The Perks of Vintage Glass
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Great glass gifts from the past!  Unique items of quality and artistry made in days-gone-by.  Give Christmas ‘green’ gifts this year, made with yesteryear’s energy. 

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Great glass gifts from the past!  Unique items of quality and artistry made in days-gone-by.  Give Christmas ‘green’ gifts this year, made with yesteryear’s energy. 

Any ideas who made this?
It looks like a cigar smoking stand insert.  The graphic represents water and power.  The letter is the initial of the original owner, probably.  Or it may be an oceanliner’s logo.  It is old, 1920s - 1930s.

Any ideas who made this?

It looks like a cigar smoking stand insert.  The graphic represents water and power.  The letter is the initial of the original owner, probably.  Or it may be an oceanliner’s logo.  It is old, 1920s - 1930s.

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Stunning large free formed bowl made with black amethyst glass.  
Black Amethyst glass appears solid opaque black until bright light shines through it to reveal the color  is actually a deep jewel-like purple amethyst.    Black amethyst was developed as a “black glass” recipe.   Most  18th & 19th century black glass is really amethyst or green.  We can easily produce opaque black glass today, but it was a challenge in the past.  Black amethyst is rarely produced by glassmakers of today.
When held to the light the areas that were pinched by the glass artist’s tool (near the stylized pulled points) illuminate purple.  The entire bottom-layer is black amethyst.  Only the areas that have light upper casing reveal the amethyst. The upper layer is clear glass encasing mottled copper aventurine and rust. Very earthy, organic, arts & crafts/nouveau style.  This dish probably dates to the 1930s or earlier.

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Stunning large free formed bowl made with black amethyst glass.  

Black Amethyst glass appears solid opaque black until bright light shines through it to reveal the color  is actually a deep jewel-like purple amethyst.    Black amethyst was developed as a “black glass” recipe.   Most  18th & 19th century black glass is really amethyst or green.  We can easily produce opaque black glass today, but it was a challenge in the past.  Black amethyst is rarely produced by glassmakers of today.

When held to the light the areas that were pinched by the glass artist’s tool (near the stylized pulled points) illuminate purple.  The entire bottom-layer is black amethyst.  Only the areas that have light upper casing reveal the amethyst. The upper layer is clear glass encasing mottled copper aventurine and rust. Very earthy, organic, arts & crafts/nouveau style.  This dish probably dates to the 1930s or earlier.

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Carlo Moretti Mid-Century Modern Glass Bar Mugs
Very hard to find mugs in Carlo Moretti’s famous creamy cased glass.
Rarely seen mid-century beer mugs by Moretti, Italy, 1950s-1960s.  Goblets and vases can be found, but the beer mugs are elusive.
Cased in white and amethyst, resulting in a beautiful graduating grape color.  Hand formed solid amethyst handles are applied.  Space age styling on the tapered bases.  Full-size beer mugs measure 5½” tall.  Click here to learn more about Italian Glass.
In perfect condition.  Great gift with some fine beer for your favorite drinking buddy. Set of two.

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Carlo Moretti Mid-Century Modern Glass Bar Mugs

Very hard to find mugs in Carlo Moretti’s famous creamy cased glass.

Rarely seen mid-century beer mugs by Moretti, Italy, 1950s-1960s.  Goblets and vases can be found, but the beer mugs are elusive.

Cased in white and amethyst, resulting in a beautiful graduating grape color.  Hand formed solid amethyst handles are applied.  Space age styling on the tapered bases.  Full-size beer mugs measure 5½” tall.  Click here to learn more about Italian Glass.

In perfect condition.  Great gift with some fine beer for your favorite drinking buddy. Set of two.

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Pre Designer Blenko Black Amethyst Twist Candlestick Holder Set
Rare Early Blenko Art Glass rope twist candle holders from the 1940s.
Hand-made in Black Amethyst.  Bewitching color looks black until light shines through.
Very hard to find.  Designed by Bill Blenko Sr., himself, in the 1940s.  Bill Blenko was among the few first glass designers that launched the studio glass movement of the mid-20th century. 
Hefty, solid hand-made glass.  Each holder weighs 1 lb.  Designed for beauty and function.  Large 4½” wide domed foot stabilizes the holders.  Flat 4” wide collar catches the dripping wax.  Wide 1” candle cup accomodates multiple candle sizes.  Stunning beauty attracts attention.  The perfect candlesticks.
In perfect condition with light bottom-wear (expected on antique and vintage glass).  Nice tight rope twists.  Stand 8.75” tall.  Unique gift idea!

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Pre Designer Blenko Black Amethyst Twist Candlestick Holder Set

Rare Early Blenko Art Glass rope twist candle holders from the 1940s.

Hand-made in Black Amethyst.  Bewitching color looks black until light shines through.

Very hard to find.  Designed by Bill Blenko Sr., himself, in the 1940s.  Bill Blenko was among the few first glass designers that launched the studio glass movement of the mid-20th century. 

Hefty, solid hand-made glass.  Each holder weighs 1 lb.  Designed for beauty and function.  Large 4½” wide domed foot stabilizes the holders.  Flat 4” wide collar catches the dripping wax.  Wide 1” candle cup accomodates multiple candle sizes.  Stunning beauty attracts attention.  The perfect candlesticks.

In perfect condition with light bottom-wear (expected on antique and vintage glass).  Nice tight rope twists.  Stand 8.75” tall.  Unique gift idea!

retroartglass:

Great glass gifts from the past!  Unique items of quality and artistry made in days-gone-by.  Give Christmas ‘green’ gifts this year, made with yesteryear’s energy. 

retroartglass:

Great glass gifts from the past!  Unique items of quality and artistry made in days-gone-by.  Give Christmas ‘green’ gifts this year, made with yesteryear’s energy. 

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Stunning retro orange hand-blown glass with hand-cut Battuto decor.
This vase is gorgeous. Tapering 14” tower of thick quality glass. Weighs 2 lbs.  Hand-blown and cold cut. 
Made with luminous bright carrot orange glass blown with colorless glass (sommerso).  The glass is quality and heavy.  The exterior was hand carved in wide horizontal cuts in the Battuto, Inciso or Martele fashion.  Battuto (or Battuti) means “struck” in Italian. Martelé literally  means “hammered” in French. The word in Italian is “martellato”.

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Stunning retro orange hand-blown glass with hand-cut Battuto decor.

This vase is gorgeous. Tapering 14” tower of thick quality glass. Weighs 2 lbs.  Hand-blown and cold cut. 

Made with luminous bright carrot orange glass blown with colorless glass (sommerso).  The glass is quality and heavy.  The exterior was hand carved in wide horizontal cuts in the Battuto, Inciso or Martele fashion.  Battuto (or Battuti) means “struck” in Italian. Martelé literally  means “hammered” in French. The word in Italian is “martellato”.

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Large 8” tall art glass jug with sparkling fine crackle. Read more about Pilgrim Art Glass .
Exceptional deep orange color with hints of yellow, called Tangerine.  Applied handle is amber/yellow. Hand blown with pontil mark.  In excellent condition.
This jug vase is larger than most window vases which were so popular in the mid 20th century.  Glows beautifully when sunlight passes through.

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Large 8” tall art glass jug with sparkling fine crackle. Read more about Pilgrim Art Glass .

Exceptional deep orange color with hints of yellow, called Tangerine.  Applied handle is amber/yellow. Hand blown with pontil mark.  In excellent condition.

This jug vase is larger than most window vases which were so popular in the mid 20th century.  Glows beautifully when sunlight passes through.

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Vintage Art Glass Gold and Silver Elk Decanter Set
In like-new condition - 100% Preserved - Gold and Silver 100%. Circa 1950s.
Probably by mid-20th Century Bohemian/Czech maker. Quality blown glass with solid original stopper ground to fit neck.  
see it at retroartglass.com

retroartglass:

Vintage Art Glass Gold and Silver Elk Decanter Set

In like-new condition - 100% Preserved - Gold and Silver 100%. Circa 1950s.

Probably by mid-20th Century Bohemian/Czech maker. Quality blown glass with solid original stopper ground to fit neck.  

see it at retroartglass.com