Posted 2 months ago
My first piece of Alton Trevaise. I really love the decor on this and the color scheme. Base glass is opalescent opal glass, with a gold almost (but not quite) Damascene or King Tut style gold pulled decor on the entire body. The bottom has a beautiful pastel green and dark iridescent green pulled chain type of decor. Applied iridescent gold lip on the rim, and the infamous pontil button on the base as is generally the case on most Trevaise glass.
The Alton Mfg. Co. of New York bought the old Sandwich Glassworks, which had closed in 1888. They hired a talented gaffer, James H. Grady, who had worked at Tiffany Studios in Corona, NY, to come to Sandwich, MA, to head a team to produce “High Class Glassware”, to be called Trevaise. Production began sometime in May 1907, but stopped by the end of the year when the glassworks was closed for extensive repairs. Work was supposed to resume after the holidays, but never did. In February, 1908, C.F. King, the president of Alton Mfg. Co. disappeared with the proceeds of the company. He was later arrested and convicted of 27 counts of larceny. The Alton Mfg. Co. permanently closed. Therefore Trevaise glass was only made for a few months, from mid-May, 1907, to the end of the year.