It has been a long time since I have posted in this blog. Not from lack of buying new (old) pieces – just for lack of getting around to it. I still have pieces from a May trip to Florida, and a recent trip to the Boston to Albany area to post.
My husband was wandering through an antique store on his own recently and picked up this piece somewhere in New York State. He liked the colour and figured I would as well.
I believe this is line #760 and is considered a basket, but happy to be corrected.
I have said it before and nothing seems to have changed – I am fascinated by these servers! Don’t know why, perhaps they represent the ‘civilized’ times of having tiny sandwiches and pastries on the table.
In any event, I was in Florida recently and had a grand time wandering through thrift and antique stores. I picked up a number of pieces that I have not yet photographed, including a few unknowns.
The handle of this pretty piece grabbed my interest as I had never seen such a piece. I didn’t know what it was, but my handy dandy reference book – A Guide to Identification of Glass Center Handle Servers by Inez J. Austin – provided the name.
The name of the colour – Golden Sapphire is very pretty. It is actually a delicate tint, but looks different depending on the colour of the piece it is sitting on.