Tom Marshall Gallery – Form & Composition

I first starting noticing pictures posted by Tom Marshall earlier this month on a couple of the facebook bottle and glass sites. I immediately tagged Tom for closer look as the pieces he was displaying and photographing were breathtaking. Tom’s subject matter, use of natural light, shadow and reflections are very much a part of the composition of each carefully orchestrated still-life. I have created an expandable gallery for Tom. Enjoy!

Tom Marshall Gallery 

Some comments from several collectors:

Tom, you know how to start a day on a happy note! These are beautiful!”  and “This is the stuff happiness is made of!” – Dana Charlton-Zarro

“Great!!” – Charles Flint

“that is a beautiful window. Your bottles set a “mood” there, artistic as well as historic”  and “Nice overall picture, glass & setting, artistic!” – John Panella

“Excellent !!!!!!!” and “Elegant Form and beautiful photography !!!!!” Dale Santos

“Wonderful trio Tom! Although each object is incredible on its own, they work so much better as a group!” – Michael George

Tom, one of the best chestnut pics ever posted here. BRAVO DUDE!”Rick Ciralli

“Suitable for framing. Bellissimo!” Brian Wolff

“near perfect symmetry”John April

“BEAUTIFUL!” – Jeff Noordsy

Great stuff and a beautifully composed photo” – Woody Douglas


Here’s a couple of inks – Tom Marshall

Three Chestnut flasks in the sun – Tom Marshall

This creamer along with a tall straight sided bowl and a small freeblown pitcher were decended through a Manchester Connecticut family. They have always been known to have been made at the Pitkin glass works.(See Heckler catalogue #42 lot 660) Sometimes thats as good as its going to get for a 150-200 year old piece of freeblown glass. – Tom Marshall

Three Demijohns – Tom Marshall

A couple of my New England favorites – Tom Marshall

Here is a big boy! This came out of a Providence barn last summer from a picker. It is a cool bottle as it had mud allover the outside. I got to clean it myself. – Tom Marshall

Chestnut reflection – Tom Marshall

Gorgeous and moody morning sun – Tom Marshall

Open New England footed salt attributed to Coventry from a Heckler sale last year. – Tom Marshall

Chestnut solo mini – Tom Marshall

Three shaped New England inks – Tom Marshall

Some” pitkin” type flasks – Tom Marshall

Three Pitkin inks – Tom Marshall

Solo Demijohn – Tom Marshall

hree Connecticut bottles Jean Horning Danbury,Conn W.H.McENROE New Britain Ct SAYBROOK BOTTLING WORKS – Tom Marshall

4 early American glass pieces – Tom Marshall

Sun rays on Snuff bottles – Tom Marshall

Large and small snuff jars on a table – Tom Marshall

Big and small – Tom Marshall

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V, President, Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. Ferdinand is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps.

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One Response to Tom Marshall Gallery – Form & Composition

  1. sandchip says:

    The Coventry footed salt is my favorite (tagged DishSolo). It elicits that quiet, peaceful dignity of a grandmother’s house, back when the young’uns behaved themselves while they were inside. Danged good picture.

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