My goal is to publish new posts twice a week — Mondays and Thursdays. However, if you don’t see a new post on Thursday, it’s because I was too busy, so please look for a new one the following Monday.
First a storm update. Things are looking up. Power was restored today to my neighborhood — 12 days after the storm. Hallelujah! We still have no Internet, TV, or land phones (and that could take up to two months to restore). Many gas stations have no lines, but an odd-even system is in place, so it can only be bought every other day. All in all, though, the situation is vastly improved.
Back to business. I’ve been invited by the Metropolitan Glass Club to lecture about French Cameo Glass. The lecture will be held at St. Michael’s Church on W. 99th St. between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue in New York City at 7:00 PM, this Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Wine and cheese will be served at 6:30 PM. All are invited.
My lecture is entitled French Cameo Glass: A-Z. I can’t say I’m thrilled with the title, but I am thrilled about the lecture. I spent an inordinate amount of time creating a Powerpoint presentation with lots of photos. The lecture will cover everything from the very basics of French Cameo Glass to advanced techniques, including sections on determining value and spotting reproductions. There will be things you’ll learn, even if you know quite a bit already. Hope to see you there.
In the meantime, the news is good about the NYC Pier Antiques Show. Pier 94 has power and heat and is dry. The show will go on as planned this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, November 17-18. It will begin on Saturday at 10 AM and continue through Sunday at 6 PM. You should make every effort to come because it will be a good one. They always are!
Click this link to view some of the new objects I recently purchased. I recently listed over 25 new items. French glass for sale. We always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on our website and at every show.
Look around my website. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. I regularly add Tiffany vases, lamps and desk accessories, as well as French cameo glass by Galle and Daum Nancy and etchings by Louis Icart. Here’s the link. Philip Chasen Antiques.