Identifying Antique Glassware?


Identifying antique glassware involves knowing what to look for in terms of manufacturers, markings and dates. There are websites that will guide one in determining certain glassware and categories such as Victorian and Art Deco glass ware.
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1. Know the various names and manufacturers of the antique glassware you are trying to identify. You can find the information and many close-up photographs in numerous guides by well-known
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How to Identify Antique Glassware
Most dealers and collectors define antique glassware as items dating back two generations or more. That means many items in your grandmother's china cabinet, including Depression glass, will be considered antique, if you are an adult today. Identifying... More »
Difficulty: Moderate
To identify antique glassware, first familiarize yourself with the names and manufacturers of the antique glassware you are trying to identify. Check the base of the glassware. Newer manufacturers made smooth bottoms compared to older ones.
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