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Posted 6 years ago


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I found this Punch Bowl in the cellar. My immediate thought was of it being the perfect bowl for Halloween candy. It is rather heavy but it serves its purpose. For some reason I had a instant fondness for the yellow glass on the left. I threw away the fake plastic flowers in it (sorry Granny) and now my Mom keeps asking me where I got it. I'm never going to tell her it came from her childhood bathroom and that she'd been looking at it for years and years and years...

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  1. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
    Your punch bowl is the "Manhattan" pattern first introduced by United States Glass in 1902 and was continued by Tiffin. This is USG #15078 and is also known as 'New York'. I have pics of a milk glass cake stand in my collection.
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    Hilarious story with the yellow vase. Love it.
  3. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 6 years ago
    TallCakes, Thank You Again! That is much older than I would have ever thought... Also, I do have a question for you if you don't mind. I have always wanted a pretty cake stand, but very few ever seem to have a matching lid/top, is that usually the case? I could kick myself now for not keeping the few that were in my family just because the top was missing... "How are you supposed to keep the cake fresh?" is what I kept thinking to myself. And the ones w/ top would never seem to be large enough and my concern was that the frosting would stick to the glass and the top layer of cake would be smashed and stuck to the top. I kept thinking I'd find one in the next cupboard. Where are all the cake stand lids? Or are my expectations too tall? Hee-hee. :)
  4. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 6 years ago
    AmberRose, My Mom HATES to share anything... It seems to really cause her physical pain. She left my house recently w/ a painting she THOUGHT my grandmother gave me a long long long time ago. She took it off the wall and walked right out with it. I had a feeling she would because she's done that sort of thing in the past. Before I visit her I take off all my jewelery. I keep "decoy" items around that I bought at my neighbors yard-sale or thrift stores. Like that painting! The one she is thinking of is in my office!
  5. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
    BP, very few EAPG cake stands had covers/lids. More often salvers were made in various sizes for stacking. The covers were usually made plain and used in bakeries rather than households. Therefore there are fewer covers readily available. I do have a couple of the covers that are large enough to safely cover a 9" or 10" three-layer cake and not touch the frosting. The old covers do show up on eBay infrequently but newer ones by Princess House are frequently listed of the larger size.
  6. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    Beaux what a story you have! I like how you decided to circumnavigate your Mama's "stealing" with the decoy items instead of getting mad. Genius!
    I have the opposite problem with my Mama. She keeps dumping stuff at my house then is upset that I took it to charity.
  7. Paul71 Paul71, 6 years ago
    Keep in mind that Anchor Hocking also reproduced the Manahttan punch bowl, underplate, and cups as well, in the 1950s. I have a copy of an ad of this somewhere around here, just have to locate it.

    Invariably, punch bowls from the early 1900s sat on a pedestal base rather than a large underplate. There are a few exceptions, however, a good example being US Glass Co's No. 15042, aka "Zippered Swirl and Diamond". A full page ad from "China, Glass, and Lamps" introducing this pattern in May 1895 shows a wonderful large bowl and cups on a huge underplate.
  8. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 6 years ago
    TallCakes, Thank You answering my question. I was looking at your collection and I now have a new appreciation for cake stands. And from now on I'm going to use the word salver... It's so much more "ooh La La" sounding. The square salvers were my favorites. Thank You Immensely for taking the time to share your knowledge!
  9. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 6 years ago
    Paul71, Thank You for all your information...I'm amazed with all your knowledge and have learned so much. Now I realize I need to slow down an absorb all the little details involved...
  10. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 6 years ago
    AmberRose, It used to cause me so much angst, but now...Not so much. I do feel deceptive, but I'm so less stressed (and her too) and I do love my Mom.
  11. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    Beaux, Totally understand. Perhaps there needs to be some sort of wager amongst your friends...what will Mama covet? Or wear some spectacularly gaudy jewelry and tell her it is all the rage...
    On my side, my Mother has brought over 1000 books for my kids, 14 rolling pins (I barely need one) four globes and on and on. She loves to go to library sales, garage sales and is cleaning out her own house. The guilt I had for donating was huge, but I was afraid of being buried alive in my own house. She is a total darling and I love her dearly too. Ahhh...Mamas.

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