This amazing piece of blown blue glass made in 1780 in Pittsburgh is a rarity that sold for $2,340. But be careful when buying antique glass; many fakes were made in the 1930s and may still fool buyers. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

This amazing piece of blown blue glass made in 1780 in Pittsburgh is a rarity that sold for $2,340. But be careful when buying antique glass; many fakes were made in the 1930s and may still fool buyers. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Antique bright cobalt blue-blown sugar bowl sold for $2,300

The lid’s finial is shaped like an acorn, but the best clue to its age is the engraving “A.G. 1780.”

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