Jeff must have had fun recently at an auction or estate sale! He bought a lot of interesting, quality crystal and posted 18 pictures for us. The photos are great – good clear pictures of the etched design and the stem shapes – that should make it easier for us. Ready?
Photo #1 is Duncan Miller Canterbury creamer, but I need to do some research on the etch. It’s not jumping out at me.
Photo #2 is a wine goblet with a simple lady leg stem and a pretty shaped bowl. The etch on this one is the distinctive part. This is Tiffin Coronet etch, stem line #2822. At one time we had a vase and a big console bowl with Coronet; it is a lovely etch with big flowers. Tiffin had to change the etched design a little to fit it on smaller pieces like stems. Notice Jeff’s goblet has two flowers. My bowl and some larger pieces have three flowers.
Photo #3 is Fostoria Rogene. I love this etch but you don’t see it often. Fostoria made it back in the 1920s and used their 5082 stem line. That stem line itself is pretty distinctive, notice the faceted sides that are curved, not flat. (I hope that makes sense.) With most goblets that have faceted stems, if you cut the stem in half you for a cross section you would see straight lines, geometric shapes.
Now we should all get this next one! It’s Heisey Orchid, a post war pattern and one of their last major releases before going bankrupt in the late 1950s. Since it was popular back in the 1950s we still find it often. Jim’s stem looks like the cocktail.
I should recognize #5-7 but don’t immediately. I think #5 is a Duncan Miller stem. Number 6 one of our Facebook friends posted a similar stem but different etch; it is Tiffin but will take a while to figure out which one. #7 is familiar but needs time.
#8 is my old friend, Fostoria Chintz. Chintz is a pattern you’ll never have a problem spotting even with just a glimpse. The design is unique with the swirling rose stems – complete with spiky thorns – and the stem line and piece shapes are also distinctive.
Numbers 10 and 11 are Morgantown Picardy. We had a few pieces at one time, it’s not a favorite.
What fun! I hope you click on the links and explore Jeff’s photo album. He has some lovely crystal here to share.