Recently I showed you my latest glass acquisition, this Peacock and Wild Rose etched pink vase from Paden City. It's a beautiful piece.Most of us like birds. And glass makers, naturally, used birds in all sorts of etched designs. I thought it would be fun to look at some glass designs that feature feathered fowl. Several of these photos are not good but you should be able to make out the designs. One of the rarer and less well known patterns is this Bird O' Paradise by Lippincot Glass. Talk about obscure! Both the glass company and their designs are seldom found and even more seldom recognized. I had this stem for about two years before noticing a tiny drawing of the etch in one of my books. (Owning a library is a wonderful thing!) This is an old picture from before I knew about lighting and backdrops to get good detail photos. The stem sold long ago to a descendant of the Lippincot family. This next pattern is from Fostoria, their Oriental etch. I'm not sure what the bird is supposed to be. An awful lot of the pheasants, peacocks, birds of paradise all look alike when translated to glass! Next post we'll look at a couple more bird etches, Pheasant on a Stump by Heisey and Deux Coqs by Cambridge. Then we have Parrot and Georgian in depression glass. Maybe I can think of some more bird designs, too!
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