All About Glass

All About Glass

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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.

[Miscellaneous trade cards, advertisements].
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Stevens & Williams Ltd., Staffordshire, England. 55442 Stourbridge, England: Stevens & Williams, [1891-1896] [14] items.: ill. (some col.); 11 x 14cm- 29 cm. Tableware: Stevens & Williams, Stourbridge, England. (F-158T) Trade catalog. Vases, whiskey jugs, tankards, drinking vessels, ice

Crystall Glas Fabrik, Theresienthal.
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Hütte Theresienthal, Zwiesel, Germany. 55463 Zweiesel, Germany: Theresienthaler Crystall-Glas-Fabrik, [ca. 1840] (Zwiesel: Regensburg) [33] p.: ill.; 30 x 40 cm. Theresienthal, Hütte Cover title. Trade catalog. Line drawings of tableware. Correlates with price list of [ca. 1840], F-8617T (Bib no.

[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.

Carl Zeiss Optische Werkstaette Jena: microscopes and microscopic accessories / Carl Zeiss.
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Carl Zeiss (Firm: 1846), Jena, Germany, manufacturer. 41239 Microscopes and microscopic accessories 32nd ed. 135 pages: illustrations; 27 cm Zeiss, Carl (Firm), Jena, Germany. Trade catalog. Index, p. 133-135. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in August 2010. Accompanied by letter dated Dec. 12,

[Leaded glass for domestic and ecclesiastical work] / W.J. McPherson.
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W.J. McPherson (Firm), Boston, MA, USA, manufacturer. Livermore & Knight 53725 Microfiche header: Decoration. approximately 14 unnumbered pages; 16 x 25 cm Flat glass: McPherson, W.J., Boston, MA, USA. (F-186F) Copyright date on front of catalog may possibly be 1858 or 1850 rather than 1888.

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

Mississippi Glass Co., Mississippi Wire Glass Co.
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Mississippi Glass Company, Saint Louis, MO, USA. Mississippi Wire Glass Company. 56818 Saint Louis: Mississippi Glass Co., [1920-1923?] 32 p.: ill.; 22 cm. F-13956F Catalog is undated; date is estimated by comparison with similar items on f-3491.-- Cover is inscribed: Binswanger & Co., Richmond

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

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

The art of Steuben.
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Steuben Glass (Firm), 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

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

Manufacturers of high grade glassware--plain, cut and decorated--for gift shops, florists and table use. Also iron novelties. Private moulds solicited.
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Westmoreland Specialty Company, Grapeville, PA, USA. 55023 Grapeville, Pa.: Westmoreland Specialty Company, 1924. 143, [4] p.: entirely ill.; 24 x 31 cm. Westmoreland Specialty Company Trade catalog. Index in front. One catalog page (p. 3) from a different catalog featuring "Sterling pattern

Tarif des articles de toilette / Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat.
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Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat, Paris, France. 53349 Ed. 1903-1904. xii, 122 pages: plates, illustrations (some color); 30 cm Baccarat, Compagnie des cristalleries de Correlates with price list, B-67. Clearwater B0066 Includes perfume bottles, pitcher and bowl sets, candlesticks, etc.

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.

[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

[Era pattern catalog].
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John B. Higbee Glass Co., Bridgeville, PA, USA. 52640 Bridgeville, Pa.: John B. Higbee Glass Co., [1908-1912] (Pittsburgh, Pa.: Robt. Rawsthorne Engraving Co.) [12] p.: entirely ill.; 24 x 32 cm. Tableware: Higbee, John B., Glass Co., Bridgeville, PA, USA. (F-8994T) Trade catalog. Includes sugars,

[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

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

[Cut glass sales catalog] / T.G. Hawkes & Co.
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T.G. Hawkes & Co., Corning, NY, USA, manufacturer. 53448 Grand prize Paris exposition 1889 approximately 171 leaves: entirely illustrated; 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 both sides. This

Mousselinglas Fabrik, Glasmalerei & Glasschleiferei, von A. & W. Schell in Offenburg, Baden.
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A. & W. Schell, Offenburg, Germany. 53887 Offenburg, Germany: A. & W. Schell, [n.d., 1863-1876] 38 plates; 35 cm. Schell, A. & W. Cover title. Trade catalog. Date based on information on p. 66 of: Wetzel "Glas au Offenburg," 1986. Clearwater F0217 Digitized by Boston Photo

Rich cut glass.
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F.B. Tinker (Firm), Chicago, IL, USA. Empire Cut Glass Company. Krantz, Smith & Co. Inc. 56664 Chicago: F.B. Tinker, [1910-1920] 45 p.: ill.; 29 x 39 cm. Cut glass: Tinker, F. B., Chicago, IL, USA (F-12919C) Trade catalog. Catalog apparently asembled over time by F.B. Tinker who was a Western

Tarif des articles d'eclairage.
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Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat, Paris, France. 54276 Paris: Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat, 1903. xii, 111 leaves of plates, 51 p.: ill. (some col.); 33 cm. 1903-1904 ed. Lighting: Baccarat, Paris, France. (F-7607LG) Trade catalog. Lighting fixtures and accessories for lighting

Glassware for gas and electric lighting.
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Gleason-Tiebout Glass Co., Brooklyn, NY, USA. 52715 Brooklyn, N.Y.: Gleason-Tiebout Glass Co., [191-] (New York: J.F. O'Connor Co.) [3] p. leaves, 50 (i.e., 100) p.: ill.; 25 cm. Lighting: Gleason-Tiebout Glass Co., Brooklyn, NY, USA. (F-9064LG) Trade catalog. Index in front. Illuminating

Steuben Glass for men.
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Steuben Glass (Firm), 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&

[Catalog no. 1].
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Art Shade Co., Chicago, IL, USA. 57562 Chicago, Ill.: Art Shade Co., [n.d., 1914-1916?] (Chicago, Ill.: Stadler Photographing Company) [80] p.: col. ill.; 25 x 33 cm. F-16730LG Trade catalog. Dated by owner of catalog. Hand-colored photographs mounted on canvas, with writing on the back of each

Über antike Glasmosaik / herausgegeben von H. Frhr. Menu von Minutoli und Martin Heinrich Klaproth.
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Minutoli, Johann Heinrich Carl von, 1772-1846. Klaproth, M. H. (Martin Heinrich), 1743-1817. 40753 Ueber antike Glas-Mosaik Berlin: Maurerschen Buchhandlung, 1815. 22 p., 2 plates: ill. (1 col.); 32 cm. NK5107 Includes bibliographical references. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in April 2012.

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,

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