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Glassware2902 of 4775Simple elegance...green depression glass, fruit bowlEAPG Hobbs open salt - Viking
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Posted 2 years ago

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I know it's milk glass, but don't have a clue what it could have been used for. It measures 6 1/4" long by 4" wide.

There are no markings on the bottom other than an indented round circle,

Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. TallCakes TallCakes, 2 years ago
    reminds me of Ditheridge Glass; they made very similar painted milk glass. The shape could be a nappy, as they were often made in unique shapes.
  2. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 2 years ago
    Reminds me of a melon bowl of some kind.
  3. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Hi, differentera. I was waiting for TallCakes or one of the other glass specialists to pin this down. I agree that this is very old, and that it could well be Dithridge. I wondered this morning if it were a 'nappy', perhaps a naviform vessel, or a crescent dish. I remember seeing a lot of vessles in this shape in a book on very old custard and opalescent glass. It was apparently once a very popular form, but I very rarely see one for sale myself. The closest I got to to your piece on an eBay search was described as a 'nappy' or as a 'crescent bowl or planter'. Your piece is something special! I'm so glad that you have it. Regards, miKKo
  4. TallCakes TallCakes, 2 years ago
    I did find a very similary shaped piece by Fostoria Glass in their Rococo pattern from 1892; same footed melon wedge shape with slightly different edge treatment that was noted as a nappy.
  5. TallCakes TallCakes, 2 years ago
    there are some pics at WP of the Rococo piece:
    http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/eapg-1892-fostoria-glass-crystal-150591445
  6. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Splendid. Long live TallCakes!
  7. Paul71 Paul71, 2 years ago
    It is similar to Fostoria's Rococo, but this was made by Eagle Glass and Mfg. Co. located at Wellsburg, WV. An ad from 1899 shows this item with other opal novelties and it is labeled "Bon Bon Dish"

  8. TallCakes TallCakes, 2 years ago
    thanks for the info Paul, glad you could find confirmation on maker.
  9. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Hi, Paul71. Splendid!!! I love Eagle glass, and I am delighted to have a company-provided ID of this specific type of dish. May I ask, did you consult extant old documents for this, or is this type of information available on the web now? In my collecting days, acquiring the old glass catalogs and circulars was beyond my pocketbook. It would be wonderful to see some of them on the web. Thanks much. miKKo
  10. Paul71 Paul71, 2 years ago
    Hi miKKo,

    I'm a glass researcher and author, and original company catalogs, jobber catalogs, and journals are available at many of the larger libraries across the US. This is mainly how I do my research. Sometimes it takes a lot of leg work or roundabout ways to find things you are looking for. A must for the serious glass researcher is a trip to the Rakow Library at the Corning Museum of Glass. Some items from their catalog may be available online.

    Also, there are monographs available through the West Virginia Museum of American Glass (WVMAG) through their web site and eBay shop. They are rather reasonably priced and cover a span of eras and various companies.

    Regards,
    Paul
  11. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Hi, Paul. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful information you have provided us with! I am very far from the kind of library that would carry such materials. The Corning Museum is fabulous, but too far from me; the WVMAG publications would be very helpful for the rest of us who live in small communities, far from a grand library. This is great information, sir, and I thank you heartily for it! Regards, miKKo
  12. muse2max, 2 years ago
    Oh my goodness. I am so thrilled I found this post because not only am I an avid milk glass collector but I came across the same type of brand but different pieces; a tray and one container with top (pictures uploaded). About 2 months ago, while antiqueing (sp?) in San Antonio - I came across a 5-piece set but was so awestruck with their inventory that I forgot to ask the owner the name of the maker or its name. But I do remember the store and will call to get their contact information so I can send my photos.

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