“Lariat is the original name, although Heisey first referred ti the pattern as Gordian Knot……..The inspiration for this pattern was supposedly from the twisting of a heavy gold watch chain.” (page 300).
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.
This weekend my guy and I took a trip to the Kitchener/Waterloo area. We made lots of thrift and antique shop stops. I bought a few things but nothing new. Just additions to patterns that I already have.
I did acquire a number of new books about glass, including one on Canadian glass. i’m looking forward to rambling my way through these new tomes.
My guy was taken with the colours of this candy dish. Originally it had lots more red. The finial was red as well as more of the lid. But it still has a pretty pink wash on it and it glow nicely in the sunshine.
Last post – March 29, 2012
Update – April 10th!!!!! I was playing around on ebay and saw this item. The seller identified it, and I verified it at replacements.com, as Jeannette’s Grape & Vine pattern. It IS a footed candy dish. One mystery solved – very pleasing.
Buying this lidded jar/bowl taught me a valuable lesson. I picked it up at a thrift shop (where else?) It is a cute little thing and sits on a windowsill with some china ducks that I have. I don’t know a thing about it. It is dimpled with leaf and grape decorations. The finial is a cluster of grapes.
I don’t know how old it is. When I pulled the price tag off of the bottom, some of the green peeled away with it. I don’t know if this is foil, paint or what. I haven’t been able to find any information that would inform me.
What I’ve learned is to soak price tags before peeling them off! There are other patches where the colour has been worn, or washed away.
I came across a vase in Lindsay that closely resembled this piece. Dimpled, green with same decorations. It was marked with the Anchor Hocking mark. But I can’t find any markings on this item. If anyone has any information about this little bowl, as usual, I’d be grateful.