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annie44
07-23-2009, 08:28 PM
I don't have a lot of experience with early black glass, and was wondering what those of you who do think about this web site.

http://www.earlyglass.com/default.asp

Prices seem high to me, but of course they have a lot of bottles one might not find anywhere else. Just curious if anyone has purchased from this site before.

I have been aware of the website for awhile, but took more of a look at it today, after receiving my Van Den Bossche book in the mail yesterday. Really happy with my new reference books - I also picked up a copy of American Bottles in the Charles B. Gardiner collection at Shuppes Grove last weekend.

baltbottles
07-23-2009, 09:54 PM
Hi Cindy,

Mark who owns the site is a stand up guy and very knowledgeable about 18th century English and European produced bottles. Are you thinking about getting some blackglass for your collection?

Chris

glass man
07-23-2009, 10:01 PM
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annie44
07-23-2009, 10:11 PM
Not sure, Chris, but after spending some time looking through the Van den Bossche book last night, I wouldn't mind having a few examples - I'm looking at a few that have really nice irridescence, and a couple of the early phials/vials......glad to know that the owner of the site is respected by you, Chris - that goes a long way in my book.

herenthere
07-24-2009, 03:42 AM
This is thee site for black glass info.
http://www.cosbert.com/

potstone
07-24-2009, 10:04 AM
Hi,
I have visited the Early Glass web site many times and there is
alot of very nice early glass for sale. I have also emailed Mark with
photos of early bottles I have and he was able to help me
with thier history and approx. value. I also have become a member
of the Bottle Digging UK forum where Mark of Early Glass
is a member in high standing. He from what I see has alot of
respect from collectors threw out Europe. Greg

annie44
07-24-2009, 11:16 AM
Thanks, Greg! Looking forward to seeing more pictures from your collection!

earlyglass
07-24-2009, 01:50 PM
Cindy,

From one "Early Glass" to another, I have had some interaction with Mark as well. He is knowledgable, and very helpful. As with many other websites, his prices may be seem strong, but I am sure that everything is negotiable.

Keep in mind... not all of the 18th century glass that you see floating around out there is necessarily Continental. I have seen many shards from New England and Midlantic glasshouses that have really opened my eyes to some of the so-called foreign glass!

Mike