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Posted 5 years ago


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Here are a lovely pair of EAPG Candlesticks. Maybe I have too much imagination, but if you turn them upside down they could be little vases too. They I think they might be the same pattern as the compote I posted earlier - or almost the same. There are 3 pinwheels around the bottom. They all have some etching on top of the pressing, and the same little star in the middle of the pinwheel. Not exactly the same as the compote, as the etching is in between the pressing here - with what looks like additional little petals to the pinwheel flower. In between and above each pinwheel is the same 8-rayed star as the compote with 4 long rays N, S, E and W and then 4 shorter rays in between. Then there are long rays that surround each pinwheel and then bend together in between each of the stars, and then radiate up and out again from there to the neck of the candle part. Above a ridge there are fan shaped rays with small half stars around the edge. In the middle of each fan shaped set of rays, which is also directly above each pinwheel, is a pressed round bubble - 3 of them around the top. These do not appear on the compote. They are 6.5 inches high and 4 inches across the base and quite heavy. The small pitcher has 4 pinwheel stars around the base with a button in the middle of each. In between each pinwheel star is a V shaped pattern with diamonds in the bottom of the V and stippled in the top left and right with a button in the middle. Around the top is a band of purple colour and then gold on the edge. The purple colour is unfortunately wearing off. The pitcher is 4 inches high and 6 inches across including the handle - either a big creamer or a small pitcher of some other sort. Anyone know these patterns?

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  1. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
    your cream pitcher looks to be U. S. Glass #15124 Keystone, ca.1910
  2. antiquarius123 antiquarius123, 5 years ago
    TY Tallcakes - sure looks like it. So what is the purple that is wearing off. If it was more pinkish I might think it was colloidal gold - but then why not put that right in the glass. TY for your expertise!
  3. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
    The coloring is an applied stain; hard to make out the color but it may be blush or ruby.
  4. Paul71 Paul71, 5 years ago
    The candle holders are not EAPG. They appear to be "lead crystal" that is often touted as 24% from Eastern Europe. The giveaway: the light cutting on the whirling star that has been left in the gray.

    Many of USGCo's patterns continued to be offered through the teens. Keystone, for example, is shown quite a bit in the company's export catalogs. I believe some pieces were still offered in their catalogs from the 1920s. A lot of this pattern was exported to Mexico; in fact, the export catalogs are in English and Spanish.
  5. antiquarius123 antiquarius123, 5 years ago
    Thank you Paul71 - they appear to be the same pattern as the compote that I listed in the next posting. And thanks for the further comments on the Keystone creamer. I find the whole area of pressed and cut glass very confusing as there are so many patterns and dif companies making dif versions of the same pattern and some patterns without names. I do appreciate you sharing your knowledge and information. Is there one really good reference for EAPG or am I dreaming in color?
  6. Paul71 Paul71, 5 years ago
    The field of EAPG is so broad that one reference book cannot include everything. Thousands of patterns were made between ca. 1850 and ca. 1915 that it would be impossible to include everything in one reference. Most serious collectors have a reference library devoted just to EAPG. Anything written by Tom Bredehoft, Bob Sanford, Sid Lethbridge, or Brad Gougeon will be well-researched. I go straight to the source and study original catalogs and other period sources, but that's not for everybody.
  7. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
    I agree whole heartedly with Paul. Add to that: all reference books have errors. That said, I find a that the "Field Guide to Pattern Glass" by Mollie McCain (latest version) to be a good starter reference. Then if you have a specific piece that you want to collect there may be specific books related to that item. I collect cake stands, so have a book dedicated to EAPG cake stands.
  8. Paul71 Paul71, 5 years ago
    Agreed, that's why it's good to stay abreast of current research by joining the West Virginia Museum of American Glass and EAPGS. Both put out quarterly publications. The former is a bit more scholarly.

    Don, you may know, but that book on cake stands by James and O'Brien has tons of errors. Photos are good, though. I think WVMAG has put together an errata page. Since my main research focus is Bryce, Higbee I only took down the errors concerning that company, and you'd cringe at how extensive that list is. Feel free to write me at my personal email address if you'd like. Paul
  9. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
    Yes, I do understand that the cake stand book does has it's share of errors; I do try to keep up with those. The 'Living Books' page of is a good source for errors in a number of EAPG books. Relatively speaking, when compared to some other books, the cake stand book has relatively few errors, even tho' all of them aren't currently noted at wvmag. Unfortunately, I think I lost your email address with my last software upgrade along with many others.
  10. Paul71 Paul71, 5 years ago
    victorianscript (at) aol (dot) com

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