Although yesterday was sunny and I SHOULD have been out in my garden I decided to take a long overdue drive into Around the Block. They had a great deal of beautiful ‘new’ cut glass. I wish I knew more about cut glass history and patterns. My visit to the Dorflinger Glass Museum with its beautiful pieces was very inspiring.
I picked up this pretty quartet of pink water goblets. Central Glass Works’ line #1426. Lovely, obvious diamond optic with the twisted, spiral stem.
The reference in Schmidt’s book – Glass Works: the Depression Era – indicates that Tiffin and Bryce also made similar stems, although he thinks that Bryce’s line was only in crystal. I am going with these as Central’s pieces, but will happily stand corrected.
Schmidt says that this line was also produced in crystal, green and combinations of crystal and colour.
Although pink glass ware isn’t my favourite (I like crystal or cobalt) these are very appealing.
The first stem is in Heisey’s yellow shade called Sahara. It has been etched with the Old Colony pattern – #448.
The bowls of both have a diamond optic., as seen more closely below.
These are very pretty glasses, produced in the 1930s.
Even though they are the same shape and size, the colour and etching make them look very different.