Hazel Atlas Tumblers – Royal Lace – Pretty in Pink


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Sometimes glass identification is just a case of serendipity.  I picked up these two tumblers awhile back and had no luck identifying them.  I do not have alot of Depression glass resources, but turned to Warman and couldn’t find the pattern.

One day I was looking at something online and thought, “Hmmmm….this looks familiar!”  Luckily the tumblers were on a shelf right above my head, as opposed to being packed away and sure enough they were the same.  Pulled out my Warman again and sure enough there they were.

The pattern is called Royal Lace and is comprised of delicate flowers and medallions.

This is a piece of Depression era glass, with a manufacturing date range of 1934 – 1941.

Hobbs, Brockunier & Company – Covered Dish – Pattern #76 – Viking / Centennial / Man with Beard


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This covered dish was manufactured by Hobbs, Brockunier & Company of Wheeling, West Virginia, sometime in the 1800s. The pattern was introduced in 1876.

This is pattern no. 76 and it has a number of more commonly known aliases: Hobbs’ Centennial, Viking, Bearded Head, Bearded Prophet, and Old Man of the Mountain(s).

The piece stands approximately 6 1/4 inches from the table top to the top of the helmet. The diameter of the opening is 5 inches. I don’t know if this is a comport/compote, butter dish or cheese dish.

I gather from my handy dandy book – American Pattern Glass Table Sets by Cathy and Gene Florence – that pieces in this pattern include a butter dish, sugar with lid, creamer, spooner and celery vase.

The finial has the face on both sides and the feet are also decorated with the face.  Pretty neat piece!

Indiana Glass 2 Light Candlestick Holder – Pattern #1008


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I picked up a pair of these 2 light candlestick holders locally.  I’d never seen anything quite like them and had to turn to Facebook (I think) for help IDing the pair.  Someone responded within minutes.

This interesting article about this pattern – Indiana Glass Company`s  Willow (aka) “Oleander” by Leonette A. Walls, Ed. D. Updated 12/03 – is a good read if you want to learn more.