Dear John: I am enclosing some pictures of glass lampshades that I have been moving around the country for decades. I bought them at an estate sale thinking they were beautiful. I have never found the proper chandelier for them.
There are five lampshades marked Quezal on top. They are in very good condition. The shades are 6 1/2 inches long, by 4 1/4 wide on the bottom and 2 inches on top. The color is green feathering with gold trimming. The inside is gold.
I would be interested in selling them, but do not know the proper venue to go to. I looked them up on eBay, and they are still somewhat valuable. I think mine are a little larger than the ones featured on the internet. Any advice from you would be very much appreciated. Thank you. — D.D., internet
Dear D.D.: I am glad you sent a good clear photograph. Quezal art glass is a specific category of collector interest and has been for several decades. The Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Company was organized by Martin Boch and Thomas Johnson, two former employees of Louis Comfort Tiffany. The company was located in Brooklyn, New York from 1901 until 1925. The name is taken form the Quetzal bird, a Central American bird known for its brilliantly colorful feathers. The pattern of your art glass shades is called Pulled Feather. Potential dollar value is $150 to $300 each.
Dear John: I have four Baccarat tulip glasses that we have had for several years. They were purchased at an antiques store in Bethel, Connecticut. I have had them at least 40 years. The stem is very thin and is 6 inches high.
We would appreciate any information you can give us. We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for your input. — B. & S.M., internet
Dear B. & S.M.: The Baccarat glass factory has been in business since 1765 in Baccarat, France. The company is recognized worldwide for high quality decorative cut glass, stemware, paperweights and more.
Your Baccarat stemware looks wonderful but the photograph of the four glasses in your cabinet is not good enough for me to help you. Are they signed? Have you looked closely on the bases for trademarks? Take them out of the cabinet in good daylight and send photographs. Then I will finish the story.
John Sikorski has been a professional in the antiques business for 30 years. Send questions to Sikorski’s Attic, P.O. Box 2513, Ocala, FL 34478 or firstname.lastname@example.org.