Answered By: Regan Brumagen Last Updated: Feb 09, 2017 Views: 8
Thank you for your question. I'm attaching an excerpt from "Glasmarken-Lexikon 1600-1945 : Signaturen, Fabrik- und Handelsmarken : Europa und Nordamerika" that shows some of the F trademarks. Perhaps you will be able to locate the mark within. If you cannot, you have a few other options.
Should you wish to have our curators assist in identification, you can contact our curatorial department through their online form (http://www.cmog.org/glass-questions). As a non-profit, cultural institution, The Corning Museum of Glass is unable to provide appraisals.
If you would like to send me detailed photos of the logo, I can try to find the logo in other sections of this book. If the piece you are trying to identify is post-1945, that is probably not the best option.
You could also request the book through Interlibrary Loan at your local library. We are able to lend second copies of books for your use in your local library. If you wish to do so, please ask your local librarian to place the request for you.
According to our curator for modern glass, this was made in the 1980s or 1990s, probably in Eastern Europe. Our Museum gift shop sold these at one time as reproduction Art Nouveau glass.
I'm not sure what the F mark refers to. I double-checked the trademark listings and nothing like that was coming up. You could also consult Maloney's Directory of Collectors and Collectibles (probably available at a local library near you) to find an appraiser for your glass object.
Please let me know if I may be of additional assistance or if you have any additional information.