Tag Archives: American Brilliant

Pressed and Cut Glass Were Never Meant to be Shabby Chic.

The year was 1907. Oklahoma was about to become a state. World War I hadn’t even begun. Women weren’t allowed to vote. The Titanic was nothing more than a design. “School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)” was … Continue reading

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McKee’s “Innovation”: Glass that was truly ahead of its time.

While unpacking antique glass from our Janvier Road bungalow, I began to notice something. A lot of the pieces had these flowers and cut leaves! A bowl… A vase. A celery. Someone in my family sure must have loved this … Continue reading

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The Museum of American Glass: A celebration of America’s first industry.

I really meant to sell ALL of the EAPG and American Brilliant pieces from our Janvier Road bungalow. I really did. I mean, who needs old-fashioned, elaborately patterned glassware from 100 or more years ago? Someone who holds them in … Continue reading

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The antiques that will never be sold.

The other day I decided to take the plunge and put some of my EAPG and American Brilliant glassware for sale in my Etsy shop. Then I unpacked these bowls. Suddenly, I could taste Aunt Jen’s famous macaroni salad. Emma’s … Continue reading

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Trendspotting: Anchor Hocking’s “Wexford” Pattern

I’m finally unpacking the glassware from my family’s Janvier Road bungalow, and I need to decide which pieces to keep and which need another good home. My rule of thumb is: If I can’t figure out how it will survive … Continue reading

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The Investment that Never Loses Value: Second in a Three-Part Series “Why Buy Antiques?”

Anybody can buy “collectible” items to display on a shelf. You see ads for them all the time: “Hand painted!” “Limited edition!” “Design of enduring value!” But will they hold their value? They may. Then again, they may not. One … Continue reading

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Is it Pressed Glass or Cut Glass?

OK, so I have a ton of glass from the Janvier Road bungalow. We poured lemonade from it, drank from it, served fruit and potato salad in it. My mom told me there was a difference between pressed and cut … Continue reading

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