All About Glass

All About Glass

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[Lighting fixtures catalogue].
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P.M. (Firm), Paris, France. 65938 [Paris: P.M. (Firm)., n.d., ca. 1900] [30] p.: ill. (some col.); 31 x 41 cm. P.M. (Firm) Trade catalog. Manufacturer's complete name is unknown. 16 original black and white photographs and 14 colored drawings. "P.M. Paris" embossed in lower right

La parfumerie française à l'exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes.
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67642 [Paris: s.n.], 1925. 60 p.: ill. (some col.), facsims.; 28 cm. TP983 "Présentée par La revue des marques de la parfumerie et de la savonnerie, décembre 1925." Includes a few actual color labels for perfume containers. Published for an exhibition of perfume and perfume bottles by

The art of glass: wherein are shown the wayes to make and colour glass, pastes, enamels, lakes, and other curiosities / written in Italian by Antonio Neri, and translated into English, with some observations on the author [by C. M., i.e. Christopher Merret]. Whereunto is added an account of the glass drops made by the Royal Society, meeting at Gresham College.
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Neri, Antonio, 1576-1614. Merret, Christopher, 1614-1695. tr. 72719 Binder's spine title, c. 1: Neri, Of glass Binder's spine title, c. 2 (John Evelyn copy): Merit, On glass London: Printed by A.W. for O. Pulleyn, 1662. [20], 362, [4] p.; 18 cm. TP856 CMGL c. 1 flooded in 1972. Cleaned

[Pressed glass catalog].
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Heinrich Hoffmann (Firm), Gablonz, Czech Republic. 68758 [Musterbuch Heinrich Hoffmann, Gablonz a. N.] [Gablonz, Czech Republic: Heinrich Hoffmann (Firm), n.d., 1927?] 82 leaves: ill. (some col.); 26 x 36 cm. Hoffmann, Heinrich (Firm) Trade catalog. Some illustrations have been hand tinted. Ware

Spring gift collection 2002.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. Corning Incorporated. 72197 New York: Corning Incorporated, c2002. 32 p.: ill.; 22 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. Cover title. "Handkerchief vase" featured on p. [1] of cover. Gift; Corning Community College; 2012; 1000123922; 1000134668 Digitized by Boston

Steuben: collections 1992.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. George Watts & Son, Inc. Corning Incorporated. 71403 Collections 1992 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Incorporated, [1992] 32 p.: col. ill.; 15 x 19 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. "This catalogue features nine Steuben collections from which to select, including the

Fine china, rich cut glass, catalogue no. 12.
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. 73295 Rich cut glass, fine china New York: Higgins & Seiter, [1901-1902] 299 p.: ill. (some col.); 15 x 22 cm. Higgins & Seiter Trade catalog. Cover title. Includes index. Contains several detachable order blanks at the back, and 1 pre-addressed

Islands in crystal.
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Steuben Glass, inc. 68922 New York: Steuben Glass, 1966?] [16] p.: chiefly ill.; 26 cm. Steuben Archive A copy of this item was received with the Steuben collection. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging January 2014. Steuben collection. Publications ArchivesBK CorningDB 612AFE51-263D-482D-BFAE

Season 1913-1914.
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Fostoria Glass Company, Moundsville, WV, USA. 66308 Moundsville, W. Va.: Fostoria Glass Company, [1913] 46 p.: ill., 20 cm. Fostoria Glass Company Cover title. Trade catalog. Fancy decorated lamps and globes. P. 46 includes decorated water and ice tea sets. "We take pleasure in handing you

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

[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

Enclosing globes.
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Gleason-Tiebout Glass Co., Brooklyn, NY, USA. 52720 Brooklyn, N.Y.: Gleason-Tiebout Glass Co., [192-] 16 p.: ill.; 26 cm. Gleason-Tiebout Glass Co. Trade catalog. Index, p. 16. Features plain and decorated Polycase enclosing globes, also Celestialite. "Polycase, as the name implies, is an

Vitraux d'art.
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Felix Gaudin (Firm), Paris, France. 55627 Paris: Felix Gaudin (Firm), [n.d., 1905-1910] [8] p., 24 pl.: chiefly ill.; 22 cm Flat: Gaudin, Felix (Firm), Paris, France. (F-10026F) Cover title. Trade catalog. Felix Gaudin is the successor to Eugene Oudinot. Cover design by E. Grasset. Catalog includes

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,

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)

[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

E.F. Holbrook & Bros., manufacturers of ornamental glass for railway cars, dwellings, churches, &c, &c, &c.: Also importers of French window, railway, picture, polished, and rough plate glass.
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E.F. Holbrook & Bros., New York, NY, USA. 53661 Illustrated catalogue of ornamental glass New York: E. F. Holbrook & Bros, [n.d., 1874] (New York: Chas. Hart) [3] p.: 29 plates; 24 x 27 cm. Flat glass: Holbrook, E.F., & Bros., New York, NY, USA. (F-154F) "We take pleasure in

[Leaded glass for domestic and ecclesiastical work].
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W.J. McPherson (Firm), Boston, MA, USA. 53725 Microfiche header: Decoration. Boston, Mass.: W.J. McPherson (Firm), [1888] (Providence, R.I.: Livermore & Knight) [14] p.; 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

[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,

[Banner pattern catalog].
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John B. Higbee Glass Co., Bridgeville, PA, USA. 52639 John B. Higbee Glass Co., manufacturers of crystal glass tableware, Bridgeville, PA Bridgeville, Pa.: John B. Higbee Glass Co., [1908-1912] (Pittsburgh, Pa.: Robt. Rawsthorne Engraving Co.) [15] p.: entirely ill.; 24 x 32 cm. Tableware: Higbee,

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

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

Massachusetts pattern.
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United States Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 54997 Pittsburgh, Pa.: United States Glass Company, [ca. 1898] [16] p.: entirely ill.; 28 x 36 cm. United States Glass Company Trade catalog. Ref.: Welker. "Pressed glass in America." 1985. p. 407. Contents may be difficult to read due to

Poetry in crystal: interpretations in crystal of thirty-one new poems by contemporary American poets / by Steuben Glass.
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Steuben Glass, inc. Poetry Society of America. 59401 [New York: Steuben Glass, 1963] 1st ed. 86 p. ill.; 28 cm. Steuben Archive A collaboration with the Poetry Society of America. Biographical sketches of the poets and the artists: p. 77-86. A copy of this item was received with the Steuben

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

The Rochester Cut Glass Co., office and works, Rochester, Pa.: manufacturers of rich cut glass tumblers, finger bowls, sherbets, champagne and whiskey tumblers, water bottles and cut bar bottles.
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Rochester Cut Glass Co., Rochester, PA, USA. 53542 Manufacturers of rich cut glass tumblers, finger bowls, sherbets, champagne and whiskey tumblers, water bottles and cut bar bottles. Rochester, Pa.: Rochester Cut Glass Co., [n.d., 190-?] 47 p.: ill.; 20 x 27 cm. Cut glass: Rochester Cut Glass Co.,

Memorials in glass and stone.
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Tiffany Studios (New York, N.Y.) 53794 New York: Tiffany Studios, c1913. [61] p.: plates; 22 cm. Tiffany Studios, New York, NY, USA. (F-1531F) Cover title. "This brochure is published as an advertising medium of our ecclesiastical department; to convey in text and illustrations some idea of

[Sketches of etched glass, 1881-1884].
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J. & J. Northwood, Stourbridge, England. 56052 Album Stourbridge: J. & J. Northwood Co., 1881-1884. 17 p.: entirely ill.; 31 cm. Cut glass: Northwood, J. and J., Stourbridge, England. (F-8437C) Title from handwritten note on slip of paper laid in front, "Sketches of etched glass. J. J.

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

Lamp-chimneys.
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Macbeth-Evans Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Cheltenham Press. 54149 Index to lamp-chimneys, 1904 Pittsburgh, Pa.: Macbeth-Evans Glass Company, c1903 (New York: Cheltenham Press) 61 p.: ill.; 15 cm. F-3153LG Cover title. Booklet provides advice on the care of lamps. "Macbeth engraved on

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