Authenticity  Tests

Authenticity Tests

Take the piece to a window with good daylight and examine clear, uncut sections of the glass.

Buyer Beware – Better Fakes

Buyer Beware – Better Fakes

A good amount of 1980’s fake glass has been reappearing on the market — both knowingly and unknowingly — as many collectors are selling their collections or passing their collections to heirs who do not wish to keep it.

Yasemin Cut Glass

Yasemin Cut Glass

The brochure states: “OLD American cut glass is back!” Yasemin was a family-owned company that advertised ‘factory direct from Russian Border.

C.F. Monroe Catalog – CL111

C.F. Monroe Catalog – CL111

This important, privately published catalog is very well-done and is a welcome addition to the reference libraries of both American Brilliant cut glass collectors and collectors of Nakara and Wavecrest.

Koh-I-Noor Catalog – FSG115

Koh-I-Noor Catalog – FSG115

The “Koh-I-Noor” company was significant enough that it was mentioned by both J. Michael Pearson and Albert Christian Revi in their books on American Brilliant cut glass.