Mid Century Modern and the Scandinavian styling were all the rage in the early 1950s when Cambridge Glass developed their Square pattern. Square is just what it sounds like; each piece has a lovely thick cubical base. This is the Square comport or compote, a low, small footed bowl, perfect to float a flower or you could place a pillar candle in the center and surround with greenery or flowers. I have not seen many pieces of Cambridge Square, even though Cambridge made it from 1951 to 1958. They made a full line of stemware, which had cubes on the stem, plus a line of tumblers with cubic bases, several serving bowls and other accessory pieces. They made several sized plates but you won't find the larger dinner size very often. Square was one of the last patterns Cambridge Glass developed and was right on trend. Besides crystal they made it in black, a frosted black they called Ebon and red. These are very hard to find. Hazel Atlas made a somewhat similar pattern in lower quality glass in Capri turquoise, gold and clear. You won't mix up the Hazel Atlas square pattern with Cambridge Square. Cambridge is real crystal, with excellent clarity and the Hazel Atlas glass is ordinary glass like you would use every day. The shapes are different too. My Mom had the Hazel Atlas salad bowl which did not have the solid, thick open cube of glass. Her bowl had a flared square base. You'll notice this glass comport is on Etsy instead of eBay. I'm trying Etsy out and will put more things on Etsy in the next few weeks.
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