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Posted 3 years ago

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This cup (I think you would call it cut glass) has been handed down in my family. It has a note with it that was written by my grandmother (Irma E Turner Laws) that says, "This was made in London in my father's grandmother's glass factory. This blue glass is very rare." Irma's father was James Edgar Turner (1865-1942) and his parents were James E Turner (1825-? born in England) and Mary Bebee (1833-?) also born in England. Can anyone tell me about this? Thanks so much. Sandy White

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  1. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
    it looks like "Daisy and Button with V", AKA: Van Dyke, made by Beatty & Sons Glass ca.1885. That would make it EAPG (Early American Pattern Glass). Beatty was located in Ohio. It is a very nice piece of glass!
  2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    I went back to 1793 and didn't find him as owner of a glass factory, glass cutter, engraver or maker. The only James Turner was listed being at, Newcastle on Tyne. He was listed as a spectacle maker - glass grinder
  3. whitesl2000, 3 years ago
    Thank you both for your comments. It does, indeed, look like the "Daisy and Button with V" glass. I wonder why my grandmother thought it was made in London towards the end of the 1700's - early 1800's (I'm guessing that would be about when her great-grandmother was alive). Since it doesn't look like the glass dates back that far, I wonder if her great-grandmother really owned a glass factory in London. I guess that note will forever remain a mystery. Sandy
  4. Paul71 Paul71, 3 years ago
    Sandy, sometimes family stories get a little "out of kilter". I've been doing genealogy for about 20 years now, was taught by a very good friend of mine who has been a genealogist for about 40 years, and one thing I've learned is family stories are usually just that: stories rather than fact...and also you never know what you'll find. Oftentimes people hold onto the family stories with an emotional attachment and become offended if there is a suggestion that the stories contain more fiction than fact. Well, things are what they are, and that doesn't diminish the pride of our heritage or the love of our family and culture one bit.

    Your custard cup is Vandyke by Beatty. Incidentally, Vandyke is the OMN (original manufacturer's name). This pattern was made in the mid 1880s when pressed colored glassware was popular. It also comes in canary ("vaseline"), amber, clear, and some pieces can be found in a nice light-medium green that some collectors call "Marine Green" though that name was used by Hobbs, Brockunier for their green color at the time of manufacture.

    During the mid 1890s Vandyke mugs in colors were offered by Montgomery Ward. This could have been old stock, or US Glass may have continued some pieces after Beatty became a member factory, but I'd guess it was the former.
  5. whitesl2000, 3 years ago
    Thank you so much for the information on my cup. I'll put a new note in the cup with the correct information for future generations :) Sandy

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