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Satin Glass "Spooner"/"Dove and Rushes" Pattern /Guernsey Glass Co. /Circa Pre-1978

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    Posted 7 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    Just an odd little piece I picked up with the crystal vase. I fully expected to find an image online because it doesn't look very old... but nada ! Tried every combination of bird, vase, goblet, glass, frosted, and satin and found everything else but this. It's 6" tall in white satin glass with no marks. The bird and tree form the base and the top has a grass pattern in it. There is a seam so it was probably molded. Seems like a good quality of glass . Has a nice "ting" to it. It looks like it could be L.E. Smith. They did do a lot of satin glass birds but didn't see this one in the image galleries. -Mike-

    NOTE:
    Thanks to TallCakes for identifying this piece for me. It's a Guernesy Glass Co." spooner" Basically a spoon holder used as a sign of hospitality by the wealthy in Victorian times. Produced from the original mold called "Dove and Rushes". It is marked with a single "B" on the tree without any triangle, indicating that the glass was poured by Bennett prior to ca. 1978.

    History of Guernsey Glass
    opensalts.net Guernsey Glass Company

    "The Guernsey Glass Company was started by Herold Bennett and his two brothers in 1967 where they made their own glass, then in the late 1970’s they stopped making their own glass and had items made from their molds which they sold in their showroom. They did not have any items made for a few years and were selling off items in inventory.
    However in 1999 some of the family decided to rejuvenate the business and had some items made. As of 2001 molds were disposed of and acquired by others as indicated.
    Marks used were "B" in Triangle or a capital"B".

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      beautiful!!! mike!!!
    2. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Very pretty!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Sweet bird!
    4. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 years ago
      This is one where sharp focused images are needed to show quality of detail. This figural bird spooner/chalice/vase is called 'Dove' and originally made by Canton
      Glass, c.1919; this wouldn't work as a goblet with that scalloped rim. Reproductions have been for Guernsey Glass Co. of Cambridge, Ohio, which was owned by Harold Bennett who also owned the mold; many of Guernsey's items were actually made by Mosser. Reproductions are embossed (often very faint and hard to see) on the stem with the letter 'B' (Guernsey logo, 'B' for Bennett) just above the end of the birds tail.
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thank you Tallcakes :) Now that I know where to look... There it is ! The letter "B" just where you said. Wasn't that hard to see just wasn't looking for a mark in that particular spot. So it's a Mosser reproduction then. That's OK just a dollar piece that I thought was nice. -Mike-
    6. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 years ago
      I would not call it a Mosser reproduction. It's a Guernsey reproduction by the "B" mark; much of their glass was produced by Mosser but they also used other glass houses.
    7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      I found a bit of history too and updated my post. Yes it is Guernsey probably pre -1978 because of the plain "B" mark. Thanks again. -Mike-
    8. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      There was this one on Ebay as well:

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/SCARCE-GUERNSEY-GLASS-Co-DOVE-RUSHES-SPOONER-CANARY-VASELINE-LOVELY-ITEM-/330972533853
    9. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 years ago
      they were made in many different colors including slag glass:
      http://www.chataboutdg.com/gallery/img18861.search.htm
    10. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks Jay and TallCakes .....Wow that slag glass one is beautiful !
    11. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 years ago
      like that one; here's another nice looking one in carnival glass:
      http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236x/51/a7/74/51a774bc9b7a1c8769121578b43023fd.jpg
    12. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      WOW ! ... guess I found the plain Jane version...lol

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