Jeff and Holly Noordsy

Dealers Specializing in the Sale of Early American Bottles, Glass and Period Decorative Arts

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THE EVOLUTION OF FORM AND DESIGN IN AMERICAN BOTTLES: 1739-1903

CHRONICLING THE TRANSFORMATION FROM ART TO INDUSTRY

As Presented by Jeff and Holly Noordsy at the Eastfield Village Glass Symposium in August 2005

 

CHAPTER ONE: THESIS

CHAPTER TWO: HISTORY OF GLASSMAKING

CHAPTER THREE: BIRTH OF THE INDUSTRY

CHAPTER FOUR: PATTERN MOLDED GLASS OF THE COLONIAL PERIOD

CHAPTER FIVE: BLACK GLASS "JUNK" BOTTLES OF THE COLONIAL PERIOD

CHAPTER SIX: OTHER BOTTLES OF THE COLONIAL PERIOD

CHAPTER SEVEN: BECOMING AMERICAN (1815-1830)

CHAPTER EIGHT: THE FIRST FIGURED FLASKS

CHAPTER NINE: FIGURED FLASKS OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL IMPORT

CHAPTER TEN: BLOWN THREE MOLD

CHAPTER ELEVEN: EXPANSION (1830-1860)

CHAPTER TWELVE: CHANGING IMAGERY

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: CAMPAIGN FLASKS

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: PATENT MEDICINE AND BITTERS BOTTLES

CHAPTER FIFTEEN: OTHER BOTTLES OF THE EXPANSION PERIOD

CHAPTER SIXTEEN: FIGURAL BITTERS AND THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: WHISKEY BOTTLES AND FLASKS

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: OTHER BOTTLES OF THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION ERA

CHAPTER NINETEEN: THE TRIUMPH OF INDUSTRY OVER ART

 

 

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