American and European Art glass - Victorian and Art Nouveau to Contemporary
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Josephinenhütte - Silesia - c. 1842 - Present (currently called Huta Szkla Julia)
Early stamped mark on overlay vase
Interesting paper label, "R. Briggs Co Boston" obviously an importer/reseller
Kelsey Pilgrim Cameo - Ceredo, West Virginia - c. 1980's - 2001
Under the direction
of Kelsey Murphy, Pilgrim Glass introduced a line of cameo glass in the
1980's. Cased glass is carved through a sandblasting process, to reveal
the desired color and design. The designs are Murphy’s own pictorial
scenes. All pieces are signed by Kelsey. Most are issued in limited
editions and numbered.
After Victor Durand died in 1931, his partner Col. Evan Kimball took
over the business and began exclusively producing cluthra type glass
similar to what Frederick Carder had produced at Steuben. This venture
only lasted a year and then the business shut down. Because of the short
production period, Kimball glass is very hard to come by. Kimball used
the same shapes as Durand used.
Kralik - Bohemia - c.1877 - 1944
Original paper label from 1920's art deco covered bowl.
This signature is contemporary. I've seen enough of these contemporary art nouveau inspired pieces to believe their legit, but have been unable to find any data on them. It may or may not be the same Kralik that closed prior to WWII. If you have current data on this, please contact me.
Rene Lalique - France - 1909 - Present
René Jules Lalique. Initially designed jewelry and then went on to design pressed, mould-blown & engraved glass. Lalique continued to operate within the family by Marc Lalique (René's son), and Marie-Claude Lalique (Marc's daughter). They’re still in operation today.
Auguste Legras was a glass worker who
bought the factory at Saint-Denis, near Paris, in 1864. He knew a great
success with his famous enameled colored and acid engraved glass.
In 1897, he bought two others big factories. His son, Charles
Legras, succeed in 1909 and the production was stopped during the WWI.
He reopened in 1919 until 1931 and produced many original new Art Deco
Legras enameled cameo glass
Undocumented Legras signature used on their enameled cameo glass.
Legras "Rubis" ware
Legras Mont Joye
Legras Art Deco Cameo Glass c. 1931
Acid etched mark on Libbey Amberina
Used on Mt Washington shakers, Smith Bros 1893 Worlds Fair pieces,
and other Mt Washington items that were apparently contracted to Libbey
when Mt Washington was unable to keep up with production requirements.
Authentic Loetz Austria signatures were engraved in such a way that the engraving is easy to discern after seeing an authentic engraving in which the engraving tool oscillated vertically (rapidly moved up and down while engraving).
Marie Kirschner (Berlin) designed 277 unique patterns for her own personal sales, of which the Loetz factory produced signing them with her MK monogram as seen above. Marie funded these designs, by in return designing glass for the Loetz factory's normal production, and some of the glass pieces from her own series were also adopted by the factory for its normal production range. These pieces do not carry the artist's signature as the Loetz factory didn't have the rights to use her MK monogram.
Loetz Cameo signed La Loetz - This mark was previously thought to be an export mark, but is now thought otherwise
Loetz Richard Cameo - Loetz cameo glass contracted for a client
Loetz Richard Paper Labels
Loetz Oval Acid Etched Czechoslovakia mark used after 1918
Originally known for his wonderful furniture designs, he also
designed for Daum, typically Art Deco metal mounts for glass.
Daum Brothers & Co,
Glassmakings of Nancy.
Seems to be an enameled line, made to appear to be similiar to Daum
Nancy's earlier enameled cameo work, but these are typically not cameo
work. They can have an acid etched finish, which is then enameled
Moser - Alexandrit
Moser or not? - Pieces in this decor have traditionally be attributed to
Moser in various books and other references, however, after seeing this
pair of vases with this PK mark, maybe it's time to reconsider this. Most of the glassware bearing this mark are
typically poor quality fireglow Victorian era glass, with low quality enameling
(usually worn) certainly not done by Moser.
Moser Hussmann c.1927 - Mark from an Art Deco Cameo and engraved box
Moser Etched - Commonly found on Moser Intaglio work
Mt Washington Burmese paper label
Mt Washington Napoli
Nash purchased and operated the Tiffany Corona Glassworks in 1928,
where he produced beautiful Tiffany style glass for almost four years
before moving to Libbey Glass Co.
Founded by Douglas and Carol Boyd, and David Hopper the glass studio
directed their efforts towards recreating the silver-luster of
iridescent glass of such turn-of-the-century studios as Tiffany,
Steuben, and Loetz. They continually experimented with glass formulas,
glass melting, and innovative decorating techniques. In time, this
led to the creation of their intricate, three-dimensional design's
encased in clear glass.
A note about the Glass Signature Pages: While every effort is made to maintain accurate information, there are bound to be errors from either conflicting, or scarce information. If you have a verifiable correction, please contact me with the update and reference where the correction was sourced from for verification.
As this is a living document, please feel free to contact me if you have a glass mark/signature that's not shown that you would like to contribute to the Glass Signature pages for future updates.
Thank you - Brian