I gather that a number of companies made powder jars with a variety of animals on the lids. I have seen, in person/’live’ Scottie dogs and lots of deer in pink and in this iridescent marigold. I’ve seen elephants and ducks in books. I have to admit to coveting the ownership of one and I have had my eye on a Scottie dog lid, but someone bought it from under me! Picked this one up at auction recently. I think it’s cute as a button and it is sitting on a table, keeping me company, next to me in my little office. Replacements.com states that the Jeannette animals were discontinued in 1920. That surprises me. I have seen them frequently and assumed that they were later productions. Doesn’t matter, I like my little poodle regardless of its age.
I came home from work to find this exciting parcel on my kitchen table. I am expecting three books and I’m looking forward to their arrival. This one came first. I didn’t have any books on Heisey and I seem to be picking up Heisey pieces lately.
I’ve just had a quick look, but I am a bit disappointed not to see more about the individual etches. Lots about the blanks (shapes) however. This is supposed to be THE authoritative title on Heisey Glass. I’ll wait until the weather turns cold again and cuddle under my Hudson Bay throw, that my son gave me for Christmas, and read this book. I bought it through www.abebooks.com. If you haven’t ordered books from there, check it out. Lots of variety on prices.
From an ebay guide – http://reviews.ebay.com/VALLERYSTHAL-THE-BEST-IN-MILKGLASS?ugid=10000000012509127 –“Vallerysthal (Societe des verreries de Plaine-de-Walsch et Vallerysthal) originated in Lorraine (border of France & Germany) in the year 1836. When you think milkglass, butter dishes, covered dishes. There is no name more synonymous, esteemed or desired than “Vallerysthal”, purely for their great detailed works of animal covered dishes & trinkets.”
I bought this for fifty cents at a thrift shop. Didn’t know what it was. I don’t collect milk glass, although of course I have a few pieces, but the colour was so appealing. Turns out is is the bottom half of a pineapple footed bowl. I keep it hanging around as I figure some day I will sell it to someone who has broken the lid of their bowl…..or maybe I should look for a lid myself…well if I can find one for fifty cents!