Bohemia Etoile – Update to – Saint Louis Cleo ? or Bohemia Queen’s Lace


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A smaller version.  I am going with the Etoile ID.






Finally after three years someone out in cyberspace has corrected an ID for me.  Love it.  That’s why I started this blog in the first place.  The gold rim glass is confirmed by someone whose sister collects this pattern, as Bohemia Etoile.

Over the years I have had a number of pieces with the gold rim and the etch and knew that I had never confirmed the blank.  It is great to have this corrected and identified.

I don’t know if the small glasses below are part of this pattern however.  There is no gold rim and Replacements doesn’t include this shape in its listing of Etoile.

Also, I think these pieces are older.  The glass is much thinner and if I recall, as I haven’t seen them for awhile, I think the etch is finer.

Lotus/Glastonbury has a very similar etch called Garland #1001 and  the St. Louis Cleo etch is also very similar.  All about the shape/blank in the end, isn’t it?

Intriguing.  Thanks to the person who had identified the Etoile pattern however.


Original post – May 31, 2012.

I have to update this prior posting with a new photo.  You’ll notice that the etch is the same, but larger, not as detailed, and the rim is gold.  The Queen’s Lace has the gold encrusted pattern, so I still don’t know what this is.  I have these two snifters, and a couple other pieces, yet to be shown.


This etch is a bit of a mystery.  I bought 8 of these little glasses in town here.  The seller, Marie from Under the Toadstool, said that they had belonged to her mom, but she didn’t know anything about them.   They are very small ( 3 1/2 in with a 2 1/8 inch opening) and don’t have the shape that I’d associate with a liqueur or cordial glass.  I think of those glasses being more cylindrical, these have a slight flare, if that’s the correct word.  I have this etch on two water goblets and a decanter.  I have seen it identified as Bohemia Crystal’s Queen’s Lace etch and as St. (Saint) Louis Massenet.  However the Bohemia pattern is always shown with a particular stem and the St. Louis pattern has the etch encrusted with gold.  My other pieces have a stem I’ve not seen with this pattern, and gold along the rim, but not in the etch.  No markings on anything.  The glass is very thin.  They look old.

I have a question into a European company to see if they can shed any light on this etch.  As usual….if anyone can shed any light on this mystery………



A Fostoria Topaz Celery Dish – Etch #5099 – Versailles


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I have recently returned from a fabulous vacation in Louisiana/Mississippi/Alabama.  As usual we wandered through antique and thrift shops.  For the first vacation ever, I bought not one single piece of glass.

I saw a few pieces of interest but they were too costly for my purse.  Antique stores in the New Orleans’ French Quarter were crazy, crazy expensive.  Lots of glass, but it was primarily to be found in large chandeliers.

Oh well, it is difficult to bring much back in a suitcase when you are flying.

I found this pretty piece somewhere in Ontario.  Very elegant.

Cambridge Glass Platter / Underplate with Etch 747 – Brettone


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I was at the St. Jacobs Antiques Market a couple weeks ago when I came across a booth that had 85% off of everything!  Even though this piece had some scratches, it cost about $2.50 so I thought I’d pick it up just to have the fun of identifying the etch.  It is marked so I knew it was a piece by Cambridge.

Turns out it is etch #747 – Brettone.  It is a very large scale pattern.  This piece appears to be an under plate for something as the middle has the ridges that woul seem to be for a bowl of some sort.

I wouldn’t call it pretty, but it is interesting.

Off on vacation to New Orleans and points around today.  I know there are lots of antique shops in the ‘Big Easy’.  Looking forward to the time in the US.