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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Strange story behind this one . my son was out riding his bikew with a friend and found a box of glassware on the curb. Knowing that I like milk glass and anything unusual, they picked it up and brought several pieces home.
    Vase is 8 and 1/2" tall, 3' across the base and 4 and 1/2" across the top.
    There is a mark on the center of the base that looks like 3 c's nested . Sorry but my camera can't pick this up. Anyone got any ideas?
    Finally figured out a setting to capture the mark. Can anyone help? You have to zoom to see the mark in the photo.

    Mystery Solved


    1. aghcollect aghcollect, 5 years ago
      CCC (3 C’s nested inside each other) - Continental Can Company. Mostly seen on tableware, especially on the bases of drinking glasses (juice glasses, tea glasses, tumblers). Continental Can Company, a producer of several types of packaging, took over the Hazel Atlas Glass Company in 1957. Continental sold most of the H-A plants in 1964. It is unclear exactly what years the "CCC" mark was used on glassware, but it is clear that at least some of the new molds made for glassware during the period of 1957-1964 were engraved with the CCC mark instead of the H-A mark. The mark is frequently seen on the bottom of glassware in the popular pattern "Optic Dot", sometimes called "Thumbprint".
    2. fixitjmc fixitjmc, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the info aghcollect!

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