Bottle expert Michael Polak joins Antique Trader as a columnist on issues important to bottle collectors. Known as the author of "The Bottle Bible" Polak has a long history in the hobby and will share news from bottle clubs shows and sales, upcoming auctions and pricing results and ongoing bottle hobby events. He kicks...
Did you know that although ancient Romans made receptacles of glass in Britain and a few crude glass drinking vessels have survived from Saxon times, or roughly 927 A.D.? A new book, 'The Golden Age of English Glass,' shows how England's glass makers evolved over 700 years to become a dominant force in the...
A rare and fine set of four Minton cups and saucers brought $3,500 at a July 7 auction of cameo glass, Nippon, Wave Crest, Royal Bayreuth, Tiffany and dozens of other pieces of art glass. A signed Favrile pedestal cake stand with yellow and white opalescent spider web design and a gold iridescent foot...
The Fostoria Glass Society hosted its 13th Annual Elegant and Depression Glass Show and Sale July 21-22 in Nashville, Tenn. Twenty-four dealers from 16 different states filled the building with American-made glassware and pottery in many patterns and colors.
A vintage Baccarat perfume bottle sold for $63,000 at an auction held by the International Perfume Bottle Association collecting club convention. The auction’s total sales were $463,224, including price points from as low as $60.
The Corning Museum of Glass recently unveiled the preliminary design for an expansion that will create a new North Wing, featuring light-filled galleries for its collection of contemporary works in glass, as well as one of the world’s largest facilities for glassblowing demonstrations and live glass design sessions.
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More than 1,200 lots of antiques and collectibles, including fine art , estate jewelry, period furniture, Persian rugs, chandeliers and lighting, antique clocks and more, will cross the block on May 12-13 at Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans.
Martha Jane Starr, whose father co-founded Phillips Petroleum, spent more than 60 years collecting antiques and fine furnishings. Starr and her husband donated major collections to various museums; the heirlooms that remain will be sold at public auction without reserve.
Toronto's A.H. Wilkens is hosting a three-session auction April 17-18, 2012 filled with a wide array of rare and unusual objects including silver silver and Judaica. The silver is followed by a wide array of Asian arts featuring Chinese ivory, jade, porcelain and stone.