Posted 4 months ago
I found this piece last weekend and had no clue as to who made it or whether it was modern or old. I was taken by the texture and the random placement of the coloured threads. I posted pictures to my glass friends and was pleased to find out that the name of the glass is Peloton.
This from a fellow glass enthusiast:
…since no catalogues exist that show peloton glass, it is usually not possible to identify a maker, although Harrach shapes are known in peloton and peloton has been found on shapes by (American) Phoenix Art Glass from the 1880s. Since the head of the company, Joseph Webb, came over from Stourbridge, England, the possibility exists that it was also being made in England--a possibility embraced more enthusiastically by collectors of English glass than by Bohemian glass collectors”.
Another friend observed that this was likely a glass from a set of glasses and a pitcher.
It pays to have such smart glass friends….!