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Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: warners on June 29, 2005, 04:52:30 PM
Hello, my name is Warner and I hope that I'm posting this type of infromation in the proper place.  I wanted to let everyone know about the Lotton Glass collector's club that I'm forming.  Many of you may already be familiar with the work of the Lotton family of glass artists, but in my few years of collecting this glass, I've found very little infromation about Lotton glass outside of the information that is written in the now 15-year old book on Lotton glass, so I decided to form the first collector's club for Lotton glass collectors or potential collectors.  I would love for you to visit, and membership is FREE so why not check it out?   The URL for the site is http://www.lottonglassclub.com  I'm really trying to start this club off correctly, but I'm doing most of the work myself while working a full time job and keeping 3 kids under 13 in line as well.   Any comments, criticism (both positive and negative), or suggestions are welcome!

                                 Thanks in advance,

                                 Warner Smith


HTTP://WWW.LOTTONGLASSCLUB.COM

Other links: Lotton Glass Studio (http://www.lottonglass.com);
Youtube - Daryle Lambert on Charles Lotton (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opAu3Rz0XVI&feature=related)
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: Leni on June 29, 2005, 04:58:23 PM
Thank you, Warner!  I *love* Lotton glass  :D  Haven't been able to afford any so far, though   :(

Great website!  Good Luck with the club   :D

Leni
Title: Thanks Leni!
Post by: warners on June 29, 2005, 05:12:51 PM
Hey, thanks for the words of encouragement!   My membership is growing fairly steadily....I just need to deliver on more of the information that I'm promising on the site.  As I said, it's difficult to FIND information about Lotton glass....at least the kind that collectors really care about...like "What's rare"?   I know several long time collectors that DON'T know what's rare...and have passed by exceptional pieces because they didn't know what they were.   Now, I'm not an expert by any means (in my eyes, anyway), but I'm interested in finding out, and have made several knowledgeable acquaitances who have helped out.  I did speak with Charles on the phone in January, who wanted to meet with me about my intentions for the club.....we never got back in touch but I'll be contacting him again soon!   I want to get the site to a place where I'm proud of it so I can show him the work that I've done so far.

All Lotton glass should be signed (I say this with a small caveat - there have been a (VERY) few pieces that for whatever reason were not signed, but authenticated by Charles himself to be his works).   The earliest pieces will simply be signed "Lotton", as Charles was the only Lotton to be making glass in the early days.  So, if it's simply signed "Lotton", it was made by Charles.  The other members of the Lotton family that have or are still making glass are as follows:  David Lotton (Charles' oldest son), Daniel Lotton (Son of Charles, still making glass at their studio in Crete, IL), John Lotton (retired from glassblowing recently and is currently involved in real-estate development), Jeremiah Lotton (Son of David, Grandson of Charles), and Jerry Heer (nephew of Charles).   There are also several studio artists both past and present.  Scott Bayless would be the most recognized of those still working at the studio.  I would be happy to authenticate pieces for anyone, as I have seen no less than three pieces listed on Ebay in recent weeks that were NOT made by any member of the Lotton family.   Outside of John, all of the Lotton family still blow glass, including Charles who will turn 70 later this year.

                                      Warner
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: chopin-liszt on June 29, 2005, 08:42:58 PM
:D I've never heard of this before, thanks very much for sharing it!
LOVE the lava! :D
Title: Lava glass
Post by: warners on June 29, 2005, 11:05:55 PM
Sue, I love the lava pieces, too!   It's a little strange that these pieces are rather polarizing amongst collectors - people usually either love them or hate them.   They are not as popular as some of the other Lotton styles.  Charles is mainly known for his "multi-flora" pieces.  I feel that down the road, the Lotton lava pieces could do the same thing value-wise as the Tiffany lava pieces did - they had very little collector interest while they were being made, and therefore are much more rare than the more common Tiffany pieces that usually come up for sale.  If you've never seen a Tiffany lava, that's the reason.  If you'd like to see a photo of one, I could post a photo......let me know, okay?

                      Thanks again for your interest and comments!

                                       Warner


http://www.lottonglassclub.com
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: Anne on June 29, 2005, 11:21:07 PM
I'd love to see the Tiffany lava photo please... I didn't know Tiffany did this style either. I really like your website as well.. what wonderful glass. The red lava vase is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us. :)
Title: Photo of Tiffany Lava piece...
Post by: warners on June 29, 2005, 11:39:45 PM
Okay, you won't find many of these (and this one is not mine - belongs to a friend of mine; I couldn't afford it!), but this IS a Tiffany Lava piece.

                               Warner

PS - If the photo doesn't display, I'll figure it out....give me a few tries.   :)


http://tinypic.com/6i5lpl.jpg
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: Anne on June 30, 2005, 12:46:38 AM
Thanks for the photo link, I would never have guessed this as Tiffany! :shock:
Title: Tiffany Lava
Post by: warners on June 30, 2005, 03:26:45 AM
Yep...it's a killer piece of glass.   That lava piece would bring somewhere between $50 - $75 thousand US dollars at the right auction.  Unbelievable, huh?   I think the Lotton glass has the same potential down the road....particularly the Charles Lotton pieces.   Now is the time to buy, though, as he is turning 70 this year and when he's done blowing glass the prices should escalate quickly.

                                  Warner
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: glasswizard on June 30, 2005, 08:25:21 AM
Warner, First let me say hello. Your site is wonderful. This might interest you. Many moons ago, ok, more years than I care to remember, in 1988 or 89 right after I became a dealer I attended a small auction. There was a piece of glass there that really intriqued me. I bid and won. Here it is.
http://tinypic.com/6id1qr.jpg  It is signed on the bottom Charles Lotton. I knew nothing of him and after discovering his wonderful work really wondered if this was one of his or if someone had added the signature. I finally got the book and discovered pieces with the same style of feet. I tried to take a pic of the signature, but no matter what I tried that didn't happen, sorry. This is the only piece I have and to this day still cannot tell you what it was about it that intrigued me so. Terry
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: Anonymous on June 30, 2005, 08:26:01 AM
Hi Warner

Excellent addition....I have added it to the ever growing list of favourite glass sites. I particularly liked the lamp... superb colours when it is off.
As with all sites the more photographs the better so if you've got a bunch more to add on please do so when you get time.
Working full time and with 3 kids as well.... very impressed.

Regards


Gareth


Morgan48
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: paradisetrader on June 30, 2005, 09:47:27 AM
A most peculiar piece Terry.
I've never seen anything like it and nothing like it on Warner's site !
I think there's more to it than meets my eye. Could you give some description of the surface texture and any treatment ? The sphere looks coppery.  Is it solid ?
The feet look the color of old beer bottles !!!
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: glasswizard on June 30, 2005, 10:02:38 AM
I will be glad to give as best description as I can Peter. First it is 5 1/2 inches tall. It is a vase, the "dimple" at the top is actually a hole. The surface is pitted and has a soft irridescence. The color of the glass is Brown like a brown beer bottle. Now I had heard,  can't remember where, that in the early years, Charles did use beer bottles as his culet and the color of this piece would lend credence to that story. In holding it to a strong light the glass itself appears to be full of bubbles. Very frothy in fact. A very unusual piece. Terry
Title: Who said Beer bottle?
Post by: warners on June 30, 2005, 12:18:12 PM
Well, that IS an interesting piece of glass, Terry.   I'm almost positive that it IS in fact one of Charles' early "beer bottle" pieces.   If it is, (and I think it IS!) it is a very rare piece indeed.  Not like the beautiful glass that he makes today by any stretch, but as far as collectibility goes, it's right on top of the list.  The problem is (and this is what I am trying to address with the club), most Lotton collectors probably wouldn't know what it is, or else they'd see it and think it's a fake.   I'd LOVE to see the signature...and is it signed "Charles Lotton", or simply "Lotton"?  If you were to bring that in to the Lotton studio, there's a good chance that Charles would want to buy it back from you.   :)    If you wouldn't mind, could you e-mail me some photos of that piece?   I'd love to find a place for it on my site.   You can e-mail me at warner@lottonglassclub.com  

                         Thanks for sharing...and good find!

                                       Warner
Title: Thanks Gareth......
Post by: warners on June 30, 2005, 12:29:01 PM
  Thanks for the complement on the site, Gareth.  That lamp (I'm assuming you're speaking of the salmon colored drop-leaf table lamp?) is one of my favorite pieces.  Not only is is gorgeous, but I've not seen another one like it.  I've been told by Ken Catlin (the long-time Lotton collector whose collection I purchased in November) that he believes that Charles only made the drop leaf lamps for about 2 years.  The photos of it "on" don't do it justice, either.

  As far as having more photos to post on the site, I've got LOTS!  It's all about time (and website knowledge for me....I just bought Adobe Go-Live, which is what a co-worker of mine has used to create the site for me...I am attempting to do the updates to it myself now, but usually screw it up a bit initially and then he fixes it...but I'm learning!).  If there are any particular photos that you'd like to see in the mean-time, it's rather easy to post them up here, so just ask for them and I'll be happy to provide them, okay?

                               Thanks again,

                                  Warner
Title: If you can live without it....
Post by: warners on June 30, 2005, 12:30:51 PM
Quote from: "glasswizard"
I will be glad to give as best description as I can Peter. First it is 5 1/2 inches tall. It is a vase, the "dimple" at the top is actually a hole. The surface is pitted and has a soft irridescence. The color of the glass is Brown like a brown beer bottle. Now I had heard,  can't remember where, that in the early years, Charles did use beer bottles as his culet and the color of this piece would lend credence to that story. In holding it to a strong light the glass itself appears to be full of bubbles. Very frothy in fact. A very unusual piece. Terry


Terry, if you can live without that piece in your house, let me know what price would make the loss easier on you.   :D    I'd like to have one of those pieces in my collection.

                                Thanks!

                                 Warner
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: glasswizard on July 01, 2005, 08:29:38 AM
Warner,  Yes the piece is signed Charles Lotton. As you are aware the book on Lotton glass contains samples of his signature and in comparison I would have to say they match.
As to photos, I am going to try to take some better ones this weekend and will most certainly share them with you. Hopefully I can get a pic of the signature as well. Terry
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: paradisetrader on July 01, 2005, 09:31:57 AM
The Lotton Studio
http://www.lottonglass.com/

Flower decoration is not generally what I like but I can't but help be impressed with David Lotton's work. The colors are stunning, as is the clarity and precision of the artwork. I am most impressed by the use of near solid glass forms to magnify the internal (?) decorative eletments and make them come alive ..in the same way that paperweights do.....but moreso. Some examples here
http://www.lightopera.com/aq.cfm?Dept=vases&SKU=DL-V-0012&NextRow=1&afn=David&aln=Lotton

Terry, your piece will probably be invaluable to future researchers charting the rapid progress in technique that Charles made in his early years. It would seem to represent one of the earliest efforts of this self-taught man who went on to develop an expertise to match the greats. An extrodinary story.
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: warners on July 01, 2005, 03:18:59 PM
   Although I am not a collector of David's work, he certainly does have his own unique style, as most of the Lottons do.  Some of the heaviest and most beautiful (in my humble opinion) glass was made by John Lotton when he was still blowing glass.  I do not own any of his great pieces (although I do have 2 of his free form sculptures that are in the Lotton book, and think that these will be important pieces down the road), but a friend of mine who collects Lotton glass has one of the best collections of John's work that I know about.   Many of the pieces are shown on my club website, under the "Lotton Glass Study", "John Lotton Study" area.   

   Personally I only collect the works of Charles, but I can appreciate all of the Lottons works.  The Lotton studio has a website (as you mentioned above), and their gallery downtown (Chicago) also has a site that actually gives the retail prices of the pieces they list.  This site can be found at http://www.lottongallery.com    Remember, most of the pieces that you see on either of these sites (and other sites that I've seen) are showing glass that has been made in the past year, so they do not give any examples of the older pieces.  (that's what my club site is for...Hehehe!).   

   As far as Terry's early beer bottle piece, it is certainly a historic piece, if nothing else!   Some of Charles early works were made from whatever glass was free!   Besides beer bottle pieces, there were also pieces that are known as "Fresca" pieces, which were blown from the green glass that came from Fresca bottles.   And in 1974 and 1975, he used milk of magnesia and beer bottles together to make pieces that are known as "Persian Inlay".  Here is what a piece of Persian Inlay looks like:


                                       Warner
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: paradisetrader on July 01, 2005, 07:21:54 PM
Wow that blows my mind...........something so beautiful from old bottles
When I am able I would want one of these as my first Lotton
Were many made ?
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: warners on July 01, 2005, 07:31:13 PM
Quote from: "paradisetrader"
Wow that blows my mind...........something so beautiful from old bottles
When I am able I would want one of these as my first Lotton
Were many made ?


Well, every once in a while you'll see one pop up on Ebay...and invariably the seller has no idea how rare their piece is or what it's called.   But they are fairly rare....Charles only made them in 1974 and 1975, so there aren't that many to be had.  Whenever I see one come up for sale, I try for it.  I only own that one piece in my collection.  A fellow collector just stumbled across one, almost literally...he was fleshing out a google search on "Lotton" and found a site that had one that they wanted $600 for...and it is over 10 inches tall, which is very large for this type of glass!   He ended up getting it for $540.  I think it would have been a good deal at twice that price.   And the stranger thing is that the collector (a recent friend of mine) didn't know what it was when he bought it.  He sent me photos of the piece, telling me about another Lotton piece that be bought because he liked the shape and the colors were interesting.  Of course I told him he'd hit a home run on the piece!

                              Warner
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: Anne on July 02, 2005, 12:31:34 AM
Warner your info is fascinating. I love the beer bottle and magnesia vase. This is, to me, the ultimate in recycling glass.
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: warners on July 02, 2005, 03:53:17 AM
Quote from: "Anne"
Warner your info is fascinating. I love the beer bottle and magnesia vase. This is, to me, the ultimate in recycling glass.


Thanks Anne!   The Persian Inlay pieces are rare, and should be quite collectible.  Here is a photo of one of the types of pieces that I really like the look of, personally.  This is certainly of Tiffany quality, and in fact in the early days of Lotton, even good auction houses were being fooled by some unscrupulous dealers looking to make a quick buck.  What they'd do is polish Charles's signature off the bottom of one of his pieces and put a phony LCT signature on it.  I'm sure there are some Tiffany collectors that unknowingly have an early Lotton piece with a fake LCT signature on it in their collection.  When this started happening more and more frequently, the collector who's collection I bought (Ken Catlin) suggested to Charles that maybe he should sign his pieces on the side towards the bottom, which he did for quite some time to prevent his pieces from being sold as Tiffany.   Here's one of the best examples of a pattern that he calls "Metallic Blue Tapestry".   For those that have the Lotton book, this is piece number 443 in the book.  Charles crafted this piece in 1978 - just look at the great colors on this piece!

http://tinypic.com/6nw2lc.jpg


                                           Warner
Title: Another photo....
Post by: warners on July 05, 2005, 09:57:25 PM
Here is a nice example of an early (1976) Charles Lotton piece in mandarin red with king tut decoration.  It's a smaller piece (about 5" tall); I really like this one....took a bit of work forming it I'm sure.

                                  Warner


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Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: Anne on July 06, 2005, 12:03:02 AM
Quote from: "warners"
 http://tinypic.com/6nw2lc.jpg


Wow! This is gorgeous! I'd be thrilled to have this in my collection for sure. :)
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: warners on July 06, 2005, 01:20:36 PM
Quote from: "Anne"
Quote from: "warners"
 http://tinypic.com/6nw2lc.jpg


Wow! This is gorgeous! I'd be thrilled to have this in my collection for sure. :)


I like those a lot, too!   I have 4 like that in my collection....I think that one has the best colors of them all.  Thanks for all of your encouragement Anne!  I'll try to post a new photo of a Lotton piece each day.   :D    

                                      Warner


Here is the photo for today.  This is a close up photo of one of the Lava pieces.  This is about 8" tall and is mauve or pinkish in color.  I like the Lava vases with the "ripped top" like this one has.

               http://tinypic.com/6s5ifa.jpg
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: chopin-liszt on July 06, 2005, 04:27:56 PM
:cry::cry::cry: All this glass is just wonderful, I bet I can't afford any of it and am never likely to see any of it in reality. It's very unkind of you to taunt me like this! :cry::cry::cry:  :wink:  :D

Really,  :D thanks ever so much for sharing it! :D
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: warners on July 06, 2005, 04:39:38 PM
Quote from: "chopin-liszt"
:cry::cry::cry: All this glass is just wonderful, I bet I can't afford any of it and am never likely to see any of it in reality. It's very unkind of you to taunt me like this! :cry::cry::cry:  :wink:  :D

Really,  :D thanks ever so much for sharing it! :D



Well, I don't know what your budget is like, so I can't tell you if you can afford any of it or not, but if I'm right (and I hope I am!) then it's more affordable now than it will ever be!   :)   Just for you, I'll post another photo today.  This one is what's known as a "sunset" piece with a "drop leaf" design.  OH, and I want to let everyone know that if they have tried to sign up for the club recently (in the past week or so!) that the sign up form is not currently working and I did NOT recieve your submission!   I'm having my webmaster look at the form to see the source of the problem....I will post a new message on here when it's fixed.  Sorry about that!

Here's the sunset piece with drop leaf decoration:

http://tinypic.com/6s9dl3.jpg


                   Thanks for looking!

                         Warner
Title: Another piece of Lotton glass
Post by: warners on July 08, 2005, 02:41:32 PM
As promised, here is yet another piece of Lotton glass.  This one is special (and is also one of my favorite pieces).  This is a very early "multi-flora" vase that was created by Charles Lotton in 1975.  I purchased this from a long-time friend of Charles who told me that it was the FIRST vase that he ever bought from Charles, now 30 years ago.  What makes this special beyond the story behind it is the color of glass - the base blue color used on this is uncommon, and also the color of the flowers (the peach colored flowers are quite rare).  In addtion, many of the early multi flora pieces had "muddy" looking flowers; meaning they commonly had a kind of "smeared" look to them.  These flowers are quite crisp and well-defined, which again is rare for an early piece of multi-flora like this.  The color combination is positively striking!

                              Let me know what you guys think of it!

                                             Warner


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Title: Re: Another piece of Lotton glass
Post by: warners on July 08, 2005, 03:30:18 PM
I'm assuming you want a piece made by Charles?   David's pieces and Daniel's pieces, and the grandson Jeremiah's pieces are less expensive than Charles' pieces but I'm assuming you're talking about a Charles piece.  Let's start with that assumption.  The Charles perfume bottles have gotten as expensive on the secondary market as they are in the studio...and they may be the ONLY pieces to have done that.  I think the reason for that is because he just doesn't make very many of them.  You can expect to have to give between $750 and $1,000 from one of Charles' floral perfume bottles.    As far as paperweights (with FLORAL decoration on them), they are in the same boat.....they are not very common and when they do come up for sale they usually bring around $300 on the secondary market.   My personal recomendation in the bang-for-the-buck category would be a multi-flora vase.   You can find deals on the small to medium sized multi-flora vases at times.   I just bought a 6" mutli-flora vase (with orange and white flowers, no less!) for $450, so it can be done.   You can find a larger multi-flora vase (but it will almost certainly have pink and white flowers on it) for somewhere around $1,000 if you look around.   Be discriminate though!   Try to find one with flowers that you are in love with.   I have gotten picky now about what color and type of flowers that I will buy them with.   I sold some nice ones when I bought the last collection that I bought for VERY good prices...some nice and rather rare ones I sold for $750.   In the studio, the price for a nice large multi flora vase would be around $2,000.   Look for a nice multi flora bowl to be close to twice that amount.   Right now, the secondary market is bringing about half of retail on most pieces.   For the blue piece above with the peach-colored flowers, I've been offered $2,000 for it and I'm not interested in selling it for that price.  If you tell me what you are looking for and all, I can probably help you find one at a decent price.

                         I hope this helps,

                              Warner
Title: Another photo of a Charles Lotton piece...
Post by: warners on July 11, 2005, 06:09:02 PM
I slipped over the weekend, but here is today's photo of a Charles Lotton vase.   This one is a color they call Selenium Red and has a wonderful king tut decoration on it.  It certainly could pass for Durand.

                 Let me know what you guys think of it, and thanks for looking!

                                Warner


http://tinypic.com/71gqkx.jpg
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: chopin-liszt on July 11, 2005, 08:42:01 PM
:D:shock::D DROOL!!!
Title: Re: Another photo of a Charles Lotton piece...
Post by: Anne on July 11, 2005, 11:19:20 PM
Quote from: "warners"
I slipped over the weekend, but here is today's photo of a Charles Lotton vase.   This one is a color they call Selenium Red and has a wonderful king tut decoration on it.  It certainly could pass for Durand.

                 Let me know what you guys think of it, and thanks for looking!

                                Warner


http://tinypic.com/71gqkx.jpg


Wooooo!   Warner this is great!   I'm drooling with Sue here ... think we're going to need a very large pack of tissues in this corner.  :wink:

Are there any books on Lotton Glass?
Title: Re: Another photo of a Charles Lotton piece...
Post by: warners on July 12, 2005, 01:11:51 AM
Quote from: "Anne"
Quote from: "warners"
I slipped over the weekend, but here is today's photo of a Charles Lotton vase.   This one is a color they call Selenium Red and has a wonderful king tut decoration on it.  It certainly could pass for Durand.

                 Let me know what you guys think of it, and thanks for looking!

                                Warner


http://tinypic.com/71gqkx.jpg


Wooooo!   Warner this is great!   I'm drooling with Sue here ... think we're going to need a very large pack of tissues in this corner.  :wink:

Are there any books on Lotton Glass?


YES, there is a book on Lotton glass.  It was originally published in 1990 (so there's nothing newer than that in the book) and has also been reprinted and is available directly from the Lotton Studios.  It also shows up on Ebay rather frequently, and usually brings between $50 and $75.  I am waiting for 5 new pieces to arrive.....2 of which are being delivered by the person I'm buying them from tomorrow.  He is an x-employee of Lotton studios (he's funding part of his college tuition by selling a few pieces of glass to me) and has some really exceptional pieces.  I'll post photos of them shortly!

                         Warner
Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: Anne on July 12, 2005, 02:09:26 PM
Thanks for the book info Warner, I'll check this out. :)
Title: Two new pieces...
Post by: warners on July 13, 2005, 01:34:42 PM
I was able to buy two more pieces of Lotton glass yesterday.  These two came from a former employee of the studio, who actually assisted Charles when he made the Jack in the Pulpit shown below.  The other vase was a Christmas gift from Charles.  He allows his employees to ask for one special piece of glass as a Christmas gift each year.  The vase below is signed "To Patrick.  Merry Christmas, Charles" in addition to being signed "Charles Lotton 2002" on the side.  In the photos the deocration looks purple, but it's actually blue..the flash turned it purple.  It's got a LOT of work on it, being cased in Aventurine Green and with the feathers and blue...there's a lot going on.   This vase stands 10" tall and measures 8" wide.  The Jack in the Pulpit stands 16" tall with a 10" wide head.  

                                         Warner

Vase Photos:

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Jack in the Pulpit photos:

http://tinypic.com/73dxed.jpg

http://tinypic.com/73dyr8.jpg

http://tinypic.com/73dyx1.jpg

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Title: More Lotton glass photos posted....
Post by: Anne on July 13, 2005, 07:10:05 PM
Absolutely gorgeous Warner!  I think I need another box of tissues here.  :wink:
Title: Thanks...
Post by: Anonymous on July 14, 2005, 09:25:22 PM
Thanke Anne.  I'm currently working on buying collections on Tennessee and Oklahoma...and another collection (about 10) of Perfume Bottles as well.  I paid for the first 3 pieces from the collection in Tennessee, and assuming the guy is good for his word, I should get those in a few days....I'll post the photos of those when the arrive.  He also has 27 more pieces that I'll be trying to buy - keeping my fingers crossed!

                               Warner


PS - Now I have to figure out how to PAY for all this glass!   If I land all of these collections, you can BET that much of it will be for sale on my club website!
Title: Re: Thanks...
Post by: warners on July 14, 2005, 09:27:16 PM
Quote from: "Anonymous"
Thanke Anne.  I'm currently working on buying collections in Tennessee and Oklahoma...and another collection (about 10) of Perfume Bottles as well.  I paid for the first 3 pieces from the collection in Tennessee, and assuming the guy is good for his word, I should get those in a few days....I'll post the photos of those when the arrive.  He also has 27 more pieces that I'll be trying to buy - keeping my fingers crossed!

                               Warner


PS - Now I have to figure out how to PAY for all this glass!   If I land all of these collections, you can BET that much of it will be for sale on my club website!



This WAS posted by me.....I just forgot to log in!

                   Warner
Title: Another photo of a Charles Lotton piece.....Wisteria pattern
Post by: warners on July 19, 2005, 05:26:33 PM
Here's a photo of one of my new acquisitions....this is a piece that was made by Charles Lotton in 1987 and the pattern is a Wisteria or Pulled Feather.  It stands 9 1/2" tall and is really a beautiful piece.


                          Hope you enjoy!

                                Warner


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Title: An early (and different) Lotton cabinet piece...
Post by: warners on July 21, 2005, 02:07:09 PM
Here is a photo of an early (1976) and very unique piece by Charles Lotton.  This is a smaller cabinet piece...about 4" tall or so.  I have not seen any others like this one....it's one of my favorite smaller pieces.

                                      Warner



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