TLC Antiques was proud to be the 2nd largest Fenton Gold Showcase Dealer in the country when Fenton was still in business! Even though they have closed we still carry a large selection of Fenton as we are constantly buying collections! We don't always get everything on line so if you are looking for something special drop me a line!
Depression Glass customers.... GREAT NEWS!!! The new Depression Glass Price Guide by Barbara & Jim Mauzy is finally here! Check out our contributions to this edition of their well known price guide! Look for us under Adam, Cherry Blossom,Cameo,Open Lace, Pillar Optic, Tea Room & Sierra to name a few! Barbara is wonderful to work with and we were honored to be included. Their book is filled with the latest finds and news on your favorite patterns, up to date values, as well as details to help you know how to tell the reproduction from the real thing! I highly recommend her book!
Artists Kelsey Murphy and Robert Bomkamp call their southern West Virginia studio “Made in Heaven,” and the name is an apt one, indeed. Collectors and museums alike have come to regard Kelsey and Robert’s works as “heavenly!”
Cameo carving is a a painstaking process. After the glass has been annealed, a special mask is taped to the surface of the glass. Using an advanced “vignetting” technique, each piece is carefully sandcarved, by hand, using aluminum oxide crystal under pressure to take away some of the surface. Great individual skill and experience are needed to control this operation, as many distinct stages of successive cameo carving are required to create the remarkable depth and the intricate details.