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A line of new glass from Italy with figural swan bases resembles 19th century American swan pieces.
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Was this glass fish covered dish ever made before 1940 or are they all reproductions with no old counterpart ever made?
Low priced reproduction Jadite, pale green opaque glass, was mass produced in China and sold through Cracker Barrel restaurants. New American-made Jadite has been in the market for years.
An epergne mold originally used by L. G. Wright in the 1940s-50s is being put back into production by Fenton Glass.
All of these so-called art glass rolling pins showing up everywhere are new. Most are about 16 long with various body colors of clear, cobalt blue, red, green and other colors. Thick threads of one or more contrasting colors are swirled through the body. The handles are solid glass, the pin is hollow.
Royal Lace has joined the list of depression-era glassware patterns that have been reproduced. The 3 ″ five ounce tumbler has now been made in blue. Hazel Atlas.
This new finger lamp was once made by Fenton for a Tennessee lamp parts company. It has a 1 solid brass collar, a transparent light blue body and an applied clear glass handle. The body is 3 5/8 diameter; 3 1/2 to top of collar. Unlike the majority of reproduction oil lamps, the collar on this piece is plastered to the body. Collars on most foreign made oil lamp repros are simply glued.
A vase originally made by the Dugan-Diamond Glass Company, ca. 1915-1920s, has been put back in production with the original molds.
Shortly after the September, 2001 issue of ACRN which featured new and old art glass shades went to press, we ran across a set of four glass shades with forged acid-stamped Handel markings. Although the shades were indeed old, estimated ca. 1900-1920s, the acid marks were applied within the last 5-10 years.