Dating waterford crystal
Hobnail milk glass would become the top-selling line and allowed the Fenton company to expand.
In the late 1940s, the top three members of Fenton's management died. "Bill" Fenton immediately stepped in and took over the positions of President and Vice President, respectively.
Enthusiasts from around the world share the secrets of the art of glassmaking and a love of beautifully designed and collectable paperweights.
Our paperweights are so revered because each and every one is a unique work of art, designed and individually handcrafted by our talented team here in Scotland.
However, modern clear lead glass also known as crystal was first discovered by Englishman George Ravenscroft, in 1674.
He found that by adding lead oxide it greatly improved the appearance of the glass, made it easier to melt and increased the "working period" or time the glass could be shaped,.
But the many different colors were the work of Jacob Rosenthal, a famous glass chemist who is known for developing chocolate and golden agate glass.
People have always liked and been attracted to shiny pretty things and who can blame us?
There have been malachite mines in Sinai since 4000 BC.
Amulets were banned by the Christian church in 355 AD, but gemstones continued to play an important role, with sapphire being the favoured gem for ecclesiastical rings in the 12th century.
Over the next thirty years, they continued to expand Fenton Art Glass, despite a large number of glass factories closing down. Fenton, Frank's son, took over as President of the company.
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