I have read that the floral etch was called Italian Lace initially and then Gold Lace at a later date. It was produced from 1938-1942.
I have said it before and nothing seems to have changed – I am fascinated by these servers! Don’t know why, perhaps they represent the ‘civilized’ times of having tiny sandwiches and pastries on the table.
In any event, I was in Florida recently and had a grand time wandering through thrift and antique stores. I picked up a number of pieces that I have not yet photographed, including a few unknowns.
The handle of this pretty piece grabbed my interest as I had never seen such a piece. I didn’t know what it was, but my handy dandy reference book – A Guide to Identification of Glass Center Handle Servers by Inez J. Austin – provided the name.
The name of the colour – Golden Sapphire is very pretty. It is actually a delicate tint, but looks different depending on the colour of the piece it is sitting on.