All About Glass

All About Glass

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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.

Hawkes crystal: cut, engraved and embellished in gold, silver and enamel.
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T.G. Hawkes & Co., Corning, NY, USA. 56182 Corning, N.Y.: T. G. Hawkes & Co., c1917 (Cincinnati, Ohio: Procter & Collier Press) 39 p.: ill.; 16 x 18 cm. Cut glass: Hawkes, T.G., & Co., Corning, NY, USA (F-11431C) Table of contents, p. 38. "A little book picturing and describing

General catalogue.
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John B. Higbee Glass Co., Bridgeville, PA, USA, manufacturer. 52635 Also on cover: HIG: the mark of quality 64 numbered pages: illustrations; 24 x 32 cm Tableware: Higbee, John B., Glass Co., Bridgeville, PA, USA. (F-8974T) Cover title. Includes the following patterns: Colonial, Gala, Iris, and

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

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

[Sales catalogue].
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Robinson, Skinner & Co., Ltd., Warrington, England. 55383 Warrington, England: Robinson, Skinner & Co., Ltd., [1870-1900] 49 p.: ill.; 31 cm. Tableware: Robinson, Skinner & Co., Ltd., Warrington, England. (F-152T) Cover title. Trade catalog. Includes index. "Mersey Flint Glass

Éclairage-électricité.
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Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 54372 Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany: Cristalleries de Saint Louis, [1883] 32 p., plates 450-475, 480-485 (some col.); 33 cm. Lighting: Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. (F-2400LG)

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

E.P. Gleason Manufacturing Co., manufacturers of patent lever argands, all kinds of brass and iron gas burners, street and fancy lanterns, etched, cut, opal, sandblast and fancy colored globes for gas or electric light...
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E.P. Gleason Manufacturing Co., Brooklyn, NY, USA. E.P. Gleason Manufacturing Co. 53038 Brooklyn, N.Y.: E.P. Gleason Manufacturing Co., 1887. 10th ed. 298, [2] p.: ill. (some col.); 24 cm. Lighting: E.P. Gleason Manufacturing Co., New York, NY, USA. (F-3799LG) Trade catalog. Includes index. P. 270

The art of Steuben.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. 52520 New York: Steuben Glass, 1972. [91] p.: ill.; 28 cm. NK5112.9.S7 Limited edition booklet. 43 engraved "collector's pieces." Accompanied by price list dated Autumn 1972. List of public and private collections included at end. A copy of this

[Photographic catalog of glassware].
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René Lalique et cie, Paris, France. 55240 Paris: René Lalique et cie, [1922-1931] 4 v. (290, 272, 294, 155 photos): ill.; 34 cm. Lalique, René et cie Trade catalog. Original photographs, variously dated 1922-1931, arranged by type of ware. Apparently the predecessor to 1932 catalog. Copy of

[Catalog no. 2].
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Art Shade Co., Chicago, IL, USA. 57563 Chicago, Ill.: Art Shade Co., [n.d., 1914-1920] [26] 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. Similar to [Catalog no. 1], but generally more complicated designs with

Rapport du Jury central sur les produits de l'industrie française / présenté à S.E.M. le comte Decazes; rédigé par M.L. Costaz.
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Costaz, Louis, baron, 1767-1842. Exposition des produits de l'industrie française (5th: 1819: Paris, France). Jury central. 51561 Binder's spine title, c. 2: Exposition de 1819: industrie française Paris: Imp. royale, 1819. xxiv, 492 p.; 22 cm. T799 1819 Includes index. C. 1 digitized

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

Éclairage.
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Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 54371 Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany: Cristalleries de Saint Louis, 1905. 80 p.: ill. (some col.); 31 cm. Lighting: Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. (F-2403LG) Trade catalog.

Steuben crystal.
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Steuben Glass, inc. 52519 New York: Steuben Glass, inc., c1956. 38 pl., [2] p.: ill.; 26 cm. Cover title. Library bound catalog. Major engraved pieces (plates 20-38). Plates 17-38 include designer name and occasionally the name of the collection owning the piece. The last 2 pages list major

Rochester Cut Glass Co., established 1896: manufacturers of rich cut tumblers, sherbets, finger bowls & stemware.
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Rochester Cut Glass Co., Rochester, PA, USA. 53541 Manufacturers of rich cut tumblers, sherbets, finger bowls, & stemware Rochester, Pa.: Rochester Cut Glass Co., [n.d., 1910?] 28 p.: ill. (little col.); 18 cm. Rochester Cut Glass Co., Rochester, PA, USA. Discount to dealers slip, laid in. Rich

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

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

[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

Fine china, rich cut glass, catalogue no. 14.
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. 53275 New York: Higgins & Seiter, [1903-1904] 165 p.: ill. (some col.); 14 x 22 cm. Cut glass: Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY. USA. (F-9732C) Cover title. Trade catalog. Rich cut glass: p. 10-37, 121-123. Gilded glassware: 8-41, 51; etched or

Portable lamps and domes.
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Royal Art Glass Co., New York, NY, USA. Royal Art Glass Co. 52731 New York: Royal Art Glass Co., [ca. 1915] 42 p.: chiefly ill.; 28 cm. Lighting: Royal Art Glass Co., New York, NY, USA. (F-9070LG) Trade catalog. Originally dated by laid in letter of Nov. 8, 1926 to E. R. Beers Electric Co.,

[Services de table] (Illustrations).
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Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 55411 1 unnumbered page, 73 numbered pages: entirely illustrations (some col.); 28 cm Tableware: Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. (F-2406T) Company name is also printed in English on title page as

[Madora pattern catalog].
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John B. Higbee Glass Co., Bridgeville, PA, USA, manufacturer. 52637 John B. Higbee Glass Co., manufacturers of crystal glass tableware, Bridgeville, Pa. 13 unnumbered leaves: illustrations; 24 x 32 cm Tableware: Higbee, John B., Glass Co., Bridgeville, PA, USA. (F-8995T) Final page is 4 piece

Preis-Verzeichniss für Hohlglas-Waaren.
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Wilhelm Schiedt (Firm), Leipzig, Germany. 55424 Leipzig: Wilhelm Schiedt (Firm), [189-?] 17 p., 37 plates: ill.; 26 cm. Tableware: Schiedt, Wilhelm, Leipzig, Germany. (F-7352T) Trade catalog. Prices included. Schiedt was not a manufacturer, but a small dealer of glass prior to 1900. Clearwater

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

F. & C. Osler, glass chandelier and table glass manufacturers.
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F. & C. Osler (Firm), Birmingham, England. 54340 Birmingham: F. & C. Osler, [ca. 1900] [12] leaves: tables; 16 x 21 cm. Lighting: Osler, F. & C., Birmingham, England. (F-73LG) Cover title. Trade catalog. Catalog has been flooded and is disbound. Clearwater LG0322 Prices for electroliers

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

The art of Steuben. Volume III / [designed by Mary Lou Littrell].
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Steuben Glass, inc. 52524 Art of Steuben. Volume 3 New York: Steuben Glass, 1977. [84] p.: chiefly ill.; 26 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. "Since publication of... volume II, in late 1974, Steuben Glass has produced more than seventy new sculptural and engraved works, of which thirty are included

[Cut glass sales catalog].
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T.G. Hawkes & Co., Corning, NY, USA. 53448 Grand prize Paris exposition 1889 Corning, N.Y.: T.G. Hawkes & Co., [ca. 1890] [171] leaves: entirely ill.; 25 x 33 cm. Cut glass: Hawkes, T.G., Corning, NY, USA (F-2219C) Entirely photographs of rich cut glass. Some leaves have illustrations on

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