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Viking Glass Company /"Charcoal" Three Foil Flared Bowl #1209 "Epic" Line / Circa 1956

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live.eclecti…'s loves9 of 65Belleek Pottery (Irish), Delicate vase with Handle" After 1946 to 1980Japanese enamelled decanter and glasses
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    Posted 4 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    I hadn't been to Volunteer's of America in about a week. So it was nice to find this great little bowl. Made by the Viking Glass Company it was part of their original "Epic" line pattern # 1209. Done in a smokey clear color they called "Charcoal". It's 5 1/2 " tall and 7 1/2" across the top. Beautiful "Deco" lines although it's technically a Mid-century or Atomic piece from the 50's. -Mike-

    The "Epic" Line Viking Art Glass
    Courtesy of vintage-with-a-twist.com

    In 1944, the New Martinsville Glass Company officially changed their name to the Viking Glass Company. So, as not to confuse the very patriotic public (WWII was still in progress) and establish their American Company identity right from the start, their new slogan would be a picture of their Viking Glass Co. logo with the words “This trademark means made in America”. Still located in New Martinsville, West Virginia with a new name and a new take on art glass.
    One of Viking’s most popular lines was the "Epic" Line produced from 1956 to 1976. The line was populated with bold colors and free form shapes perfect for the mid-century modern craze that had started. The original colors were: Amber, Amethyst, and Charcoal. The evolution of the line eventually included the colors: Avocado, Bluenique, Honey, Persimmon and Ruby.

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    Comments

    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      You got there at the right time!
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      Thanks Bonnie :)..well Sue used to be a cashier at Volunteer's and took care of the jewelry cases and they always looked beautiful. Now she's in production and takes care of the glassware and it shows in the displays. Organized and nicely arranged. I told her look what I found and she said I just put that out for you...lol. I wish she was back at the jewelry though it looks terrible now.
    3. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 4 years ago
      Its beautiful Mike and doesn't hurt to have a little help on the inside. :)
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      Thanks Ken :)....seems I'm losing all my "ins" with people being transferred to other posts but I do get to see them occasionally. It's just not the same as everyday.
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      Thanks Lisa...I really wasn't sure who made it when I bought it. I just loved the design. I was hoping for something along the lines of my Oreffors bowl but I knew with the unusual unsigned bottom it was something totally different. Viking had crossed my mind after I started looking online it just looks more 30's than 50's to me. :)
    6. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 4 years ago
      I like your epic much better than mine. ( If that is what mine is). Very different. Want to trade? ;
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/170285-what-is-the-color-of-the-pictcher
    7. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Way to go MIKE !!!! Kinda reminds me of the Tiffin Epic line too, as I had posted.

      Love the FEET on yours !!
    8. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Love Viking Epic, Mike, nice buy! :)
    9. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      Thanks OGF, Rose and Katherine....it is a very nice piece of glass and still kept me within my five dollar budget...yeah like I stick to that ..more "not" than often...lol :)
    10. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      This has a really great design - those feet are awesome!
    11. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      Thanks Karen..I know right .... the bottom is very intricate with the finishing work. early Viking is the best ! :)

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