New Martinsville Glass Three Part Relish Dish with Etch #26 – Meadow Wreath

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I picked this pretty piece up somewhere in Arizona.  I have a number of etched relish dishes, which for some reason I never use.  I do have a friend however who likes serving ware as a gift.  I had her in mind when I bought it.

I learned from the great Elegant and Everyday Glass Forum that the handles are called Georgian.  I also learned that an ad for this relish was found in James Measell’s book, New Martinsville Glass, 1900-1944, which identified this relish as line number 37. Other New Martinsville company ads also identified another pattern as 37.  The poster in the Forum identifies this particular piece as 37/4.

The large baskets of flowers in the etch are very pretty.  I have a bowl, and a creamer/sugar set with this etch, but it looks different on the different shapes.  Pretty, regardless of the shape, though.

Aluminum Tray to Match Hughes’ Corn Flower Pieces

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I was surprised when I came across this piece.  I didn’t know anything about it, but thought that it has to be related to the Corn Flower cutting.

Krista Taylor’s Canadian Identification & Price Guide to Corn Flower Glass (2003) provides some interesting information:

Supreme Aluminum Products of Scarborough, ON approached Hughes in 1961 and an exclusive arrangement was made to design and produce trays with the Corn Flower pattern in aluminum.  On February 23, 1962 the first trays were sold.  They were produced until 2982 and were sold out by November of 1984.

I have only seen two and the other was silver in colour without the blue powder (?) coating/paint.

The label says ‘Silhouette’.  Ms. Taylor reports that early boxes also had this name on it, so I can only assume this was a line name.

It’s a pretty neat piece and I think a great compliment to glass cut with this pattern.