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Heisey Glass

The A.J. Heisey Glass Company was one of the most celebrated 20th-century Midwestern producers of glass. Founded in Newark, Ohio in 1895, Heisey became renowned for its blown and pressed glass pieces.

Entering the glassware market among challenging competition, Heisey nevertheless rapidly advanced in the field thanks to their impeccably high quality of glass. Many Heisey pieces were finished using the technique of firepolishing, which virtually guaranteed a remarkably smooth surface. This resulted in some Heisey pieces so brilliant that they could be easily mistaken for crystal.

In addition to the clarity of their glass, Heisey was acclaimed for their wide range of colors. During the company's peak years of production between the late '20s and early '30s, Heisey introduced patterns in new shades with vibrancy reflected in catchy names. Moongleam, for example, was a vibrant shade of green, while Alexandrite assumed a striking lavender or orchid hue that shifted slightly toward blue depending on lighting conditions. It is the Alexandrite that is one of the rarest Heisey colors to come by, yet any Heisey piece produced during these peak years that survives today should be considered a treasure.


Quick Facts

  • In addition to artful glass designs, Heisey is also credited with having created the glass used for some automobile headlights as well as early Holophane lamps, which used prismatic effects to amplify the distribution of light
  • Authentic Heisey pieces in patterns from Crystolite to Yeoman typically come with the trademark logo of a capital H inscribed within a diamond shape
  • Fans of Heisey Glass can celebrate its legacy at the National Heisey Glass Museum, located in Newark, Ohio

Recommended Items at Auction

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Vintage Heisey Elegant Glass Estate Lot
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Vintage Heisey Elegant Glass Estate Lot
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$172 Bids
3 RED AND GREEN GLASS CRUETS INCLUDING HEISEY
Oct 26, 10:00 AM EDT
3 RED AND GREEN GLASS CRUETS INCLUDING HEISEY
by Everard Auctions and Appraisals
Est: $300- $500
$1750 Bids
4 ELEGANT GLASS ISWICH HEISEY PLATES
Oct 23, 9:00 AM CDT
4 ELEGANT GLASS ISWICH HEISEY PLATES
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $25- $45
$50 Bids
Set of 3 Heisey Crystolite Stem Glass Bowls
Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
Set of 3 Heisey Crystolite Stem Glass Bowls
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $45- $450
$450 Bids
A Set of 8 Heisey Dessert Plates
Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
A Set of 8 Heisey Dessert Plates
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $75- $750
$700 Bids
A Rare Heisey Advertising Sign
Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
A Rare Heisey Advertising Sign
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $125- $1,250
$1250 Bids
A Heisey Bowl
Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
A Heisey Bowl
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $15- $150
$150 Bids
A Heisey Crystolite Bowl
Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
A Heisey Crystolite Bowl
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $45- $450
$450 Bids
A Heisey Crystolite Bowl
Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
A Heisey Crystolite Bowl
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $15- $150
$150 Bids
Set of 3 Plates
Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
Set of 3 Plates
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $25- $250
$250 Bids
A Marked Conserve Bowl
Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
A Marked Conserve Bowl
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $30- $300
$300 Bids
A Heisey Stem Cup
Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
A Heisey Stem Cup
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $15- $150
$150 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Heisey Glass


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Mebane Antique Auction

Mebane Antique Auction

Dees Auction Company,LLC

Dees Auction Company,LLC