It has been a very long time since I have posted on this blog. In the interim I have had a trip to the east coast of Canada and made a number of short trips. Along the way I have picked up a few new things. Not alot as I am trying to cut back on my inventory for my shops as well as for my own collections.
Nonetheless I still keep my peepers peeped.
I have long sold the bowl and ladle combo. Imagine my surprise when I saw the same bowl, this time with the underplate, in a Salvation Army thrift shop in my hometown of Fort Erie. No ladle this time.
I always wonder how pieces end up where they do.
August 11, 2015
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.