Zoom Seminar #10 – Gemstones & Glass

Host Michael Seeliger with Ferdinand Meyer V & Eric McGuire will discuss two things that typically do not mix … “Rocks & Bottles” … except at Houston 24!

Houston 24 — the most exciting antique bottle and glass event in a generation at the Houston Museum of Natural Science! The beautiful butterfly and spectacular early glass is our theme as you can experience the Cockrell Butterfly Center habitat and see the featured Sandor P. Fuss “American Antique Glass Masterpieces Collection” and highlights from the legendary “Wilber and Gugliotti Barber Bottle Collections.” You will also get a chance to visit the world-famous Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals.

From a huge amethyst weighing more than 850 pounds to a crystallized gold cluster that is one of the most highly coveted objects in the mineral kingdom, the spectacular specimens on display here are true masterpieces — the Rembrandts and Picassos of the natural world. Discover more than 450 beautifully crystallized mineral specimens, including some of the world’s most rare and beautiful examples. Examine these dazzling treasures in detail from all angles through walk-around display cases illuminated by fiberoptic lighting to provide optimum viewing.

We thought we would pair a few of the glass and gemstone pieces on display during this webinar presented by Ferdinand Meyer V and Eric McGuire. Hosted by FOHBC president, Michael Seeliger.

The FOHBC is conducting monthly 1-hour online Zoom webinars with presentations and imagery on a broad range of topics relating to antique bottle and glass collecting. Join us for an exciting series by leading authorities in their fields discussing antique bottle and glass collecting, history, digging and finding, ephemera, photography and displaying, and so much more. 

Webinars occur on Tuesday evenings during the first, second or third week of each month at 7:00 pm Central. Time will be left for questions and answers. FOHBC president Michael Seeliger moderates all webinars, which are recorded and available in the FOHBC Members Portal within a week after the event. 

Webinars are FREE for FOHBC Members and *$15 for non-members. *For a short time only, all seminars are free to all!

Look for future webinars by Andy Rapoza and his three new books “Promising Cures,” (March 2024), Digging Galveston (Brandon DeWolfe), the Jerry Phelps collection, the Terry McMurray drugstore experience, among others.

RSVP to get an invitation: FOHBCseminars@gmail.com 

You will receive a Zoom email invitation with a link for each event. Simply join us at the noted time, sit back, relax, and enjoy. Attend via desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone if you prefer. Attend them all or a la carte.

If you missed the presentation, you can see it see it here. Use Passcode: s%R2WpBW