Posted 2 years ago
Hi everyone. I believe this is U.S. Glass c.1886 but I need help with the pattern name. A few unusual things about this compote is the stem and the appearance of a wafer joining the stem and the bowl. I would try to photo it closely but my camera and I are not that good together yet :) The wafer has no mold lines....appears handblown and slightly compressed, and last but most telling is the alignment of stem-to-bowl.....the bowl is shifted to one side more than the other. Until now I have only heard of wafer joining techniques on candlesticks and some lamps...somewhere around 1820s-1850s maybe. Could this compote be "wafer" joined?
As for the stem I am curious as to what happened to the Boston & Sandwich Co molds after their closing in the late 1800s. The stem on this compote is identical in every possible way (except for overall size) to the B&S columnar and petal candlesticks I have. Could U.S. Glass have purchased some of their molds? Any help on this? Thoughts? Thanks, everyone.