Searching for Glass
New cut glass "liquor jars" and "apothecary show globes" have been made. The new pieces are available in several sizes. So far they are known in 14″, 20″ and 31″. They are available in pink, clear crystal or with various colored overlays including cobalt and electric blue.
What does $20 buy at the reproduction wholesaler? You could buy this set of four cut perfumes made in India with colored overlays. Bottles including stopper average about 5 tall. The bottles are made by pressing, not blowing. Overlays are thinly flashed in various colors on the outside. All stoppers are clear crystal cut with facets. Necks of bottles and bottoms of stoppers are very crudely ground with frosted, rough surfaces. All the stoppers in our sample group had lots of wiggle. The hand ground vintage stoppers and bottles fit together so closely they form an airtight seal.
New Laurel pattern cup and saucer in imitation Jade-ite. Found in an antique mall in California. As of now, no other shapes of new Jade-ite have been found.
These solid milk glass rabbits were offered by Rosso Wholesale Glass Co. Figure on the left is 5″ high and about 5″ front to back. It is made by Mosser Glass. It has been made in various other colors since the 1970s including jadite. The origin of the mold is not known. Glass animals, depression era..
Reproduction cameo glass includes many new shapes as well as imitations of mold blown pieces (also called blow outs). Like much other new cameo introduced over the years past, these pieces also have a raised glass signature of ″Galle″. But these pieces are made in Romania and originally carry another raised signature of ″Tip″. Cameo reproductions from China and Taiwan.
Lamps and lighting in the Art Deco style have been popular for many years. Streamlined designs of nudes, animals and geometric motifs are pleasing in themselves as well as blending in well with most interior decorating. This article will cover several groups of reproduction art Deco lamps and lighting beginning to show up in larger numbers in malls, shows and auctions.
Small ruby stained glass mugs with souvenir-style messages from important glass companies are in the market. The mugs are 2″ tall with a simple arch pattern around the base. One version of the mug reads, "Northwood Glass Co. Tour 1914." A similar mug dated 1902 advertises the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company (Greentown). Both mugs originally came from the Chicago, Illinois area.
Last month (April 2001, ACRN) we published a photo of a new opalescent swirl pickle castor insert just out by Fenton Glass. That insert had a clear glass body. We have since learned Fenton is now making opalescent inserts in other colors and patterns. They include opalescent swirl in four body colors: clear, cranberry, vaseline and green. Opalescent dot opticoriginally called Windows during the Victorian erais made in cranberry and yellow (vaseline).
The 6 inch ABC vaseline glass plates shown here has two molded marks in the center. One mark is a bee (insect) with the letter H on the left wing, the letter I on the body and the letter G on the right wing. This mark was used by Higbee Glass, in operation ca. 1900-1920.
How cheap is cheap? How about $6 each for these enamel decorated blown glass goblets offered by a large reproduction importer.