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    Posted 5 months ago

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    First I must note if you want 100% authentic Vaseline Glass it is yellow just like Vaseline petroleum jelly and canaries. It was originally called canary glass.
    This 5" glass shoe is an advertising piece for S.D. Sollers & Co. who made women's and children's shoes. They were in business from 1870-1883. Duncan & Miller Glass Company started in 1865 until the factory was destroyed in a fire in 1892. The company was restarted in 1900 but that has little to do with this piece as it was made somewhere between 1870-1883 when the shoe company was in business. But Vaseline glass didn't become popular until the 1880s so probably in the later part of that range. Note the color is more pale with older pieces like these as compared to the later pieces made more recently. Dull yellow Vaseline glass is likely to be over 100 years old.
    To wrap this up the pattern is called Daisy and Button which is common with Vaseline Glass. Also the is Early American Pattern Glass aka EAPG.

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 months ago
      My friend collected glass shoes or any miniature probably, I think the oldest looked 1960's, so nice to see this old one !~
    2. Newfld Newfld, 5 months ago
      Gorgeous vintage glass shoe, love that daisy & button pattern
    3. elanski elanski, 5 months ago
      Cinderella has been hopping down the street looking for that all night.
    4. jbingham95 jbingham95, 5 months ago
      This is a really neat piece.Thanks for telling us the history behind it.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 5 months ago
      Thank you very much Phil. It was my pleasure to find it.

      Thank you very much Newfld. It is a popular pattern.

      Thank you very much keramikos. Yes the fairy godmother had a sponser.

      Thank you very much elanski. Yes this is the famed missing slipper.

      Thank you very much jbingham95. Thank you for reading it.
    6. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 5 months ago
      Thank you so much for the history behind this beautiful glass shoe!
      I have a shoe with the same pattern, but I’m certain it’s not genuine, it is old though!
      I love vaseline glass, you have a treasure here!

    7. fortapache fortapache, 5 months ago
      Thank you very much MsCrystalShip. The mold may have survived the fire. I know the company continued after the fire although as part of another company. New vaseline glass is much brighter than the older pieces so that may help. I will post an old vs new next week.
    8. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 months ago
      I finally got around to taking some pictures of my Mother’s little shoe...

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