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    Posted 5 years ago

    TallCakes
    (114 items)

    The '1876 Cape Cod collection' was made for Avon cosmetics; ©Avon mark inside base. Known to collectors as "Cape Cod", the Wheaton Glass Co. first made this pattern for Avon in the 1975. The pattern was made into 1993, and advertised as the "1876 Cape Cod Collection". All items in this pattern were made exclusively for "Avon", and various forms were used to market their products, such as bath oils, perfumes, colognes, etc. The "Cape Cod" series was a great success for Avon, as consumers fell in love with both the pattern and beautiful intensely deep ruby red color, which was formulated to Avon's specifications. Avon selected the "Roman Rosette" pattern made by Boston & Sandwich Glass c1835-50 as the basis for the design of their Cape Cod collection.

    from Avon:

    The “1876 Cape Code Collection”… is reminiscent of early American pressed glass called “Sandwich.” It featured lacy, intricate designs, fine background stippling and exquisite brilliance, which reflected the superb craftsmanship of its makers.

    Many of the detailed design of this prized glass were produced by Boston & Sandwich Glass Works, founded in Cape Cod in 1825. Other companied in the region competed, but the popularity of “Sandwich” pieces resulted in the name becoming a generic term for pressed glass.

    Inspired by the lacy delicacy of these designs, especially the classic “Roman Rosette” pattern, Avon has created the unique collection. Not only does it recall the beauty of this quality glass, but its name commemorates both the spirit of 1876 Philadelphia which celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, and the area where Sandwich glass originated.

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    Comments

    1. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you kyratango : )
      thank you aghcollect : )
    2. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      I really love the shape and colour of this TC. Avon surprise me with what they make!
    3. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you racer4four : )
    4. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      Hi TC. lovely, such a deep red!
    5. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      And it's shape is Gorgeous too. Stunning all over.
    6. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you Vintagefran : )
      thank you Manikin : )
      thank you fortapache : )
      thank you mikelv85 : )
    7. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      How did I miss this beauty??? TallCakes, you snuck this in when I wasn't looking!!!

      It's such a coincidence that I see this today when I was researching some Avon glass that I own, and I came across this marvelous link discussing a vase produced for Avon by Fenton that was a duplicate of one housed in a museum, and which took two years to create, so close in appearance that Fenton himself had a hard time telling them apart. The 1876 Cape Cod line is another exceptionally beautiful product line, introduced over two years as I recall, and many people collected the whole set. I have said this before, in and amongst the little trinkets, Avon produces high quality items, often partnering with well known high end designers and firms, from Fostoria to Fenton to Louis Feraud. What depresses their values is the sheer volume of goods they sell which keeps the marketplace pretty well flooded. They may not be a short term investment, but as things of beauty and worthwhile heirlooms, priceless.

      Thanks for sharing this work of glass art, TallCakes. :)
    8. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you nutsabotas6 : )
      thank you Deano : )
      thank you Katherine : )
      thank you LuluX : )
    9. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you Alfredo : )
    10. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Just an FYI, the cake plate was introduced in 1991. :)
    11. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thanks for the info Katherine : )
    12. inky inky, 5 years ago
      Lovely!!..:-)
    13. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you inky : )
    14. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you Robin : )
    15. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you Elisabethan : )
    16. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank yo MeliG : )
      thank you Efesgirl : )
    17. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you aura : )

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