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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 September 14, 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, Spring/Summer 2015, Number 227, contains:
The previous issue of The Glass Club Bulletin, Fall/Winter 2014, Number 226, contained:
- Cover: Advertisement from a 1918 catalog for Engraved Pyrex in the Spray Design. The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass.
- Jane Shadel Spillman, From The President/Editor, Corning Exhibits - Enion and Pyrex, Stepping down, Gay Taylor takes over. 227
- Dianne Gregg, 20th Century Finnish Glass (Part 1), Finish design - Eliel Saarinen, Alvar Aalto, Artu Brummer, Iittala, Nuutajari Notsjo, Riihimaki Lasi Oy, Karhlula-littala, Savoy design, Tapio Wirkkala, Chanterelle design, Venini Glass Company, Orchid design,, Finlandia, Smile (with Micky Mouse ears), Marcel, Sarpeneva, Ills. 227
- Jane Shadel Spillman, Glass: Roman and American, American Mold-blown glass, Kent, Mantua, Vernon, Coventry, Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, New England Glass Company, Three mold blown, Harry Hall White, exhibits, Brooklyn Flint Glass Works, Jersey City Glass Works ills 227
- Jane Shadel Spillman - 100 years of Pyrex, McBeth Evans, Pyrexette children's set, Engraved Pyrex, Flameware, Pyrex electric flat iron, refrigerator dishes, Butterprint pattern ills, 227
- Book Review: Submitted by Dwight P. Lanmon, Antique Sealed Bottles 1640-1900, and the Families Who Owned Them. English sealed bottles, David Burton, Sealed Bottles from the North American Colonies, black bottles, "Sealed Bottles" published by Sheelagh, Thomas and Deborah Cooke keepers of the White Bear Tavern, Understanding Antique Wine Bottles published by Roger Drumbrell, Mother Shipton (Ursula Sontheil), Alloa Glass Work Company, Scotland, ills, 227
- 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: Advertisement from a 1918 catalog for Engraved Pyrex in the Spray Dewsign, The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum Of Glass.
- 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.
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View the Autumn 2015 Glass Shards - it contains the following articles:
- The Westchester Glass Club, for its
annual summer bus trip, traveled to
White Mills, Pennsylvania, to visit
the newly opened
Dorflinger Factory Museum and the
long-established Dorflinger Glass Museum.
The double museum visit was
hosted by James Asselstine, founder
and developer of the new Dorflinger
Factory Museum, and Chairman of the
Board of the Dorflinger Glass Museum
at the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife
Sanctuary. The two museums specifically
focus on glass manufactured by
C. Dorflinger & Co. The second
half of the group, led by Kurt Reed,
curator of the Factory Museum, first
toured the restored lower cutting shop,
which houses a second large glass collection
as well as glassmaking exhibits. ill.
- President's Letter.Mega-Glass Convention Review; Our next seminar in Norfolk, VA; Desire to revive “Chapters Column,” in Glass Shards; Web site redesign planned.
- National Liberty Museum Glass Auction Weekend to Be Held in October
- Glass Calendar, ills.
- Shanghai Museum Celebrates Ancient Glass Hairpins, ill.
- Pharmaceutical Industry Challenged in Current Chrysler Exhibition. In Sickness and In
Health poses challenging questions
about today’s culture addicted to the
idea of “better living through chemistry.” ill.
- Corning's 54th Annual Seminar on Glass. PYREX. The exhibition examines the personal
connections to Pyrex, the role
of advertising in the popularization of
Pyrex, designing for the mid-century
home, and women and the professionalization
of home economics; Professor Regina Lee Blaszczyk,
leadership chair in the History of
Business and Society at the University
of Leeds, UK; J. Ritchie Garrison, director of the
Winterthur Program in American
Material Culture and department
chair, Material Culture, University
of Delaware; Katherine Parkin, associate professor
of history, Monmouth University
and author, Food Is Love:
Food Advertising and Gender
Roles in Modern America; Betsy Cromley, emeritus professor,
School of Architecture, Northeastern
University and author,
The Food Axis: Cooking, Eating,
and the Architecture of American
Houses; Rob Cassetti, Senior Director
of Creative Services and Marketing at
The Corning Museum of Glass; Collectors’
panel led by Tina Oldknow,
Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary
Glass, and a Pyrex Dealer
Fair showcasing public collections of
- Attention Members
The Toledo Museum of Art is
offering to interested libraries, institutions,
and collectors, the two volume
set of American Glass
1760-1930: The Toledo Museum
of Art (see www.worldcat.org
/oclc/30355484). There is no cost
for the volumes but we will ask
shipping reimbursement, approximately
$8.35 within the U.S.
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NAGC Newsletter Editor:
1980 - 1982: John Gotjen, RI
Glass Shards Editors:
1985-1993: Sylvia Applebee Lyon, VA
1994 - present: Alice Saville, Ecuador
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 Membership Directory editor is John Kohut, PA.
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