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John B. Higbee Glass Co./ Tall Slung Glass Vase/EAPG "Delta" Pattern AKA "Thistle" /Original " H I G" Bee Mark/ Circa 1910

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    Posted 6 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    Picked this up today at GW as an after thought. I didn't see a mark at first, but when I got it home and washed it I saw something hidden in the pattern on bottom inside . It was a"bee" ! There are three letters an "H" on a wing an "I" on it's body and a "G" on the other wing. Impossible to photograph since the vase is so tall and the pattern blocks it too, but it can be seen in bright light. A quick search online and I found this was the mark for the John B. Higbee Glass Co. The 3 letter bees are the original marks for 1890 . The reproductions from the 90's have no letters, so this one is an original. The pattern it called "Delta" but is also know as a 6 paneled "Thistle" vase. The thistles are a bit hard to see and rather stylized in alternate panels. It's 13 1/2" tall. A few bubbles,and marks but a pretty cool piece for a buck forty-nine ! -Mike-

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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Wow! Can't believe it's over a century old! Nice glass.
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks racer4four :)....I know, you see so much of this clear glass and it's mostly nothing but every once and a while..... score ! -Mike-
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      Beautiful!!!!
    4. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      Definitely a great find at that price! The OMN for this pattern is 'Delta' and one of most widely used AKAs is 'Paneled Thistle'. J. B. Higbee Co. first introduced the pattern in 1910. The "Bee" mark you describe is a Higbee original. As you state the pattern has been widely reproduced without the mark by New Martinsville Glass Manufacturing Company c.1919, Jefferson Glass Company, Toronto, Canada c.1920, L. G. Wright c.1948-1990s.
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks for all the specifics TallCakes :) At least I got it mostly right....lol -Mike-
    6. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      The company name at the time was actually John B. Higbee Glass Co. as the successor to Bryce, Higbee & Co, which was founded by John Bryce, Charles K. Bryce and John B. Higbee. I can't find what the initial 'B' was for.
    7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks TallCakes :) ... Always like the most accurate info. I'll correct the post.

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