LOVELY Antique NEGC APPLE Art Glass PAPERWEIGHT with SPLENDID Colors - 1853
LOVELY Antique NEGC APPLE Art Glass PAPERWEIGHT with SPLENDID Colors - 1853
LOVELY Antique NEGC APPLE Art Glass PAPERWEIGHT with SPLENDID Colors - 1853
LOVELY Antique NEGC APPLE Art Glass PAPERWEIGHT with SPLENDID Colors - 1853
LOVELY Antique NEGC APPLE Art Glass PAPERWEIGHT with SPLENDID Colors - 1853

LOVELY Antique NEGC APPLE Art Glass PAPERWEIGHT with SPLENDID Colors - 1853

OUR DESCRIPTION A SPLENDID  Antique New England Glass Company ( NEGC) APPLE on a Clear Base. ( Circa 1853) This is  Truly a Lovely Colored APPLE. There are just three minor flaws that ( I believe all took place when this piece was created) I can see with this  Magnificent  Apple. There is one small pimple blemish, one discolored White stripe, and one hair line crack in the clear cookie bottom.  I would still consider this Amazing Work of Art to be in Very Good Original Antique Condition. If you were waiting for a Very Good Original Antique Condition Apple, wait no more. This Wonderful  Paperweights overall measurements are 3" Diameter by 2 5/8" Tall. It has light shelf wear for it's age.  Please check pictures for further description.  I will Consider any Reasonable Offers on this Wonderful Antique Apple and Thank You for Looking.  Please do not miss my many other lovely Art Glass Paperweight Auctions by various  Well Known and Famous Famous  Artists. Some of this Wonderful Paperweights Fascinating History This Art Glass Paperweight is from the late William Gaskill’s Cherished Collection. Mr. Gaskill was a former President of the National Paperweight Collectors Association ( PCA) and an avid and very astute Art Glass Paperweight Collector. After His passing, his collection was on loan (for approximately 3 years from 2006 to 2009) to the Museum of American Glass ( Wheaton Village) in Millville, NJ, which is now known as Wheaton Village Arts and Cultural Center. Mr. Gaskills highly regarded and very extensive Art Glass Paperweight Collection was on display in their most prominent area of the Museum at that time. Just prior to being put on display at the Museum, Lawrence Selman of the Renown L. H. Selman was commissioned to do an appraisal of the entire collection. Mr. Selman is known worldwide for his expertise in the field of Art Glass Paperweights and in 2001, Selman was awarded the honor of being named by the Paperweight Collectors Association, one of the Top Ten People of the 20th Century to influence the paperweight art form. Mr. Gaskill’s collection was considered to be one of the largest gatherings of Antique American Art Glass Paperweights known to be in private hands. In 2009 a family member took possession of the entire collection and it went safely and quietly into storage for approximately 6 years, from 2009 to 2015. In 2016 I was very proud and honored to have had the opportunity to acquire a large portion of Mr. Gaskill’s Wonderful and Cherished Art Glass Paperweight Collection. Many of William’s Amazing Pieces will stay in my personal collection for safe keep, but with sadness some will be offered up for auction here on ebay over the next several months from his Fine Collection.   If you’re a new collector, old collector or just would like a few original well documented paperweights for your collection please stay tuned and watch for my future Art Glass Paperweight auctions. Thank you, Kim A Short History of : The New England Glass Company ( NEGC) The New England Glass Company ( NEGC) (1818–1878) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, was established by " Amos Binney, Edmund Munroe, Daniel Hastings, and Deming Jarves ... on February 16, 1818. It produced both blown and pressed glass objects in a variety of ... colors, which had engraved, cut, etched, and gilded decorations. The firm was one of the first glass companies to use a steam engine to operate its cutting machines, and it built the only oven in the country that could manufacture red lead, a key ingredient in the making of flint glass. ... By the middle of the nineteenth century, the New England Glass Company was considered one of the leading glasshouses in the United States, best known for its cut and engraved glass." At its start, the company occupied a disused East Cambridge warehouse erected by the recently failed Boston Porcelain and Glass Company. It was fitted with two flint furnaces, 24 steam-operated glass-cutting mills, and a red-lead furnace, which in combination could produce many types of plain, molded, and cut glass. The company charter permitted it to manufacture "flint and crown glass of all kinds in the towns of Boston and Cambridge." At that time, about 40 glass factories existed in the United States, though most had few employees. Deming Jarves held one key advantage, which was that he held the American monopoly on red lead (lithage) which was essential for the production of fine lead glass. In 1826, however, Jarves left to found the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company. Through the 1820s, the company exhibited at the American Institute Fair, won a Franklin Institute award for "skill and ingenuity," and established agencies in New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. The company took full advantage of the introduction of pressed glass and its business grew rapidly. Within 25 years, the glass industry was Cambridge's top employer in 1845 and again in 1855, when two companies, New England and Bay State, each employed more than 500 people. Engraver Louis F. Vaupel (1824 - 1903), who joined New England Glass in 1856, led its creation in the 1860s and 1870s of high-quality cut and engraved products, including very fine paperweights. The company flourished as one of America's leading glass manufacturers through the Civil War, but the development of inexpensive soda-lime glass in West Virginia brought a deep decline in sales, which dropped from about $500,000 in 1865 to $232,304 in 1876, when the workforce had been reduced to only 200 laborers. In 1877 the company's directors withdrew from active participation, leasing the property to William Libbey, their agent since 1870. " William L. Libbey took over the company in 1878 and renamed it the New England Glass Works, Wm. L. Libbey & Sons Props. In 1888 ... Edward Drummond Libbey moved the company to Toledo, Ohio. ... In 1892, the name was changed to The Libbey Glass Company"[4] and ultimately became part of Libbey- Owens- Ford.   ABOUT ME I am first and foremost a collector of many different types of antiques and collectibles. One of my hobbies is collecting Art Glass Paperweights. I'm a member of several paperweight clubs throughout the country. Please follow me so you won't miss any of my fabulous items. OUR TERMS Please feel free to ask questions before you bid on my Items. ( Buy It Now Items – Payment is due Immediate.) ( Best Offers & Auctions Items – Payment is due within 3 days of the auction ending.) Pictures are used as part of my descriptions.  We only accept payment through Pay Pal.  We Only Ship to USA – ( Lower 48 States Only) I am more than happy to combine shipping when possible. If you intend to buy several items please let me know beforehand and I can wait a few days (hopefully not more than 5) and then send you a combined shipping invoice. All items sold will be insured at my expense. Any Item Sold or Won that is $500.00 or more will be double boxed (if necessary) and when shipped will require a signature on your end to receive the item or items. RETURNS Any of our items can be returned, but ONLY if there is a Mistake in the description. Should you need to return something, you must notify us of your intent to return through the normal ebay Messaging System within 3 days of receiving the item. All items returned must be received back within 14 days of you receiving it. If you receive your item and the box is damaged please keep that for reimbursement from the shipper should they need it back. Thank you very much,  Kim

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