Last weekend's antique fair in Ann Arbor had sellers that specialized in smalls, including depression glass and Viking. ("Smalls" is antiquing-speak for smaller items, not furniture, such as glass, pottery, toys, wood.) This outside glass booth had some nice pieces, including this Georgian Lovebirds green oval platter. Now Georgian is one of the patterns I try to keep in stock and this one was tempting. The platter is scarce compared to lunch sets (lunch plate, cup, saucer, creamer and sugar), and this was in pretty good condition. I passed on it because there was a small rough spot on the seam. The black piece on the left is a clarinet, thought you would like to see how these booths are laid out. The variety makes it fun but it's also challenging to see everything. The next two pieces are from Imperial. The pitcher is Amelia, a pattern Imperial produced during the depression then reissued in the 1980s in carnival. I'm pretty sure this is from the later production period. Before we go to the next Imperial piece, take a look at the pinkish cake stand on the shelf just below the pitcher. That's the half circle piece on the right. This is heavy, pink colored milk glass called Shell Pink. It comes and goes on the popularity charts. I barely noticed it with everything else around it. Here is the Whirlpool or Reeded green bowl from Imperial Glass. Imperial made Reeded from 1936 to the 1960s in a huge range of colors. This darker green color, almost the same as Forest Green from Hocking, probably dates to the 1950s or so. Reeded is prettier in person than it photographs! This next piece is sharp. It's orange cased glass, meaning there is a layer of clear glass over the orange, and a silver etched dragon. I've seen this design before and always felt it dates to the 1930s but I don't know who made it. One last piece, another orange. This time it's from Viking Glass, their Epic pattern candle holders. I like orange and this pattern is sharp. Pure 1970s. I hope you enjoyed antiquing with Loren and me!
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