This set of five cut glasses and matching decanter was likely produced around the mid 20th Century, but that is really just a guess on my part. The label on it reads that it was made in Czechoslovakia so that dates the set to the early 1990s at the latest.
The photos do not do this set justice. It was very difficult to capture the true colours.
The glass is an amber or topaz with a red stain. The flowers and foliage are cut to the amber. The red has darker undertones, it is not crimson or scarlet. You can see the amber in the neck and in the stopper. There are lots of gilt/gold decorations on both the decanter and the tumblers. It truly is a lovely set.
I saw something similar online attributed as Egermann Glass, but I have no idea if this is Egermann or even Egermann style.
This little bowl has a very pretty colour. I don’t know Fenton’s colour chart at all, but my understanding that this is their colour Topaz. I have this great book – Colors & Patterns of Depression Era Glassware by Doris Yeske & Lyle Fokken – which refers to Fostoria’s ‘yellow’ glass being called ‘Topaz’.
In fact, Fenton is a company that is not well represented in my collections, or purchases. Don’t know why. I tend to lean toward Heisey, Cambridge or Fostoria glass lines and etches.
The brightness of the colour, and the opalescence around the rim caught my eye. However the pattern is pretty too. The photos may not show this well – but there are rings in the glass. I don’t know if the pattern was named “Ring’ or ‘Rings’ or ‘Ringed’ by Fenton but I see online that it is often referred to by one of those names.
This piece does glow brightly under a blacklight. These bright green pieces are often referred to as Vaseline glass.
The Encyclopedia of Glass by Mark Pickvet defines ‘Vaseline Glass’ as follows (p. 269):
“Glass made with a small amount of uranium oxide (usually 1-2%) that imparts a light greenish-yellow color……Vaseline glass was first made by the Romans; however it was not used in glass production in any quantity until the mid-nineteenth century. The term ‘Vaseline’ was not used until about 1937. Note that the English usually refer to Vaseline glass as ‘Lemonescent’ while it has also been called canary, yellow, uranium, topaz, magic, Canaria, Chameleon, Anna Yelloow, Annagrun, and Lenora Green.’