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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Here is a small, 5 1/2" tall, vase. I have been shoving these out of the way at thrift shops for years to get at something more interesting, but had to get my haul value high enough to use my credit card at a thrift shop today and was struck, not for the first time, with the attractive qualities of these little vases, so used it to boost my total. Inherited factory milk glass (Fenton, Westmoreland, Indiana, etc.) is what got me started in glass collecting, so it is fitting to add one of these to my pile. But, when I went to identify a maker, I found several different attributions, Anchor Hocking, Hazel Atlas, etc. Does anyone know who actually made/makes these and when they were made?

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    1. TimeTraveller TimeTraveller, 4 years ago
      I have this same vase. It belonged to my mother. I think Hazel Atlas made your vase.
    2. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the comment, TimeTraveller. I think that you are right. These are identified by sellers on ebay about 9 to 1 as being by Hazel Atlas versus Anchor Hocking. It would be nice if someone had one with a label on it. I have a very common milk glass spooner that is often attributed to several different makers and a few years ago found a stack of them with Hazel Atlas labels on them. I suppose I should put that one on this site or some other site to help folks out.
    3. TimeTraveller TimeTraveller, 4 years ago
      I believe the pattern is called "Starburst." Mine is marked with the "HA" logo on the bottom. You should check your vase. The mark is hard to see, but it should be there.
    4. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      look closely on the bottom for the Hazel-Atlas mark. I have seen these ID'ed as the 'Starburst' pattern showing the H-A mark on the bottom.
    5. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the comments TimeTraveller and TallCakes. I examined the bottom closely under a bright light using both the unaided eye and my jewelers loupe and there is no mark. I have another, different, HA milk glass vase that is not marked, either, though I know it is by HA, and when I found a marked one I added that to my pile for comparison. I think the first one had a number on the bottom instead of the HA mark, but not sure where that one is. The marked one is sitting about six feet from me. Not sure if HA made a transition from paper labels to marking the glass itself at some point, like Fenton and Westmoreland did or if they were hit and miss in their marking. I have seen some comments that Hazel Atlas and Anchor Hocking copied to each other to some extent, too, but haven't tried to confirm that, and don't know if it is true.
    6. kwqd kwqd, 7 months ago
      Thanks Jenni!

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