These pieces are larger, but have the same pretty etching. The red is flashed on, not red glass.
I like the shape and weight of the stems and although I know this is irrelevant – they make the prettiest ‘ring’ when ‘pinged’.
April 23, 2014
Isn’t this pretty? I have not yet identified the etch. It’s been awhile since I picked up an unknown etch, but these three were so pretty. They used to have gold edges on the rim and base. Most of it is worn off now.
Don’t know why I often lean when taking photos!
You can see the detailing in the close up. I know that someone knows what these are. When I was photographing them I thought there was a signature on the one. I kept looking at it with my magnifying glass, but couldn’t quite tell what it was. I looked and turned the item and changed glasses, etc. trying to decipher the name or image.
Thank heavens there isn’t a video feed in my office. Turned out to be food stuck on the bottom of the glass! Sheesh.
I hope a little glass identifying angel reads this and tells me the history of this stem.
This weekend we went out to Orono where the annual antiques fair was held. I picked up a number of pieces including this pretty opaque purple (Cambridge called it Helio) dish. I was very surprised to find my first piece of Helio in this little Ontario town. I asked the vendor if she recalled where she had found it, but she did not.
I have only seen Helio online. I gather that there are variations in the tone of purple. This is a fairly dark piece. I read in the reference book – Colors in Cambridge Glass II – that Helio was introduced in January 1923 and was likely only produced for no more than two years.
I believe this set to be the mayonnaise, with ladle, from line #169.