Here’s an unusual pattern from one of the obscure glass companies, Monongah. Monongah was a casualty of the Great Depression. Hocking Glass took them over – in fact we owe our lovely Cameo depression glass to Monongah’s Springtime etch. Monongah’s best known patterns are Bo Peep, which is cute but difficult to find and Roseland which is pure Art Deco.
The etch on this goblet is Secretaries Primrose and it’s funny how I got these. Several years ago Dave and I went to an estate sale and found a couple sherbets. They were chipped but I was intrigued and bought them. I wasn’t able to identify them, and they weren’t salable because of the chips. So they sat in a box where I’d get them out and go through my books. Again.
A while later we were at the local flea market where a vendor had a large set of this stemware – sherbets and goblets. I bought those! They are pretty enough that if they never sell I’ll have some lovely stemware to use if we don’t want to use our Rose Point.
Eventually I gave up identifying them and asked Replacements for help who promptly came up with the name, Secretaries Primrose, and the maker, Monongah Glass. That was an impressive feat of identification!
A week or two later I found the etch in the book Lancaster Glass by Zastowney. He even bought a few pieces from me to photograph for a possible later edition.
I’ve never seen this elsewhere. There was none at the depression glass show last weekend and it’s never appeared at another estate sale or flea market or antique mall.