This morning Dave and I met up with Loren for an estate sale. They had a lot of glass. Let me show you what we got! Please excuse the photos as I snapped these quickly.
Both of these are cordials by Cambridge Glass. Ooh and Aah!
I’m not sure whether the tall cordial is line number 3035 or 3111. I looked in my books and at picture online and frankly, I can’t tell what the difference is in the patterns. My cordials have a vertical optic which I thought might be the difference. If any of you know could you please leave me a comment?
The short cordial is the Mushroom shape, line 1341. I saw this in Gene Florence’s book on cordials, Stemware Identification, Featuring–Cordials with Values, 1920s-1960s way back and thought they were neat.
I love amber glass. For some reason it’s not as popular as pink, green or blue, but I’ve always liked that color. It’s so warm and welcoming; amber says Home to me. I’m not looking forward to photographing these to list though. Amber is a hard color to get just right.
I’ll tell you about my favorite little purchases in a second. The other things we bought were not so exciting. Dave found a double boiler, something I never knew he craved, a Farberware electric pot and some kitty litter liners. Like I said, nothing exciting!
If you’ve read this blog for a while you know my secret passion is those cute little ceramic figurine planters from the 1950s or 1960s. I love these and when I can find cute ones that are affordable, well, they come home with me!
The bird is probably from the early 1980s. My daughter bought Mom a cardinal like this back then. I like blue jays and this one was a whopping 50 cents, an easy welcome. He has a tiny nick on one leaf, can you see it in the photo?
Before today I had birds (lots), a few cats, dogs, deer, bunnies, squirrels, lambs, and chickens, but no cows or bulls. Today this cute yellow bull just had to come with me.
My husband spotted this unusual fish. It’s a candle holder and made more like an art piece than the other two. The yellow and white colors are nice and I like the happy tail. It was also inexpensive, $1, which made it easy to say “yes” to. I used to see figurines at the flea market for $1-2 and would often pick one up if it appealed to me and I felt a bit flush. Lately they have been either not so appealing or else cute but expensive.
I thought these markings were intriguing. Can you read them? All I can make out is Copyright 1986 Animals and Company. He is number 7 in an edition of 28. Google shows Animals and Company was a Santa Fe company in the late 1980s to early 1990s and their pieces are valuable today. Hmm. I got him to enjoy, not sell, but it’s nice to know.
There you have it. Two classy cordials from Cambridge Glass in their gorgeous, deep amber color – so warm and inviting. And three very cute figurines to add to my collection. Oh yes, pots and kitty litter liners too!