Cambridge Border Etched Designs – Number 520 – Byzantine

Number 520 is another of the Cambridge border etchings that Gene Florence tagged with a nickname, in this case Byzantine.  He said it was intricate enough to deserve the name.

I have never had any of this pattern so the line drawing and photos are linked from Replacements.

Cambridge Etched 520 Goblet Byzantine from Replacements

Cambridge Etched 520 Goblet Byzantine from Replacements

Florence mentions Peach Blo (pink) green and amber and it’s possible Cambridge used the etch on their other colors; Replacements lists clear but has no pieces.

The pieces are similar to the lines Cambridge used for Line 704 which I showed in a prior post.  Here is the cup which has a good view of the design.

Cambridge Number 520 Byzantine Amber Cup from Replacements

Cambridge Number 520 Byzantine Amber Cup from Replacements

From the catalog listings it’s clear that Cambridge produced at least some dinnerware, plates, cups, saucers, stemware, and accessory pieces.  I suspect you are more likely to find creamers, sugars, bowls, center handled servers than a full dinnerware set, so this would be another pattern to get fun pieces in vs. trying to assemble a full dinner service.

Cambridge Line 520 Etched Peach Blo Creamer - Byzantine - from Replacements

Cambridge Line 520 Etched Peach Blo Creamer – Byzantine – from Replacements

That said, there are a few pieces listed on eBay and I saw some at the depression glass shows.  If you are patient and enjoy hunting for glass this is a beautiful pattern to seek.

Cambridge Glass Etch 739 Green Console Bowl Detail

Cambridge Border Etched Designs – Number 739 – Big Urn and Scrolls

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Cambridge Border Etched Designs – Number 703 Florentine

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Cambridge Border Etched Designs – Number 727 Cotton Puffs

I’ve only seen one piece in Cambridge’s number 727 etch, this rolled rim console bowl.  The pattern is not in my Cambridge books but I found it on the Chatabout site.  (Click the link, then click “Gallery”.  I recommend this as an online repository which you can search by pattern motif.)  There doesn’t appear to be a […]

Etch 732 Green CHS 4 2534

Cambridge Border Etched Designs – Number 732, Majestic

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Cambridge Windows Border Etch 704 Green Console Bowl

Cambridge Border Etched Designs – Number 704, Windows Border

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Monongah Spiral Optic Green Vase Kindly Identified by Jim R

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Spiral Flutes Green Parfait 2476

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