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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

Cambridge Helio Bowl (1)

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.