And yet again…..I’ve never seen Prelude stemware. Came across these stems – oysters, fruit cocktails, whatever, during my recent trip to Washington and Virginia. I am still not a fan of this etch, but I like the stemware more than the serving pieces.
Original March 22, 2012 post
I’ve shown this etch before, but this is such a pretty shape that I thought it worth showcasing. The pattern was originally made by the New Martinsville Glass Manufacturing Company of West Virginia, starting in the 1930s. The company was bought out by the Viking Glass Company which continued to produce the etch into the ’50s.
I have a couple different bon bon dishes. I really don’t use them and they are stuck somewhere in a drawer, or even in a box. One thing about this glass obsession….I don’t really enjoy all my pieces as I can’t possibly have them all out to be seen! I don’t really fancy this etch all that much, although I don’t really know why, and even though I have the two pieces, will likely not buy any more. I tend to focus on stemware now, but of course I’d never say never about buying anything!