Searching for Glass
Fenton Glass Co. continues to expand the number of colored glass pickle castor inserts it has in production. The latest pattern to be made is Fern in vaseline opalescent. Although all Fenton products are advertised as being marked in the glass, this example is the only insert of over 20 ACRN has examined that has had the mark. It has the Fenton oval with the decade mark of 0. (9=1990 to 1999, 0=2000 to 2009, etc.).
Many glass items offered by Martha Stewarts mail order catalog and web site are now available in blue milk glass. A number of the new blue glass pieces are very similar in shape to antique pieces and new pieces might be confused with vintage items.
L.E. Smith is reissuing a covered hen clear glass egg server. So far only the clear has been documented but other colors may be produced. ACRN bought the sample shown here for $38. The first version was issued in the mid to late 1950s. Original colors are unknown.
Original Candlewick molds are being used to make a new three piece set of nesting vaseline glass bowls (see photo at right). The new bowls are 5, 6 and 7 square. Original Imperial Glass Candlewick shape numbers are respectively 400-231, 400-232, and 400-233. Wholesale price for the three piece set is $34.
The large glass Buddha figure originally made by the Cambridge Glass Company in the 1920s is now being reproduced. One of the reproduction pieces was shown during an information session at the National Cambridge Collectors Association annual auction. The new piece shown was transparent greenish yellow in color. Another Buddha reproduction has been confirmed in transparent blue.
Another shot has just been fired in the growing assault on Nippon ceramics. A new wreath mark has just come into use which has the closest resemblance yet to an authentic wreath mark. Although its applied as a decal, this latest new mark has a loose hand-painted appearance. The wreath is also egg-shaped. An original wreath mark, also applied as a decal, has quite sharp lines that appear machine printed. This is especially true in the word NIPPON; the old having crisp sharp lines, the new having irregular lines.
The Coca-Cola Company logo is one of the most recognizable trademarks in the world. Officially licensed to manufacturers around the world, the distinctive script logo decorates items of virtually every shape and design. Such items are found in swank gift shops to television shopping networks and from flea markets to cyberspace. With millions of such new collectors items being sold, some are bound to enter the traditional antiques and collectibles marketplace.
The forged Lalique engraved marks on Czech glass in the March 2001 issue prompted several subscribers to write about acid etched Lalique marks. The many letters we received made us decide to prepare this separate article which focuses only on acid etched marks. Marie-Claude - perfume - Nina Ricci
A new set of Depression-era styled glass storage jars has just been made. The overall shape is similar to original storage jars commonly referred to as left overs or refrigerator jars.
New cobalt glass inkwells. Left: about 3 square, silver tone screw-on cap, molded vertical columns. Right, about 1 square, brass screw-on cap, perfectly flat sides with no pattern.