Sunday, July 20, 2008


Before salt became refined, processed and free flowing as we know it today, it was necessary to serve it in a salt cellar. In the early 1800's, the master salt was placed by the host and passed from person to person.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


A catalog showing the various Jades produced by Frederick Carder at the steuben glass works in Corning New York " Note " right page, lamp bases in bottom row are 11" high.
FREDERICK CARDER AND HIS STEUBEN GLASS 1903 - 1933. Possibly the most creative craftsman in decorative glass during the last century. here is a fine example of his " GREEN JADE GLASS "


Very, very, victorian ! A chair made of bronze dore' leaves, birds, mirrors ( some enamelled ) and wax flowers. This beautiful piece was used to hold the brides flowers before and after the wedding ceremony and dates 1850 to 1870.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


RS Prussia appears in several marks used on porcelain before 1917. Reinhold Schlegelmilch started his porcelain works in Suhl, Germany, in 1869.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Lustres are mantle decorations or pedestal vases with many hanging glass prisms, and it is proper to refer to a single glass prism as a lustre. Either spelling, luster or lustre, is correct. Lustres were very popular during the latter part of the 19th century and were usually in pairs.