I have a copy of Florence’s Glassware Pattern Identification Guide, Volume II. On the cover is a photo of this puff jar in blue with crystal flowers and bird. I have always thought it was a very beautiful looking piece. I would love to see it ‘live’.
I came across this piece, in custard, recently. For more information about the Consolidated Lamp & Glass Company have a look at the Glass Lovers Glass Database where there is a brief history of the company. This is what is said about this line:
“In 1926 Consolidated’s Reuben Haley designed an Art Glass Line called Martele (Martele meaning hand forged), imitating the Lalique style. It is said that the Lalique Lovebird design was copied exactly; but all other Consolidated designs were original. Initially, Martele was advertised as Lalique reproductions. Consolidated made Martele glass in blue, crystal, green, pink, white, or custard glass with added fired-on color or a satin finish.”