All About Glass

All About Glass

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[Sales catalog of pressed glass].
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O'Hara Glass Co., Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 54917 Pittsburgh, Pa.: O'Hara Glass Co., [n.d., between 1875-1890] (Pittsburgh: Armor Lithographing Co., Ltd.) 4 p.: chiefly ill.; 45 cm. O'Hara Glass Co Trade catalog. Only numbered patterns included. "Hand" knob shown on No. 17

China & cut glass, catalog no. 17.
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. 52921 China and cut glass, catalog no. 17 New York: Higgins & Seiter, [1907-1908] 35 p.: ill.; 25 cm. Cut glass: Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA (F-9360C) Trade catalog. Index at end. Cut glass: p. 3-19. "The cut glass is American--the very

Steuben Glass for men.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. 54958 New York: Steuben Glass, 1954. 25 p.: ill.; 27 cm. Steuben Archives Frontis.: The explorers. Other copies exist with Gump's, San Francisco, CA; Hall's, Kansas City, MO; J. B. Hudson Co., Minneapolis, MN; Jaccard's, Clayton, MO; Kaufmann&

Carl Zeiss Optische Werkstaette Jena: microscopes and microscopic accessories.
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Carl Zeiss (Firm: 1846), Jena, Germany. 41239 Microscopes and microscopic accessories Jena: Carl Zeiss (Firm: 1846), 1902. 135 p.: ill.; 27 cm. 32nd ed. Zeiss, Carl (Firm), Jena, Germany. Trade catalog. Index, p. 133-135. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in August 2010. Accompanied by letter dated

[Trade cards of cut glass, probably 3 incomplete salesman's sets, ca. 1888-1900].
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T.G. Hawkes & Co., Corning, NY, USA. 53460 Corning, N.Y.: T.G. Hawkes & Co., [1888-1900] 250 photographs on cards: entirely ill.; 11 x 19 cm. Hawkes, T.G., & Co. Obtained from Hawkes factory when it closed in 1962. Assembled and indexed by The Corning Museum of Glass Library, 1970. Laid

Villeroy & Boch Kristalfabrik Wadgassen.
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Villeroy & Boch, Wadgassen, Germany. 52730 Wadgassen: Villeroy & Boch, [1931] [ca. 71] p.: ill., map; 16 x 22 cm. Villeroy & Boch Cover title. Trade catalog. Includes prices. There are two different versions of page 15 included. Primarily stemware, goblets, decanters, roemers.

The art of Steuben. Volume II / [designed by Mary Lou Littrell].
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Steuben Glass, inc. 52523 Art of Steuben. Volume 2 New York: Steuben Glass, 1974. [84] p.: chiefly ill.; 26 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. CMGL c. 1 accompanied by memo dated August 2, 1974 regarding advance copies of "The art of Steuben", Volume II; Price list dated Autumn 1974-- Price list

[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

Services de table. Supplement. [Edition for France]
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Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 55694 Alsace-Lorraine: Compagnie des Verreries et Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Janvier 1895. 33 p.: entirely ill.; 34 cm. Tableware: Saint Louis, Compagnie des Verreries et Cristalleries de, Alsace-Lorraine. (F-9882T) Trade catalog. Includes

Price list, November, 1888.
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Phoenix Glass Co., Monaca, PA, USA. 58433 Price list of arc and incandescent electric light globes, shades, & c. New York: Phoenix Glass Co., 1888. 6 p.: ill.; 20 cm. Phoenix Glass Co. Trade catalog. Accompanied by a letter from Phoenix Glass Company dated 6.18.1889 describing the mailing

Lighting glassware: cut glass.
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Gleason-Tiebout Glass Co., Brooklyn, NY, USA. 52721 Cut glass Brooklyn, N.Y.: Gleason-Tiebout Glass Co., [1921-1931] (New York: Thos. B. Brooks) 32 p.: ill.; 31 cm. Gleason-Tiebout Glass Co. Trade catalog. Index, p. 32. Extensively annotated in pencil, especially "No blanks at G[reen] Point.

Tarif des produits de Familleureux, 1888.
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Verreries Réunies, S.A., Familleureux, Belgium. 55571 Familleureux, Belgium: S.A. Verreries Reunies, 1888-[1936?] (Bruxelles: E.M. Rossel) [ca. 115] leaves: ill.; 37 cm. Verreries Réunies, S.A. Trade catalog. Hand-created catalog of cut and pasted printed catalog illustrations with blank spaces.

Observations sur le vase qu'on conservait à Gênes sous le nom de sacro catino et sur la note publiée sur ce vase par M. Millin / par Le chevr. Bossi.
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Bossi, Luigi, 1758-1835. Millin, A. L. (Aubin Louis), 1759-1818. 45182 Turin: [s.n.], 1807. (Jean Giossi) xxiv, 234 p., 2 p. of plates; 21 cm. NK5107 "Avec des recherches, et des dissertations sur l'émeraude des anciens, sur l'art de la verrerie chez les égyptiens, les grecs et les

[Design books of an unidentified Bohemian factory].
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55116 [S.l. s.n. 1865?-1905?] 7 v. in 6 (10, 11, 16, 24, 6, 12, 9) leaves: entirely ill. (some col.); 54 cm. TP868 Trade catalog. Location, factory, date not indicated. Style of ware and German writing indicate a Bohemian factory, ca. 1890. Czech curators visiting the library in the late 1990s

Decorated lamps, shades, globes, gas bulbs, gas shades and cups, opal and colored tableware, parlor lamps--all colors, artistic designs.
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Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company, Coraopolis, PA, USA. 40636 Coraopolis, Pa.: Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company, 1901. 44 p.: col. ill.; 18 cm. Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company, Coraopolis, PA, USA. Trade catalog. "Gone with the wind", hanging hall, library and night lamps, globes

Whitall, Tatum & Co., glass manufacturers: druggists, chemists and perfumers glassware, druggists sundries.
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Whitall Tatum Company, Millville, NJ, USA. 40836 Druggists, chemists and perfumers glassware, druggists sundries Price list 1881 Philadelphia and New York: Whitall, Tatum & Co., 1881. 80 p.: ill.; 25 cm. Whitall Tatum Company Trade catalog. Includes stoppers, bottles, moulds for insertion of

Fortuna line [catalog].
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John B. Higbee Glass Co., Bridgeville, PA, USA. 52638 Bridgeville, Pa.: John B. Higbee Glass Co., [1908-1913] (Pittsburgh, Pa.: Robert Rawsthorne Eng. Co.) [11] leaves: entirely ill.; 24 x 32 cm. Tableware: Higbee, John B., Glass Co., Bridgeville, PA, USA. (F-8981T) Trade catalog. Page [4]

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"

New designs for glass chandeliers, candelabra, brackets, pendants, lanterns, globes &c. for 1869 and '70.
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J. Defries & Sons, London, England. 54292 J. Defries & Sons, manufacturers of crystal, brass, and ormolu chandeliers, brackets, and every description of glass fittings New improved paraffin lamps for... towns, railway stations, manufactories, etc. London: J. Defries & Sons, [1869] 56 p.

Illustrated catalog and price-list: season 1893-1894.
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McKenney & Waterbury Co., Boston, MA, USA. 54212 Season 1893-1894 We light the world: manufacturers of piano, banquet and library lamps, kerosene chandeliers and lamp trimmings Boston, Mass.: McKenney & Waterbury Co., [ca. 1893] 67 p.: ill.; 38 cm. McKenney & Waterbury Co. Trade catalog

Articles divers (illustrations).
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Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 55391 Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany: Cristalleries de Saint Louis, 1908. 2 leaves, 58 plates: ill. (some col.); 28 cm. Tableware: Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. (F-2407T) Trade

1904 price list of laboratory glassware and apparatus.
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Whitall Tatum Company, Millville, NJ, USA. 45609 Price list of laboratory glassware and sundries Philadelphia, Pa.: Whitall Tatum Company, 1904. 64 p.: ill.; 25 cm. Whitall Tatum Company Trade catalog. Index, p. 2-3. Laid in: Whitall Tatum Company, Nonsol glass, 1 leaf. Includes laboratory

Éclairage-electricité.
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Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 54373 Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany: Cristalleries de Saint Louis, [ca. 1900] 71 p., plates 450-482, A, B (some col.); 33 cm. Lighting: Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. (F-2401LG)

Oeuvres de René Lalique: Nöel 1933.
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René Lalique et cie, Paris, France. 55247 Nöel 1933 Verreries de René Lalique Paris: [René Lalique et cie, 1933] [15] p.: ill.; 19 cm. Lalique, René, et cie Trade catalog. Includes prices. Includes pieces edged with glass balls, possibly the inspiration for Imperial's "Candlewick.

[Collection des dessins representant exactement les cristaux compris dans le tarif general de Launay, Hautin et Cie, seul depot des manufactures de Baccarat...].
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Launay Hautin & Cie, Paris, France. 55248 Paris: Launay Hautin & Cie, [1840] 53 plates; 40 cm. Launay Hautin & Cie Trade catalog. Miriam Mucha suggests a date of 1839. Clearwater T0805 Includes show jars, goblets, salts, colognes, decanters, vases, candlesticks, candle holders.

Artisti Barovier, Murano (Venezia), Fabbricatori perle, Veneziane-vetri, artistici-lampadari-appliques, riproduzione di musei.
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Barovier & Toso (Firm) Murano, Italy. 53218 Murano: Artisti Barovier, [1900?] 43 p.: entirely ill.; 19 x 29 cm. Lighting: Barovier & Toso (Firm), Murano, Italy. (F-9645LG) Cover title. Trade catalog. Company name printed on catalog as Artisti Barovier. Date may need to be reattributed.

[Catalog no. 3].
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Art Shade Co., Chicago, IL, USA. 57564 Chicago, Ill.: Art Shade Co., [n.d., 1914-1920?] [53] p.: col. ill.; 25 x 31 cm. Art Shade Co., Chicago, IL, USA. Trade catalog. Catalog dated by previous owner. Blue tone prints on paper; all copies of pages in [Catalog no. 1] Includes leaded, bent panel,

Hawkes cut glass.
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T.G. Hawkes & Co. 53453 [Corning, N.Y. T. G. Hawkes & Co., n.d., ca. 1900] (Cincinnati: Procter & Collier Co.) 27, [4] p.: ill.; 17 cm. TP853.N6 A promotional booklet. Includes descriptions of cutting and engraving glass and principal Hawkes pattern names, illustrations of various

1894 supplemental price list. Whitall, Tatum & Co. manufacturers of druggists', chemists' and perfumers' glassware, manufacturers, importers and jobbers of druggists' sundries.
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Whitall Tatum Company, Millville, NJ, USA. 52486 Whitall, Tatum & Co. manufacturers of druggists', chemists' and perfumers' glassware, manufacturers, importers and jobbers of druggists' sundries. Supplemental price list Millville, N.J.: Whitall, Tatum & Co., c1894. 28 p.

[Catalogue].
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O'Hara Glass Co., Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 52753 Pittsburgh, Pa.: O'Hara Glass Co., [ca. 1876-1880] 30 p.: entirely ill.; 24 x 31 cm. O'Hara Glass Co. Trade catalog. From the collection of Lowell Innes; dated in his publication: Pittsburgh Glass, p. 376 etc. Factory picture on front

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