Posted 7 years ago
Well today looks like a pieces parts day. What I thought was a nice pressed glass bowl turns out to be a stand for a punch bowl. Made by the Heisey glass company it carries their "H" within a diamond mark from 1900. I'm not sure of this pieces date though, possibly the 1930's or 40's. Flip it over and set the huge bowl on the small end, add cups and a ladle. Instant party ! Well, punch bowls are kind of out of fashion today but it still makes a nice bowl by itself. A check on Ebay sees that even the bases go for quite a bit so it was a very good two dollar investment. -Mike-
Heisey Glass Company History
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From 1896 to 1957, Newark, Ohio, was the home of the Heisey Glass Co. Long valued by collectors, the "Diamond H" trademark has appeared on blown and pressed bar glasses, figurines, vases, bowls, pitchers and stemware since 1900. Founded by Augustus Heisey, the company remained in the family until lower-cost glassware made overseas closed the door on the company's history. The original molds were purchased by Imperial Glass Co., but, sadly, even that remnant of Heisey disappeared when Imperial went into bankruptcy.