This weekend we went out to Orono where the annual antiques fair was held. I picked up a number of pieces including this pretty opaque purple (Cambridge called it Helio) dish. I was very surprised to find my first piece of Helio in this little Ontario town. I asked the vendor if she recalled where she had found it, but she did not.
I have only seen Helio online. I gather that there are variations in the tone of purple. This is a fairly dark piece. I read in the reference book – Colors in Cambridge Glass II – that Helio was introduced in January 1923 and was likely only produced for no more than two years.
I believe this set to be the mayonnaise, with ladle, from line #169.