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Cased glass composed of two or more layers of different colors

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Cased glass composed of two or more layers of different colors

Cased glass is made up of two or more layers of different colored glass. A layer of glass that is applied over a contrasting color, so that one layer of glass, often colored, is sandwiched between two plain glass layers or vice verse.

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A little about opaline glass - Vogue Finds

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A little about opaline glass - Vogue Finds

Opaline, also known as opal glass, was made in a variety of colors. White, green, and blue being the most popular-colors. Opaline glass typically had a matte surface and a lack of transparency. Most pieces were further enhanced with gilded ormolu or painted. It was a popular 1800s to early 1900s European glassware. Opaline glass has become very collectible and pieces in good vintage condition are becoming rarer to find.

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Glo Hill brand for vintage Bakelite table settings - Vogue Finds

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Glo Hill brand for vintage Bakelite table settings - Vogue Finds

In 1946 Sol, Paul and Leo Globus, together with their brother in-law Harry Hill, created the Glo Hill Corporation in Montreal, Quebec. Canada. The Globus brothers began their business in Montreal as cutlers and manufactured beautiful carving sets and cutlery. As the business grew Glo Hill began diversifying their product line and began offering chrome hollowware pieces used in home entertaining. The Glo Hill factory imported materials from factories located along the Eastern Seaboard (USA); such as: Bakelite and many glass components that were being manufactured in expert glass manufactures like McKee, Glasbake and Jeannette Glass.What sets Glo Hill apart...

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Dorothy Thorpe Lucite pretzel twists napkin rings

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Dorothy Thorpe Lucite pretzel twists napkin rings

About Dorothy Thorpe (Designer) Dorothy Thorpe was a prolific artist of housewares with a flare for the contemporary and a slave to the purity of design. Her designs captured the imagination of the postwar homeowner. Dorothy Thorpe focused on modern and festive designs. Thorpe was born in Salt Lake City in 1901 and settled in Los Angeles as a young woman. She began creating her signature glassware using the trade name Dorothy Thorpe Originals in the 1930s. In the 1940's Dorothy discover lucite, producing a line of household items, such as magazine racks, sculptural lamps, candlesticks, wet-bar paraphernalia and umbrella...

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Vintage plastic starburst coaster set of 8 with box

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Vintage plastic starburst coaster set of 8 with box

While rummaging through thrift and collectible shops it occurred to me that there were quite a few sets of coasters and it got me thinking – where did the concept for coasters originate? Well imagine my surprise when I found out that there is actually a term for collectors of coasters. A coaster collector is a Tegestologist. Tegestology, a term coined from the Latin word ‘teges’ which means covering/mat, means the practice of collecting coasters.The coaster is a direct descendant of the beermat which were first used in 1880 in Germany. Beermats were used to protect the wooden tables from...

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