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Posted 1 year ago


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This is an unusual find for me. I didn't realize how old it was, from what I've googled the Academy went out of business in 1907. I found nothing on Walker Grocery. It looks like cranberry glass & the etching & detail on the bottom look really nice, I just couldn't photograph it well.


  1. bratjdd bratjdd, 1 year ago
    Very Pretty!!!
  2. SpunkysMom SpunkysMom, 1 year ago
    Thanks, bratjdd!
  3. TallCakes TallCakes, 1 year ago
    looks like a very nice EAPG souvenir toothpick holder. It was popular in that era to use these types of ruby stained pieces and etch them for souvenirs. This one is usually attributed to the United States Glass Company between 1890-1901 and the pattern is known as Bead and Scroll.
  4. SpunkysMom SpunkysMom, 1 year ago
    Thanks for all the info Tallcakes!
  5. Paul71 Paul71, 1 year ago
    As TC says, this pattern is usually attributed to USGCo, but there is no concrete evidence. It could just as well have been a member of National Glass Company. It doesn't appear in any glass company catalogs that are known to us. Due to the colors found (which include clear, clear with ruby stain, emerald green, and deep blue--not quite cobalt--the latter two shades having made their debut to the glass trade in 1897 and 1898 respectively), the pattern was more likely introduced in the late 1890s rather than as early as 1890. One other point: the United States Glass Company was not founded until 1891.

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