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Art Glass5178 of 21523Fenton Amberina Cabbage Rose Candy DishCharles Lotton Threaded Tribal vase, ca. 1974
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    We bought these beauties at the 2017 Wilson, N.Y. Flea Market. I just couldn't pass up the price. $2.50 each!! No Markings. No chips or cracks. It has some bubbles. I think I'm going to fill them with little soaps and shampoos and put them in the bathroom.

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    1. artfoot artfoot, 4 years ago
      Can't say for sure about the brown one but the green one is definitely Sooner, or Arklahoma, glass.
    2. artfoot artfoot, 4 years ago
      There were more than a dozen companies in that Arklahoma area making these pieces beginning in the 1950s. Most were out of business by the early 1980s.
    3. artfoot artfoot, 4 years ago
      One more thought - the brown one is probably also Sooner. These companies used recycled glass for much of their products and this sort of looks like beer bottle brown.
    4. Fleamarkettammy Fleamarkettammy, 4 years ago
      Thank you artfoot.
    5. justzo, 3 years ago
      What a find! These fantastic birds come from the Spiro, OK area. A glassmaker in the area started this type of glass in the early 50's. People worked/trained under him and many started their own factories. Many call it "Sooner" glass because Oklahoma is know as the Sooner State. Actually. there was a glass factory in Spiro that was named Sooner Glass Company.
      Anyway, long story short - the brown swan is made by the Sooner Glass Company. That was about the 7th style of head they used. The green is an Old Hickory swan by Central Glass Company. They are the only ones left and still continue to make art glass as well as commercial glass. Eunice Underwood started the company. His son, Glynn Underwood, who now owns Central Glass Company, made your swan. The upturned beak is his mark.

      tl:dr, I know but I do hope I helped with your identification. You have two very nice pieces of history.
    6. Fleamarkettammy Fleamarkettammy, 3 years ago
      Thank you so much for this information! Very interesting and it makes me like them that much more.
    7. Soonergirl, 3 years ago
      My dad Charles Sebo and his brother Roy Sebo owned the Sooner glass Co in Spiro. I still have pieces I'll share after I take pictures of them. They both have past and I miss them dearly
    8. Soonergirl, 3 years ago
      All our pieces were made from broken bottles I can take pictures of what's left of the plant. Still bottles outside

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