I have one book on Lancaster – Lancaster Glass Company 1908-1937 by John Zastowney. I was fortunate to find this pattern in the book.
Mr. Zastowney, who gave this etch its name, reports that the etch was introduced in 1929. Deco Brocade was produced on Lancaster’s line 832-835 and Petal – 1830 line. This piece is from the Petal line and is piece #1830/2, a mint bowl. Imagine having a special bowl for mints! The Petal line was introduced in 1931.
Mr. Zastowney provides Lancaster’s line numbering system. A piece with the designation of /2 after its line number – such as Petal #1830/2 – indicates that this is “a bowl, console or compote usually with a horizontal flange, which can be footed and/or handled; this number was also used for cupped, handled mayonnaise bowls.”
#3500/27, #3500/432, 3500/25, Amber Glass, Amethyst Glass, Azurite, Black Glass, Blue Glass, Bowl, Cambridge, Candle Holders, Candlestick Holder, Cobalt, Coloured Glass, Ebony Glass, Helio, Ivory Glass, Jade, Opaque Glass, Peach Blo, Pink Glass, Rams Head, Ramshead, Rubina, Tuscan, Willow Blue
Thrilled to have added another colour to my collection – Amethyst. Absolutely beautiful! Line 3500 / 25.
March 31, 2019
March 31, 2018
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
Missed one in Tuscan (pink) recently. That’s on my radar now however.
October 23, 2016
Last update – November 28, 2015
Glows a pretty green under a black light.
Now on to the ebony or tuscan!
November 9, 2015
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
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
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 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.