Heisey Lariat Bon Bon Dish – Line 1540

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I have this great book called Heisey Glass: 1896-1957 by Neila and Tom Bredehoft.  The Bredehofts have given alot of interesting information about different Heisey lines.  Regarding Lariat, they write:

“Lariat is the original name, although Heisey first referred ti the pattern as Gordian Knot……..The inspiration for this pattern was supposedly from the twisting of a heavy gold watch chain.”  (page 300).

I can honestly say that I would have guessed that a gold chain inspired the ‘loops’.

Paden City Center Handle Server – Maya – Line #221

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It’s been such a long time since I have posted on my blog that I can’t even recall where I bought this pretty piece.  I have such a weakness for these center handle servers.  I rarely use them or sell them and they are difficult to store, but they call out to me!

This one had such a pretty handle and such a rich colour that I couldn’t resist it.

Turns out that it was made by Paden City, likely in the 1930s.  It has a cutting with foliage and a berry/flower (?) – name unknown.