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Carl Radke 2014 Tall Yellow with a Blue & Gold Tut Pattern Toothpick Holder:


This Carl Radke 2014 signed toothpick holder stands 2 5/8 inches tall. It is a bit tall. I then asked Carl to make them 2 1/4 inches tall, which he did. It was one of the ones where he was trying to learn the form and get the right height. It is blown into a traditional 1880-1895 American Art Glass shape, that being a double gourd form but a wider one. It is made of one layer then decorated: the inner red glass color layer over which a yellow Tut pattern is placed. It is then iriidized to create it lustrous finish. It is signed on the bottom "Carl Radke 15" and carries his Phoenix Studios silver paper label. It was one of the original 36 prototypes Carl created for my display of his work at the 2015 40th Annual Convention of the NTHCS (National Toothpick Holder Collector’s Society).


It is in excellent condition. $100 plus Priority Mail shipping from 05452.


Carl Radke has been blowing glass since 1970. He was one of a vanguard of young artists who participated in the Renaissance of American Art Glass in the early 1970s.


Originated by Tiffany in 1881 and popular during the early part of the 20th century, Lustre Art Glass had fallen out of favor about 1925, practically becoming a lost art. In the latter part of the 1960s, the art programs of several California universities began to rekindle an interest in glassblowing in general and in Silver Art Glass specifically. Several of the young artists became fascinated with the medium and were caught up by the challenge of rediscovering this complex and sophisticated art form.


Lustre Glass is a very specialized glassblowing medium because of the silver content in the glass. It has always been one of the most costly forms of glass to produce. In addition to the high cost of the raw materials used in Lustre Glass, the raw glass can only be maintained in the oven for a short time before the color, quality, and texture of the glass batch begins to degenerate. These two factors prevent this volatile studio glass from being mass-produced in a larger factory environment. Thus, the specific formulae and high raw material costs have kept the blowing of Silver Lustre Art Glass in the hands of a few skillful artisans as the glass maker must be chemist as well as craftsman to work successfully in this medium.


Carl Radke is one of only a few glassblowers out of the thousands in the United States who continues to work in this difficult and traditional glass. His skill with glass and glass decoration has allowed him to "play" with the medium and to develop his unique creations.  Carl Radke 2014 Tall Red with a Blue & Gold Tut Pattern Toothpick Holder:


This Carl Radke 2014 signed toothpick holder stands 2 1/2 inches tall. It is a bit tall. I then asked Carl to make them 2 1/4 inches tall, which he did. It was one of the ones where he was trying to learn the form and get the right height. It is blown into a traditional 1880-1895 American Art Glass shape, that being a double gourd form but a wider one. It is made of one layer then decorated: the inner red glass color layer over which a yellow Tut pattern is placed. It is then iriidized to create it lustrous finish. It is signed on the bottom "Carl Radke 15" and carries his Phoenix Studios silver paper label. It was one of the original 36 prototypes Carl created for my display of his work at the 2015 40th Annual Convention of the NTHCS (National Toothpick Holder Collector’s Society).


It is in excellent condition. $100 plus Priority Mail shipping from 05452.


Carl Radke has been blowing glass since 1970. He was one of a vanguard of young artists who participated in the Renaissance of American Art Glass in the early 1970s.


Originated by Tiffany in 1881 and popular during the early part of the 20th century, Lustre Art Glass had fallen out of favor about 1925, practically becoming a lost art. In the latter part of the 1960s, the art programs of several California universities began to rekindle an interest in glassblowing in general and in Silver Art Glass specifically. Several of the young artists became fascinated with the medium and were caught up by the challenge of rediscovering this complex and sophisticated art form.


Lustre Glass is a very specialized glassblowing medium because of the silver content in the glass. It has always been one of the most costly forms of glass to produce. In addition to the high cost of the raw materials used in Lustre Glass, the raw glass can only be maintained in the oven for a short time before the color, quality, and texture of the glass batch begins to degenerate. These two factors prevent this volatile studio glass from being mass-produced in a larger factory environment. Thus, the specific formulae and high raw material costs have kept the blowing of Silver Lustre Art Glass in the hands of a few skillful artisans as the glass maker must be chemist as well as craftsman to work successfully in this medium.


Carl Radke is one of only a few glassblowers out of the thousands in the United States who continues to work in this difficult and traditional glass. His skill with glass and glass decoration has allowed him to "play" with the medium and to develop his unique creations.  Carl Radke 2014 Red with a Yellow Tut Pattern Toothpick Holder:


This Carl Radke 2014 signed toothpick holder stands 2 inches tall but its overall width is a smaller size than later ones Carl did for me. It was one of the ones where he was trying to learn the form and get the right diameter. It is blown into a traditional 1880-1895 American Art Glass shape, that being a double gourd form but a wider one. It is made of one layer then decorated: the inner red glass color layer over which a yellow Tut pattern is placed. It is then iriidized to create it lustrous finish. It is signed on the bottom "Carl Radke 15" and carries his Phoenix Studios silver paper label. It was one of the original 36 prototypes Carl created for my display of his work at the 2015 40th Annual Convention of the NTHCS (National Toothpick Holder Collector’s Society).


It is in excellent condition. $80 plus Priority Mail shipping from 05452.


Carl Radke has been blowing glass since 1970. He was one of a vanguard of young artists who participated in the Renaissance of American Art Glass in the early 1970s.


Originated by Tiffany in 1881 and popular during the early part of the 20th century, Lustre Art Glass had fallen out of favor about 1925, practically becoming a lost art. In the latter part of the 1960s, the art programs of several California universities began to rekindle an interest in glassblowing in general and in Silver Art Glass specifically. Several of the young artists became fascinated with the medium and were caught up by the challenge of rediscovering this complex and sophisticated art form.


Lustre Glass is a very specialized glassblowing medium because of the silver content in the glass. It has always been one of the most costly forms of glass to produce. In addition to the high cost of the raw materials used in Lustre Glass, the raw glass can only be maintained in the oven for a short time before the color, quality, and texture of the glass batch begins to degenerate. These two factors prevent this volatile studio glass from being mass-produced in a larger factory environment. Thus, the specific formulae and high raw material costs have kept the blowing of Silver Lustre Art Glass in the hands of a few skillful artisans as the glass maker must be chemist as well as craftsman to work successfully in this medium.


Carl Radke is one of only a few glassblowers out of the thousands in the United States who continues to work in this difficult and traditional glass. His skill with glass and glass decoration has allowed him to "play" with the medium and to develop his unique creations.  Carl Radke 2014 Yellow with a Red Tut Pattern Toothpick Holder:


This Carl Radke 2014 signed toothpick holder stands 2 inches tall but its overall width is a smaller size than later ones Carl did for me. It was one of the ones where he was trying to learn the form and get the right diameter. It is blown into a traditional 1880-1895 American Art Glass shape, that being a double gourd form but a wider one. It is made of one layer then decorated: the inner yellow) glass color layer over which a red Tut pattern is placed. It is then iriidized to create it lustrous finish. It is signed on the bottom "Carl Radke 15" and carries his Phoenix Studios silver paper label. It was one of the original 36 prototypes Carl created for my display of his work at the 2015 40th Annual Convention of the NTHCS (National Toothpick Holder Collector’s Society).


It is in excellent condition. $80 plus Priority Mail shipping from 05452.


Carl Radke has been blowing glass since 1970. He was one of a vanguard of young artists who participated in the Renaissance of American Art Glass in the early 1970s.

Originated by Tiffany in 1881 and popular during the early part of the 20th century, Lustre Art Glass had fallen out of favor about 1925, practically becoming a lost art. In the latter part of the 1960s, the art programs of several California universities began to rekindle an interest in glassblowing in general and in Silver Art Glass specifically. Several of the young artists became fascinated with the medium and were caught up by the challenge of rediscovering this complex and sophisticated art form.


Lustre Glass is a very specialized glassblowing medium because of the silver content in the glass. It has always been one of the most costly forms of glass to produce. In addition to the high cost of the raw materials used in Lustre Glass, the raw glass can only be maintained in the oven for a short time before the color, quality, and texture of the glass batch begins to degenerate. These two factors prevent this volatile studio glass from being mass-produced in a larger factory environment. Thus, the specific formulae and high raw material costs have kept the blowing of Silver Lustre Art Glass in the hands of a few skillful artisans as the glass maker must be chemist as well as craftsman to work successfully in this medium.


Carl Radke is one of only a few glassblowers out of the thousands in the United States who continues to work in this difficult and traditional glass. His skill with glass and glass decoration has allowed him to "play" with the medium and to develop his unique creations.

Carl Radke 2014 Tall Yellow with Blue Tu $100.00

 

Carl Radke 2014 Tall Red with Blue Tut T $100.00

 

Carl Radke 2014 Red with Yellow Tut TP $80.00

 

Carl Radke 2014 Yellow with Red Tut TP $80.00

Carl Radke 2015 (Prototype #24) Yellow on Opal Double Twist with Vines Toothpick Holder:


This Carl Radke 2015 signed toothpick holder stands 2 inches tall. It is blown into a traditional 1880-1895 American Art Glass shape, that being a double gourd form. It is made of one layer then decorated: the inner opal (milk) glass color layer over which a yellow Double Twist pattern with Gold vines is placed. It is then iriidized to create it lustrous finish. It is signed on the bottom "Carl Radke 15" and carries his Phoenix Studios silver paper label. It was one of the original 36 prototypes Carl created for my display of his work at the 2015 40th Annual Convention of the NTHCS (National Toothpick Holder Collector’s Society).


It is in excellent condition. $100 plus Priority Mail shipping from 05452.


Carl Radke has been blowing glass since 1970. He was one of a vanguard of young artists who participated in the Renaissance of American Art Glass in the early 1970s.

Originated by Tiffany in 1881 and popular during the early part of the 20th century, Lustre Art Glass had fallen out of favor about 1925, practically becoming a lost art. In the latter part of the 1960s, the art programs of several California universities began to rekindle an interest in glassblowing in general and in Silver Art Glass specifically. Several of the young artists became fascinated with the medium and were caught up by the challenge of rediscovering this complex and sophisticated art form.


Lustre Glass is a very specialized glassblowing medium because of the silver content in the glass. It has always been one of the most costly forms of glass to produce. In addition to the high cost of the raw materials used in Lustre Glass, the raw glass can only be maintained in the oven for a short time before the color, quality, and texture of the glass batch begins to degenerate. These two factors prevent this volatile studio glass from being mass-produced in a larger factory environment. Thus, the specific formulae and high raw material costs have kept the blowing of Silver Lustre Art Glass in the hands of a few skillful artisans as the glass maker must be chemist as well as craftsman to work successfully in this medium.


Carl Radke is one of only a few glassblowers out of the thousands in the United States who continues to work in this difficult and traditional glass. His skill with glass and glass decoration has allowed him to "play" with the medium and to develop his unique creations.  Carl Radke 2015 (Prototype #29) Red California Poppy Toothpick Holder:


This Carl Radke 2015 signed toothpick holder stands 2 inches tall. It is blown into a traditional 1880-1895 American Art Glass shape, that being a double gourd form. It is made of two layers: the inner red glass color layer and an outer layer of clear glass onto which the orange flowers, silver vines and blue leaves of the CA Poppy pattern are placed. It is then iriidized to create it lustrous finish. It is signed on the bottom "Carl Radke 15" and carries his Phoenix Studios silver paper label. It was one of the original 36 prototypes Carl created for my display of his work at the 2015 40th Annual Convention of the NTHCS (National Toothpick Holder Collector’s Society).


It is in excellent condition. $100 plus Priority Mail shipping from 05452.


Carl Radke has been blowing glass since 1970. He was one of a vanguard of young artists who participated in the Renaissance of American Art Glass in the early 1970s.

Originated by Tiffany in 1881 and popular during the early part of the 20th century, Lustre Art Glass had fallen out of favor about 1925, practically becoming a lost art. In the latter part of the 1960s, the art programs of several California universities began to rekindle an interest in glassblowing in general and in Silver Art Glass specifically. Several of the young artists became fascinated with the medium and were caught up by the challenge of rediscovering this complex and sophisticated art form.


Lustre Glass is a very specialized glassblowing medium because of the silver content in the glass. It has always been one of the most costly forms of glass to produce. In addition to the high cost of the raw materials used in Lustre Glass, the raw glass can only be maintained in the oven for a short time before the color, quality, and texture of the glass batch begins to degenerate. These two factors prevent this volatile studio glass from being mass-produced in a larger factory environment. Thus, the specific formulae and high raw material costs have kept the blowing of Silver Lustre Art Glass in the hands of a few skillful artisans as the glass maker must be chemist as well as craftsman to work successfully in this medium.


Carl Radke is one of only a few glassblowers out of the thousands in the United States who continues to work in this difficult and traditional glass. His skill with glass and glass decoration has allowed him to "play" with the medium and to develop his unique creations.  Carl Radke 2015 (Prototype #15) Yellow Pulled Feather Toothpick Holder:


This Carl Radke 2015 signed toothpick holder stands 2 inches tall. It is blown into a traditional 1880-1895 American Art Glass shape, that being a double gourd form. It is made of two layers: the inner yellow glass color layer and an outer layer of clear glass onto which the blue and gold Pulled Feather decoration is placed. It is then iriidized to create it lustrous finish. It is signed on the bottom "Carl Radke 15" and carries his Phoenix Studios silver paper label. It was one of the original 36 prototypes Carl created for my display of his work at the 2015 40th Annual Convention of the NTHCS (National Toothpick Holder Collector’s Society).


It is in excellent condition. $100 plus Priority Mail shipping from 05452.


Carl Radke has been blowing glass since 1970. He was one of a vanguard of young artists who participated in the Renaissance of American Art Glass in the early 1970s.

Originated by Tiffany in 1881 and popular during the early part of the 20th century, Lustre Art Glass had fallen out of favor about 1925, practically becoming a lost art. In the latter part of the 1960s, the art programs of several California universities began to rekindle an interest in glassblowing in general and in Silver Art Glass specifically. Several of the young artists became fascinated with the medium and were caught up by the challenge of rediscovering this complex and sophisticated art form.


Lustre Glass is a very specialized glassblowing medium because of the silver content in the glass. It has always been one of the most costly forms of glass to produce. In addition to the high cost of the raw materials used in Lustre Glass, the raw glass can only be maintained in the oven for a short time before the color, quality, and texture of the glass batch begins to degenerate. These two factors prevent this volatile studio glass from being mass-produced in a larger factory environment. Thus, the specific formulae and high raw material costs have kept the blowing of Silver Lustre Art Glass in the hands of a few skillful artisans as the glass maker must be chemist as well as craftsman to work successfully in this medium.


Carl Radke is one of only a few glassblowers out of the thousands in the United States who continues to work in this difficult and traditional glass. His skill with glass and glass decoration has allowed him to "play" with the medium and to develop his unique creations.  Carl Radke 2015 (Prototype #13) Red Pulled Feather Toothpick Holder:


This Carl Radke 2015 signed toothpick holder stands 2 inches tall. It is blown into a traditional 1880-1895 American Art Glass shape, that being a double gourd form. It is made of two layers: the inner red glass color layer and an outer layer of clear glass onto which the blue and silver Pulled Feather decoration is placed. It is then iriidized to create it lustrous finish. It is signed on the bottom "Carl Radke 15" and carries his Phoenix Studios silver paper label. It was one of the original 36 prototypes Carl created for my display of his work at the 2015 40th Annual Convention of the NTHCS (National Toothpick Holder Collector’s Society).


It is in excellent condition. $100 plus Priority Mail shipping from 05452.


Carl Radke has been blowing glass since 1970. He was one of a vanguard of young artists who participated in the Renaissance of American Art Glass in the early 1970s.

Originated by Tiffany in 1881 and popular during the early part of the 20th century, Lustre Art Glass had fallen out of favor about 1925, practically becoming a lost art. In the latter part of the 1960s, the art programs of several California universities began to rekindle an interest in glassblowing in general and in Silver Art Glass specifically. Several of the young artists became fascinated with the medium and were caught up by the challenge of rediscovering this complex and sophisticated art form.


Lustre Glass is a very specialized glassblowing medium because of the silver content in the glass. It has always been one of the most costly forms of glass to produce. In addition to the high cost of the raw materials used in Lustre Glass, the raw glass can only be maintained in the oven for a short time before the color, quality, and texture of the glass batch begins to degenerate. These two factors prevent this volatile studio glass from being mass-produced in a larger factory environment. Thus, the specific formulae and high raw material costs have kept the blowing of Silver Lustre Art Glass in the hands of a few skillful artisans as the glass maker must be chemist as well as craftsman to work successfully in this medium.


Carl Radke is one of only a few glassblowers out of the thousands in the United States who continues to work in this difficult and traditional glass. His skill with glass and glass decoration has allowed him to "play" with the medium and to develop his unique creations.

Carl Radke 2015 yellow on opal vines TP $80.00

 

Carl Radke 2015 Red CA Poppy TP $100.00

 

Carl Radke 2015 Yellow Pulled Feather TP $100.00

 

Carl Radke 2015 Red Pulled Feather TP $100.00

Made by well-known Californian glass artist David Salazar, this contemporary art glass toothpick holder is one of the few David made that is based on his well-known marble and paperweight techniques.


 David Salazar got his start with the Zephyr Studios  before working at Lundberg Glass Studios in the early 1970s and went out on his own around 1983. He is particularly well known for his Moon & Star pattern as well as his paperweights and marbles. This example is signed and dated 8-13 Salazar.


This toothpick holder stands 2 5/8 inches tall and is 1 15/16 inches across the top rim.  The base glass is cobalt but it has been sprayed with mineral salts in the tradition of Art Nouveau Tiffany or Steuben glass.  The resulting surface has overtones of purple, blue, rose and gold. 


The design harkens back to the Art Nouveau period as it features five blossoms and vines. The blossoms are done in a purple glass with white highlights. The vines move diagonally across the surface giving this glass great movement.  It is in excellent condition.  A great example of great glass by a great contemporary glass artist.


I am a long time member and past President (1988) of the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Club. I guarantee the authenticity of this TP. For more info on toothpick holders as a great collectible, visit the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Society web page at (www.nthcs.org)  This amberina art glass footed toothpick holder stands  2 15/16 inches tall.  It has what is known as a Lazy Amberina portion wherein the division between the amber glass and the heat-sensitive red glass is not delineated neatly but flows further down on one side than the other.


The color is a deeper brownish amber than what Phoenix Glass company produced. As well, the foot does not have the continuation of the optic pattern of the body.  


It is my best guess that this piece is of European origin, most likely English or French.


In any case, it is a beautiful piece of Victorian art glass. The holder is in excellent condition with no chip, flakes, or cracks. There are some small bubbles in the glass body but it was manufactured that way.


Add it to your Art Glass or Toothpick holder collection today. 


I am a long time member and past President (1988) of the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Club. I guarantee the authenticity of this TP. For more info on toothpick holders as a great collectible, visit the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Society web page at (www.nthcs.org)  This amethyst glass Ring & Beads toothpick holder is a souvenir of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and stands 2 1/2 inches tall and is 2 1/2 inches wide at the mouth.  This is more likely the individual sugar as the toothpick is slightly narrower, however, it is collected as a toothpick member by our club.


It is the Ring & Beads pattern of Jefferson, produced from 1910-1913 at the Follansbee, West Virginia plant, according to Bob Davis, who values it at $60 in this handout given at the 2007 NTHCS convention. Excellent condition with good gold at top and lettering.


I am a long time member and past President (1988) of the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Club. I guarantee the authenticity of this TP. For more info on toothpick holders as a great collectible, visit the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Society web page at (www.nthcs.org)  Shown on page 53 of Heacock's 1000 book as plate 251, this plain patterned clear glass toothpick holder was primarily produced for the souvenir trade. It is thought that this toothpick holder may have been produced until 1970.


This Madoline pattern toothpick holder was first produced by the Co-operative Flint Glass Company of Beaver Falls, PA in 1893.  It enjoyed a very long production life as it was perfectly suited to the promotional and souvenir market with its plain sides.


This toothpick holder stands 2 3/8 inches tall x 2 1/8 inches wide.  It has a shield of ruby stain which serves as a background for the inscription Ella 1925.  These had to be ordered ahead of time so this was probably to commemorate a special event.


The name of the pattern Madoline was for the young daughter of the Company's Secretary, Mr. Charles W. Klein.


It is in excellent vintage condition and ready to join your Co-operative Glass, toothpick holder or ruby-stained Early American Pattern Glass collection today.


I am a long time member and past President (1988) of the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Club. I guarantee the authenticity of this TP. For more info on toothpick holders as a great collectible, visit the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Society web page at (www.nthcs.org)

art glass toothpick holder: Salazar 2013 $175.00

 

Amberina art glass footed toothpick hold $95.00

 

toothpick holder: Jefferson Ring & Beads $10.00

 

toothpick holder: Swinger Ella 1925 ruby $10.00

This Jefferson Optic apple green toothpick holder can be seen be seen in Heacock 1000 as plate #138. Here it is not enameled, but carries a souvenir lettering of Saugatuck, MI referring to Saugatuck Michigan, a popular tourist destination for decades, now popular with the gay crowd of the Midwest. It is in excellent condition and ready to go in your Early American Pattern glass collection or Michigan memorabilia collection.


I am a long time member and past President (1988) of the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Club. I guarantee the authenticity of this TP. For more info on toothpick holders as a great collectible, visit the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Society web page at (www.nthcs.org)  Society</a> as well. Come check out our club. Join us.  This custard glass New Hampshire souvenir of Twin Mt, N.H. stands 2 1/2 inches tall and is 2 3/8 inches wide at the mouth. It is the Ring & Bead pattern of Jefferson, produced about 1910-1915. Excellent condition.


I am a long time member and past President (1988) of the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Club. I guarantee the authenticity of this TP. For more info on toothpick holders as a great collectible, visit the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Society web page at (www.nthcs.org)  

 Duncan & Miller #65 'Polished Mirror' toothpick holder, has 1 small chip near bottom rim. I have recently found one with gold decoration on the top so I am pricing this one at exactly what I paid for it.  Purchased at NTHCS 1985 Cambridge OH convention from Ron Baker. Listed as H1000 #650  Produced by the Duncan & Miller Glass Company in 1896, this pattern is known as Scalloped Six Point. It was designed by J. Ernest Miller. The pattern came in 175 shapes. 


This Duncan & Miller  #30 'Scalloped Six Point' toothpick holder in crystal is in excellent condition.  It is shown here as shape: A-Z # 272.  


I am a long time member and past President (1988) of the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Club. I guarantee the authenticity of this TP. For more info on toothpick holders as a great collectible, visit the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Society web page at (www.nthcs.org)

Jefferson Optic apple green toothpick ho $11.00

 

Toothpick holder: Jefferson souv custard $50.00

 

toothpick holder: D & M #65 $12.00

 

toothpick holder: D & M #30 $10.00




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