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Midcentury double gold band 8 inch tall martini pitcher (12925):


OK, you have already made your martinis. Now, what to serve them in to your guests since you want to pour them in front of them?


Here 's a solution. A vintage martini pitcher. This item was very common in the Midcentury era. Presentation counts, you know.


So, this one has already given about a half century of service somewhere. Now, it's time to bring it to your house and get even more years out of it.  This style glass was in the Culver line as early as the 1950s and is still shown in the 1966 catalog which is included in Monograph 82 published by the West Virginia Museum of American Glass in 2008. The monograph has 80 pages of information on Culver. It is one of their most popular patterns!


In the 1965 catalog a set of eight of these footed cocktail glasses in the Prado pattern cost $6.00. $6.00! Try to buy a single glass today for that amount. Culver is one of the most collected Midcentury vintage barware producers. 


Here is some info: 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. The super-heated, roll-on process of gold remains a secret today. This secret perished with Mark Rosenberg, Irving's son, who was one of the passengers on the hijacked Newark-to-San-Francisco flight that crashed in Pennsylvania.


Found online at classyconcotions.wordpress.com: "The patterns of Culver are extensive from gilded mushrooms, owls, cats, wildlife, Egyptian or Asian inspired design themes, scrolling leaf patterns, holiday designs, sports motifs and many others. The gilded Moroccan-style trellis and raised emerald-green diamonds of the ‘Valencia‘ pattern become their most popular pattern in cocktailware."  Talented Vermont studio potter Marcy Mayforth of Lincoln has been creating colorful and practical pottery since the 1970s. 


I met her in a jazz dance class we were both taking in the late 1970s. She has exhibited in Frog Hollow for many years. Her wax technique outlines the elements of her design. 

This is a new design for me by Vermont studio potter Marcy Mayforth. I have never seen it before and I am very familiar with her wax designs. Marcy created these designs using the classical wax resist method.


This 3 3/4 inch tall vase is signed simply with her MM initials. The background is a off white which really makes the design pop. The hearts are a purple color with a blue above them. 

This shape was also sold with a matching ceramic ball attached to a wick to use it as an oil lamp.  I am pleased to offer this BEAUTIFUL Vintage Authentic Blenko 966 Freeform Ashtray, Winslow Anderson, Ice Blue, ca. 1951-1953. This ashtray designed by Winslow Anderson was first in production in 1952. Beautiful thick, heavy glass. SIZE: widest part is 8" x 7"; 1 1/2" tall; 8 1/2" x 9" across back. Weight: 2 lbs 8 oz.

Midcentury double gold band 8 inch tall

 

Culver number 246 Prado Turquoise set 4

 

Vermont Studio Potter Marcy Mayforth 199

 

Blenko Midecentury 996 Winslow Andersen

Made by Hazel Atlas in the 1950s, this pattern can be found on a cocktail shaker cocktail tray and both highball tumblers and whiskey glasses (shown in next post) as well as these more general "beverage" glasses. The red and black band around the top part of each glass are like a stage curtain highlighting the black slat wooden bar behind which a mustachioed bartender is mixing drinks. To his right is a dapper gentleman customer holding a drink and standing next to a brass spittoon. To the left of the bartender is a lady raising her glass. She is wearing a bustle and carrying a parasol. A dog is near her feet. Hey, wait a minute, what is a lady doing in a saloon?? This set of four hiball glasses has a matching set of four shorter 3 1/4 inch whiskey glasses which will be offered separately. The smaller glasses are signed with the Hazel Atlas logo thus identifying the maker. 


Get your craft or classic cocktail recipes ready!  This Midcentury Modern classic design was created by the Viking Glass Company. This line was called "Epic" and it is! The Epic Line from Viking Art Glass was produced from 1956 to 1975. Instead of placing two handles at each side as in a more traditional glass design, the designer included a handle in the middle which also serves as a divider so that the candy dish has more functionality.


This particular design was included in the Epic line from 1962-1968. It measures 8 1/2 inches long x 6 inches wide. The color of the glass? Ruby Red like those famous slippers, baby! It is ready to sit on your Midcentury Modern credenza and give it a pop of 1960s-1970s color.  From 1937-1954 the Fostoria Glass Company used this cutting known as Lido to add decoration to items in their Baroque (shape) Line. This is a footed comport but would be probably also considered as footed candy dish. The cutting looks like fronds of a palm tree or exploding fireworks. It stands a little over 5 inches tall. An American Art Deco shape and decoration. 


This is a sweet little gem! How about using it on Valentine's Day to present "a little something". Many a bride in the that time period received the Baroque pattern as a wedding gift. It is a huge line with a huge variety of shapes available. It is in excellent condition.  Ever need four identical shot glasses? Well, of course you do for the next time you want to do "shots" at one of your cocktail parties for four!


A heavy band of high quality silver is found on these glasses. I suspect with their slightly recessed bases and the quality of the silver that they may be by Dorothy Thorpe from her line of barware. Excellent condition.

Vintage Hazel Atlas Gay Nineties set of

 

Viking Epic line #1160 Ruby glass with y

 

Fostoria 1937-1954 Lido cutting decorati

 

Set of four 2 1 / 4 inch silver rimmed Mid

"Fit for a king." We have all heard that expression I am sure. How about "fit for an Emperor" for this set of clear glass with golden Roman coins on each 3 1/8 inch tall glass. This shape is called a Roly Poly. I am not sure which American glass company made them. How about crafting a fitting classic Italian inspired cocktail for these? Seal of the city of Rome, Augustus, Coliseum, all await you as you raise your glass. This set of four will soon be for sale at Barge Canal Market in Burlington Vermont. Add them to your vintage Midcentury inspired home bar and get ready to celebrate in style.  Know someone who loves ducks? This etched pattern is known as "Ducks in Flight". It was used extensively on barware and both hand-hammered and stamped aluminum giftware in the 1945-1970 time period. It certainly adds elegance to this set. This smoke gray color debuted in the mid 1950s and quickly became a best seller for firms such as Libbey, Federal, Morgantown, etc. Holmegaard in Denmark made a lot of glass in this color. The bottom of each glass has a molded textured grid pattern. I am not sure which company produced the glasses but I feel they are made in the USA.


Each glass holds 8 ounces. Very heavy 5/8 inch base which gives these glasses great stability and heft.  So, let's see, which classic cocktail would you serve in your "Ducks in Flight" glasses? Manhattan maybe?  This lot consists of 4 Thermo-Temp Insulated Ware hiball or zombie glasses, all standing 6 inches tall x 3 inches wide. All are in great vintage condition. One is in Aqua, one  in Carnation Pink, one in salmon, one in lemon yellow.


These were part of a line called Thermo-Temp, made by the Mallory Randall Corp, Brooklyn New York. Mallory Randall started in business in 1947 and primarily engaged in the design, manufacture, and sale of food and drink accessories. Mallory Randall also made lines called Malloware and Mallo Belle melmac dinnerware!


This line is funky and would fit right in with a tiki bar or retro bar. They would also go well with Russel Wright dinnerware colors! A clear plastic outside layer permits one to see the raffia or burlap fabric in the middle layer. The inside is colored plastic. I have now seen 13 colors in this line: Mint green, Pink, Dark Pink (hot pink), Peach, Light Blue / Turquoise, 

Avocado green, Lemon Yellow, Lime Green, Purple (on brownish side), Pumpkin Orange/ Salmon, Mocha. Beige, and Chartreuse


What made these great and still makes them useful for picnic or camping or just plain yee-haw retro fun is that these cups are for either hot or cold drinks. Whether iced tea, lemonade, java, or hot chocolate with mini marshmallows floating on top, this is a fun way to serve them.


At an antique show where I set up to sell here in Vermont, I learned from a few boomers that this pattern was distributed through gas stations in the late 1950s and 1960s here in New England.  Imagine these on the middle of your table setting.  The mold was done by the New Martinsville Company which became the Viking Glass Company. This color however, this light blue, was made in these molds later by Viking.  Excellent condition and ready for your decorating needs.

Set four Midcentury Gold Roman Coins 3 i

 

Set of four vintage 3 3 / 8 inch tall smok

 

set 4 Midcentury Thermo-Temp Insulated W

 

Pair of Viking light blue Janice mold 5&

This classic vintage stainless steel cocktail shaker stands 10 inches tall and is unsigned. The shape of this vintage cocktail shaker is a classic Art Deco shape but since it is made out of stainless steel it is most likely from the 1960s. The cap doubles as a jigger. The metal top has the strainer at the top for easy pouring. This is no new reproduction. It is patinated in black to contrast with the stainless steel top and bands at the bottom. 


So, with all the great vintage cocktail recipes out there, which one would you choose to make for this sleek beauty?  Info from the fabulous corningware411.com:


"Centura (1966-1977) is kind of like the older brother, or sister, of Corelle. It's similar to Corningware, in that it is a type of Pyroceram, but unlike Corningware, it is glazed. Corningware is self glazing, in that it forms it's own smooth shiny surface during the crystallization process that changes it from a glass to a glass-ceramic. Unlike Corningware, and Corelle for that matter, Centura suffers from microwave incompatibility and could not be used on the stovetop. I believe that was ultimately the cause of its downfall. Evidently, like some Pfaltzgraff (i.e. mom's grape pattern), it absorbs Microwave energy and gets really hot, while the food stays cold." 


It comes in about 30 different patterns. This pattern is called April Tulip. It was produced from1972-77 thus the pattern is harder to find than many others in Centura. This one features abstract small tulips and leaves separated by vertical green dots in t he bottom row. The tulips are harvest gold, orange, and pink while the leaves are green. Elegant and cute. The style of this 5 1/2 inch wide x 1 3/4 inch tall bowl is known as a "coupe" style which was so popular in the Midcentury period. This was advertised as a cereal bowl but its size makes it perfect for all sorts of serving uses. 

 LIBBEY Glass Company of Toledo Ohio first introduced this exquisite pattern (Golden & Silver Foliage) in their 1957 - 1958 catalog It was very popular than and some 50 years later, it is still very popular. The gold used in the decorations is 22K - the silver is Palladium.


Each of these little gems stands 6 inches tall. A frosted band shows off 4 stylized abstract Mid-century leaf designs. Three are of one stem type and two are of another stem type but they match well.


There is a silver band at the top of each wine. Each wine holds exactly 5 ounces! So, break out the Cab or Pinot Grigio and toast your family and friends.


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your dining table today.  Here is the vintage 1975-1979/1983 16 ounce "Cooler" size of Libbey's Country Garden line in gold.  Excellent condition. 


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

Vintage 10 inch stainless steel black pa

 

Pair of Corning Centura Tulip Time cerea

 

Set of 5 Silver Leaf Foilage footed wine

 

Libbey glass set 4 golf Country Garden 1

Signed with her standard incised signature which uses only her last name, this 10 inch tall baluster vase is glazed in celadon green on the inside and has two sprays of red blossom flowers.


Judith, a Barnard College graduate, lives in Lincoln Vermont and has been working in clay for over 35 years. She worked as Resident Potter at the Shelburne Craft School and at the Vermont State Craft Center when it was in Middlebury Vermont. She studied ceramics both in Boulder Colorado and Alfred, New York. 


Excellent condition. Add it to your Vermont studio pottery collection today.  Information from the The Complete Guide to Corning Ware & Visions Cookware book by Kyle Coroneos. The Floral Bouquet pattern  was introduced in 1971. It contains the then popular colors of yellow and avocado green as well as blue. It comes in two versions. The first harder to find version has the pattern on all sides in a wrap around fashion was made for only one year before Corning redesigned the line. The second and more easily found version has the pattern on the front and back only.


This casserole is from the A Series which was introduced in 1972 and ended in 1987.


This A-1-B Floral Bouquet Covered Saucepan was made between 1972-1975. It is being sold with the C-7 lid as shown. It holds 1 quart. The Floral Bouquet pattern is shown on page 74-78 of Coroneos' 2006 guide titled The Complete Guide to Corning Ware & Visions Cookware.


Excellent vintage condition. No damage of any kind.


Using Corning items is an easy way to bake casseroles, gratins or use them as serving dishes. Retro pratical flair. I bought it very reasonably so can pass them on reasonably as well. 


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.  In 1974 Dansk Designs changed their name to Dansk Designs International. So, this pair of heavy full lead crystal candleholders was most likely made in the 1970s. It was made in Japan as the label states. Both candleholders have their original label.


The form of this candleholder is very biomorphic with rounded corners on top. Each holder stands 2 inches tall and is 4 inches wide. Because they are 100% full lead crystal, they are perfectly clear and have a certain sculptural quality. The designer of this shape is Jens Quistgaard, who was the lead designer when the Nierenbergs opened their business in Mount Kisco, New York

According to wikipedia, "by 1982 Quistgaard had created more than 2000 different designs for Dansk of dinnerware, glassware and items for the home."


This pair of Dansk candleholders would look stunning in the right Midcentury decor.  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 of line #1980 is Driftwood Casual, often shortened to Driftwood.


Driftwood Casual was produced from 1953-1983 and 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 their #10561 Seneca Driftwood Moss Green 32 oz pitcher, shown here with a pair of Driftwood Moss Green 3 3/8 inch tall cocktail glasses. Moss Green was Seneca's name for the very popular shade of green known as avocado green.


They are 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. Get those gin & tonics ready or just serve water or iced tea in them.

Vermont Studio potter Judith Bryant 10 i

 

Corning 1972-1975 Floral Bouquet 1 Quart

 

Dansk Designs International Quistgaard d

 

Seneca Driftwood Moss Green Cocktail Set

This Cambridge Glass Company #3400/14 fancy wafer stem comport stands 7 inches tall. It carries the Wildflower etch.


It is in excellent condition and ready to serve your entertaining needs today.  Add a touch of glass class from the past!  Shown on page 208 of Florence's 18th Edition of "Depression Glass", this pattern was created by the Hazel-Atlas Glass Company in the late 1930s. Perhaps better known in cobalt glass with white designs, it was also made in crytal with blue silkscreened designs. 


Each 5 ounce juice glass in this set of 4 glasses stands 3 3/4 inches tall. The glass has an interior optic to it.  The design is in very good shape after 75 years with no scratches on the blue design.


Price is for the set of four.


 Introduced by Libbey Glass Company of Toledo Ohio in their 1955 Fall Catalog, here is how this line was described to retailers:  


"Formerly known as St. Moriz. Smart, new tumbler shape with textured surface suggesting cool, refreshing beverages. Sparkling crystal glass with heavy base in four sizes. Ideal for merchandising popular "On-The-Rocks" and "Gin and Tonic" drinks."


In the Fall-Winter 1957 catalog on page 19:  "Smart new shapes with a textured surface suggesting melting ice. Ideal for the currently popular On-The-Rocks and Gin-and-Tonic"


This line came in four sizes:


#5147:  Jigger, 1 1/2 oz

#5148:  On-The-Rocks, 7 oz

#5149:  Gin-and-Tonic, 10 oz

#5144:  Cooler, 12 oz.


Yet another design by the highly talented lead designer for Libbey from 1942-1979, Freda Diamond!  According to the Mauzy book on pages 148-150, this pair of 3 3/4 inch tall tumblers is from the 1934-1950 Moderntone line by the Hazel-Atlas Glass Company.


"Basic dinnerware pieces are abundant which means it will not take a major investment to amass multiple place settings. A handful of items are more expensive including certain bowls and tumblers as shown on the price list."


On that price list on page 150, a single 3.5 inch cobalt juice tumbler lists for $65. Now this book was published in 1999 and prices have come down quite a bit since. In the 18th Edition of the Florence book published in 2008, on page 135, this juice tumbler still lists for $65. It is considered very hard to find.


I bought them very reasonably so I can offer the pair here for $60. That's right, $30 each.

Cambridge #3400 / 14 fancy wafer stem 7 in

 

Hazel Atlas 4 Art Deco cobalt glass Ship

 

Libbey Saint Regis #5148 7 ounce Rocks g

 

Hazel Atlas 2 cobalt glass Moderntone ju

Freda Diamond (1905-1998), "Designer for Everybody" - Libbey Glass Designer


Worked for Libbey from 1942-1979. From 1942 to 1979 she was the primary designer for the Libbey Glass Company, helping them pioneer in the production of inexpensive, highly decorative tumblers, stemware, and other pieces. Among the many patterns she was responsible for include Ripple, Tempo, Emerald Glass, Stardust, and many others that we grew up with in the 1950s and 1960s.


Named the "Designer for Everybody" by Life magazine in 1954, Freda Diamond enjoyed a highly successful, fifty-year career as a home furnishings consultant. From the 1930s through the 1980s, Diamond helped firms in many American industries to design affordable products for the mass market. If someone you know set up housekeeping in the mid-twentieth century, they probably owned something -- cabinets, drapes, kitchen canisters, plastic furniture, tables, lamps, mirrors, rugs, drinking glasses, or window shades -- designed by Freda Diamond.


From the 1957 catalog, here is their marketing language for the 1955-1963 Ripple Line: "Exciting Aqua color that "goes with anything" … rippling circles blown on inner surfaces give sparkling, changing, color … an important ingredient of Libbey’s "table recipes" for "setting an imaginative table".


Shown in this photo is a set of the 3 3/8 inch tall 6 oz Juicee glasses in Aqua.


In the 1955 catalog, Libbey introduced an exciting new line by Freda Diamond: the Ripple Line in Aqua in five shapes. In the 1959 Fall - 1960 Winter catalog they introduced the "Smoke" color in Ripple. The Mint color was added in 1961 along with Crystal. In 1962 a new color Amethyst was introduced. It exists also in their Gold color but I am not sure when it was in the line.  This 7 3/4 inch long x 4 inch wide covered cigarette box was made by the Bitossi company of Montelupo Italy and imported into the US by the Rosenthal-Netter company as this particular design has been found with the original paper label. 


I really like the way the orange flowers with red centers are painted on both the sunny yellow glaze portion and the brown glazed portion of the lid. It is in excellent vintage condition with no chips to the corners of the lid or the bottom. I bought it in 2000. Time to pass it along to a Bitossi Midcentury Italian pottery collector


It would look stunning on a Midcentury modern coffee table or end table.  Collectors of vintage American Midcentury barware most often refer to this pattern as Capri Dots. In reality, the pattern name is "Capri Skol", made by the Hazel Atlas Glass Company in the 1960s. It exists in 9 different shapes. This is a set of the 3 3/8" tall old fashioned glasses.  Forest green and chartreuse bands with two sets of black ovals as decoration. 5 1/2 inches tall. Fifties colors, yessiree! Made by Libbey Glass, these tumblers would complement many of the Midcentury dinnerware lines such as Fiesta, Harlequin, Rhythm, and many more! I love the bold black ovals which are in two groups on the funky and pop art glasses. A Freda Diamond design for Libbey i am certain. Be it a cocktail or lemonade or an iced coffee, what would YOU serve in them?

Libbey glass set 4 Aqua Ripple 6 oz. Jui

 

Bitossi Mid century yellow orange flower

 

set 4 Hazel Atlas Capri Skol Dots old fa

 

Vintage set 4 black ovals chartreuse for

Here are the 12 ounce size from the 1973 Libbey Accent Line in tawny brown color with the Brown Camelia design on them. Very hard to find. One of Freda Diamond's best designs for Libbey. Bigger taller glasses? More cocktails fit!!  These Libbey Accent line 9 ounce Rocks glasses were #374 in their 1970-1979 catalogs. The color is a smoky brown clear color they named "tawny". The shape and the decoration were designed by one of the few female industrial designers. Her name was Freda Diamond (1905-1998) and she was the head designer at Libbey Glass Company from 1942-1979. She helped them pioneer inexpensive highly decorative tumblers, stemware and barware. She is responsible for the Accent, Impromptu, Ripple, Tempo, Stardust lines and many more. Life magazine named her "Designer for Everybody" in 1954. The decorative motif on this line was called Brown Camelia. It was produced for one year only in 1973. I like the very graphic pop art flower power feel of the design. Here is how it was advertised when it was introduced in the 1970 Pacesetter Catalog: "Here's stemware for today ... Stemware with style that's just right for the informal dining and entertaining of America's lifestyle in the 70s." This Accent line won an award in the 1970 National Housewares Manufacturers Design Competition. On 1972 it was advertised as "Bold, formal, casual, Old World look or New. Over the 9 years it was available in these colors: crystal (9 years), Tawny (9 years), Olive (6 years), Dusky Blue (2 years) and Gold (2 years). A modern classic. indeed.  How iconic can you get for your daily java mug! Here you go. This handled mug was made by the Onion River Pottery in South Burlington Vermont. The company's products are easy to find around Vermont but its history was much more difficult to locate.

After WWII, Frank W. Goss (1921-2011) and his wife Marjorie Major started a pottery named Contemporary Ceramics, perhaps later to be named Goss Pottery, then around 1970 renamed Onion River Pottery. Steven F. Goss was apparently also involved with the founding of the pottery. I am not clear on the relationship between these two men. It operated in various locations around Vermont: New Haven, Middleburg, Winooski, and South Burlington. I am not exactly clear on the relationship between Goss and Onion River except that its products are identical. I assume Goss Pottery was an earlier name of the Onion River Pottery Company.

The pottery used many characteristic bas-relief patterns impressed on a red clay form and exposed through a grey speckled slip glaze.

This coffee mug features the mountains and trees of the "Green Mountain State". It is signed with the words ONION RIVER POTTERY SO. BURLINGTON VT inside an onion shape. Winooski, one of the locations for this pottery, derives its name from an Abenaki word meaning "wild onion".It is in excellent condition.  What is the "key" to "unlocking" a good time?? How about a nice tall cocktail in a set of gold decorated black skeleton keys and escutcheons cocktail glasses? These 5 1/2 inch tall Midcentury highball glasses feature four locks from the following locations: Chateau Hautbarr France, English 18th Century Curland Castle, German - 16th Century Schloss Wartenberg, and Spanish - 16th Century Casa del Conde de Toledo.  A set of Midcentury barware fit for a cocktail king or queen!

Libbey scarce 1973 Beverage size Tawny A

 

Libbey set 4 Tawny Accent rocks with Bro

 

Onion River Pottery Vermont coffee mug $10.00

 

Set 4 midcentury highball glasses with l

In the 1970s, both the Anchor Hocking Glass Company and the Federal Glass Company made a series of Zodiac mugs. A milk glass base mug was painted black as the background to the gold design. The gold paint is very susceptible to wear making excellent condition examples harder to find. This Anchor Hocking Scorpio mug stands 3 7/8 inches tall and is signed on the bottom with their "anchor in a rectangle" mark. On one side is the Zodiac sign and symbol with the dates for Scorpio. On the other side is a panel detailing the attributes of a Scorpio. The set of twelve signs is available from both companies. For those Scorpios out there who would like some daily tea or coffee out of this groovy retro mug.  How about a nice cold cocktail in a snowflake covered vintage double rocks glass? This set of four retro old fashioned rocks glasses have a compass in gold amid snowflakes on one side against a frosted background and a frosted compass on clear amid white snowflake on the other side. They are heavy as they have a 1/2 solid glass base. They stand 4 3/8 inches tall. They are not signed but definitely American made from the Midcentury period of 1950-1970. Get your bottles ready. These handle a lot of booze. Perfect for those snowbirds who love their icy winter in a glass. The graphics are in very good vintage condition but not perfect. On the other hand, they are great usable Midcentury barware  Here is the #4505/06 Candy Box with the diamond design on the larger side panels. It stands 7 1/2 inches tall x 5 1/2 inches wide. It is decorated with the #1384 Pine Cone design. In the Regent Line (1948-1956) not only were the pieces hand decorated but the backgrounds were only enhanced either with all-over iridescence or with background shadowing. In the case of the Pine Cone design, all pieces were iridized. Beyond the decoration on the plain corner panels the only other decoration on this candy box is that there is a band near the top in the same color as used on the needles.


The Pine Cone pattern continued into the 1957-1963 Con-Cora line but without the iridescence. By 1960, the Pine Cone pattern was not in the 1960 Con-Cora catalog found in Monograph 127 on pages 23-30. This helps to explain why there are fewer Con-Cora Pine Cone pieces to be found.  This Royal Haeger Midcentury Black Mistique 13H 6 inch vase has a glaze which was developed by Helmut Bruchman who was 'the creator ofthe popular glazes of the 1960s' (Paradis, p. 10-11). The glaze is amazing and contrast well with the black body. 


Unfortunately there is chip on the base rim, thus the very reasonable price. I paid $25 for it. Great shelf piece and example of this spectacular glaze.

Anchor Hocking 1970s Scorpio Zodiac coff

 

Midcentury set 4 Compass snowflake doubl

 

Consolidated Regent Line #4505 Pine Cone

 

Royal Haeger Midcentury Black Mistique 1

Glidden #163 large 11 inch long x 5 inch tall covered casserole or baking dish. Stunning. The glaze is Glidden's standard turquoise matrix. Signed with an incised signature and the number 163 on the bottom. No ram. Excellent condition. No chips, crack or crazing. 


Add it to your American Studio pottery or Mid-century collection today.  This set of cobalt blue glass tumblers was made by the Hazel-Atlas Glass Company from 1936-1939. This is the 5 inch 12 ounce size.


All are in excellent condition. Price is for the set.


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your bar or man cave now.  This pair of Bennington Potters Pink Agate #2085 candleholders stands 4 inches tall. This glaze has been discontinued by the company.


Add it to your Bennington Potters collection today. They are all ready to grace your home.


They would look great with a collection of early agate!   This Viking Epic Crimped Bon Bon #1147 circa 1957 in Persimmon was shown in the 1957-1960 Viking catalogs.  


It is in excellent vintage condition and ready to grace your Midcentury home today.  


A practical and beautiful piece of 20th century American glass.

Glidden pottery#163 covered casserole

 

Hazel Atlas 6 cobalt glass Fine Rib tumb

 

Bennington Potters Pink Agate candlehold

 

Viking Epic Crimped Bon Bon #1147 Persim

This set of five 5 1/8 inch tall white wine glasses are from the line called Fortuna Smoke that Rosenthal produced from 1963-1969. They are very thin glass. On replacements, they are listed at $30 EACH. 


I was lucky enough to find these very reasonably.I am therefore offering them at a much lower price for the set of five.


 I think they would go well with the Morgantown smoky gray glass barware as well. Add them to your retro or midcentury bar today.

 This pair of Fostoria Baroque pattern single candleholders carries the #327 Navarre etch. In 2001, this pair booked for $50. I bought them reasonably and will pass them on that way. 


Excellent condition. Price is for the pair.  Murano midcentury green mica summers bowl:  


Made in Murano Italy during the 1950-1970 period, this large bowl is done in the sommerso technique meaning an interior layer of glass is "submersed" in another of glass. In this bowl, the inner layer is pink glass with green swirls and silver mica flakes. The outer layer is white. It measures 9" across from top to folded down rim and 8" wide. A great example of Italian Midcentury mastery of glass.  Carl Radke 2014 Red with a Yellow Tut Pattern Toothpick Holder:


This Carl Radke 2014 signed toothpick holder stands 2 inches tall but its overall width is a smaller size than later ones Carl did for me. It was one of the ones where he was trying to learn the form and get the right diameter. It is blown into a traditional 1880-1895 American Art Glass shape, that being a double gourd form but a wider one. It is made of one layer then decorated: the inner red glass color layer over which a yellow Tut pattern is placed. It is then iriidized to create it lustrous finish. It is signed on the bottom "Carl Radke 15" and carries his Phoenix Studios silver paper label. It was one of the original 36 prototypes Carl created for my display of his work at the 2015 40th Annual Convention of the NTHCS (National Toothpick Holder Collector’s Society).


It is in excellent condition. $80 plus Priority Mail shipping from 05452.


Carl Radke has been blowing glass since 1970. He was one of a vanguard of young artists who participated in the Renaissance of American Art Glass in the early 1970s.


Originated by Tiffany in 1881 and popular during the early part of the 20th century, Lustre Art Glass had fallen out of favor about 1925, practically becoming a lost art. In the latter part of the 1960s, the art programs of several California universities began to rekindle an interest in glassblowing in general and in Silver Art Glass specifically. Several of the young artists became fascinated with the medium and were caught up by the challenge of rediscovering this complex and sophisticated art form.


Lustre Glass is a very specialized glassblowing medium because of the silver content in the glass. It has always been one of the most costly forms of glass to produce. In addition to the high cost of the raw materials used in Lustre Glass, the raw glass can only be maintained in the oven for a short time before the color, quality, and texture of the glass batch begins to degenerate. These two factors prevent this volatile studio glass from being mass-produced in a larger factory environment. Thus, the specific formulae and high raw material costs have kept the blowing of Silver Lustre Art Glass in the hands of a few skillful artisans as the glass maker must be chemist as well as craftsman to work successfully in this medium.


Carl Radke is one of only a few glassblowers out of the thousands in the United States who continues to work in this difficult and traditional glass. His skill with glass and glass decoration has allowed him to "play" with the medium and to develop his unique creations.

Rosenthal midcentury Fortuna Smoke wines

 

Fostoria Baroque Navaree Etch candlehold

 

Murano midcentury green mica sommerso bo

 

Carl Radke 2014 Red with Yellow Tut TP

Carl Radke 2014 Yellow with a Red Tut Pattern Toothpick Holder:


This Carl Radke 2014 signed toothpick holder stands 2 inches tall but its overall width is a smaller size than later ones Carl did for me. It was one of the ones where he was trying to learn the form and get the right diameter. It is blown into a traditional 1880-1895 American Art Glass shape, that being a double gourd form but a wider one. It is made of one layer then decorated: the inner yellow) glass color layer over which a red Tut pattern is placed. It is then iriidized to create it lustrous finish. It is signed on the bottom "Carl Radke 15" and carries his Phoenix Studios silver paper label. It was one of the original 36 prototypes Carl created for my display of his work at the 2015 40th Annual Convention of the NTHCS (National Toothpick Holder Collector’s Society).


It is in excellent condition. $80 plus Priority Mail shipping from 05452.


Carl Radke has been blowing glass since 1970. He was one of a vanguard of young artists who participated in the Renaissance of American Art Glass in the early 1970s.

Originated by Tiffany in 1881 and popular during the early part of the 20th century, Lustre Art Glass had fallen out of favor about 1925, practically becoming a lost art. In the latter part of the 1960s, the art programs of several California universities began to rekindle an interest in glassblowing in general and in Silver Art Glass specifically. Several of the young artists became fascinated with the medium and were caught up by the challenge of rediscovering this complex and sophisticated art form.


Lustre Glass is a very specialized glassblowing medium because of the silver content in the glass. It has always been one of the most costly forms of glass to produce. In addition to the high cost of the raw materials used in Lustre Glass, the raw glass can only be maintained in the oven for a short time before the color, quality, and texture of the glass batch begins to degenerate. These two factors prevent this volatile studio glass from being mass-produced in a larger factory environment. Thus, the specific formulae and high raw material costs have kept the blowing of Silver Lustre Art Glass in the hands of a few skillful artisans as the glass maker must be chemist as well as craftsman to work successfully in this medium.


Carl Radke is one of only a few glassblowers out of the thousands in the United States who continues to work in this difficult and traditional glass. His skill with glass and glass decoration has allowed him to "play" with the medium and to develop his unique creations.  This great example of Aldo Londi designed Bitossi Mid Century Italian pottery is signed on the white base ITALY and 3866. It is in his iconic Seta (Silk) pattern with vertically combed lines accented with horizontal bands of gold. This is the most common color combination I have seen in the Seta pattern: purple, blue, orange, black in repetition around the vase. 


It's a great Eames era 1950s - 1960s look. The inside is glazed in a beautiful deep purple glaze. 


It stands 13 1/4 inches tall and is in excellent vintage condition.


Add it to your Bitossi or midcentury Italian pottery or just Mid-century collection today.  This great example of American Art Deco glass was made between 1922 and 1931. However, the red glass in this pattern was only made for two years: 1930 and 1931, making it very scarce.  Three available, priced each.


It is beautiful red glass. Red glass is and always was very difficult and expensive to make.


This 3 ounce stemmed wine glass stands 5 inches tall.  The red color is rich and deep.  It is in excellent condition.


In the Mauzy book, this red stem lists for $60. In the Florence book, it lists for $40.  I found this stem very reasonably so I can pass it along to a dealer OR collector very reasonably.


Add it to your American Art Deco glass or American Elegant Glass collection today.  Here is a whimsical modern stoneware piece from David Gil at Bennington Potters in Vermont. It is from the 1955-1960 period. Bennington by Gil started in 1948 . They are among the few American studio potteries that turned into production potteries in the midcentury. It evolved into a co-operative of different art potters. They made their bread and butter by making gorgeous modern styled dinnerware that was distributed throughout the US and sold in fine department stores but this is an earlier more studio inspired piece. 


Marked #1541 this is a stylized pig in a highly abstract style. David Gil designed a series of animal banks, including a hippo, an owl and a lion. This was called Penurious Pig! Like Glidden Parker in the early 1940s, Gil used various animal motifs often on his ware, though most are two dimensional representations. This fun and funky pig stands 4 1/2 inches tall to the top of its back x 8 inches long. The main portion of the bank is unglazed with some impressed asterisks covering the pig's body. The asterisks are in brown, one of four colors possible. It has the original red plastic cork to seal the opening on the bottom. It is signed Bennington Potters Bennington VT which places it in the 1962-1968 time period. This pig back was shown in a 1967-68 catalogue along with the other nine shapes. 


This bank is in excellent condition with no damage. I have priced this Penurious Pig bank very fairly. It would make a stunning sculptural piece on a McCobb or Eames era credenza or coffee table.


David Gil was featured in the publication Vermont Life in its Winter 1961 issue. In an eight page spread with one full color image and 13 black and white images, there is a full history of the founding of the pottery along with great visual references of the ware being made at that time. One can see the iconic designs of Yusuke Aida, especially the double trigger mug and coffeepot along with other fascinating items. A great reference!

Carl Radke 2014 Yellow with Red Tut TP

 

Bitossi Italy Aldo Londi tall Seta vase

 

McKee Rock Crystal RED 3 ounce wine glas

 

Bennington Potters David Gil #1541 Pig b

This gorgeous carnival glass mug was made by the Dugan / Diamond Glass company circa 1910-1925.  It is known as Storks and Rushes with Lattice Band.


It stands 4 inches tall and is in excellent condition. I bought it very reasonably and will pass it on to a mug collector, carnival glass collector or Dugan / Diamond collector.  Done by Lincoln Vermont potter Marcy Mayforth, this is an undated 4 inch tall vase. The design is done in the sgraffito technique revealing the brown underglaze. There are three deep pink and blue tulips and connecting band on the piece, which is signed Mayforth on the bottom not with her name as the earlier 1980s pieces but with a stylized MM signature. It is in excellent shape. 


A beautiful piece by a well-respected Vermont potter whose work has been seen at Frog Hollow Crafts gallery in Burlington Vermont and Middlebury Vermont for many years.  This pair of Fostoria Baroque candleholders are etched. Hazel Marie Weatherman, in "Fostoria, Its First Fifty Years," says "Shirley Design, Plate Etching 331" was introduced in 1939 and discontinued in 1957. The etch is found only on the base of each candleholder


They stand 4 inches tall. The base has a diameter of 4 1/2 inches.


This pair is in excellent condition. Add them to your Elegant Glass or Fostoria Glass collection today.  This particular glaze came in three color variations: Orange Peel, Lime Peel, and Lime Peel as well as two decorated variations known as Navajo Blue (Lime Peel glaze with blue squiggles) and Seminole Orange (Orange Peel glaze with blue squiggles), all created by the brilliant Alrun Osterberg Guest, this is an up-and-coming line. It was produced only in 1976-77.


Alrun Guest (1942-2012) came to Haeger Potteries in 1969 from Berlin Germany and worked there until at least 2010. I consider her in the ranks of Eva Zeisel, an incredibly talented designer and ceramic engineer. 


This Royal Haeger Orange Peel #4170X vase stands 13 inches high. It is one of the larger pieces in the line. 


Part of the 1976-1977 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.


There is a paper label on the bottom of the vase from the Boylan-Pearce store of Raleigh, North Carolina. I believe that the original felt on bottom with impressed Haeger mark was removed by the store for them to place their store label on the base. The vase is in excellent condition


Add it to your Royal Haeger or Mid-century pottery collection today.

Dugan Diamond Stork Rushes carnival glas

 

Marcy Mayforth 1990s 4 inch vase

 

Fostoria Baroque Shirley Etch candlehold

 

Royal Haeger mid-century Orange Peel vas

This particular glaze came in three color variations: Orange Peel, Lime Peel, and Lime Peel as well as two decorated variations known as Navajo Blue (Lime Peel glaze with blue squiggles) and Seminole Orange (Orange Peel glaze with blue squiggles), all created by the brilliant Alrun Osterberg Guest, this is an up-and-coming line. It was produced only in 1976-77.


Alrun Guest (1942-2012) came to Haeger Potteries in 1969 from Berlin Germany and worked there until at least 2010. I consider her in the ranks of Eva Zeisel, an incredibly talented designer and ceramic engineer. 


This Royal Haeger Orange Peel #4170X vase stands 13 inches high. It is one of the larger pieces in the line. 


Part of the 1976-1977 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.


There is a paper label on the bottom of the vase from the Boylan-Pearce store of Raleigh, North Carolina. I believe that the original felt on bottom with impressed Haeger mark was removed by the store for them to place their store label on the base. The vase is in excellent condition


Add it to your Royal Haeger or Mid-century pottery collection 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.  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.


This amber Iced Tea glass stands 7 inches tall  and holds an amazing 22 ounces!  Made for cold drinks of ice tea, kool-aid, or lemonade, it is easy to grip and looks great. A practical retro vintage design ready for your kitchen today.  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.


This amber Iced Tea glass stands 7 inches tall  and holds an amazing 22 ounces!  Made for cold drinks of ice tea, kool-aid, or lemonade, it is easy to grip and looks great. A practical retro vintage design ready for your kitchen today.

Royal Haeger mid-century Orange Peel vas

 

Seneca Driftwood amber set 4 Hi-Ball gla

 

Anchor Hocking Lido 22 ounce amber Iced

 

Anchor Hocking Lido 22 ounce amber Iced

Produced by the Macbeth-Evans Company from 1930-1940, the Petalware pattern was made in pink, monax, cremax, decorated, Ivrene, and crystal. This is the Ivrene glass in the Petalware pattern.  The edges of the pattern show the same fiery opalescence as some of the American Sweetheart pieces also made by Macbeth-Evans.


This variation of the Petalware Ivrene is decorated with a 22K gold rim.  


The berry bowl stands 3 inches tall x 9 inches across. 


This set was part of a purchase of 49 piece of this pattern which was in the original box. It is either very very little used or never used.  The pattern can be seen on pages 175-176 of the Mauzy's 1999 Depression Glass book.


I am pricing these at exactly half of what the 1999 edition of Mauzy's Depression Glass book suggested as current values.  I bought the set very reasonably so I can afford to pass these along hopefully to a collector who will use and treasure them.


Add it to your collection of vintage American dinnerware today. It would stunning on a dark wood buffet in the Mid-century style of a blond wood credenza.   Standing 4  3/4 inches tall, this is the Fostoria Baroque Topaz yellow comport.  It features the well-loved baroque stem and the the hexagonal top dish shape. It is in excellent condition and ready to be added to your Fostoria or Fostoria Baroque or Elegant glass collection today.


I have priced this piece at 50% of the 19th Edition (2001) of the Florence Elegant Glassware of the Depression Era book.  The pattern is shown on pages 16-19).


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of the past. It is ready for your home today.  Produced by the Macbeth-Evans Company from 1930-1940, the Petalware pattern was made in pink, monax, cremax, decorated, Ivrene, and crystal. This is the Ivrene glass in the Petalware pattern.  The edges of the pattern show the same fiery opalescence as some of the American Sweetheart pieces also made by Macbeth-Evans.


This variation of the Petalware Ivrene is decorated with a 22K gold rim.  


The footed creamer stands 3 1/4 inches tall. The footed handled sugar bowl stands 3 1/2 inches tall. 


This set was part of a purchase of 49 piece of this pattern which was in the original box. It is either very very little used or never used.  The pattern can be seen on pages 175-176 of the Mauzy's 1999 Depression Glass book.


I am pricing these at exactly half of what the 1999 edition of Mauzy's Depression Glass book suggested as current values.  I bought the set very reasonably so I can afford to pass these along hopefully to a collector who will use and treasure them.


Add it to your collection of vintage American dinnerware today. It would stunning on a dark wood buffet in the Mid-century style of a blond wood credenza.   These stackable mugs are perfect for a small kitchen, apartment or camp where space is limited. Each stacks into another as the base is narrower than the top.  Each mug stands 4 3/8 inches tall x 3 3/4 inches wide at the top.  These mugs are what is called New Old Stock as they were never used. I bought a case of 24 of them recently. The box listed the color as Avocado Green. Talk about late 1960s, early 1970s!


They are in excellent condition. Each mug is signed Anchor Hocking Fire-King Oven-Prood Made in U.S. A. with a shape number also.


Perfect for that retro vintage kitchen, camp or apartment. Price is for the set. 4 sets of 4 mugs available.

Macbeth-Evans Petalware 9 inch berry bow

 

Fostoria Baroque Topaz footed comport

 

Macbeth-Evans Petalware creamer sugar go

 

Anchor Hocking set 4 Green Fire-King mug




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