The etch with the little bumblebees still tickles my fancy. I came across these goblets online. Although I still haven’t verified them 100% as Huntington – this is my story and I am sticking to it!
These 7 inch pieces are likely water goblets.
Original post of March 8, 2014
But I had to show off this pretty, pretty tumbler. I am very certain that it is a Thistle etch tumbler by the Huntington Tumbler Company of Huntington, West Virginia. A couple months ago I was watching some glasses on ebay with the similar etch. They were unidentified. I was intrigued by the pattern and poked around for the provenance.
Unfortunately the vendor wouldn’t come down on the shipping cost. So many ebay vendors are now using the Global Shipping Program. Shipping costs are at the Priority Post rate, which is expensive. Duties are also charged up front. I find this to be a rip off. Duties are rarely charged at the Canadian border. Taxes are only charged on expensive items. I won’t buy from a vendor who ships through this program. It’s too bad. OK – that’s my rant for the day!
Anyway…I came across three of these stems. I wanted to know more about them so I have ordered the book – The Huntington Tumbler Company: a brief history with research notes………This publication is part of a glass study series of The West Virginia Museum of American Glass, Ltd. They have many, many interesting publications that can be purchased from the Museum directly or through their ebay store. I highly recommend perusing their many titles. I haven’t received my book yet, but I am looking forward to learning more about this company, defunct since 1932, and about these pretty yellow/amber stems.
I have a couple Paden City pieces coming. As always, looking forward to my new pretty, shiny pieces. I’ll update this posting when I receive my book (if there’s anything relevant of course!)