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The Legend of Bohemian Glass:
A Thousand Years of Glassmaking in the Heart of Europe

by Antonin Langhamer

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the history and traditions of Czech art glass. Divided into 12 chapters, the book details the evolution and development of glassmaking as an art form from the earliest times, when the first glass beads appeared in central Europe, to the present.
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The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany

This video introduces the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany, highlighting the expansive range of artistic objects created during his career. It also showcases Tiffany Studios' Favrile glass and provides an historical look at the life of Tiffany.

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AN-TIQUE (an-teek) An object having special value because of its age, especially a domestic item, piece of furniture or decorative arts object esteemed for its artistry, beauty, mechanical ingenuity, or period of origin.

The Antiques Almanac, a five-edition-per-year online magazine for beginning and intermediate antiques collectors and those just interested in finding out about old things, is your first stop on the Web in your search for information about antiques and collectibles. Here, youíll find articles on a variety of American and international antiques, including furniture, china, glass, silver, and other decorative arts from the Colonial, Empire, Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco Periods, plus vintage and modern collectibles, interesting historical facts, antique tips, and recommendations for caring for your collections. Come back often to see what's new. And be sure to tell your friends about us.

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This edition  features articles on antiques associated with antique art glass.


Cameo Gems
Cameo glass, a revival of a technique demanding great skills and known to the Romans, became one of the most important features of the English glass industry in the latter part of the 19th century. This particular form of decorating glass has always been a product demanding great skills.

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Dressing Up the Glass Vase
When anyone mentions Bohemian art glass, many people immediately imagine the delicate forms of art glass prevalent in the latter half of the 19th century. But glassmaking in Bohemia goes back much further to the 16th century.

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The Pursuit of Beauty
Louis Comfort Tiffany was a very special person. He not only worked with glass, he had a relationship with it. He didnít just create art glass, he actually created the type of glassófavrilleóthat he used to create his pieces.

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Bejeweled Glass
Enameled glass has existed in one form or another since ancient Egypt, 1400 years before the invention of glassblowing. But it wasnít produced in quantity until the days of the Roman Empire. After that, it appeared in medieval Egypt and Syria and through trading with Venetian merchants, Venice, from where it spread to the Holy Roman Empire. After a decline of enameled glass from the 1750s, French glassmakers in the late 19th century revived enameled glass in newer styles.

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Collecting Seriously Fancy Glass
The last 30 years of the 19th century witnessed several new types of decorative glass. Referred to as ďart glass,Ē it satisfied the Victorian desire for highly ornate and colorful decoration.Art glass was, at least in the Western world, an international style, with centers in England, Bohemia and other central European areas. Historians find it difficult to tell whether it first appeared in Bohemia or England. Both areas, but in particular England, had a strong influence on its development in America.

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Repairing Old Damaged Glass 
Glass is fragile and prone to breakage, so it seems logical that itís less possible to repair. A piece is either in prime condition or itís damaged. And while repair is difficult, itís not impossible.  
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The following articles from past editions of The Antiques Almanac may also be of interest.

Beauty in the Glass
Glassmaking in America
Tiffany Lamps Fetch Astronomical Prices
The Gleam of American Brilliant Glass


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The Museum of American Art Glass
by Bob Brooke

There are plenty of museums in the United States that have collections of American art glass, but none tops the New Bedford of Glass in downtown New Bedford, Massachusetts. Itís now located in the James Arnold Mansion, known for being the home of the exclusive Wamsutta Club.
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The Colorful Elegance of Venetian Glass
by Bob Brooke

The decorative glass industry in Europe began in Venice. The Venetians established a highly developed industry with a vast export trade which virtually dominated the rest of Europe until the middle of the 17th century. All subsequent development in European glass grew from the Venetian tradition.
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The Mysterious Glow of Vaseline Glass

My aunt recently died and left me several things, including two beautiful twin yellow-green glass vases. I donít know much about them but someone said theyíre made of Vaseline glass. Does that mean they use Vaseline to make them? Can you tell me more about this beautiful glass?
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How to Recognize and Refinish Antiques for Pleasure and Profit

Book: How to Recognizing and Refinishing Antiques for Pleasure and Profit

Have you ever bought an antique or collectible that was less than perfect and needed some TLC? Bob's book offers tips and step-by- step instructions for simple maintenance and restoration of common antiques.                 Read an Excerpt


Thy Amphorae Runneth Over with  Roman
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Archaeologists discovered 19 amphorae, filled with more than 50,000 late Roman tetrarchic bronze coins in 2016 in the backyard of a villa in Tomares near Sevilla, Spain.

Bidding Goes on Past Midnight at Freedom Auction Company
Circus Sale

Circus historians, collectors, and enthusiasts turned into passionate bidders at the recent Winter Auction of Circus Collectibles.
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