Aluminum Tray to Match Hughes’ Corn Flower Pieces


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I was surprised when I came across this piece.  I didn’t know anything about it, but thought that it has to be related to the Corn Flower cutting.

Krista Taylor’s Canadian Identification & Price Guide to Corn Flower Glass (2003) provides some interesting information:

Supreme Aluminum Products of Scarborough, ON approached Hughes in 1961 and an exclusive arrangement was made to design and produce trays with the Corn Flower pattern in aluminum.  On February 23, 1962 the first trays were sold.  They were produced until 2982 and were sold out by November of 1984.

I have only seen two and the other was silver in colour without the blue powder (?) coating/paint.

The label says ‘Silhouette’.  Ms. Taylor reports that early boxes also had this name on it, so I can only assume this was a line name.

It’s a pretty neat piece and I think a great compliment to glass cut with this pattern.


Mystery Creamer – L.G. Wright, Crystal Art, Summit, Mosser ? – Wildflower


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During a recent trip to Arizona I picked up this blue creamer.  I didn’t know anything about it and decided to take a chance that it was an older piece.

I have learned alot about its possible provenance although I do not definitively know its origin.

I posted the piece on the great Facebook site – Vintage Glass Identification – as I couldn’t find anything in my own resources to give me a hint as to the pattern name and history.  This is a great site.  Members are very eager to identify pieces and I had a response in no time flat.

I learned that the original EAPG manufacturer of this Wildflower pattern was Adams & Company of Pittsburgh.  It was Adams’ pattern no. 140.  When Adams merged with U.S. Glass in the late 1890s, this company likely continued to produce this pattern.  I was also advised that the piece was reproduced for the L.G. Wright Company of New Martinsville, West Virginia.  The Glass Encyclopedia provided some historical information about the company.  The company used original molds, or purchased molds and had other companies produced the finished pieces for it.  This was one of the patterns that they produced.

The website Sean George Pressed Glass & Goblets provides more history about this pattern and points out that pieces have been produced by L.G. Wright, Crystal Art Glass (Cambridge, Ohio), Summit Art Glass (Akron, Ohio) and by Mosser Glass Co. (Cambridge, Ohio).

Long story short – no idea who made this particular piece and/or when.  But it is pretty.