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Left: Pressed dish, 3 7/8 in. dia. 1 in. deep, maker unknown, with fired on lettering "The National Early American Glass Club 1935"
Right: Pressed window medallion, 3 1/4 in. dia., commemorating NAGC 70-th Anniversary, Art Reed, Sweetwater Glass, DeLancey, NY
This page updated June 23, 2015
The Glass Club Bulletin, a biannual puplication, is given to the membership which includes more than thirty museums, libraries and other institutions in the United States, Canada and abroad. The Bulletin's editors have consistently brought to their readers leading scholarship in a wide variety of original articles and research, not only about American glass, but on international glass topics from antiquity to the work of contemporary artists.
The current issue of The Glass Club Bulletin, Fall Winter 2014, Number 226, contains:
The previous issue of The Glass Club Bulletin, Summer 2014, Number 225 contained:
- Cover: Copy of the Morgan Vase, Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1886-1888. OH: 19.2 cm. The Corning Museum of Glass, acc. no. 2003.4.28, gift of W. Gordon Rockwell.
- Jane Shadel Spillman - "From The President/Editor" - NAGC-sponsored Trip to Austria and the Czech Republic - The NAGC Seminar in Indianapolis and the Mega-Convention.
- Dianne Gregg, "Roemers" - Definitions and History - Laubach in Hesse - Breihorn - Padenhorn - George Ravenscroft - Anatomy of the Roemer - Origin of the Name "Roemer" - Anna Roemers Visscher - Rijksmuseum - Maria Roemers Visscher - Anna Maria van Shurman - Use - Later History - Moser, Josephinenhutte - Riedel - Germen Theriesenthal - New England Glass Company - Salviati - Frederick Carder - bibliography - ills.
- Ian Simmonds, "Birds and Butterflies: Copied from Some Factory's Pattern Book, Possibly Sandwich" - Lura Woodside Watkins - New England Glass Company, Henry S. Fillebrown and sketchbook - Louis Friedrich Vaupel and sketchbook - Donald Ferland - Srikingly Similar, Yet Different - Monograms E and AIC - birds and butterflies detail - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Rakow Research Library, Corning, NY - Corning Museum of Glass - Chinese whispers - Dating and Attribution - Boston and Sandwich Glass Company - Chipman family - Brooklyn Flint Glass Company - Dorflinger - Barlow and Kaiser - The Glass Industry in Sandwich - bibliography - ills.
- Jane Shadel Spillman, Morgan Vases: 1886 and Later - Hobbs, Bruckunier - William T. Walters - The Walters Art Musem - Peach Bloom - agata - Boston and Sandwich Glass Company - Three-String vase - Corning Museum of Glass - Huntington Museum of Art - ills.
- Cover: Perfume bottle with stopper, Bouchon mûres (Berries stopper). France, Combes-La-Ville, designed in 1920 by René Lalique, Lalique et Cie (2011.3.250, gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa). This is just one of many objects by Lalique that is currently on view in the special exhibition "René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass," at the Corning Museum of Glass.
- Jane Spillman, "From the President/Editor." A thourough recap of the annual National American Glass Seminar in Orlando, Florida in May, 2014. Highlights of the NAGC Board Meeting: announcement of NAGC's next trip, this to Austria and the Czech Republic.
- Mary Mills, "Digging I-95: Early American Glass Discoveries in Philadelphia." Northern Liberties - Kensington - Port Richmond - URS Corporation - Federal Highway Administration - PennDOT - excavation of material to 3500 BC - privies - Dyottville Glass Works - annealing ovens - whimsies - singing glass - glass canes - glass hats - witch balls - flip flops - Harriet Van Meter Cone - Jacob's Ladder - bottle "J. M. KIRSCHMANN/485/GERN ROAD/PHILADA" - blown three-mold glass - GI-15 inkwell - hollowware - tumblers - mugs - milk pans - bowls - sparking lamp - Samuel Huffsey - Union Glass Works - Daniel Faunce - candlestick or mantle ornament - breast pipe - Philadelphia Glass Works - Bernard McMahon - nursing bottles - decanters - Deming Jarves - GIV-2 - GIV-3 - William Bennett - "Arch" tumbler - Gilpins - GV-15 - GV-16 - lacey salt dish - Kenneth M. Wilson - cup plates - "Princess Feather" - Neal OO-4 - celeries - extensive references, ills.
- Carl L. Dapp Jr, "An Unlisted Variant of the Number 807 Eagle Toddy Plate" - Rose and Lee, Companion to American Glass Cup Plates - "Harp" Toddy Plate, ills.
- John Kohut, "A Case of Mistaken Identity" - American Cut Glass Association - Mt. Washington Glass Works - Frederick Shirley - Shirley Service - Albert Christian Revi An Enclyclopedia of American Brilliant Cut & Engraved Glass - Baccarat - "Isabella II Service" - "Isbella II" decanter - Hawkes "Flutes" - Dorflinger "Prince of Wales" - "Harcourt" - King Louis Philippe - black light - refs. ills.
- Rook Review 5000 Years of Glass by Ken Depew, ill
- Preview: An Innovative Journey to the Glassmaking Regions of Austria and the Czech Republic April 12-22, 2015.
- Cover: Detail of The Peace, one of Marc Chagall's famous stained-glass windows, located in the Chapel of the Cordeliers, Sarrebourg, France.
- Jane Spillman, From the President/Editor. Thanks to Ken Depew for his leadership - About the contents of the current issue - The NAGC-sponsored trip to France - Our program for the next seminar in Florida - A reminder that Amazon purchases linked from our home page on the web earns us funds.
- Paul Doros, "Stourbridge Glass Company and Tiffany Furnaces." Louis Heidt and Company - Heidt and Dannenhoffer - Boston Antique Glass Company - Streator Art Glass Company - Kokomo Opalescent Glass Company - Arthur J. Nash - Favrile - Corona - Dr. Parker C. McIlhiney - Jimmy Stewart, gaffer - Tiffany Girls - Daniel Cheser - Childe Hassam - Frederic Church - Gutzon Borglum - Edwin Blashfield - René de Quelin - Thomas Manderson - Laurelton Hall - Arthur V. Rose - Francis Thill glasshouse - Candace Wheeler - - old gaffer Thomas Manderson - Gillinder and Sons glasshouse - Boston and Sandwich Glass Company - John Hollingsworth - August "Auggie" LeFevre - Mt. Washington Glass Works - Arthur E. Saunders - Thomas Johnson - James A Stewart - gaffers' pay rates - George J. Cook - Maurice Kelly - Quezal Art Glass Company - Durand Art Glass Company - American Flint Glass Workers Union - Tiffany Furnaces Sick Benefits Society - James Grady - Joseph Cook - beer during breaks - The Glass Workers of Tiffany Furnaces club - John Page - Robert Hicks - "mask and civil ball" - cut glass - John Cook - Frederick George - baseball team - several ills. - extensive references.
- Ken Depew, "The History and Artistry of French Glass" - NAGC-sponsored trip - group photo - Notre Dame Cathedral - Sainte-Chapelle - Chartres - Malcom Miller - Verrerie d'Art - Versailles - glass flowers - Galerie-Musée Baccarat - Starwood Capital Group - Baccarat glassware - Anne Vanlatum - Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy - Gallé - Daum - Mme. Valois - Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy - Chagall window The tree of Life (La Paix) - St Louis glass factory - La Grand Place Crystal Museum - Musée Lalique - Reims - wine at Vin et Maree, ills.
- 2014 NAGC Seminar, May 8-10, Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Orlando, Florida - schedule
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Our First - The Glass Club Bulletin, No. 1, January 1938
EDITORS OF THE GLASS CLUB BULLETIN
Rt: Pressed cup plate by Pairpoint Glass Co. Sagamore, Massachusetts commemorating NEAGC 50th Anniversary 1983
- Ada J. Danforth 1938 - 1943
- Emma D. King 1944 - 1955
- Ethel Mary Doane 1955 - 1958
- Joseph W. Limric 1958 - 1959
- Louise Draper 1959 - 1963
- Robert Bryden 1963 - 1967
- Dorothy-Lee Jones 1967 - 1973
- Fred Meyer 1973 - 1974
- Paul Hollister 1975 - 1985
- Arlene Palmer Schwind 1985 - 1990
- Eason Eige 1990 - 1993
- Bonnie Bledsoe-Fuchs 1994 - 1998
- Kyle Husfloen - 1999
- Jane Shadel Spillman 1999 -
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Glass Shards is NAGC's illustrated newsletter which is published four times a year.
The GLASS SHARDS Are Now On Line - Full Copy
View the Summer 2015 Glass Shards - it contains the following articles:
- New Contemporary Art + Design Galleries
Opens at The Corning Museum of Glass, ill.
- William Morris: Native Species Exhibition Brings Together Artist and Collector.
- President':s Letter, Jane Spillman. President’s Letter: The Contemporary
Art + Design Gallery — at
The Corning Museum of Glass. Located
where the former Steuben factory
used to be; The American Cut Glass
Association will hold another Brilliant
Weekend; At the Corning Museum of Glass there will be two
special exhibitions this summer on a
combination of subjects that I find
fascinating. The first is “Ennion and
His Legacy: Mold-Blown Glass from
Ancient Rome,” opening May 16. It is
currently on view at The Metropolitan
Museum of Art in New York; The Rakow Library will celebrate the
100th anniversary of Pyrex glass; The NAGC Seminar
in May, but this year it will be in
July during the Mega-Convention at
Indianapolis; Cancellation of the Czech Republic trip.
- 2015 NAGC Seminar and Glass Mega-Convention Update, ills.
- Glass Callendar
- Member’s Update; Dues, Ballot being sent out. NOTE - On page 4, "Member's Update - Individual (NAGC) Membership should read $35.
- Roger Gandelman: A Return to Excellence; The Sandwich Glass Museum, ill.
- GlassWeekend at WheatonArts; Hank Murta Adams; Amber Cowan, Luke Jerram, Mark Dion, Paula Hayes, Carolyn
Healy, John Phillips, Donald Lipski, Virgil Marti, Michael Oatman,
Judy Pfaff, Jocelyne Prince, Rob, ill.
Wynne, and Mark Zirpel
- Rain of Glass Convention Features Depression and Elegant Glassware, ill.
- Mega-Convention 2015 July 9–12 in Indianapolis
- Chapter News; Wanted for publication in The Glass Shards
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NAGC Newsletter Editor:
1980 - 1982: John Gotjen, RI
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1994 - present: Alice Walsh, MA
The National American Glass Club's membership directory is published annually solely for the use of the membership. It lists members' names and addresses, officers, local chapters, and, occasionally, a compilation of educational programs for NAGC members and chapters. The current Membership and Resource Directory 2010-2011, lists the NAGC Membership, forty-four Institutional Memberships and seventeen chapters nationwide. Members may list their collecting interests in the directory. Also included are the By-Laws of the National American Glass Club, Officers and Directors, Committee Chairs and Appointments, "Exploring the NAGC Web Site www.glassclub.org" and a list of supporting members. Also included are a number of illistrations depicting a variety of glass objects.
A sampling of the diversity of those interests includes American
Glass, European Glass, cut glass, depression glass, paperweights, Moser art
glass, sparkling lamps and other lighting, bottles and flasks, carnival glass,
commerative and historical glass, Tiffany, salts, Bohemian glass, opaline,
enameled glass, Gillinder, pressed pattern glass, Duncan, cordials and
decanters, ancient through Islamic, Heisey, 18th & 19th c. Anglo-Irish,
buttons, stained leaded glass, salt shakers, glass literature, cranberry glass,
glass dolphins, perfume bottles, vaseline glass, cup plates, children's pressed
glass, Sandwich glass, crackle glass, Dorflinger, Steuben - the list goes
In addition, members may elect to include their e-mail addresses in the
directory (those desiring to do so, should e-mail the NAGC Membership Chairperson).
The current Membership Directory was compiled and edited by Jim Davidson,
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