I don’t consider it to be pretty, but it is of course interesting. According to Ream, Bredehoft and Bredehoft in Encyclopedia of Heisey Glassware: volume one, this plate etch was introduced circa 1919 and discontinued by 1928.
I came across this piece in a local thrift shop. I always wonder how it made its way from West Virginia to a small Ontario town. But I guess during its 80+ years there was lots of time for travel. A poster in the Everyday and Elegant Glass Forum reports that this etch was introduced in 1933 and discontinued in 1939.
The etch is Fostoria’s #320 – Fruit Design and the line is #2419 – Mayfair.
This is a good sized, heavy piece. The dish is 13 1/4 inches at its longest, 7 3/4 inches wide in the middle and 9 1/4 inches at its widest points. It stands 1 1/4 inches.
The glass is so bright it almost glows. It is a very attractive piece.
I picked this pretty piece up somewhere in Arizona. I have a number of etched relish dishes, which for some reason I never use. I do have a friend however who likes serving ware as a gift. I had her in mind when I bought it.
I learned from the great Elegant and Everyday Glass Forum that the handles are called Georgian. I also learned that an ad for this relish was found in James Measell’s book, New Martinsville Glass, 1900-1944, which identified this relish as line number 37. Other New Martinsville company ads also identified another pattern as 37. The poster in the Forum identifies this particular piece as 37/4.
The large baskets of flowers in the etch are very pretty. I have a bowl, and a creamer/sugar set with this etch, but it looks different on the different shapes. Pretty, regardless of the shape, though.