Online Resources for Antique and Vintage Glass

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I have listed the online resources that can be used to help you learn about and identify your antique and vintage glass. Many of these web sites have online manufacturers catalogues that can be referenced and in some cases downloaded.

International Online Resources

Link Description
20th Century Glass This site is a very good reference for 20th century glass. Is has been created by a dealer but they have helpfully categorised all their previous sales into a searcheable database. It also have catalogues that can be downloaded. I have found this site to be very trustworthy.
Great Glass A great website you need to learn to navigate, as it's packed with fantastic content to help you identify your glass.
Glas Musterbuche This site is a very good reference for 20th century glass. Is has been created by a dealer but they have helpfully categorised all their previous sales into a searcheable database. It also have catalogues that can be downloaded. I have found this site to be very trustworthy.
Glass Trinket Sets I love this site, it's so beautifully niche. It includes trinket sets from all over the world and the glass is photograped as well. I've used it many time to ID stuff

British Online Resources

Link Description
Whitefriars Glass Works A specialist website for the UK manufacturer James Powell and Sons Ltd, whose brand name is Whitefriars Glass. This site is packed with catalogues laid out chronologically.
Victorian Pressed Glass Mainly targetting Sowerby's Glass but it has a great sequence of Sowerby's catalogues that you can download, plus some catalogues from other pressed glass makers.
The Cloud Glass Reference Site Mainly targetting Davidson's Glass lots of pictures to scroll through as well as a great background on the manufacturer.

Scandinavian Online Resources

Link Description
Bergdala Glastekniska Museum Packed with downloadable catalogues from Scandinavian manufacturers, a great resource for Scandinavian glass.
Mats Linder Scandinavian Design The Mats Linder website is a Norwegian site focussed on Scandinavian design. Although Scandinavian it's mainly Norwegian designers and companies, but it does have catalogues from quite a few different Scandinavian glass manufacturers.
Danish Glassworks Resource Museum The name says it, but the contents are a bit scrolling madness in that all tableware is in one section, you just keep scrolling. You will find it eventually.
SwedishGlass.Com A good website that mainly has information about Orrefors, but what makes it good is the sections explaining how to date Orrefors and Kosta glass using the reference numbers engraved on them.

American Online Resources

Link Description
Glass Bottle Marks This is an American site and it's called glass bottle marks, but does seem to include marks associated with other glass and some non-American glass. It seems to be packed with different kinds of information, but I've found it difficult to navigate.
David Doty's Carnival Glass Website A great site if you are trying to ID an American carnival glass pattern as you can go to the category of item and just keep scrolling throught the patterns until you find what you want. Not great for dates, but I find that true for most American carnival glass references.
Carnival Glass I find this a good supplement to the David Doty web site as once you have ID'd your piece of glass you might squeeze a bit more info from this site and that includes price as this site sells carnival glass.
Pattern Glass This site is for early American pattern glass (often abbreviated to EAPG). If you try to find things in the museum section it's a bit incoherent, but using the shop section is much better as they have broken to shop into categories items.

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