I thought that my handy dandy (which it is) book would help me identify these servers. It does, but it is still tricky for me. I thought that this handle corresponded to Central Glass’ line 1435, but then realized that line 1435 is round, not octagonal.
No idea who made this pretty pink platter (had to have the alliteration). If someone knows, then please advise! I love the way the leaves reflect on the white surface in the sunshine.
August 28, 2016
I have no idea why these servers appeal to me. I have rarely used one, but when I do, it looks fabulous on the table.
I have had this one sitting around for a bit – can’t recall where I got it.
On our recent trip to the U.S.A. I was able to visit the Museum of American Glass in West Virginia. Such a treat. There is an amazing array of beautiful glass on display from a variety of eras and from a large variety of companies. Everything is beautifully displayed. The volunteers staffing the Museum were so friendly and eager to showcase the Museum. We had a change to look in the storage area and there is a large number of items awaiting inventorying. I highly recommend a visit!
I of course visited the gift shop. Surprisingly I did not buy any glass, but I did buy two of their monographs. I was happy to find “A Guide to identification of Glass Center Handle Servers: monograph number 67″ by Inez J. Austin. I hoped that I would find some clues to some of the pieces that I have that I have not yet identified.
In this monograph there is a photo of a handle that is identified as Cambridge 827, 829. This handle and the little bit of the photo of the enamelled server look like this one, although I do not know for sure.
In any event…this piece is pretty……buy this book if you have an interest in center handle server identification…..and visit the Museum.