Q. Why go to a glass show? A. See beautiful glass you will not see anywhere else.
Go to a glass show to see – in just a few hours – glassware you will not find in a month of exploring antique malls. Of course the dealers bring crowd favorites that sell well, pieces of blue Mayfair or green Cameo, Rose Point dinner plates and Fostoria June. But if those don’t entice you, how about a few of these?
A-Z Collectibles brought not one, but two Dorflinger Kalama etched bowl and liner plate sets. This is a very hard pattern to find, and also a very beautiful one with big poppy flowers on a wide band.
A-Z displayed the bowls on mirrors and I couldn’t resist this photo showing the reflection.
Cambridge small tilt ball jugs are not horribly difficult to find, although getting them with intact stoppers is less common, but the Gyro Optic pitcher right alongside is less common. These are a gorgeous, rich shade of amber! Thirties Premiums brought these lovelies to the show.
Here is a super rare piece, Heisey Empress Sahara yellow 4-footed shallow lions head bowl. This is rare, folks! (In case you are curious, since we can’t see the price tag, I saw a crystal bowl like this on Replacements for $400.)
I showed this Fostoria Manor etched bowl with scroll handles in an earlier post.
Not to be outdone, the dealers brought rare depression glass too. Thirties Premiums had this one Thistle green cereal bowl from MacBeth Evans. We just don’t see much Thistle in either pink or green; in fact there are only about a dozen listings on eBay as I write this. We saw a couple other Thistle pieces at the show, no sets, just a piece here or there.
How would you like to serve your cheese and crackers on this engraved set from Pairpoint? This is exquisite quality, so much nicer than those plastic deli trays!
One of the last pieces to show off is this set of Art Deco-styled candle holders from Duncan Miller. Love the pyramid shape and Deco style!
Come back next week for more from the November 2017 depression glass show in Dearborn Michigan. (My apologies if I mixed up any dealers with their glass.)