Tag Archives: Janvier Road

A Federal Case: Petal Pattern #2829

Found another one! Pattern, that is. I unpacked this gorgeous bowl from the Janvier Road collection and, as usual, had no idea which search terms to use. By accident I saw a similar bowl labeled as a “petal” shape – … Continue reading

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Add Some Luster to Your Life.

I’ve fallen head over heels in love. See, for most of my life, I took lusterware for granted. It was everywhere in our Janvier Road bungalow and in my childhood home. Then, most of it broke from usage or was … 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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The Accidental Beauty of Flow Blue

Josiah Wedgwood II is credited for inventing this beautiful and popular form of Transferware. But other experts think it happened by accident when the cobalt oxide escaped its boundaries during firing or glazing. These pieces were sold as “seconds,” and … Continue reading

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Toleware: Beautiful at Any Price

“Toleware” comes from the French “tolé peinte” (painted metal). In the 1600s, Japan had stopped trading with Europe, placing their famous decorative pieces out of reach. In addition, the British no longer had access to the sumac-sap lacquer used to … Continue reading

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