american crafts Projects

Sunburst Snuff Jar

This “Sunburst Snuff Jar,” manufactured in Keene, New Hampshire, sometime between 1815 and 1830, is one of the most sought-after glass bottles by collectors. We've had the pleasure of working on two of these bottles. Unfortunately, all but a couple still in existence are damaged in one way or another. This example came to us with a fairly sizable crack that had quite a dramatic impact on how the bottle displayed. Glass has a tendency to be somewhat unpredictable when it ...

Roseville Futura Vase

American art pottery is one of our owner Michael's very favorite types of object to restore. Each studio had its own distinct style that would evolve throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The molded stoneware, low relief, and incised decoration was a carefully crafted backdrop for glazes that would highlight the form and texture of the pottery. This Roseville vase was manufactured in the late 1920s as part of the Futura pattern. Perhaps it is a more modest example of the Art Deco style, but it ...

Washington Spring Bottle

This very rare example of early American glass once contained mineral water and has survived to this day to be prized by collectors. Many pieces of everyday glassware from the early 19th century have since been discarded or destroyed. Those that have survived often find their way to us. This particular piece was subject to a poorly done repair. Thankfully, we have the means to undo such mistakes without damaging the glass in any way. Collectors rely on our care, attention to ...