This glass pattern is “Muranese’ and was first produced circa 1890. Designed by the Glasgow Plate Glass Company (Murano St in Glasgow), later acquired by Chance Brothers of Birmingham. Muranese was the most popular of all the Victorian ‘fancy glass’ designs and was produced by many companies around the world.

What is patterned glass called?

figured glass

Patterned glass is also called figured glass, obscure glass, and decorative glass.

What is the old glass called?

Glass produced between the 1700s and early 1900s have this antique “wavy glass” appearance. Another name for the old-looking glass is restoration window glass.

What is a glass pattern?

A Glass pattern is a pattern that consists of an array of randomly placed dots that are each paired with a second dot oriented along a common rule (Glass, 1969; see Fig.

When was reeded glass invented?

James Hartley was granted a patent in 1838 for producing glass made by casting the hot glass ‘metal’ onto an engraved surface and then rolling it from above.

What do you call textured glass?

Rippled glass refers to textured glass with marked surface waves.

What is Flemish glass?

FLEMISH. (Obscure visibility) Flemish glass has the look of hand blown glass without the seeds, bubbles, or the price tag. Light passes through while visibility is distorted – creating some privacy. This glass type offers an old world / slightly antique look.

How do I identify my glassware pattern?

Makers can be identified by examining company marks and signatures located on the bottom of the glassware. However, since reproductions are common, it’s essential to study the marks, colors, and styles of genuine art glass to properly identify the maker of a piece.

How do I identify my crystal glass patterns?

Crystal Stemware Manufacturer Marks

  1. You could find the mark on the rim or center of the foot, on the stem, or on the bottom of the bowl.
  2. The mark could be an initial, a logo, a word, or coded numbers and letters.
  3. Some marks are molded or embossed, others are stamped or etched on the glass (Waterford, for example).

How do you identify old glassware?

How to Know Whether Glass Is Antique

  1. Pontil marks – Blown glass, as opposed to molded glass, usually has a pontil mark on the bottom. …
  2. Bubbles and irregularities – Many antique glass pieces have tiny bubbles or other imperfections in the glass. …
  3. Patina – Older glass usually has a patina of time and use.

What is Florentine glass?

Definition of Florentine glass
: glass that is ornamented with embossed figures impressed (as by a roll) while the glass is still plastic.

Why do old houses have beveled glass?

Known as figured glass, its main purpose was to provide a measure of privacy while letting sunlight pass through. While its forms may not be as memorable or splashy as those of its art glass cousins, figured glass filled a valuable role in many old houses beginning around 1850.

Why did old windows have circles?

Known as a bullseye, the thicker center area around the pontil mark was used for less expensive windows. To fill large window spaces with the best glass, many small diamond shapes were cut from the edge of the disk, and then some might be halved into triangles.

What is ribbed glass called?

Fluted glass is a textured glass that is defined by its vertical grooves. Images via Glas Italia & Nickolas Gurtler and Dion Robeson.

What era is fluted glass?


Fluted glass was popular in the 1920s throughout the Art Deco era, and it was frequently used in interior design with wall sconces and pendants.

What is rippled glass called?

Cylinder Glass
It’s also known as wavy glass for the bubbling, undulating imperfections found in the surface of the glass that distort images when you look through it.

What are antique windows called?

Sash Windows
Each of these type of antique windows usually has wood sashes, also known as muntins or lites, that framed the window and held the individual panes.

What kind of glass is in antique windows?

Cylinder Glass and Crown Glass are two types of authentic, mouth-blown antique window glass typically found in historical structures in the United States. Both types employ a blowpipe to shape the molten glass.

When did they stop using wavy glass?

Most of this glass appears in homes from 1870 to the 1930’s. You can still see the wavy nature of this glass as there still striations as the glass was lifted. After industrialization, the process and methods for making glass didn’t change. However now machines made the process more efficient.

How much is wavy glass worth?

NOTE: All windows with wavy glass are priced at $14.50 per square foot.

Do they still make wavy glass?

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