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    Posted 11 years ago

    gbreier
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    I have searched several websites and have not even found a description matching this. Have spoken to a couple of local antiques dealers and they haven't been able to help me either.

    this belonged to my mom and has been around as long as i can remember. I don't know where or when she got it and has passed away about 10 yrs ago. I am really curious about the age and production of this.
    any help would be appreciated

    thanks

    ginger

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    Comments

    1. Lee Sayer, 11 years ago
      We have one very simuliar to yours except ours is not milk glass.Ours is blue and no serving tray.It has been in the family for many many years ,my Mother told me that her Mother bought it with butter in it.My grandmother passed away in 1939 so not sure how old our sitting hen is.Have seen many repos on this item.
    2. bruce r, 11 years ago
      think shes a indiana milk glass hen on what they called a sever shirley smith book may have some info cheers
    3. michelle, 11 years ago
      I have the same chicken,tray and tall vase with a pop in top. my granda was german. i know it is old but that is all.
    4. Sylvia Morgan, 11 years ago
      Have a sitting hen and a milk glass pineapple. can you tell me more. Also a Fruit Bowl.
    5. Pamela41, 10 years ago
      My sister has one of these hens without the tray, it belonged to our grandmother and it is a Fenton piece.
    6. Jenny2669 Jenny2669, 10 years ago
      I have two of the hens one in clear glass and one in a purplish blue. It practically glows.
    7. Paul71 Paul71, 10 years ago
      Ginger's hen is by Indiana Glass Company. Appears that the indendation on the tray fits *inside* the base rim of the hen. If this truly goes together, and it appears it does, it is very very unusual with that tray. The covered hens themselves are extremely common. The tray was probably experimental , or a limited trial and not put into full production. Hens were made for many many years in many colors. See:
      http://indianaglass.carnivalheaven.com/id278.htm
    8. ilovehomer ilovehomer, 9 years ago
      Very interesting piece. We just started recently collecting hen on nest candy dishes. My mother-in-law had an Indiana Glass amber hen...and now we have 6 more in different colors, all Indiana Glass. You can easily tell if they are Indiana Glass by the circular mold mark behind their neck. Even the cat on nest and the rabbit on nest we've gotten in Indiana have the same mark
    9. Jenny2669 Jenny2669, 9 years ago
      My mom had the white hen also. She put candy in it. I have the Blue with the beading. Lovely things should be used and appreciated. I am going to put ,ind two to good use.

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