Even though Cleo STILL isn’t a favourite etch, I like this piece. I think it is the decorative base that makes it appealing, and of course the pretty colour.
This is the underplate for a bowl of some sort I think – line #3077.
Update January 11, 2016
Back from beautiful, hot and sunny Jamaica. It was nice to arrive home to a parcel. Another addition to my collection of acid etched Victorianera tumblers. I must get it photographed soon.
I picked this little stem up locally. I have to admit that I have not grown any fonder of this etch than I was almost four years ago, although the colour and the shape make it more appealing to me.
I should have noted in 2012, that this etch is #744. This particular shape is line #3077. The entire glass is shaded in Cambridge’s pink which was called Peach-Blo (1925-1934) or Dianthus Pink (1934-1943).
Originally written – April 1, 2012
Happy April Fool’s Day. So many of us are ‘fools’ to some sort of obsession, aren’t we? Luckily this one is not an unhealthy addiction – just space consuming!
I don’t know what is odder – the fact that I don’t like all of the etches that I own, or that fact that I am surprised by that.
No one likes everything of any one thing. Yet I’m still amazed when I don’t fancy an etch. Thus it is with Cleo. I bought these stems recently on ebay. I’m not exactly sure of their purpose. I have the book – The Cambridge Glass Co.: Cambridge, Ohio – 1930-1934 and the etch is pictured, but not this stem. In any case they are not large, likely sherries, at a guess.
I had never seen this etch in the flesh and wanted to do so……so I bought the glasses. It’s what I consider a ‘masculine’ etch. I don’t much fancy the blank either – the shape just doesn’t appeal to me. Having said all that, I’m always glad for the chance to actually see them ‘live’. These stems came in a number of colours – amber, blue, green, pink and yellow, as well as the crystal. Perhaps I’d like it better in colour! Someday someone will come by the house and admire them…and then they will find a new home!!!!
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