L.e. Smith Mt Pleasant Black Amethyst Double Candlesticks With Flowers
This pair of Depression era black amethyst glass double candlesticks was made by the L.E. Smith Glass Company in the 1920s. The pattern name is Mount Pleasant, also known as Double Shield. Each is decorated with hand painted flowers and leaves on both sides of the base. I think the flowers were originally metallic gold, age has turned the color somewhat silvery. It's unusual to see decoration on these candle holders. The glass is true black amethyst - hold it up to the light and you'll see the gorgeous deep purple color. The candlesticks are 6-3/8 wide by 4-1/2 inches high. One is perfect, the other has two minor mold flaws on the rims of the candle cups - tiny popped bubbles at the edge of the glass, resulting in barely-seen flakes or roughness, one on each rim. Otherwise the candle holders are in excellent vintage condition.
A square cake stand that measures 10.75 in. diameter. Stands 4.5 in. tall. I believe this type of glass was called String Glass. The white strings in a glossy black glass was produced by both the Hazel Atlas and the L E Smith Glass Co. Produced in the 1940's era. This unique cake stand has no damage.
A black satin glass vase that stands 8.5 in. tall. Measures 5 in. diameter at the top and has a 3.75 in. diameter base. Hand decorated with a poppy flower and green leaves. The satin finish is truly silky smooth, a characteristic of the Tiffin Glass Co. No chips, nicks, cracks, etc. Some wear to the color flocking. Normal to the age of this item.
A black glass dish that would be perfect to serve nuts, dressings, toppings, etc. Stands 3.5 in. tall and measures 5.5 in. diameter. Appears like an upside down umbrella. Unmarked, but I think it was probably produced by Anchor Hocking Glass co. No damage.
A lovely handled black glass vase with a silver floral decoration. Stands 8 in. tall and measures 5.25 in. diameter at the top. I find no chips, nicks, cracks, etc. Perfect accent piece or use as intended.
Vintage Glass Vase. The Vase is Black Amethyst. The Vase has 2 Handles on the Top. No Makers Mark. The Vase has Minor Chip on the Inside Rim and Minor Wear. If you shine it in the Light,it has a Purple Color. Size of the Vase: 2 3/4 inches in Diameter on the Base x 3 1/4 inches in Diameter on the Top x 6 1/4 inches High. Still a Great Vase. Priced according to Condition! Please e-mail me with any Questions!!!
A black glass ruffled top compote. Stands 6 in. tall and is6 in. diameter at the top. The base is 3.25 in. diameter. I'm not able to verify the maker but believe it is either Westmoreland Glass Co. or Indiana Glass Co. Either diamond point or English hobnail pattern. Unmarked. No chips, nicks, cracks, etc.
A cracker or cookie jar in heavy black glass. Banded Cherry Pattern. Bottom marked Westmoreland in a circle. This mark was used from the 1960's-'80's when the company closed. Stands 5 in. tall plus the lid and is 6 in. diameter plus the handles. I find no damage.
This plate or tray measures 10 in. diameter and is about .75 in. tall. There is a slight indentation in the center so was probable an underplate for another dish. Minor use scratches but no chips or cracks. Perfect for serving cookies, cakes, small sandwiches etc. Unmarked so maker is unknown.
A black amethyst, center handled, lemon server. Measures 8.5 in. diameter and is 1 in. deep. Possible produced by the LE Smith Glass Co. Best guesstimate is from the late '40's- '50's era. I find no damage of any kind. Any and all food looks great when served on black glass.
This vintage black glass bowl measures 8.5 in. diameter and stands 4.5 in. tall. Shows amethyst when held to a strong light. The exterior has an embossed pattern of slim vines and leaves. The handles on either side are circles of black glass. Interesting shape and is a wonderful piece to use or display. I believe from the late '40's-'50's era. No damage.
This black glass vase has a greek key pattern arond the top and a vertical pattern around the tapered base. Stands 5.5 in. tall and is 3.5 in. diameter at the top. This is a 2 part mold. Maker is unknown. I believe from the 1950's-'1960's era. I find no damage. The Pattern and tapered shape gives it a deco look.
Vintage Cambridge Black Amethyst Glass Cream Sugar
Vintage Cambridge Black Amethyst Glass Cream Sugar. Black glass, which shows amethyst when held up to a light is called black amethyst, it was first produced in the mid 1920's and was extremely popular through the 1930's. This set has a very smooth paneled pattern on the outside, these pieces are 2 1/2 inches to 3 inches tall and 2 5/8 inches across the mouth. Both pieces are in excellent condition except the sugar has a flat chip on one of the handles, you do not see it unless you are actually looking, fine for display or use. A beautiful addition to your collection! Please see our other listing for additional pieces of black amethyst and black glass.
Vintage Cambridge Black Amethyst Glass Cup and Saucer. Black glass, which shows amethyst when held up to a light is called black amethyst, it was first produced in the mid 1920's and was extremely popular through the 1930's. This is a very sweet set, the saucer has a scalloped edge pattern with a ground bottom, the cup has four smooth ribs on the side. The saucer is 4 inches across and the cup is 2 1/4 inches tall and 2 3/8 inches across the mouth. Both pieces are in excellent condition, no chips. A beautiful addition to your collection!
A truly lovely vintage covered serving dish. It has a silver overlay pattern. Measures 12 x 8.75 in. and is 3 in. tall with the cover on. I find no chips, cracks, etc. Minor wear to the silver overlay. I believe this dish to be from the early 1930's era. Unmarked, so maker is unknown. Please view images carefully. The flaw shown in the last image appears to be in the mold, Not a chip.
An elegant centerpiece bowl in black glass. Measures 12 in. diameter and is 3.5 in. tall. Slightly ruffled edge.Not sure of maker. Purchased many years ago at an estate sale and has just been in storage since the early '70's. No damage. Slight wear marks that will not detract from use or display.
An interesting vase or rose bowl that stands 5 in. tall. Measures 3.75 in. diameter at the top. Decorated with 4 silhouettes of silver dogs, hounds. No chips, nicks, cracks, etc. It does show nominal wear on the bottom from sitting on a shelf. When held to a bright light it shows a bluish purple rather than the usual red, purple of most black amethyst glass.
A black glass handled mug commemorating Elvis Presley. I believe this one is from the 1980's era. Stands 5.5 in. tall and is 3 in. diameter at the top. I find no damage. Gold trim. Add this one to your Elvis collection.
Depression Glass Vase - L. E. Smith Glass - Black Glass
This VASE was made by the L.E. SMITH GLASS COMPANY. It features a BULBOUS SHAPE and a RUFFLED RIM and it is made of BLACK GLASS. It is not marked by the manufacturer. The CONDITION is AS-IS. There are some flaws and roughness to the rim due to the manufacturing process and one of the ruffled points is chipped.
Beautiful Vintage Black Amethyst Candle Holder, this piece was probably made by Cambridge from the 1920's to 1930's. It has an eight sided pattern on a round base, 3 inches tall and about 5 inches across the bottom. It is in excellent condition, no chips, a fabulous addition to your collection! Please see our other listings for additional pieces of black glass.
Black Glass Greenburg Glass Tumbler Tray. This piece was produced from the late 1920's to the early 1930's, it holds six tumblers, measures about 6 1/2 inches tall by about 8 2/4 inches across, the rings for the glasses are about 2 1/2 inches across. The handle has very nice detail to it, it is in good condition except for a flat chip on the edge of the tray that not that noticeable and two tiny flea bites also on the outer edge of the tray. It would be a lovely addition to your collection! Please see our other listings for additional pieces of black glass.
Antique Black Amethyst Footed Candy Compote, this piece has a very deep purple color to it. This piece was produced from the early 1920's to the 1930's, it measures about 3 inches tall by about 4 3/4 inches across. It is in excellent condition, no chips and would be a lovely addition to your collection! Please see our other listings for additional pieces of black glass.
Beautiful old cookie jar made of black amethyst glass. It has a red rose hand painted on the front. Green leaves and a bud ready to pop open makes a striking decoration. Very minor wear to the hand painting. It has survived very well all these years. The jar is in excellent condition also. It is unusual to see these without at least a few nicks to the lid. It stands 8 1/4 tall by 6 1/4 wide.
Lovely black glass cup and saucer set in a Moderntone like pattern. Unknown maker. Cup has a step like pattern. Saucer is plain. Excellent condition. Cup stands 2 tall by 4 wide. Saucer is 5 5/8 across.
A black amethyst punch cup that has been handpainted and small saucer. The cup is 2.5 in. tall and 3 in. diameter. The saucer is 3.75 in. diameter. Maker is unknown. I believe from the '50's era. No damage.Unique, attractive and fun to use.
A black glass vase that stands 10 inches tall. It measures 2.5 in. diameter. In damage free condition. Sleek, contemporary styling Black glass items always make an elegant statement and display any bloom wonderfully.
This solid black glass frog has a raised pattern around the edges in 5 places; has 16 holes. Measures 4-1/4 inches across, and has a lip of 1/8 of an inch. Some slight manufacturing flaws, but no chips or damage, and is unmarked. Has a very stylish shape!
Old Black Amethyst Mary Gregory Glass Dome With Man Smoking Pipe
This is an unusual piece of art glass which we believe is best described as a piece of Black Amethyst glass in the shape of a dome with what's been called Mary Gregory glass white hand painting of a figure blowing smoke from a long pipe. The color of the glass sitting on a table is black but when you hold this up to a light you can see the purple color, so it's known as black amethyst. Most often the pieces of Mary Gregory glass we've seen are done as white hand painted figures usually painted onto tumblers, stemware or vases, or sometimes plates. This piece is a circular, raised glass dome. We don't know if it originally was the lid for a round box or bowl, although since there is no handle, it would have been hard to take off some sort of base. The piece sits flat on a table, and we are guessing could be displayed on some sort of plate or bowl stand on a shelf or perhaps somehow carefully fitted into a plate or bowl holder to hang on a wall. We've provided six images to show from varied angles including a view from the back or underside and several close-ups of the hand painted decor, which looks to us to be of a young or adolescent boy, but could be a young adult man, wearing a smock tied around his waist. Please allow sufficient time for these to load and note that the white hot spots are reflections from the camera lighting on the glossy surface. Also, as is common when photographing Mary Gregory glass, the camera lighting makes the white painting seem brighter and more solid or less airy than what it is in person, and that is true here. There is no manufacturer marking. We believe this to be an antique piece of glass from the style, curved lines in the glass as made in manufacture and the numerous dots or pit holes/marks in the glass visible from the underside...these aren't quite bubbles in the glass but seem to have been made in a similar old manufacturing style. Our guess would be that this piece dates from the late 1800's to 1930's period, but we have no way to guarantee that...it definitely doesn't look new to us! The circular piece measures 6 inches in diameter and sits about 2 inches high at it's highest point. Beyond the old white painting, the only other decor is a gold line rimming the piece near the outer base edge, which shows gold wear. While having an overall terrific look, the vintage piece does have much age wear and flaws that you can see looking closely and is not mint. On the topside there is a small circular/slightly oval chip along the bottom edge, measuring about 3/16 inch in width. Also this side has multiple visible dot scratches and line scratches of varying lengths and curves, rubbed spots, at least two very tiny surface dot flakes or chips in the dome portion, pin/pit dots on the glass, some dirt spots, etc. The white painting has survived very well, but does have some slight brown/dirt visible on some of the painted lines if you look closely. On the underside there are multiple tiny, tiny flakes or chips on the flat rim on which the piece sits, which is not unexpected. In the inner dome portion, this side also has scratches, rubbed areas and many round dots/spots/pin or pit dots which we believe were made in manufacture, but some of these also are possibly surface flakes/chips. Certainly not perfect, but on display most, if not all of this, wouldn't be seen. A striking piece which catches attention and would be a nifty addition to a collection of black amethyst or Mary Gregory glass, or just something unusual to display in a showcase or on the wall. Might also be a neat addition for a collection of smoking or pipe related memorabilia or tobacciana.
A black amethyst glass cookie jar that has been handpainted at one time. Still a bit of the hand painted design but most has washed off over the years. This covered container stands 8 in. tall. Barrel shape, it measures 6.5 in. diameter at the top. Tab or Ear handles. No chips, nick, cracks, etc. I believe this item was produced by the L.E. Smith Glass Co. in the '30's-'40's era. Shows an amethyst color when held to a bright light.
A black amethyst glass tray that measures 9.75 in. square. In the Mt. Pleasant pattern. Produced by the L. E. Smith Glass Co. In good, usable, displayable condition. Very few, minor use scratches. No chips, nicks, etc.
A lovely black glass vase with unique styling that gives it a deco flair. Stands 10 in. tall and measures 2.5 in. diameter at the widest area. I have seen a similar vase at one time with a Made in Finland sticker. It is a quality glass and has no makers sticker or identifying mark. Black glass always enhances a collection and makes a statement as an accent item. No damage.
An elegant set of black amethyst candleholders with a wavy or slightly fluted base. Maker is unknown. I believe these would be from the '40's-'60's era. Standing 3.5 in. tall and measureing 4.5 in. diameter they are in very good, damage free condition.
A pair, set of Black Glass, Black Amethyst candlesholders, candlesticks produced by the L. E. Smith Glass Co. In the Mt. Pleasant, Double Shield pattern, they are in very good, usable, displayable condition. Measure 4 in. diameter and stand 3.5 in. tall. Black is always a superb accent to use in any setting or display.
Featured for your enjoyment is another wonderful item from Minnesota's Attic. This wonderful old covered cookie jar is made of amethyst glass. Made by LE Smith back in the 30's. Lovely deep purple color when held to light. It has a floral silver overlay pattern on the front. The unusual handle and lid make it quite unique to me. It is in wonderful condition. Minor roughness inside the rim from the lid and a tiny nick on the knob just below the handle. Stands 6 1/4 tall by 8 across the tiny side handles.
This black amethyst (deep purple) sandwich tray has the center handle, and is 10 inches across. Has facets below the stem ring, and there is a projecting foot ring. I believe the maker was New Martinsville, though Fenton and Westmoreland; ( in their 1820 Sandwich Tray Line 1918-1940) used this same handle design, so I can't be sure. Has 3 manufacturing flaws, straw marks and the like, none serious.
Featured for your enjoyment is a wonderful old black glass vase with sterling silver overlay. The overlay is even marked Sterling on the lower left leaf. It has a lovely flower pattern. Silver rimmed. Excellent condition. Stands 6 tall by 3' across.
A black glass handled server that measures 10 in. diameter. I think this was designed to hold tumblers to serve drinks. In very good condition, it has 8 round spaces for tumblers. Produced by the L E Smith Glass Co. This would be very attractive holding crystal tumblers. It has a textured underside.
Beautiful black glass English hobnail bowl. 5 inches in diameter with the English hobnail on the bottom half of the bowl. No chips, cracks. or other damage. Believed to be American made but it is unmarked thus difficult to tell. 1940-60s.
A black glass inkwell that is marked Esterbrook #444 on the bottom. It stands 1.5 in. tall and is 4.25 in. diameter. This offering also includes a black quill or dip type pen and a bottle of Carters ink that is about half full. Display with a collection, or as an accent on your desk to use and enjoy.
Vintage black glass candlesticks. Very elegant, (amethyst glass?, they look purple against a light). They stand 10 inches tall. No chips or cracks; tops appear to be brass with a tiny design circling it.
This black amethyst vase is hand decorated similar to the Tiffin Glass style items. Unmarked, so I can't be sure of the maker. Stands an impressive 10 in. tall. It measures 6 1/4 in. diameter at the top. A usful size to display any cut flowers, or simply display as an accent piece. I believe this is from the 30's -40's era.
This 3 pc. set is in excellent condition. Handpainted with a floral design. The bowl is 6 in. diam. and 2 in. tall. The tray is 7 in. diam. and the ladle is 5 in. long. A superb way to serve a dressing or topping. In the Mt. Pleasant shape, I believe it was produced by the L.E. Smith Co. Perhaps in the '30's-'40's era. The glass will show amethyst when held to a bright light. Priced for the set of 3 pieces.
This black amethyst bowl in the Mt Pleasant pattern from the depression era was produced by the L.E.Smith co. In the '30's I believe. In excellent condition, it measures 8 in. diameter and stands 3.5 in. tall. There are 2 lines in the bottom of the inside that could be use scratches or straw marks from the cooling process when it was made. No nicks, chips, etc. Black glass always adds an elegant touch to your table setting or display. Shows amethyst color when held to a bright light.
This black amethyst ice bucket has a silver metal handle. I'm not sure if it's silver plated or is chrome. In excellent condition, it stands 6 in. tall and is 5 in. diameter at the top. The sleek styling gives it a truly elegant look. It shows a lovely amethyst color when held to a very bright light as it's quite heavy glass. I believe it to be from the late '30's-early '40's era.
This black amethyst vase has its own black amethyst flower arranger or frog on the top. In the Greek Key pattern, I believe it was produced by the L.E. Smith Co. in the late '30's-'40's. In excellent condition. It stands 4 1/4 in. tall and the top diameter is 3 1/4 in. It stands on 3 feet. A nice Deco item.
This square vase or container has a penguin in raised relief on all four sides. Measures 3 1/4 in. square and stands 3 in. tall. I'm not sure of the maker. Believe it to be from the '20's-'30's era. A very tiny nick on the top edge is the only flaw I can find. Unique and will display well in either a black amethyst glass collection or a penguin collection.
This mint condition black amethyst covered cracker jar stands 6.5 in. tall, plus the lid. 5 in. diameter plus the tab handles. Sleek styling. a must for a black amethyst collection, and also useful. Shows a deep amethyst[purple] when held to a light. No chips, nicks, or damage in any way. Vintage and maker unknown.
This gorgeous bowl measures 12 in. diam. Stands approx. 2 3/8 in. high. No chips, cracks, etc. Excellent condition. I'm not sure, but I believe it was produced by the L E Smith Co. or the Westmoreland Co. Circa 1940's-1950's.Beautiful display piece or use as intended.
This hat measures 11 x 10 in. and is approx. 4 in. tall. In perfect condition. Super heavy black amethyst. It has a slightly turned up brim and the classic 3 pinch in the crown. Display, or turn it upside down and use to serve snacks, or as an ice bucket. Unique! Weighs nearly 4 lbs. Appears to be blown as there are no mold marks. Perhaps from the 20's-30's.Maker unknown.
A fabulous oval bowl in black amethyst glass. I do not know the maker or exactly when it was produced. I purchased it at an estate auction. Measures 12.5 in. long and is 8 1/4 in. wide. It has 4 feet. In absolutely mint cond. it will add a very elegant touch to your table setting or amethyst collection. It's a thinner glass than I usually find in the black amethyst pieces. Definitely a quality item.
This set contains one dish 8 inches in diameter and one dish 7 1/4 inches. With an open weave design on it's edging. The 8 inch dish has a 1/8th inch chip on back, The 7 1/4 inch dish show's signs of aging. Thanks for stopping by Blue Ridge Antiques & Collectibles!!