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Duncan and Sons Cryptic Zipper Block EAPG Circa 1880's

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Early American Pattern Glass362 of 445Uranium Glass EAPG twisted stemmed Milk Glass SherbertMy Favorite EAPG Glass Pattern by U.S. GLASS COMPANY-Design Pattern #151140
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Posted 4 years ago


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Love this pair of Early American Pattern Glass by George Duncan and Sons Pittsburgh. The pattern was made during the late 1880's. I obtained the first one at an estate sale and the lady indicated that she thought it was depression era. I obtained the second one at an auction and the auctioneer actually identified it right and said he believed it to be this, but still got it for $10.00. Both are in excellent condition. This pattern is also known as Iowa and Nova Scotia Ribbon and Star. Excellent but difficult to collect EAPG pattern.


  1. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
    beautiful examples! the OMN is #90-Cryptic and Zippered Block is an AKA. Not to be confused the U S Glass pattern called Iowa; AKA: Paneled Zipper. Don't know of any connection to the Nova Scotia pattern.
  2. NativeJewelerylovers NativeJewelerylovers, 4 years ago
    Thanks Tall...and yes you are correct on the Iowa. Ribbon and Star is also another similar pattern by Trenton Glass.

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