Use the Glassmarks Lexicon to identify marks / signatures on
your glass objects and to call up extensive information about
artists and manufacturers.
Our Lexicon contains more than 15,000 marks / signatures and
11,000 artists / manufacturers from the period from
1600 - 2006.
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Mount Washington Glass Co.
Glassworks, New Bedford, USA, 1869
The Mount Washington Glass Co. was founded in New Bedford/MA (USA) in 1869. The
original works, established in 1837 by Deming James, was situated in South
Boston/MA. Increasing costs made an increase in capital necessary. Captain Henry
Libbey appeared as a financial backer and the company called itself W.L. Libbey
& Co.. In 1873 it got into large financial difficulty because of employee
strikes and increasing competition and Libbey had to close the works. In the
Autumn of 1874 ...
Glassworks, Murano, Italy, 1883
The Barovier glassworks, together with the factories of Fratelli Toso and
Salviati, is ranked among the oldest glassworks in Murano. Its date of origin is
in the 14th century. Around 1450 Angelo Barovier developed the cristallo
technique that produces a colourless and completely transparent piece of glass,
which in the following period was crucial for the history of glass in Murano and
Venice. Barovier & Toso, as it is known toady, was ...
Glass Painter, graphic artist, Augsburg, Germany, *1880 - †1955
Ida Paulin graduated from the Higher Secondary School and Art School in Augsburg
(D). In 1898 she lived in Switzerland and moved to Munich (D) in 1898/1899,
where she went to the Artistes Association for Painting and Graphics under
Angelo Jank, Anna Hillermann, Ludwig Dill, Adolf Münzer and Heinrich Rettig and
was educated as a painter. From 1914 she settled down in Augsburg as a painter
and glass painter with her own studio, in which she ...
Glass Refinery, Porcelain Decorators, München, Germany, *1888 - †1969
After her scholastic training Emmy (Emilie) Seyfried began her artistic career
in the studio of Adalbert Niemeyer and at the subject classes of the painter
Franz Widmann (1846-1910). There she designed ceramics with painted and etched
décor and already made a name for herself as designer for crafts, wall paper,
carpets and textiles. From 1908 to 1923 she worked as a freelance artist. Around
1913/1914 she became a member of the Deutschen Werkbund and began in 1918 with ...
Egermann, Anton Ambrosius
Glass Refinery, Haida/Nový Bor, Bohemia/CZ, *1814 - †1888
Anton Ambrosius Egermann (1814-1888) was the son of Egermann, jr., Friedrich II.
(1777-1864), who ran a refinery in BlottendorfPolevsko then later in Haida.
After his death Anton Ambrosius Egermann took over the leadership of the
company. He was made known by his manufacture of historical enamel glasses,
amongst other things, which he frequently manufactured around 1973 to 1878 under
the commission of the Viennese firm J. & L. Lobmeyr. These works carry
Egermann's signature next to ...
Lötz Wwe., Johann
Glassworks, Klostermühle/Klástersky Mlyn, Bohemia/CZ, 1851 - 1939
Jean Baptist Eisner von Eisenstein founded a glassworks in 1836 in Bohemian
Klostermühle/Klástersky Mlyn (BOH, CZ). It is assumed that apart from glass
beads already coloured overlay glass was being manufactured at this time. In
1842 Friedrich Hafenbräd, a glass factory worker from the Austrian
Sophienwald-Erdweis and Eisner's son-in-law, introduced the production of sheet
glass into the glassworks. In 1843 he obtained the right to run Eisner's
glassworks from his heirs ...
Endler, Rudolf, Harrach'sche Glasfabrik,
Glassworks, Neuwelt, Bohemia/CZ, 1942 - 1945
This signature appears on glasses, which were produced by Rudolf Endler at the
Gräflich Harrach'sche Glasfabrik between 1942 and 1945 or older. The stock was
surrendered and Count Harrach had to hand over the works to the Reich German
Rudolf Endler in 1942. The business was put under state control after 1945. The
marking HC stands for Harrach Crystal. Glasses, which were cut with the Reich
Sowerby's Ellison Glassworks Ltd.
Glassworks, Gateshead-upon-Tyne, UK, 1847
Three generations of Sotherbys, namely Sowerby & Neville (1847-72), Sowerby &
Co. (1872-81) and John Sowerby's Ellison Glassworks (from1881), founded the most
important pressed glass factory in England. Already at the start of the 19th
century George Sowerby was connected with glass manufacturing in
Newcastle-upon-Tyne (GB). Under the management of his son John Sowerby the
company, founded in 1847, grew in to being one of the most important glassworks.
His partner was Samuel ...
Poschinger, Ferdinand von, Glashüttenwerke Buchenau
Glassworks, Buchenau, Germany, 1629 - 1931/33
In 1808 after marrying the widow Holz, Benedikt von Poschinger sen. (1785-1856)
took over the Glashüttengut Oberzwieselau with the flat glassworks Hilfenhütte,
which was founded as Hütte am Hirschberg in 1629 by Johann Preißler and was
newly built by Adam Holz in 1735. Benedikt von Poschinger testamentary shared
out the inheritance between both sons in 1856. The Oberzwieselau property was
split up into two, Ferdinand von Poschinger (1815-1867) obtained the Hilzens-
and the Spiegelhütte and just named them Buchenau, his brother Benedikt ...
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