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This Notre Dame Fighting Irish 16 ounces beer or bar glass stands 6 inches tall.  On one side, one sees the blue ND symbol over the words Notre Dame in gold. On the other side in green is the Fighting Irish man and the words in blue Fightin' Irish.  On the side near the bottom of the glass it reads OFFICIALLY LICENSED PRODUCT.


The glass is in great vintage condition. I am not sure if it is from the past 15 years or older than that. I do know that Notre Dame alumni love their school!  So, if you are an alumnus of Notre Dame or know someone who is, this is a great little gift or stocking stuffer.  


Add it to your collegiate barware collection today.  Open up a bottle and pour.  This milk glass body line of glassware often carries a label identifying it as Mar-Crest. Marcrest is actually a name brand not the name of the manufacturer. It is a Product line created by a retail chain called Marshall-Burns, a division of Technicolor, operated out of Chicago. The line contained both stoneware, dinnerware,  and glassware. The items were made by many different companies both all carried the Mar-Crest name.


This particular pattern of an abstract space age design done in turquoise and gray is referred to as "Blue Heaven". The glass itself was made by Anchor Hocking under its Fire-King line though the cereal bowls are not marked Fire-King.


This great retro vintage fluted top custard cup stands  1 7/8 inches tall.  It is 3 1/4 inches across at the top. What a great addition to your Eames era or Mid-century home!


In order to keep the decals looking great, I would recommend hand washing these vintage American dishes.  This milk glass body line of glassware often carries a label identifying it as Mar-Crest. Marcrest is actually a name brand not the name of the manufacturer. It is a Product line created by a retail chain called Marshall-Burns, a division of Technicolor, operated out of Chicago. The line contained both stoneware, dinnerware,  and glassware. The items were made by many different companies both all carried the Mar-Crest name.


This particular pattern of an abstract space age design done in turquoise and gray is referred to as "Blue Heaven". The glass itself was made by Anchor Hocking under its Fire-King line though the cereal bowls are not marked Fire-King.


This great retro vintage cereal bowl holds 12 ounces and stands  2 1/4 inches tall.  It is 5 inches across at the top. What a great addition to your Eames era or Mid-century home!


In order to keep the decals looking great, I would recommend hand washing these vintage American dishes.  Couroc of Monterey History: Couroc was formed in 1948 by the husband and wife team of Guthrie Sayle Courvoisier (? - 1969) and Moira Wallace (~1910-1979) . Wallace was a gifted artist, whose early work included mosaic designs built from inlaid metal and plastic materials. Guthrie developed the technology further, and began Couroc company, which produced heavy, durable plastic trays with inlaid designs.


Guthrie Courvoisier had learned about plastic during World War II, when he was a contractor who manufactured certain plastic parts for military aircraft. (Plastics were essential to the war effort, for their rather unique qualities.) Like nearly all wartime plastics, Courvoisier's were probably jet-black, unlike the multicolored bakelite of decades prior.


In the mid-1950's the company's sales picked up, and it already had a few different designs in its product line. Sales seem to have been mostly in the California area at this time.


The company made a special effort to hire local artists for their design work. As the company slowly grew, it created numerous designs, and began expanding its product line beyond merely trays, so that customers could buy matched sets of trays, glasses, ice buckets, and even napkins. In the 1970's Couroc exploded in popularity, selling well in stores across the nation.

 

By the mid-1980’s, Couroc's popularity had dropped, and the company was shifting from producing items for the general public, to making promotional items (for sales to corporations or organizations commemorating special events.) In the 1990's, it turned almost exclusively to promotional items.


This Couroc center handled tidbit tray is in the famous Roadrunner pattern.  It features three of the cool birds running around the center of the tray.  On the back is the original gold foil paper label which reads:  Couroc serving pieces are cherished gifts because of their variety and beauty of design. Hand inlaid by master craftsmen, shells, coins, woods, and metals are fused into satin black phenolic. They are impervious to alcohol or boiling water. Wash with mild soap and water.


There is also an in-relief molded signature in the piece itself.  There are four very cool feet so that the piece sits absolutely flat on the table. The handle is brass plated. The piece is in excellent vintage condition.


Add it to your Eames era mid-century decor today.  Give your place some Mad Men flair.

Notre Dame 16 oz Fighting Irish bar glas

 

Fire-King Mar-Crest Blue Heaven custard

 

Fire-King Mar-Crest Blue Heaven cereal b

 

Couroc Roadrunner center handle tidbit t

This milk glass body line of glassware carries a label identifying it as Mar-Crest. Marcrest is actually a name brand not the name of the manufacturer. It is a Product line created by a retail chain called Marshall-Burns, a division of Technicolor, operated out of Chicago. The line contained both stoneware, dinnerware,  and glassware. The items were made by many different companies both all carried the Mar-Crest name.


This particular pattern of an abstract space age design done in turquoise and gray is referred to as "Blue Heaven". The glass itself was made by Anchor Hocking under its Fire-King line though some mugs are not marked Fire-King.


This great retro vintage coffee mug stands  3 3/4 inches tall.  It is 3 1/4 inches across at the top. What a great addition to your Eames era or Mid-century home!  Each coaster is 5 inches long. The cork middle is 3 inches wide.  Each wild and funky Fish coaster sits on three small feet.  


How fun for your Mad Men bar or rec room!  Pour some martinis and protect your Eames era furniture by using these retro Fish Lucite coasters.


The set is in excellent condition.  This set of 6 Color-Glo coasters was most likely made by the West Bend Aluminum Company of West Bend, Wisconsin. They match exactly the colors in a set of aluminum tumblers by West Bend which is the original box. 


Each coaster measures 3 1/2 inches wide and is in shiny anondized aluminum which was very popular in the 1950s-1960s.  They must not have been used as they are in excellent condition.


The colors are silver, gold, red, cobalt blue, pumpkin orange, and a iight chartreuse color!


They are ready for your Mad Men rec room or bar.  Stir up a gin and tonic and slide a coaster under it.  They would also look great with a Midcentury tall tumbler called a "zombie" filled with lemonade or iced tea.


Add them to your Midcentury collection today.  Gemco was a company which operated from 1948 to 2003. Gemco's products include glass food dispensers of all kinds as well as storage containers and handy kitchen aids. They are normally signed with a lower case g for GEMCO.  Sometimes one also finds a a W on top of the G on smaller pieces as on these shakers. The W most probably stands for WARE as the line was formally known as Gemco Ware.


This salt and pepper set matches the Crazy Daisy pattern by Corelle. 


Gemco also made official licensed products under the brand name Corning Coordinates For Corelle. The company has also produced matching accessories in clear glass for other dinnerware manufacturers, like Pfaltzgraff.


This funky and retro pair of shakers  would look good on your retro or vintage table today.  Both are in excellent vintage shape. They measure 3 1/2 inches in height. The chrome tops are in great shape.

Marshall-Burns Mar-Crest Blue Heaven mug

 

Vintage midcentury wild Lucite Fish coa

 

set mid-century West Bend aluminum coast

 

Gemco Crazy Daisy salt pepper set

This type of solid milk glass decorated glass belonged to a line that Consolidated dubbed Con Cora, deriving from the first few letters of the names Consolidated and Coraopolis, the town near Pittsburgh where Consolidated made glass.


Milk glass became immensely popular after World War II. Almost every American glass company put out its version. Westmoreland, Imperial are the better known names associated with this glass. This line was Consolidated's entry into the crowded marketplace.


Dating from the 1950s to the early 1960s, most Consolidated Con Cora items were decorated in one of the three most popular lines:  Ivy, Violet, and Rose. 


 This #4038 shape piece is decorated in the 1384G decoration: the Pine Cone decoration, a creation of Helen Mixter. It is not signed by the decorator. Two pinecones are featured on a horizontal branch on the front. The back has a section of branch but no pine cones.  There is a mustard yellow paint rim band around the neck of the piece.  The vase measures 9 1/2 inches tall. It features the "button" on the bottom which is a trademark Consolidated mold feature.  It is also iridized to highlight the colors of the piece. It is in excellent condition.


Enjoy America's glass past by purchasing a pratical and beautiful piece of American glass.  The piece is in excellent condition.  This fabulous Pyrex Art Deco 1 cup beverage server stands 4 1/4 inches tall to the top of the cherry red plastic top handle.  The black plastic handle and the chrome band with a chased wave design in the chrome scream Art Deco.


It is shown on page 58 of the Mauzy 3rd edition Pyrex book.  This all glass teapot / beverage server was the forerunner of the beloved FLAMEWARE.  The advantage of using a clear glass teapot was stated in the Expert's Book on Better Cooking in 1925 where it states:  "It is always possible to see how strong the tea is.  It is easy to see how much tea there is. The tea pot can be easily and thoroughly cleaned. the handles remain cold while the body of the pot stays hot."


The pot is signed on the bottom with an early mark: "Pyrex Brand Glassware Made in USA for". As Mauzy states on page 57, "Plastic and chrome plated handles were used, and embellishments to the glass were added."


Pyrex Ovenware teapots were no longer produced after 1940.  


Add this stunning Art Deco version of a Pyrex teapot to your collection today.  What Art Deco lover wouldn't love to have his tea steeping in such a high class container?  This fabulous Pyrex Art Deco 1 cup beverage server stands 4 1/4 inches tall to the top of the cherry red plastic top handle.  The black plastic handle and the chrome band with a chased wave design in the chrome scream Art Deco.


It is shown on page 58 of the Mauzy 3rd edition Pyrex book.  This all glass teapot / beverage server was the forerunner of the beloved FLAMEWARE.  The advantage of using a clear glass teapot was stated in the Expert's Book on Better Cooking in 1925 where it states:  "It is always possible to see how strong the tea is.  It is easy to see how much tea there is. The tea pot can be easily and thoroughly cleaned. the handles remain cold while the body of the pot stays hot."


The pot is signed on the bottom with an early mark: "Pyrex Brand Glassware Made in USA for". As Mauzy states on page 57, "Plastic and chrome plated handles were used, and embellishments to the glass were added."


Pyrex Ovenware teapots were no longer produced after 1940.  


Add this stunning Art Deco version of a Pyrex teapot to your collection today.  What Art Deco lover wouldn't love to have his tea steeping in such a high class container?  From the M.A. Hadley site is the following information:  


"Hand-crafted Pottery Since 1940

Owing to the abundance of ancient clay deposits in the region, Louisville has been a center of pottery-making for generations. Out of this proud tradition, Mary Alice Hadley established one of Louisville’s most iconic and well-known potteries. The story begins in the early 1900’s. Mary Alice Hadley was born into a family of clay tile makers where her knowledge of working with clay first developed. Exhibiting an early interest in art and design, she ultimately became a widely recognized painter, winning numerous awards and acclaim from New York to Los Angeles.


By the late 1930’s Mary Alice Hadley began melding her artistic talent with her knowledge of clay ware. In 1939, Mrs. Hadley made dishes for her houseboat on the Ohio River. The creative result was a set of a custom dishes that caused such a stir among her friends and acquaintances that the idea for a business was born. Supplying those early requests provided wide circulation for her hand-crafted pottery and soon orders began to arrive from across the country. With the help of her husband, George, the Hadley Pottery Company was formed early in 1940.


In 1944, George Hadley purchased a building in the Butchertown area of Louisville as a birthday present for Mary Alice. The building, constructed in 1848, has been home to a wool mill, a candle factory and a cordage mill and for 65 years has served as the production location, factory salesroom and offices of Hadley Pottery Company. Many pieces of original art created by Mary Alice Hadley are still on display at the historic structure on Story Avenue, including several wall murals all hand-painted by Mary Alice herself.


The business prospered, attracting collectors from across the nation and around the world. The warm and whimsical designs that Mary Alice Hadley created have attracted multitudes of fans over the last 70 years and are still finding their way into the hearts of new Hadley Pottery enthusiasts every day. She worked at the Pottery until her death in 1965. George Hadley continued to run the business until it was sold in 1979 to Louisville natives, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Moore. In September 2009, new partners joined the Hadley Pottery ownership group, but operations remain largely the same as they were when the company was started. The creative inspiration that Mary Alice Hadley brought to the ware still lives today."


These funky and celebratory coasters carries the words "Here's to You" and "Congratulation & Best Wishes".  They are signed M.A. Hadley on the reverse.  I don't know if these coasters are vintage or contemporary. You be the judge. I do know they are listed in current inventory on the M. A. Hadley website at $9.75 each.

Consolidated Con Cora #4038 Pine Cone va

 

Pyrex Art Deco 1 cup red black chrome te

 

Pyrex Art Deco 1 cup red black chrome te

 

pair M. A. Hadley barware coasters

This early vintage Pyrex red measuring cup features a font in red  not seen on more modern versions. It also has a different pouring lip than the commonly found versions.  It carries the shape number #508 C-12 and holds one cup.  


It does have some wear to it as it was used and loved.  This Edwards Star Gumps blue 5 jewel enamel plate measures 9 3/4 inches wide.  


Engraved on the back of this platter is: EDWARDS STAR ORIGINAL  for Gump's San Francisco.  The dominant colors palette of this stunning bowl are blues and greens highlighted by white.  The gold background shows off the greens and blues nicely. The golden 5 jewels are surrounded by royal blue sides. The center is a pop art explosion of green, blue, and white.


The platter retains the original 3 felt circles on the bottom ; it can be displayed flat on a table or on its side in a stand.  The platter measures 9 7/8 inches in diameter; 1 1/2 inches rise from the table.  It is in excellent shape with no stress fractures or internal cracks to the jewels as often happened in the firing process. A great San Francicso and Mid-century collectible. Add it to your enamel collection today.  scarce signed 1972 Mark Peiser art glass vase.  Treasure Craft 11 inch tall Matador figurine

Early vintage Pyrex red measuring cup

 

Edwards Star Gumps blue 5 jewel enamel

 

scarce signed 1972 Mark Peiser art glass $400.00

 

Treasure Craft 11 inch tall Matador figu

Emalox small blue enamel bowl  Mt. Washington tomato salt blackberry leaves  Alvino Bagni (1919-2000) founded Bagni Ceramiche in Lastra a Signa in August 1946. During the 1950s and 1960s he worked closely with Irving Richards of Raymor, the American distributor, as well as with their competitor, Rosenthal-Netter. The United States became Bagni’s largest market with over 80 percent of the company’s production going there. Thousands of modern designs were produced over four decades. Though it is not possible to categorize Bagni’s work easily, the wax-resist technique, impressed geometric shapes, mottled brown or green glazes and high-relief geometric forms applied to the surface are hallmarks of his work. Many designs were also glossily glazed in bright colors in simple stylized patterns such as banding or swirling lines. (Mark Hill, Alla Moda). 


Red clay was used from the late 1940s-1950s, before a finer white clay was used. Bagni considered his "Sea Garden" design to be his version of Londi’s Rimini Blu design. The factory closed in 1992.


As far as signatures, production destined for Raymor or Rosenthal-Netter was often marked in different ways. The first and most common Bagni for Raymor mark is a painted mark comprised of an ‘R’ for Raymor, followed by a three or four digit number. This number is probably Raymor’s internal stock number. The second way is a Raymor paper label printed with ‘BAG’ and a similar number. Some Bagni pieces for Rosethal-Netter were marked with two digits, followed by a slash, followed by two digits. This was often accompanied by a paper label (Mark Hill, Alla Moda, page 216)


Bagni's Hallmark Design was the "Sea Garden" line. The line started in 1960 and was inspired by ocean flora and fauna.  The semi-matte, dripped, and mottled brown, green, blue, and beige colors are different on each piece. During the 1970 the tones became lighter due to a change in the law restricting certain chemicals integral to the original Sea Garden glaze. 


This 9 5/8 inch wide Sea Garden bowl is from the 1960-1970 period as it has the deep colors of the original glaze. 

The low bowl has graceful sloping sides. It is in excellent condition. Fill it with fruit or nuts or any holiday decoration. Add it to your Italian Mid-century or Raymor pottery collection today  Set of 4 Midcentury retro vintage Anchor Hocking Lido aquamarine 5 ounce juice glasses. 


Made by the Anchor Hocking Company in the 1960s, the Lido line is yet another of the popular crinkle glassware so prevalent at the time. Like the Morgantown Crinkle line , it features highly textured surface. What distiniguishes the Lido line is that the pattern does not go all the way up to the rim of the glass.  It came in colors of Aquamarine, Avocado, Crystal, Honey Gold, Laser Blue, and Spicy Brown.


Anchor Hocking produced the "Milano" pattern from 1959 to 1963. The pattern name was then changed to "Lido" because subsequently the molds were remade by the Zanesville Mold Company in Ohio, a newly acquired Anchor Hocking Corporation subsidiary. The difference between the molds resulted in the `Milano' pattern name changing to "Lido." Although the two patterns are similar, the "Milano" pattern has a distinctive and more defined "crinkle" than "Lido". "Milano" was produced in Forest Green and Crystal only.  In the Lido pattern the crinkle pattern does not extend all the way to the top of the glass. There is a clear rim at the very top.


Set of 4 Midcentury retro vintage Anchor Hocking Lido aquamarine 5 ounce juice glasses.  Made for cold drinks of orange juice, ice tea, kool-aid, or lemonade, it is easy to grip and looks great. A practical retro vintage design ready for your kitchen today.  


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Emalox small blue enamel bowl $12.50

 

Mt. Washington tomato salt blackberry le

 

Bitossi Italy Bagni Sea Garden wide low

 

4 Anchor Hocking Lido 5 oz aquamarine ju

Each of the four glasses in this great retro vintage midcentury set stands 3 5/8 inches tall x 2 1/4 inches across the top.  Each holds 6 ounces of liquid to the brim. Perhaps they were juice glasses as well as bar glasses. Each is decorated with a 1/2 inch band of silver in the style of Dorothy Thorpe.  In addition, each of these glasses was wheel cut to create 8 ovals on the outside of the glass making them easier to handle and adding a dash of style.


They are in excellent condition and ready for your Mad Men era bar or rec room today.   The Seneca Glass Company operated from 1891 to 1983. The original factory was in Fostoria, Ohio (built, then vacated by Fostoria). Some time later, a new factory was built along the Monongahela River in Morgantown, West Virginia. Seneca's factory was next to the Morgantown Glass Works and two doors down from Beaumont Glass. This proximity led to the companies "borrowing" designs from one another and at times making or decorating glass for each other. The full name Driftwood Casual is often shortened to Driftwood.


Driftwood Casual is available in a rainbow of colors, though not all pieces will be found in every color. Official colors names are Accent Red, Amber, Buttercup (later called Yellow), Charm Blue, Cinnamon (sometimes called Brown), Crystal, Delphine Blue, Gray, Heather, Lime Green, Moss Green, Peacock Blue, Plum, and Ritz Blue.


This is a set of the Amber Driftwood Casual 5 1/8" tall 12 ounces Hi-Ball glasses.  This is an interesting color as the glass has darker coloration in the base due to the thickness of the glass.


The set is in excellent condition and ready for your Mad Men rec room or bar today.  Whether you use them on your patio or terrace or in your swanky living room, you can Gg green and save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.  The Seneca Glass Company operated from 1891 to 1983. The original factory was in Fostoria, Ohio (built, then vacated by Fostoria). Some time later, a new factory was built along the Monongahela River in Morgantown, West Virginia. Seneca's factory was next to the Morgantown Glass Works and two doors down from Beaumont Glass. This proximity led to the companies "borrowing" designs from one another and at times making or decorating glass for each other. The full name Driftwood Casual is often shortened to Driftwood.


Driftwood Casual is available in a rainbow of colors, though not all pieces will be found in every color. Official colors names are Accent Red, Amber, Buttercup (later called Yellow), Charm Blue, Cinnamon (sometimes called Brown), Crystal, Delphine Blue, Gray, Heather, Lime Green, Moss Green, Peacock Blue, Plum, and Ritz Blue.


This is a set of the Amber Driftwood Casual 5 1/8" tall 12 ounces Hi-Ball glasses.  This is an interesting color as the glass has darker coloration in the base due to the thickness of the glass.


The set is in excellent condition and ready for your Mad Men rec room or bar today.  Whether you use them on your patio or terrace or in your swanky living room, you can Gg green and save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.


See more photos at bottom of listing.  This vintage Pyrex silver band decorated creamer and sugar features a black plastic stopper on each piece with a wood grain finish in the center.  Each is marked PYREX MADE IN U.S.A on the bottom.  I have seen a 10 cup beverage server that matches these so it was most likely part of a set.  


Each piece stands 3 7/8 inches tall. They would go great with your Mad Men Dorothy Thorpe roly poly bar glasses.


Both pieces are in excellent condition.  They are practical pieces of America's past made right here in the U. S. A.   


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of the past.They are ready for your home today.

set 4 midcentury silverfade juice tumble

 

Seneca Driftwood amber set 4 Hi-Ball gla

 

Seneca Driftwood amber set 4 Hi-Ball gla

 

vintage Pyrex silver wood top creamer su

This vintage yellow Harlequin cat figurine is in excellent shape. These vintage Harlequin pieces are getting much harder to find. Add this one to your collection today.  Let's go back, way back to the time when fun and funky decorative items were in everyone's home.  Not only were there ashtrays everywhere, but there was some delicious grapes on the dining room table. Not real grapes, mind you. But funky acrylic, yup, plastic grapes drilled and attached to a driftwood (also plastic).  Lovely to look at just don't eat them!


I see these in many current TV ads in the background. There are two types in this 22 grape cluster. Clear amber but also swirled translucent amber grapes.


It is ready for your rec room coffee table or your Midcentury dining room table.  Taylor & Ng 1979 Elephants Orgy mug, designed by San Francisco potter and enamelist Win Ng and his partner in their consumer goods business. 


The mug was Made in Japan but sold in San Francisco. This is part of his large Orgy series featuring different animals in compromising poses. The mug is done in a white color and the bears are outlined in a blue color.


There is a signautre of Taylor & Ng on the side of the mug. Signed and dated 1979. On the bottom is a large circular mark stating:  JAPAN. It is in good vintage condition with no scratches to the colored parts, chips or cracks. However, there is staining in the inside, some glaze crazing near the handle and an area on the bottom where a chip but is was glazed over. This was probably sold as a second. I have priced the mug for condition.


These mugs are quite collectible on the West Coast.


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.  The Culver Glass company began in Brooklyn, New York in 1939, founded by Irving Rothenberg. Culver Glass features real 22-karat gold decoration, used effusively and magnificently especially from the late 1950s on through the 1960s. 


This cool martini pitcher stands 10 1/2 inches tall and is 2 7/8 inches across the top and 2 7/8 inches across the bottom.  The decoration is one main panel. A seven inch tall black rectangle features a gold star or snowflake shape with gold starburst behind it.  The other panel is the same starbursts on clear glass.  It is in excellent vintage condition.


Think Mad Men, the Playboy club and the Rat Pack! Think Las Vegas! Think retro barware! Add it to your barware or Mid-century glass collection today. Make some ice cubes in those vintage metal trays and stir up a great retro cocktail!

vintage fiesta harlequin yellow cat figu

 

Vintage 22 amber acrylic grape driftwood

 

Taylor & Ng 1979 blue Bear Orgy mug

 

Culver glass Black Stars Gold Martini pi

This Royal Haeger Orange Peel vase stands 5 1/2 inches high. It is one of the smaller pieces in the line, though not easy to find.


Part of the 1976 line offered by the Haeger Pottery Co, the full line can be seen on p. 170 of the David Dilley book. Condition is excellent -- no chips, cracks, nicks, flakes, stains or other damage / problems.


The original felt on bottom with impressed Haeger mark is 90% there on the bottom. Otherwise, excellent condition on the vase.


Add it to your Royal Haeger or Midcentury pottery collection today.  This is a great ice tub and set of 5 glasses in a simple yet stunning design.  The pieces have horizontal white stripes at the bottom and red vertical stripes at the top of each piece.  


It is ready for your Mad Men retro vintage rec room or bar now.  Fill up the ice tub and mix up some great vintage cocktails.  


One of the 3 1/4 inch tall glasses has some wear to its top red stripes. The rest are in good shape.  The ice tub measures 5 1/2 inches tall x 5 inches wide.


Add this set to your barware collection today.  Produced by the Morgantown Glass Company  in the period when they were known as the Morgantown Glass Guild which started in 1933, this is a set of 6 2 3/4 inch tall x 3 1/2 inch wide sherbets  in the Shamrock Green color.  Each holds 6 ounces. This line in transparant colors started in the 1950s.


By 1958, it had been renamed the Decor line, which was the brainchild of J. Richard Haden who along with his brother Samuel K. took over the business from their father Joseph Haden.  In 1958, the first Decor by Morgantown" catalog was published.


However, when the Carbone Company of Boston, one of the major national Importers assumed the line as their own in the early  Sixties, the line became known as Crinkle. This line can be seen and is well presented on pages 214-215 of Jerry Gallagher's Handbook of Old Morgantown Glass (1995).


This set of 6  footed sherbets is in the Shamrock Green color, one of the harder colors to find in this line.  It is in excellent condition and ready to join your Mid-century home as you serve a fresh fruit salad or pudding (Yes! Pudding!)  on the veranda or patio (such great mid century terms). Price is for the set of 6.


Add them to your Morgantown or Art Deco American glassware collection today.  This Noritake Art Deco bud vase stands 4 1/4 inches tall. It is a fairly common piece and a simple Noritake design which maximizes the abstract and stylized chevron design created by simple black lines on a slight cream color background. The color of the vase is a rich red with orange highlights in it. This color was made very popular by the Tangee Company in its face powder line. The top rim is trimmed in black. 


It is signed with the green wreath mark putting it in the transtition period between older Nippon and the 1925-1931 red wreath mark period. It is in very good vintage condition.  It is shown in both the Van Patten and Spain book.


Add it to your Noritake Art Deco collection today.

Royal Haeger Orange Peel vase

 

Great red white stripe Ice Tub with 5 gl

 

set Morgantown Crinkle Green footed sher

 

Noritake Art Deco red chevron bud vase

Produced by the Bryce Glass Company,  this is a pair of 3 1/2 inch tall  7 oz. flat juice glasses  in the Aqua Blue color.  


Not much is known about Bryce's El Rancho production. It was made around the same time as Crinkle, Driftwood, and Lido, and is often confused with them.


This pair of 7 oz flat juice glasses is in the Aqua Blue color, one of the harder colors to find in this line.  They are in excellent condition and ready to join your Mid-century home as you serve lemonade or iced tea on the veranda or patio (such great mid century terms).


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.

 This is a striking Bitossi Italy Rosenthal-Netter large vase designed by Aldo Londi in 1974. The vase stands 10 inches tall x 7 1/2 inches wide at its widest point and a circumference of 23 inches. This vase is part of the Rosenthal-Netter line of imported Italian pottery and ceramics.


The pattern on this Aldo Londi creation is called Moderna Marocco which is the Italian word for Modern Morrocan. According to Mark Hall in his recent book on Italian Mid-century pottery, this line was inspired by the blossoming studio pottery movement of the 1970s. As Hill states, high quality designs such as this took longer to apply and were more expensive, making them rare today. Unusually, this design does not include sgraffito or impressed elements.


Excellent condition. When tapped, it rings solidly.  Original Rosenthal-Netter paper label with the words Made in Italy stamped on one side and the numbers 266/2.  I have two other pieces from this line with labels. All have the line number of 266/. I have to conclude that the 2 is the shape number and the 266 is the number for Moderna Marocco.


In the Mark Hill book, the 10 inch version of this rare vase on page 72 is valued at 300-500 pounds. My price is a bit more reasonable.


Add it to your Italian Midcentury pottery collection today.  Done by Lincoln Vermont potter Marcy Mayforth, this 1986 signed blue Sleeping Duck vase is glazed in a periwinkle blue inside. The design is done in the sgraffito technique, then filled in as in an enamel piece. There is a sleeping duck on the piece  in two shades of blue. It is a rather abstract representation of the duck. It is signed Mayforth on the bottom with her last name and the dates '86. It is in excellent shape. Add it to your Vermont Art Pottery collection today.  Taylor & Ng 19879 brown Bear Orgy mug, designed by San Francisco potter and enamelist Win Ng and his partner in their consumer goods business. The mug was Made in Japan but sold in San Francisco. Part of a large Orgy series featuring different animals in compromising poses. Excellent condition.


These mugs are quite collectible on the West Coast.


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.

Bryce El Rancho aqua blue juice glasses

 

Bitossi Moderna Marocco Aldo Londi vase

 

Marcy Mayforth 1986 blue Duck vase

 

Taylor & Ng 1979 brown Bear Orgy mug

From the Martelé line, this 4 inch tall x 8 1/4 inch long x 3 5/8 inches wide Olives vase made by the Consolidated Glass Company of Coraopolis PA is an example of the Reuben line.  It is decorated with a very light blue ceramic wash, highlighting the frosted glass olives, vines, and leaves.  In 1933, while Consolidated was closed due to union difficulties (April 2, 1932 - March 1936), Kenneth Haley moved many of the molds belonging to his famous father Reuben Haley over to the Phoenix Glass Company where Kenneth worked.  There, he produced glass from these molds and used finishes of the Phoenix Glass Company instead of the finishing techniques of the Consolidated Glass Company. These were part of a line he called the Reuben Line in honor of his father who died in 1933.  The Reuben line carries its own paper label:  a yellow paper oval with the words Phoenix and REUBEN-LINE at the bottom of the label.


This vase is very heavy, a substantial piece of glass. It is in excellent condition with regards to its staining and color. However, there is a 1/4 inch flake on one side of the top rim (see photo) . 


It is great American Art Deco art glass. Add it to your Art Deco or Consolidated glass collection today.


Come learn more about this glass at the Phoenix & Consolidated Glass Collectors Club website: www.pcgcc.org  Each of the four glasses in this set stands6 7/8 inches tall x 2 1/2 inches across the top.  Each holds 16 ounces.  Each has frosted glass on the sides and a clear bottom.  Each is signed with the F in the shield mark of the Federal Glass Company.


There are three different decorations visible on this set of four. Two have a pear, cherry, orange over a cluster of grapes. One has pineapple slices and three cherries over an orange slice over a basket of berries. The third variation is a lime and a lime slice over strawberries and cherries over a lemon slice over some leaves and a grapefruit and slice.


What a fun funky and festive set of glasses.  Wipe up a pitcher of sangria or just some iced tea, grab a tray and head for the patio or veranda. All are in excellent condition with strong colors and no damage to the silkscreened designs.  Price is for the set.


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 Made by well-known Californian glass artist David Salazar, this contemporary art glass toothpick holder is one of the few David made that is based on the 2009 NTHCS Convention holder. David Salazar got his start with the Zephyr Studios  before working at Lundberg Glass Studios in the early 1970s and went out on his own around 1983. He is particularly well known for his Moon & Star pattern as well as his paperweights and marbles. This example is signed and dated 7-10 Salazar.


This toothpick holder stands 2 3/8 inches tall and is 1 3/16 inches across the top rim.  The base glass is clear but it has been sprayed with mineral salts in the tradition of Art Nouveau Tiffany or Steuben glass.  The resulting surface has overtones of purple, blue, rose and gold. The design of swirls is known as the King Tut pattern.  It is in excellent condition.  A great example of great glass by a great contemporary glass artist.


I am a long time member and past President (1988) of the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Club. I guarantee the authenticity of this TP. For more info on toothpick holders as a great collectible, visit the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Society web page at (www.nthcs.org)  Shown in the 1929 catalog reprint on page 32 of Jack Wilson's 1989 book, this is the #1119 2 5/8 inch tall tumbler shape of the whiskey or shot glass in the clear emerald green color.


It was also sold as part of a six shot glass, decanter and tray shown on that same page as the 1162 decanter set. It is clear emerald green glass and is in excellent condition. Add it to your Art Deco or Consolidated glass collection today.

Consolidated blue Olives Reuben-Line vas

 

set 4 Federal Fruit Slices zombie glasse

 

toothpick holder: Salazar July 2010

 

Consolidated Catalonian 1119 green whisk

Shown in the 1929 catalog reprint on page 32 of Jack Wilson's 1989 book, this is the #1119 2 5/8 inch tall tumbler shape of the whiskey or shot glass in the clear emerald green color.


It was also sold as part of a six shot glass, decanter and tray shown on that same page as the 1162 decanter set. It is clear emerald green glass and is in excellent condition. Add it to your Art Deco or Consolidated glass collection today.  This type of solid milk glass decorated glass belonged to a line that Consolidated dubbed Con Cora, deriving from the first few letters of the names Consolidated and Coraopolis, the town near Pittsburgh where Consolidated made glass.


Milk glass became immensely popular after World War II. Almost every American glass company put out its version. Westmoreland, Imperial are the better known names associated with this glass. This line was Consolidated's entry into the crowded marketplace.


Dating from the 1950s to the early 1960s, most Consolidated Con Cora items were decorated in one of the three most popular lines:  Ivy, Violet, and Rose. 


 This #4011 shape piece is decorated in the 1510G decoration: the Rose decoration with Gold. It is not signed by the decorator. Two large open pink roses and one pinkish-gray rose are flanked by two half open roses.  There is a gold rim band around the neck of the piece.  The vase measures 6 inches tall. On the bottom of the vase is the word hand-painted in black paint, though it is a bit faded but still legible.


Enjoy America's glass past by purchasing a pratical and beautiful piece of American glass.  The piece is in excellent condition.  This Art Deco Scurlock Kontanerette refrigerator jar has patent number 88111, dating it from 1930.  Embossed on the bottom of the glass are the works Scurlock Kontanerette 6-30 31 oz. MADE IN U.S.A.  and the patent number 88111. 


It measures 5 1/2 inches wide x 4 1/2 inches deep and is 4 inches tall.   


This cool vintage piece has a unique design which allowed it to fit into the corners of a fridge.  The handle is easy to lift off. The seal is tight.  It is in excellent vintage condition and ready to use, a practial piece of America's past.  


Use it in the bathroom for your Q-tips or cotton balls!  Use it in your kitchen for your teabags.


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.  Here is the information I found about Merritt Island Pottery:  



Melvin Casper and his mother, Peggy Jamieson, founded the Merritt Island Pottery in 1937, after moving there from Chicago. They built the pottery out of planks milled from pine trees cut on the property. In 1937 there was no electricity on the island and so the first pottery was unglazed. Melvin spent a few years in China with General Stillwell during World War II but returned to continue making pottery on Merritt Island. He remains there today, teaching and making pottery, at 84 a master potter, hardened by the fire of World War II and glazed by the beauty of Merritt Island. He came to Merritt Island in the mid-1930s with his stepmother, Esther Peg Jamison, who also was an artist. The two traveled to Florida just after he graduated from the Chicago Art Institute, where he had studied drawing, painting and pottery. They came to the isolated barrier island in Brevard County to live with his uncle, an ornithologist.


''There were lots of birds here, thousands of mosquitoes and only nine people,'' Casper said. ''My mother and I opened this shop in 1937 and became the first potters in Florida. People came in boats to buy our pottery. There were no books to be had on the subject in those days, so ours was one big experiment. But we survived anyway.''


Melvin Casper died in 2001.


This pot or vase stands 3 1/4 inches tall and is 3 5/8 inches across the top.  It is wheel-thrown and glazed with a mocha overglaze over the reddish brown underglaze.  Bands are incised into the lower part of the vase.  It is hand inscribed Merritt Island Pottery.  I don't know if this is a 1930s piece or a Mid-century piece. I DO know it is a gorgeous piece of 20th century Florida and American studio pottery.


Add it to your American studio pottery collection today. It is in excellent condition with no damage.

Consolidated Catalonian 1119 green whisk

 

Consolidated Con Cora Rose decoration va

 

Scurlock Kontanerette Deco refrigerator

 

Merritt Island Pottery Melvin Casper vas

Cinderella would love this little ivory satin glass shoe with a swirled pattern and high sides, decorated in Fenton's design of purple roses with yellow small flowers behind them.  There are seven different locations painted.  The top rim of the shoe / slipper is painted a pale pink.


Dimensions: The slipper/shoe measures 5 inches long.


It is marked on the bottom with the artist's signature, "handpainted by J.L. Barnum." 


Condition: No chips, cracks or other damage.  Add it to your Fenton glass or glass shoe collection today.  This lot consists of three Vernon Kilns Homespun pieces:  covered creamer, covered sugar, milk pitcher  The covered sugar bowl and the covered creamer each stand 4 inches tall.  The milk pitcher stands 5 1/8 inches tall.  


This very vintage retro pattern features bands of chocolate brown, forest green, yellow and pumpkin orange.  It is a beloved pattern.  


Each piece is in excellent condition.  Add them to your California pottery or Vernon Kilns collection today.  


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of the past. It is ready for your home today.  This sweet little Victorian gem was made sometime between 1900 and 1921 as it only carries the word England and not Made in England.


It stands 5 3/8 inches tall.  It is decorated in the Charlotte pattern, a brown transferware pattern that also comes in a green and a purple color.


This sweet little gem would look lovely on a vanity table and would be perfect for hatpins or that one single rose!


Add it to your collection today.  The Spice O' Life pattern ran from 1971-1987.  Corning had a longtime connection to France so it is not surprising that they featured a line highlighting the interest in French cooking and culture.  In fact, Amory Houghton Sr, one of the prominent Houghton family executives of Corning had served as an ambassador to France through the 1950s.


These shakers were not produced by Corning but for Corning by the Gemco firm. The bottoms are milk glass and the tops are plastic painted a silver color to look like chrome.  They carry the Spice O' Life design as they were an official go-along to the line.


Add them to your Corning, Corelle, Pyrex or Gemco collection today.

Fenton Glass Ivory Satin Shoe Slipper #9

 

Vernon Kilns Homespun sugar creamer pitc

 

Royal Crownford Charlotte brown bud vase

 

Corning Spice O' Life Poirier Saliere sh

This is a used vintage Achilles rubber stamp holder which holds up to 10 stamps. It is in excellent vintage condition and is 6" tall by 9 1/2" round. There is a patinated finish on the metal base, both on the top and on the bottom. I have decided not to clean it in case someone wants the vintage patina as is.


Add it to your Mid-century Office collection today.  Glidden #58 concentric rings 5 1/2 inch tall vase. Stunning and scarcely found. The glaze is not Glidden's standard turquoise matrix but a combination of a darker blue over the turquoise . Signed with an incised signature and the number 58 on the bottom. No ram. Excellent condition. No chips, crack or crazing. 


Add it to your American Studio pottery or Mid-century collection today.  Warm cheddar cheese soup? Cold gazpacho?  Fill them to the brim, set them on a tray and you are ready to go!


Each of these four handled soup bowls or lugs stands 2 1/2 inches tall x 5 1/2 inches wide to the end of the handles across the top.  The Goss Pottery and the Onion River Pottery of Winooski were somehow related. Research continues.


Goss/Onion River had their own patterns such as this Pineapple pattern but made a huge amount of promotional or advertising items which can easily be found here in Vermont as that is where they were made.  


Price is for the set. Add them to your Midcentury or Vermont pottery collection today.  Herei is a set of classic Art Deco inspired martini glasses in the classic martini cocktail shape!  Each glass stands  4 1/8 inches tall x 3 1/8 inches across the top.  


Both the foot and the top band are frosted glass both decorated with a thin silver rim.  There are three silver bands on the top.  This could well be Dorothy Thorpe stemware but I am not sure.  It certainly would go well with those Mad Men inspired stemware items.


The set is in excellent condition and will be ready for your next cocktail / house party.  Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of the past. It is ready for your home today.

Vintage Achilles Rotating 10 Stamp holde

 

Glidden pottery #58 concentric rings vas $30.00

 

Goss Pottery Vermont set 4 handled soup

 

set 4 classic frosted silver martini gla

These two Pillar Optic Rib with squared base Ritz blue bowls are made by Hazel Atlas and can be seen on page 111 of the Florence book, titled Hazel-Atlas glass.  


There were three bowls in the set:  6 inch, 8 inch, and 10 inch.  What you have here is the 6 1/2 inch bowl and the 8 1/2 inch bowl in excellent vintage condition. It looks like these bowls were little used, if any.


The price in the Florence book for the 10 inch bowl alone is $85. I bought these very reasonably so I will pass them along very reasonably as well.  Price is for the pair.  This Rival Ice-O-Mat ice crusher was state of the art for its time.  This particular one also has the wall mount mechanism so you can add it to your mancave or rec room for good!


It stands 9 inches tall. The base is 4 1/2 inches wide. It comes apart by pinching the two chrome toggles one each side.  The bottom is the container for the crushed ice. It is easy to transport it.  To use, you lift the hinged top and fill with ice cubes. Turn the crank and crushed ice fills the bottom container.  What could be easier?


I love the great graphics on the dial. It looks like the grill of a classic car!  It is in great working condition. There are a few scratches on it. It was used.  However it still has a great look and is ready to use.


Think Mad Men, the Playboy club and the Rat Pack! Think Las Vegas! Think retro barware! Add it to your barware or Mid-century glass collection today. Make some ice cubes in those vintage metal trays, crush them up, and stir up a great retro cocktail!  The Culver Glass company began in Brooklyn, New York in 1939, founded by Irving Rothenberg. Culver Glass features real 22-karat gold decoration, used effusively and magnificently especially from the late 1950s on through the 1960s. 


This cool martini pitcher stands 10 1/4 inches tall and is 3 1/4 inches across the top and 2 7/8 inches across the bottom.  The decoration is on two panels, one wide, one narrow. A gold band surrounds frosted glass background on which stylized pine cones and needles are found.  It is in excellent vintage condition.


Think Mad Men, the Playboy club and the Rat Pack! Think Las Vegas! Think retro barware! Add it to your barware or Mid-century glass collection today. Make some ice cubes in those vintage metal trays and stir up a great retro cocktail!  This Heisey Ring Band custard glass toothpick holder can be seen be seen in Brederhoft on page 97. It carries a souvenir inscription of St. Johns N. B. (New Brunswick Canada).


The top part of the holder is thin enough to show a lot of fiery opalescence.  The original Heisey name for this custard glass was Ivorina Verde.  According to the  Brederhofts, the enamel decoration and gold was added to Ring Band by Oriental Glass Co, of Pittsburgh, PA.


It is in excellent condition. Add it to your toothpick, Canadian glass, custard glass, or Heisey collection today.

2 Hazel Atlas Blue Pillar Optic Rib bowl

 

Rival Ice-O-Mat retro ice crusher

 

Culver glass Pine Cone Gold Martini pitc

 

Heisey custard Ring Band St. Johns N. B.

Born in the Russian Ukraine, Jascha Brojdo, known as Georges Briard, created some of the most stylish and recognizable designs of the Mid-century period here in the United States. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago eventually earning a Master of Fine Arts degree. He studied painting and design there. in 1947 he went to New York to work for Max Wille


This line is called Paradise.  This design is pure Briard, with its modernistic abstract stylized flying birds done in shades of turquoise, white and gold. Between the flying birds there are whimsical designs of leaves with that classic half open leaf pattern so characateristic of the mid-century wares. 


This same shape without the attached fork and chain can be seen on page 45 of the Pina Designed & Signed book. The Paradise pattern can be seen on page 61 of the Pina book.2.85 


It is signed with the standard Briard gold lettering. What I love is that the glass dividers on the plate have an indentation where the shaft of the fork rests.  There is some gold loss on the tops of the glass dividers and on some of the design. However, it is in good vintage shape and ready for your next retro cocktail party.


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of the past. It is ready for your home today.  Terry Crider started his glasswork in 1976. He is self taught. This studio glass artist has put out a limited amount of work over the past 36 years. He uses NO MOLDS and his only help has been his wife Donna. I had email from Terry and Donna stating that he doesn't think it would be fair to the collectors to make any of the same things again. They have decided, if they do make glass again, they are not going to make anything that they have made in the past. He stopped blowing glass around 1990 and didn't start blowing again until 1999. This toothpick is in mint condition and is signed with Crider on the bottom with no date.  Judging by the base glass color and the pulled feather treatment, I will put it between 1977-1981.


This Crider toothpick holder is hand blown glass - it features his early Pulled Feather decoration on an amethyst base glass. What makes it special and hard to find is the applied glass threaded applied to it, applied by his wife Donna who did all the finish work on the pieces. It's hard to imagine the amount of work that went into this beautiful, hand made toothpick holder. 


This little toothpick holder stands about 1 5/8 inches high at its highest point and 2 inches wide at top. It is a fantastic piece of art glass! It is in perfect condition.  Shown in the 1929 catalog reprint on page 32 and page 34 of Jack Wilson's 1989 book, this is the #1113 7 1/4 inch bread and butter plate in the yellow wash color, sometimes called honey yellow by collectors. These hard to find plates feature the swirls and uneven hand tooled rims that make this line so distinctive.


The Catalonian line was made from 1927 to most likely 1932 when the plant closed. It is not known if the line continued after the plant reopened in March 1936. 


It is in excellent condition. Add it to your Art Deco or Consolidated glass collection today. It is in excellent condition with a good wash on it.  Shown in the 1929 catalog reprint on page 32 and page 34 of Jack Wilson's 1989 book, this is the #1113 7 1/4 inch bread and butter plate in the yellow wash color, sometimes called honey yellow by collectors. These hard to find plates feature the swirls and uneven hand tooled rims that make this line so distinctive.


The Catalonian line was made from 1927 to most likely 1932 when the plant closed. It is not known if the line continued after the plant reopened in March 1936. 


It is in excellent condition. Add it to your Art Deco or Consolidated glass collection today. It is in excellent condition with a good wash on it.

Georges Briard Paradise Relish tray with

 

Crider threaded feather urn toothpick ho

 

Consolidated Catalonian 1113 honey plate

 

Consolidated Catalonian 1113 honey plate




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