I can’t believe it’s been two months since the last time I posted about the mystery glass that needs to find its identity. People post their glass on our Facebook page, DepressionGlassFun, asking for help. Usually about half get named and the others languish on the site, looking sadly for their makers and pattern names.
Can you help please?
Mystery Pieces That Need Names
I’m pretty sure this is Thistle from Central Glass. Noconative posted this along with a couple others that I could identify. It’s possibly Thistle from Tiffin which is similar, but this reminds me of sherbets that we had that were Central’s pattern. I posted links for Noconative to Replacements pages for both patterns but didn’t hear back whether one was a match.
Cody posted these. They look like candy holders, possibly from depression era or could be later. Cody says he’s in college and trying to identify his Mom’s glass.
Anik wondered whether this top hat is Fostoria. I’m thinking Buttons and Bows by Fenton. What say you?
Lynn shared this cut stemware. I’ve no idea. One reader suggested Libbey, but I didn’t find the stem when I looked in my Libbey book and the top of the rim is ground, not rounded as are many Libbey stems. Lynn would love to learn what she has.
I didn’t find this one, the closest is Cambridge Spiral Optic which they did etch. I found a Spiral Optic piece with the Cleo etch on the Chatabout site. But I did not find this particular basket design anywhere. That doesn’t mean too much when you think of the thousands of glass companies that were in business, some for only a few years. Or it could be from a company outside the US.
Lori posted two bowls today. I don’t have any idea on this first one. If reasonably modern it may be European.
This last mystery piece is also from Lori and it’s one of those nagging puzzles that I KNOW I should know! But I don’t. It reminded me of my Heisey Fern pieces but it’s not Fern, nor is it Waverly, nor from Paden City.
Glass We Were Able to Identify
Dave posted this Morgantown Mikado. I recognized this one because we had a similar etch at one time.
Noconative posted this Tiffin Classic piece. This is a design I get questions on from time to time because it is obviously “something”.
The same person had this Fostoria Pine cut stem too.
Lisa has this neat cup and saucer. It’s Hazel Atlas and it looks like Moderntone. Hazel Atlas made Moderntone in white Platonite with lots of colors in the 1950s-60s.
Prelude by New Martinsville is one of the patterns I get asked about once in a while. It’s a pretty design that was in production a long time so there are gazillions of pieces out there.
We were able to help Marge identify her glass as Mosque Rose by Libbey Rock Sharpe. The giveaway clue was the step shape at the top.
Here is the top of the stem. See how unusual this is?
When you are identifying your glass, always check the part that is the most unusual. Sadly, if you have a rather generic flower cutting on a lady leg stem you may never be able to nail down your pattern. A stem like Marge’s though is pretty easy.
Mary is looking for help to tell whether this is authentic Madrid depression glass or the reproduction Recollection from Indiana.
Our previous post was here: Mystery Elegant and Depression Glass Patterns – Please Help Give These Names
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