Posted 3 years ago
These belonged to Henry Ford...but the price has nothing to do with that unless someone can archive his belongings that were sold, then price could sky rocket. My grandfather purchased them at his estate auction in 1953...one year before I was born and given to my father then to me when dad died. They sell for $290 for one of them on E-bay.
(6)- Royal Blue Cobalt, Vintage and Antique "Cambridge" STATUESQUE "Nude" non-Etched, Crystal Claret (no optic), Wine Glasses. Made during the early 1930's.
5" TALL CLEAR NUDE STEM and 7 3/4" O.A. GLASS HEIGHT
ROYAL BLUE COBALT 2-3/4" DEEP BOWL~ FLAWLESS CONDITION!
For your consideration are six (6), 7 3/4" Tall, beautiful Cobalt, Royal Blue, Claret, Crystal, 4 1/2 oz. wine glasses. These items are in excellent condition and free of absolutely any flaws! The blue is a brilliant dark blue and the nude stem is crystal clear.
They have been in my family since 1953. Purchased within a year of my birth from the Henry Ford Estate in Grosse Pointe Michigan by my grandfather who went to all auctions of the Fords and Chrysler's! These were never used and stayed in my grandmothers china until my grandfathers death if 1968. They were then passed to my father and then passed to me in 2002 after his death. They have some history behind them and sell very fast in auctions as a single glass or sets....but very few sets of exactly the same color and size are sold that were made at the same time or as pristine as these! Heights on some through the years vary by 1/16" to 1/8"... mine are all exactly the same!
Over-all height is 7-3/4" exactly....height of Nude is 5"....depth of bowl is 2-3/4".... diameter of rim is 2-15/16" on all...glass holds 5 oz's right to the top.
SOME HISTORY ON CAMBRIDGE GLASS CO.
Cambridge Glass Company was founded in 1901 in Cambridge, Ohio. The company closed in 1954, reopened briefly, and closed again in 1958.
Cambridge introduced the #3011 "Statuesque" line in 1931, in nine sizes of stemware, plus a number of other decorative items. Some sizes were discontinued after a run of a few years. The Claret was dropped in the late 30's and production of the rest of the #3011 line continued until the close of the factory in 1958, and a limited run of the cocktail size was produced by "Imperial" after it acquired the assets of "Cambridge". The initial release featured a cordial along with the brandy, but in later years, Cambridge dropped the original cordial and marketed the brandy as a "cordial."
The nude section itself was made in three sizes: 4Â½", 5" and 6". [Mine are the 5"] The largest size, the 6" was used only on their banquet goblet in the stemware line but was soon discontinued because they were considered too large, but it was used in a number of the "miscellaneous" pieces including candlesticks, bud vase, ivy ball, etc.
....a little more history
Cambridge Glass Co. began as National Glass Company in 1902 in Cambridge, Ohio. At first it used molds that had been previously used by other glass companies then in 1904, the first original Cambridge Glass line was designed and produced. Cambridge Glass Co. continued production until 1954. In 1955, Sidney Albert of Akron, Ohio re-opened Cambridge Glass Co. and continued the production of the Cambridge line. Imperial Glass Co. purchased the assets of Cambridge Glass Co. in 1960 and continued operations until 1984 when it was forced into bankruptcy. The National Cambridge Collectors association acquired many of the molds and all the etching plates except for Rose Point. These molds and plates are now in the National Cambridge Collectors' museum in Cambridge, Ohio. Cambridge began using the well-known "C" withing the triangle in 1922 but all pieces of Cambridge Glass are marked. The National Cambridge Collectors association controls many of the original Cambridge glass molds preventing reproduction of those mold patterns. The figural flower frogs were reproduced by Imperial Glass Co. when it controlled the molds. Cambridge glass pattern include caprice, rose point, tally ho, rock crystal, apple blossom, Chantilly, cascade, crown Tuscan, Mt. Vernon plus many others.
Claret...Also known as: Small wine glass.
The claret glass was specified to contain Claret wine. Claret was a British term to describe what was originally essentially a rosea wine from Bordeaux (clairet in French,) but, by the advent of the cocktail, had simply come to mean red Bordeaux wine. The Claret glass was traditionally small, often with a slight flare at the lip. In later years, the term Claret was used somewhat less frequently and the glass became more balloon-shaped.