I thought that my handy dandy (which it is) book would help me identify these servers. It does, but it is still tricky for me. I thought that this handle corresponded to Central Glass’ line 1435, but then realized that line 1435 is round, not octagonal.
August 28, 2016
I have had this one sitting around for a bit – can’t recall where I got it.
On our recent trip to the U.S.A. I was able to visit the Museum of American Glass in West Virginia. Such a treat. There is an amazing array of beautiful glass on display from a variety of eras and from a large variety of companies. Everything is beautifully displayed. The volunteers staffing the Museum were so friendly and eager to showcase the Museum. We had a change to look in the storage area and there is a large number of items awaiting inventorying. I highly recommend a visit!
I of course visited the gift shop. Surprisingly I did not buy any glass, but I did buy two of their monographs. I was happy to find “A Guide to identification of Glass Center Handle Servers: monograph number 67″ by Inez J. Austin. I hoped that I would find some clues to some of the pieces that I have that I have not yet identified.
In this monograph there is a photo of a handle that is identified as Cambridge 827, 829. This handle and the little bit of the photo of the enamelled server look like this one, although I do not know for sure.
In any event…this piece is pretty……buy this book if you have an interest in center handle server identification…..and visit the Museum.