Searching for Glass
The original skillet was made by the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company (commonly called Greentown) between 1899 and 1903. This novelty dish is shaped like an old fashioned shallow cast iron frying pan, 6″ in diameter. Two pouring lips are on either side of the handle just like a typical full size frying pan.
In late September 2002, Green Valley Auctions, sold a Three Face biscuit jar for $4,300. Reproductions of the jar have been widely available for $40-$75 for over 25 years. Will the widespread publicity of the recent record price increase the number of new jars being offered as old?
Art glass shade update
Two new cruets in jadite are now in the market. The largest size, 6 to top of clear glass stopper, is shown here. A similar 5 jadite cruet with clear glass stopper is also available.
A series of new marbles printed with the names of collectibles arms and sporting good manufacturers is now available. ACRN purchased samples printed with the following names: Colt, Winchester, Remington, Weatherby, Savage Arms, Marlin, Daisy and Buck Knives. There may be others as well.
Reproduction cameo glass marked Galle has been in the market since at least 1993. Until recently, it was thought that Galle was the only significant mark appearing on cameo reproductions.
Ross Wholesale Glass has recently used a bulls head mustard jar mold made for LG Wright to produce the jar in vaseline glass. New jars are available in either regular or satin finish; wholesale price $13.50-$15.50. L G Wright, L E Smith, Atterbury
These 3-D busts of frosted glass are almost always seen offered as Lalique-type or attributed to some other pre-WWII French glass company. ACRN recently traced the figures to an early 1970s brochure of AA Importing Co., an American antique reproduction wholesaler.
Original Madrid pattern depression glass was made by Federal Glass Company and produced from 1932 to 1939. In 1976 Federal changed the pattern name to Recollection and began making new pieces from new molds. The first new pieces of Recollection were easily identified because pieces were dated in the mold with the year 1976. But then Federal went bankrupt and the molds were sold to Indiana Glass who removed the date from the molds. There have been problems separating old from new ever since.
There are more large cut glass urns entering the market. When ACRN first reported these urns (see June 2001 ACRN), they were only being wholesaled by the large reproduction importers. Now the same piece are being offered in a number of holiday mail order catalogs.