Back in the 1960s the Scandinavian styles with curved lines and flowing shapes were all the vogue. Our glass companies followed the trends, as with this lobed bowl from Tiffin Glass we saw at the November 2017 depression glass show in Dearborn, Michigan.This is Tiffin Twilight, done here in thick glass with lots of curves, meant for display, not for food or flowers. Tiffin made this from 1962 to 1965. You can just see a couple more pieces of this intriguing purple glass. Here's a better look. Twilight uses neodymium to get this purple shade. This is dichroic, meaning the glass is blue under some lights, rather than the pinkish purple here. (Cambridge is another company that used neodymium glass with similar effect.) Most of the neodymium glass is rather costly, this lobed bowl is marked $195 at the show and similar ones are $80 to $150 on eBay. This same dealer, Gingerbread Antiques, had this striking flower arranger, also from Tiffin, in banana yellow. It's a gorgeous color that is perfect with the curved, thick glass. One advantage of thicker glass is the color often is more intense in the thicker sections, giving the glass even more life and glow. These were all from the 2017 November glass show. If you get a chance, go. Glass shows are fun and so rewarding. I've seen very little glass like these artistic pieces outside of shows, and dealers know what they have and are willing to talk to customers.
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