1911] 64 p.: ill.; 25 cm. Cut glass: Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. (F-182C) Includes index. Illustrates silver and silver-deposited ware. Clearwater C0069 Digitized by Boston Photo

Catalogue of blown and rich cut glassware / manufactured by the New England Glass Works, W. L. Libbey & Son, Boston, Mass., U.S.A.
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New England Glass Works, Boston, MA, USA. W. L. Libbey & Son. 53519 Blown and rich cut glassware Boston, Mass.: W. L. Libbey & Son, [1886?] (Boston: Forbes Co.) 2 v. in 1: 16 plates; 24 x 30 cm. New England Glass Works Catalog is not dated, however title page has "June, 1886"

A price list of Alford cut glass.
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C.G. Alford & Co. New York, NY, USA. 115836 Price list 1904 New York: C. G. Alford & Co., Inc., 1904. [10] p.: ill.; 20 cm. Cut glass: Alford, C.G., & Co., New York, NY, USA. (F-53C) Factory is located in Honesdale, PA. Clearwater C0002 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2010.

Trade price list on Alford cut glass.
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C.G. Alford & Co., New York, NY, USA. 115837 Price list 1905 New York: C. G. Alford & Co., Inc., 1905. [12] p.: ill.; 20 cm. Cut glass: Alford, C.G., & Co., New York, NY, USA. (F-53C) Factory is located in Honesdale, PA. Clearwater C0002 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2010.

A distinctive line of cut glass.
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T.B. Clark & Co., Honesdale, PA, USA. 53415 Honesdale, Pa.: T.B. Clark & Co., [ca. 1908] 32 p.: ill.; 23 cm. T.B. Clark & Co., Honesdale, PA, USA. Cover title. 1908 is penciled-in date. Includes prices. Clearwater C0017 Ware includes bowls, footed bowls, sugar and cream sets, nappies,

H.C. Fry Glass Co., manufacturers of blanks, hand-made, blown and pressed.
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H.C. Fry Glass Company, Rochester, PA, USA. 53436 Catalogue of blanks Rochester, Pa.: H.C. Fry Glass Company, [1901-1920] 25 p.: ill.; 23 x 31 cm. Fry, H.C., Glass Company Differs from another catalogue, whose cover and title page titles are identical. The other catalogue is 30 p. of ware. The

Rich cut glass.
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T.B. Clark & Co., Honesdale, PA, USA. 53418 Honesdale, Pa.: T.B. Clark & Co., 1905 (Chicago, Ill.: Binner-Wells Company). 70 p.: ill.; 23 x 30 cm. T.B. Clark & Co., Honesdale, PA, USA. Clearwater C0020 Ware includes punch, whiskey, and water sets, bowls, mayonnaise bowl and plate, boat

Our 1905 showing of rich cut glass.
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C.G. Alford & Co., New York, NY, USA. 53402 1905 showing of rich cut glass New York: C. G. Alford & Co., Inc., 1904. 56 p.: ill.; 17 x 27 cm. Alford, C.G., & Co. Factory is located in Honesdale, PA. Clearwater C0002 Includes mirrors. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2010.

Tarif des articles de toilette.
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Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat, Paris, France. 53349 Paris: Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat, [1903] xii, 122 p.: plates, ill. (some col.); 30 cm. Ed. 1903-1904. Baccarat, Compagnie des cristalleries de Correlates with price list, B-67. Clearwater B0066 Includes perfume bottles,

Illustrated catalogue and price list.
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H.C. Fox & Sons, Philadelphia, PA, USA. 56786 Philadelphia, Pa.: H.C. Fox & Sons, [n.d., 1905-1910] 53 p.: ill.; 18 cm. Bottles: Fox, H.C., & Sons, Philadelphia, PA, USA. (F-13623B) Catalog is undated; must be after incorporation of firm in 1904. Includes prices. Clearwater B0015 Ware

Prices current of druggists' glassware, druggists' sundries, and fancy goods.
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Jeremiah Quinlan (Firm), New York, NY, USA. 53319 Jeremiah Quinlan's New York prices current New York, NY: Jeremiah Quinlan (Firm), [ca. 1880?] (New York: Wynkoop & Hallenbeck) 249 p.: ill.; 19 cm. Bottles: Quinlan, Jeremiah, New York, NY, USA. (F-184B) Index, p. 241-249. Jeremiah Quinlan

[Catalog of perfume and toilet articles].
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California Perfume Company, New York, NY, USA. 60565 New York: California Perfume Company, [1915?] 32 (i.e., 64) p.: col. ill.; 25 x 38 cm. California Perfume Company, New York, NY, USA. Thumb-indexed by page number. Price page opposite illustration page of same page number. Catalog is not dated,

Manufacture de bronzes et d'appareils d'éclairage par l'electricité et le gaz.
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[Beziel & Ribot (Firm), Paris, France]. 67243 Bonzes d'éclairage electricité. [Paris: [Beziel & Ribot (Firm)], n.d., ca. 1900-1910] 1 v.: ill; 24 x 30 cm. Beziel & Ribot (Firm), Paris, France. Cover title. Catalog bears no company name, only a trademark with an intertwined letter

A Conversation Between Liza Lou, Contemporary Sculptor and Installation Artist and Tina Oldknow, Curator of Modern Glass
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Tina Oldknow: I thought we would begin our conversation by discussing one sculpture in particular: Continuous Mile. How did the idea for this work come about? Liza Lou: Continuous Mile is a meditation on process. It’s a project that is spread across seven different townships in KwaZulu-Natal. The

Pocket sketch book [1883] / F. Carder.
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Carder, Frederick. 119853 Written inside cover: F. Carder, 1883 1883-1888. [ca. 75 p]: ill.; 18 x 11 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29, Folder Pocket sketch book, 1883 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009. Last 2 pages were missed. Last 2 pages digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in

Botanical Wonders: Glass Flowers
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Botanical Wonders: Glass Flowers play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 808 In “Botanical Wonders: The Story of the Harvard Glass

[Catalogue].
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O'Hara Glass Co., Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 52752 Pittsburgh, Pa.: O'Hara Glass Co., [ca. 1885] 37, [6] p.: entirely ill. (some col.); 24 x 31 cm. O'Hara Glass Co. Trade catalog. From the collection of Lowell Innes; dated in his publication, Pittsburgh Glass, p. 377, etc. Includes ale and

F. & C. Osler / manufacturers of glass chandeliers and table glass.
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F. & C. Osler (Firm), Birmingham, England. 54341 Manufacturers of glass chandeliers and table glass Birmingham, England: F. & C. Osler, [ca. 1900] 12 col. plates (+ 4 original drawings): ill.; 37 cm. Osler, F. & C. Trade catalog. Lighting ware no. 21500-21545, and 2842. Clearwater

Price list adopted by the United Green Glass Workers' Association of the United States and Canada, for the blast of...
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United Green Glass Workers' Association of the United States and Canada. Price list adopted by the Glass Bottle Blowers' Association of the United States and Canada, for the blast of... (OCoLC)32882909 127278 List of prices, blast of... [S. l.]: United Green Glass Workers'

Monograms.
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Carder, Frederick. 119877 [n.d., between 1880-1900?] 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 13 x 9 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29, Folder Monograms Title from p. [2] of cover. Carder sketchbook. Part of the Carder/Steuben archives. Hinge at the top. Sketches in pencil. Stamp inside back cover: Mark & Moody.

Les industries d'art à l'exposition universelle de 1889: mobilier, bronze, orfèvrerie, bijouterie, joaillerie, céramique, verrerie, vitraux, papiers peints, étoffes, tapis, dentelles, éventails, armes de luxe, instruments de musique, etc., etc. / par Victor Champier. Avec une préface de Eugène Guillaume.
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Champier, Victor, b. 1851. 31452 Paris: Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs, 1889-1891. 2 v. (17 fasc.), entirely plates: ill. (some col.); 30 cm. T803 Supplement to: Revue des Arts Décoratifs from May 1889-June 1891. Contrary to prospectus in fasc. 1, no text for these plates was ever published.

Bees and Butterflies: Two Drawings by Harry Clarke
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In March 1996, the Rakow Library of The Corning Museum of Glass acquired two important drawings by the early 20th-century Irish stained glass artist Harry Clarke 1 (1889–1931). One of these drawings, created in 1914, is a detailed design for Clarke's "St. Gobnet" window in the Honan

Designers and workers for church and home: memorial windows, brasses, chancel furnishing, decoration.
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Colgate Art Glass Company, New York, NY, USA. 90558 New York: Colgate Art Glass Company, [1901] 58 p.: ill.; 18 x 26 cm. Colgate Art Glass Company, New York, NY, USA. Catalog has had pages 21-32, 49-56 removed. Catalog was acquired with a collection of design catalogs, previously belonging to F. G.

Photographs.
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Charles G. Tuthill Glass Company, Middletown, NY, USA. 80271 [Middletown, N.Y.: Charles G. Tuthill Glass Company, 1902-1923] [24] leaves: original photos; 18 x 27 cm. Tuthill, Charles G., Glass Company, Middletown, NY, USA. Album and photographs are in fragile condition. A typewritten index was

F. & C. Osler, Calcutta.
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F. & C. Osler (Firm), Birmingham, England. 92821 [Birmingham]: F. & C. Osler, [n.d., 1876-1885?] [59] p., [58] leaves: ill. (some col.); 37 cm. Osler, F. & C., Birmingham, England. Catalog is fragile and in very poor condition. Front cover is detached from the catalog, and the back

Weathered Archaeological Glass
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Glass is found at archaeological excavations in a variety of conditions. The glass condition can range from pristine, where no deterioration is visible, to so heavily degraded that practically all the glass has been transformed into corrosion products. The deterioration of the glass surface is

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