Department of the Interior, administers over million surface acres of America's public lands, located primarily in 12 Western States including Alaska. Part of the mission of the BLM is the management and preservation of the cultural and heritage resources found on America's public lands - prehistoric and historic. What is the age of the bottle? What type of bottle is it? This entire website is essentially a "key" - albeit a complex one - to the dating and typing typology of historic bottles. In addition, this site also assists the user with these questions:.
American Brilliant Period glass production was the last great heyday of the cut-glass craze -- and it ended about a century ago. ABP glass, hand-cut from roughly the last quarter of the 19th century to the first quarter of the 20th, was an elaborate, extremely reflective and dazzling art form that appealed to wealthy collectors. World War I commandeered the lead supplies needed for the finest glass, and the post-war Depression killed the market for luxury items. The industry never really recovered. Manufactured glass and the emerging anti-ornamental Mid-Century Modern sensibility ended the fascination with glittering facets.
Antique and vintage glassware ranges from simple to fantastic, and affordable to outrageous - literally something for everyone. Use these online value guides to help you identify and value many different types of vintage glass. Learning about old glassware goes far beyond valuing it, however. In fact, oftentimes you have to figure out what type of glass you own before you can find the value. Take a look at these additional resources to learn more about your antique and collectible glass pieces.
Over the years, as dealers in glassware, we have taken thousands of pictures of glass vases, bowls, paperweights, sculptures and other glassware. After we have sold an item, it seems a shame to throw those pictures away, so we use them to create an encyclopaedia guide in the galleries shown below. We hope they will enable you discover more about the types of glass products that you are interested in collecting, or help you to identify a glass item you have come across. Please note, we are well aware that there are some gaps, for instance, we don't have much on French or American glass, this is simply because, as glass dealers in the UK, we don't come across that much of it, so we don't have many pictures with which to create a guide. Our glass encyclopaedia is aimed to be as accurate as possible.