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#3500/27, #3500/432, Amber Glass, Azurite, Black Glass, Blue Glass, Bowl, Cambridge, Candle Holders, Candlestick Holder, Cobalt, Coloured Glass, Ebony Glass, Helio, Ivory Glass, Jade, Opaque Glass, Pink Glass, Rams Head, Ramshead, Rubina, Tuscan, Willow Blue

While I am still looking for colours in line 432 I did come across this pretty amber piece – line 3500/27.

Almost had a line on a Tuscan bowl in line 3500/25 but I misunderstood the rules of the live online auction and it was sold to some other lucky collector!

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January 5, 2017

Happy, happy, happy!  Have looked a long time for the line #432 bowl in ebony with gold decorations.  Absolutely gorgeous.

Missed one in Tuscan (pink) recently.  That’s on my radar now however.

 


October 23, 2016

This one is line 3500/26. I don’t know for sure what shade of blue this is.  Cambridge made a number of different transparent blues.  I am guessing that this is ‘Willow Blue’….but don’t know for sure.

 

 

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Last update – November 28, 2015

Cambridge Ivory Rams Head BowlHappy, happy, happy.  Gorgeous ivory.

Glows a pretty green under a black light.

Now on to the ebony or tuscan!

 

 

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November 9, 2015

Tuscan Rams Head CandleI figured I should add the Tuscan candle holder.  Maybe posting it will ‘attract’ a bowl!

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November 9, 2015

Woo hoo…..I finally acquired a bowl in Helio.  I have seen a few of these online and while I never was able to justify the cost of buying another, I just bought it.  If I had to wait to justify it, it would never have been purchased.Cambridge Helio Rams Head Bowl

According to the book Colors in Cambridge Glass II by the National Cambridge Collectors, Inc. Helio was introduced in January 1923.  The book goes on to day that Helio was likely only produced for two years.  So this piece was made in 1924 at the latest.

Obtaining bowls in the colours  I don’t own will be more difficult.  I have seen the Tuscan bowl advertised at an online auction, but have never seen any other colours for sale online or in person.  I’d love to get them in the ebony and the ivory (at least).

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Cambridge #432 Jade

Last one, so far…….This is the jade with gold details.  The colour isn’t well reproduced here, but it is lovely.

I am looking for one in ebony.  Haven’t come across one.  I let one in helio (pinky/purple) ‘get’ away.  Still cross about it!

I bought one Rams Head single candle holder in the Tuscan pink.  Unfortunately, due to complete idiocy, I had it sent to my daughter’s house – 2,000 miles away.  I am visiting in June and am looking forward to picking it up.

February 13, 2015 Update

IMG_3200I added to my rams head bowl collection recently.  Another bowl – line #3500/432.  This piece is Cambridge’s Azurite colour.

Here’s an article by Lynn Welker on Azurite pieces by Cambridge.

Very pretty!

 

October 19, 2014 Update

002This pretty cobalt (Aurora Jewels) console set was made by Imperial Glass.  The bowl has Imperial’s “IG” signature.  Imperial bought the moulds from Cambridge, when it closed, in the 1960s.  Imperial only made the set in cobalt.

 

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Most Recent Post – October 7, 2014

Cambridge Clear Ram's Head BowlI have recently added a few ram’s head items to my collections.  I have some thoughts about accumulating them for awhile and just displaying them in my office.

I don’t know why I find them so interesting.  The details aren’t pretty.  In fact they are somewhat ominous.  But….I like them.  Cambridge Clear Ram's Head Bowl (5)

This is Cambridge’s line #3500/27.  The item below is line #3500/432.

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Original Post December 8, 2013

Cambridge Rams Head Bowl in Rubina (2)I have long longed for a Rams Head Bowl.  Over the years I have coveted them in azurite (absolutely gorgeous) or in crystal with an etch of some sort.  The first one I saw had Fostoria’s Elaine etch.  But they were just too darned expensive.

Recently I came across this piece online on Etsy.  I ‘favourited it”, but never really entertained any thoughts of buying it.

A couple weeks ago I was reading an article in the newspaper that spoke about people buying gifts for themselves at Christmas time. Cambridge Rams Head Bowl in RubinaThe suggestion was that folks are getting over their guilt at treating themselves when they are shopping for others. Obviously this is quite true as I took possession of this bowl yesterday.  I am glad I did!

This is what Russell Vogelsand said in an 1978 article called Cambridge Rubina:

“This fine color line of Cambridge Glass was introduced to the public January 25, 1925.

The new glass is not one color, but a natural three or more tone glass, in                which the predominating shades are red, green and blue. Each tone is                      diverging into the other.”

I wanted to show how the colours blend so I took photos from the different angles, including a look at the base.Cambridge Rams Head Bowl in Rubina 3

I gather these pieces are not plentiful and that the rams head bowl is rare to find.  I consider myself lucky.  It is gorgeous and at least at this point in time, is a keeper.

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