Posted 7 months ago
They are 8.5" high x 6.5" long x 4.5" wide and each weighs just under 5 lbs. No maker marks. They are hollow, but still thick glass. Lots of straw marks, but no bubbles. There are mold lines running from their beaks to their tails. GW find today. They were put on the shelf while I was standing about six feet away. I repressed the urge to climb over the GW employee to get them and in a very civilized manner, I waited until he stepped away from them. Such restraint!
The molds these were made from were owned by the K. (Kenneth) & R. (Ruben) Haley Glassware Company. Whether they were made for Haley Glassware or made by Kemple who purchased some Haley molds is not certain.
Information on K. & R. Haley Glassware:
More information about Ruben Haley:
According to the link below, Kemple used antique molds to make milk and colored glass reproductions. Kemple sold some of their molds to the Wheaton Historical Association (WHA) in 1970 and they made reproductions in a variety of colors but clear crystal is not listed. The link below suggests that the WHA marked their pieces and there are no marks on these. Lots of room for error here, though, I think. Calling them Haley/Kemple, unless I found something the support changing that.