Antique Glass Hunting

Figure 1: Etched Glass from 1870 – 1925  ( click to enlarge )

We wander around in flea markets and such places as that, looking for that glint of light that sometimes reveals glass artwork from a bygone era.  In particular, the hunt is targeted to Tiffin glass, something that was made during the last part of the nineteenth century, and the start of the twentieth.  It’s a collection process that never ends, because there are pieces that are thought to be no longer in existence.  The idea that we’d land the Sasquatch, is part of a motivation I guess.  The glass heralds from a place close to where we grew up, and so it makes sense that it’s interesting to us.  In spite of the fancy glass, it’s not at all an expensive hobby. For some more pics of the antique etched glass, see my photo repository at:

https://stormofphotons.smugmug.com

On the photo site, you’ll have to click the “Antique Glass” menu item towards the top of the page.  I have a bunch of other photos on the site, as photography is another hobby of mine.  While the other half is on the hunt for her glassware, I keep my eyes peeled for the antique woodworking tools that I sometimes use.  Use for what, you ask?  Why, of course, I use them to build cabinets for the glassware! For details of this endeavor, see the woodworking subsection of my blog at:

https://woodworkingmiscellany.wordpress.com

 

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