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Early American Pattern Glass359 of 609What is it? HELPMcKee & Bros. 'Deer and Pine Tree' c1886
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    Posted 6 years ago

    Gruff
    (137 items)

    Hello,
    I am looking for what this shape is called.Triangle yes,but what do you think it was used for.
    Dip?
    Pickles?
    Vegtables

    It's old. That I am pretty sure of

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    1. Paul71 Paul71, 6 years ago
      Yes, Gruff, it is old. The pattern was introduced in 1899; it's McKee's Stars and Stripes and that's what they originally called it. Original catalog lists it simply as "Triangle Dish" so there is no hint from the mfgr. as to what they intended it to be for. Pickle dishes of that era are generally oblong and about 8" long. The housewife would have used this triangular dish however she saw fit; however, I have never heard of any reference to dips back in the late Victorian era so pretty safe that you can rule out that possibility.
    2. Gruff Gruff, 6 years ago
      Paul,
      Thanks for the information.
      It's is so interesting to learn the origin and history behind these pieces.
      I am learning so much from this site and people like you who know.
      Have a great Sunday
    3. Paul71 Paul71, 6 years ago
      Welcome, Gruff. Happy Sunday to you, too. It's nice when people appreciate the glass and the history behind it.

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