Category Archives: Ancient Glass

Greek, Roman, Egyptian Glass. Ancient glassmaking

Flashback: The Similarity Between Ancient and Early American Glass

Interesting article at Collectors Weekly. This article, written by the then-Associate Curator of the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, notes the Egyptian influence on ancient glass (especially in Rome), the origins of blown and pressed glass, and the … Continue reading

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Bibliography of Glass – Willy Van den Bossche

Incoming email about a new book from the legendary Willy Van den Bossche: To Mr. Ferdinand Meyer V, President of the “Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors” (FOHBC) Dear Sir, Please could you be so kind to announce the mail hereunder with … Continue reading

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Benicia Iridescence and Patina on Bottles – Not a Sick Bottle

Benicia Iridescence and Patina on Bottles – Not a Sick Bottle 09 February 2012 (R•041614) I wanted to start a collection of pictures of bottles with Benicia iridescence and/or patina. Please send me examples of bottles you have or pictures … Continue reading

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The Shanghai Museum of Glass | SHMOG Opens

While researching state-side Glass Museums I came across information regarding the new Shanghai Museum of Glass SHMOG. All I can say is wow! As a designer who frequently works in glass, and a collector of historic and contemporary glass, this … Continue reading

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Glass Museums

Ken Previtali sent me an email yesterday suggesting more information on Glass Museums. He sent me a few links which I have noted below. Thanks for the suggestion Ken! I have also added a special section on the NEW Federation … Continue reading

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Maryo Visit to the Getty Villa

Just in from Dave Maryo (FOHBC Western Region Director and President Los Angeles Historical Bottle Club) who with his wife Cindy, just visited the Getty Villa in Malibu this past weekend to see the Greek and Roman glass on display. … Continue reading

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