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    Posted 7 years ago

    Celestina
    (17 items)

    This is from my grandmother. It is monogrammed on the top with her initials, NFN. It is about 3 inches tall. I thought that it was cut glass but am wondering what type of glass it is.

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    Comments

    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      It's lovely!
    2. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 years ago
      agree, very nice : ) there are pressed glass patterns with similar zipper & slash motifs, but this looks to be cut glass to me...
    3. jha, 7 years ago
      Agreed, it does appear to be cut. Do you know how old it may be? If it's from the American Brilliant Period, it should fluoresce under a black light (usually green, sometimes a purple-ish hue, depending on the minerals used.)
    4. Celestina, 7 years ago
      This piece is from my grandmother who would have bought it before 1914. She comes from a very wealthy family so it was probably purchased for her around 1905 when she was setting up her wedding chest. I have heard that there are sometimes markings to indicate the maker but I can not find any.
    5. Sunnybrook Sunnybrook, 7 years ago
      It is beautiful!

      jha, thank for the tip about the black light. I'll check it out!
    6. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Sunnybrook, old ABP will flouresce green under a black light or not at all. If it flouresces purple that is just reflection of the light.
    7. maryh1956 maryh1956, 7 years ago
      Check the rim of the lid, if it’s silver, it may have hallmarks, which could help identify the maker, or at least the country of origin
    8. Celestina, 7 years ago
      Thank you. The lid does have sterling on the outside in the rim. There is a very small hallmark, a line with a circle on the top but it is very small. Later I will try to magnify it and see if I can get closer. It may have been purchased at Gorham and Co or Caldwell since many of the other pieces were purchased there.

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