I sold the clear bowl some time ago to a lady who owned a farm and had a flock of sheep. I loved that story. I swore up and down that I was only going to collect coloured bowls. But……
I saw this pretty bowl with the lovely #763 Minerva etching and the gilt and rationalized that the ‘gold’ was a colour. But this really is the only crystal one I am going to acquire. (I hope).
June 2, 2020
Thrilled to have added another colour to my collection – Amethyst. Absolutely beautiful! Line 3500 / 25.
March 31, 2019
I was (and still am) thrilled to have acquired this piece, line 432 in Peach Blo. It is very pretty.
March 31, 2018
While I am still looking for colours in line 432 I did come across this pretty amber piece – line 3500/27.
Almost had a line on a Tuscan bowl in line 3500/25 but I misunderstood the rules of the live online auction and it was sold to some other lucky collector!
January 5, 2017
Happy, happy, happy! Have looked a long time for the line #432 bowl in ebony with gold decorations. Absolutely gorgeous.
Missed one in Tuscan (pink) recently. That’s on my radar now however.
October 23, 2016
This one is line 3500/26. I don’t know for sure what shade of blue this is. Cambridge made a number of different transparent blues. I am guessing that this is ‘Willow Blue’….but don’t know for sure.
Last update – November 28, 2015
Happy, happy, happy. Gorgeous ivory.
Glows a pretty green under a black light.
Now on to the ebony or tuscan!
November 9, 2015
I figured I should add the Tuscan candle holder. Maybe posting it will ‘attract’ a bowl!
November 9, 2015
Woo hoo…..I finally acquired a bowl in Helio. I have seen a few of these online and while I never was able to justify the cost of buying another, I just bought it. If I had to wait to justify it, it would never have been purchased.
According to the book Colors in Cambridge Glass II by the National Cambridge Collectors, Inc. Helio was introduced in January 1923. The book goes on to day that Helio was likely only produced for two years. So this piece was made in 1924 at the latest.
Obtaining bowls in the colours I don’t own will be more difficult. I have seen the Tuscan bowl advertised at an online auction, but have never seen any other colours for sale online or in person. I’d love to get them in the ebony and the ivory (at least).
Last one, so far…….This is the jade with gold details. The colour isn’t well reproduced here, but it is lovely.
I am looking for one in ebony. Haven’t come across one. I let one in helio (pinky/purple) ‘get’ away. Still cross about it!
I bought one Rams Head single candle holder in the Tuscan pink. Unfortunately, due to complete idiocy, I had it sent to my daughter’s house – 2,000 miles away. I am visiting in June and am looking forward to picking it up.
February 13, 2015 Update
I added to my rams head bowl collection recently. Another bowl – line #3500/432. This piece is Cambridge’s Azurite colour.
Here’s an article by Lynn Welker on Azurite pieces by Cambridge.
October 19, 2014 Update
This pretty cobalt (Aurora Jewels) console set was made by Imperial Glass. The bowl has Imperial’s “IG” signature. Imperial bought the moulds from Cambridge, when it closed, in the 1960s. Imperial only made the set in cobalt.
Most Recent Post – October 7, 2014
I have recently added a few ram’s head items to my collections. I have some thoughts about accumulating them for awhile and just displaying them in my office.
I don’t know why I find them so interesting. The details aren’t pretty. In fact they are somewhat ominous. But….I like them.
This is Cambridge’s line #3500/27. The item below is line #3500/432.
Original Post December 8, 2013
I have long longed for a Rams Head Bowl. Over the years I have coveted them in azurite (absolutely gorgeous) or in crystal with an etch of some sort. The first one I saw had Fostoria’s Elaine etch. But they were just too darned expensive.
Recently I came across this piece online on Etsy. I ‘favourited it”, but never really entertained any thoughts of buying it.
A couple weeks ago I was reading an article in the newspaper that spoke about people buying gifts for themselves at Christmas time. The suggestion was that folks are getting over their guilt at treating themselves when they are shopping for others. Obviously this is quite true as I took possession of this bowl yesterday. I am glad I did!
This is what Russell Vogelsand said in an 1978 article called Cambridge Rubina:
“This fine color line of Cambridge Glass was introduced to the public January 25, 1925.
The new glass is not one color, but a natural three or more tone glass, in which the predominating shades are red, green and blue. Each tone is diverging into the other.”
I wanted to show how the colours blend so I took photos from the different angles, including a look at the base.
I gather these pieces are not plentiful and that the rams head bowl is rare to find. I consider myself lucky. It is gorgeous and at least at this point in time, is a keeper.