I had never seen the blue server until recently. It is a very delicate, pale colour – very pretty.
Interestingly I was chatting with one of my colleagues at Christmas time about glass. We discovered that her grandmother used to have pieces of Feather. Until then my colleague didn’t know what it was called. Her grandmother is deceased but her mother and her aunt bring out their Feather serving pieces every Christmas. We were able to add to her mother’s collection and I was able to give a piece to my colleague as a Christmas present.
You run into these pieces in the clear frequently. I own, or have owned, the servers, a six part relish dish and a platter, all sourced from thrift shops. I speculate that they must have been sold in one of the larger department stores – perhaps Sears – and became part of the entertaining ware of Canadian women.
September 13, 2015
If you haven’t checked out the Carnival 101 and Beyond site do so. It contains lots of great information. This is what the site says about the history of the Jeannette Glass Company:
In 1899, Jeannette Bottle Works joined the machine age and became the Jeannette Glass Company. With the new machinery (O’Neil semi-automatic bottle blowing machine), Jeannette Glass was soon producing canning jars, relish jars and automobile headlight lenses.
In the early 1920s, new machinery was added and Jeannette Glass began producing tableware items. This cheaply made and brightly colored tableware became known as Depression Glass and is highly collectible today.
In 1961, the Jeannette Glass Company acquired the old McKee Glass factory which was also located in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. Together they produced many beautiful glass patterns until 1983. Due to a failing American market, Jeannette Glass shut down in 1983.”