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Though I normally post and sell more Midcentury glassware, I could not pass up picking up this set of gorgeous glass. It is interesting to note that in the "Midcentury" period, there was still an enormous amount of more "elegant glass" being produced by great American companies such as Fostoria, Cambridge, Heisey, Duncan & Miller, New Martinsville, and more. Typically this glass was also available in a full set of dinnerware and serving pieces as well. Growing up, each of my aunt's had their "pattern" of "good glass" which normally was only used for special occasions. 


The shapes of the barware were more traditional as were the designs on them. The expertise required by the workers at those glass factories to produce the designs on these glasses was paramount. In particular the etched patterns required a high degree of technical acumen. 


For every person who was buying "modern" glass in the 1950s, there was an equal even probably greater number of people buying these more formal glasses, now referred to in the antique trade among glass dealers and collectors as "elegant glass". This pattern, the Chintz pattern, produced from 1940-1973 was one of Fostoria's longest running and popular patterns. It came in astonishing variety of shapes and sizes. The stem used on these glasses is its 6026 stem. The etch is its 338 etch. On a popular replacement china and glass site, each of these glasses is listed at $14 each. I priced mine much lower in the hopes of getting it to someone perhaps whose family used this elegant pattern and it will evoke memories for them.


In any case, if you want an "elegant" glass to use for your cocktail needs, here you go.  Each of these glasses in this set of Russel Wright American Modern glass measures 5 inches and holds exactly t15 ounces to the brim. The color is seafoam, one of the four colors in which this line was produced by Morgantown circa 1951, but never marked. Excellent condition. No chips, flakes or cracks. See a description of the items in this line illustrated and priced in second edition Kerr, p. 238-239.


This line can also be seen in the 2000 Keller and Ross book titled Russel Wright, Dinnerware, Pottery and More on pages 183-185. Though this line of Russel Wright glass designs may indeed be the easiest to find today, it is still relatively difficult to locate examples in excellent condition. 

I purchased these glasses very reasonably so I am able to offer them at less than a 50% discount from the prices listed in Keller/Ross price of $22 each. The set is priced at $40 and will be at Barge Canal Market later today. Exact shipping from 05452 is available.


Add them to your Midcentury glassware collection or Russel Wright collection today. Price is for the set.

  Elizabeth graduated from the University of Vermont. She lives in Lincoln Vermont She founded York Hill Pottery in 1980. Susan Kuehnl joined her at York Hill Pottery in 1990. Prior to that, Susan had her own studio working as a painter. Susan lives in Starksboro Vermont. Because this piece is signed only with "E. Saslaw, Lincoln VT", I believe it was made between 1980-1990 before Susan joined York Hill Pottery.


Elizabeth throws and trims the pottery items. Susan then formulates the glazes, applies them, and paints on the decorative brushwork. Susan loads the pottery into the kiln; Elizabeth is in charge of the weekly firing.


It is a great example of the creativity and versatility of Vermont studio potters. It is in excellent vintage condition.  Showing the Art Deco flair so typical of the work of the Farber Brothers of New York, New York from the period, this pair of glass insert chrome candleholders each is signed on the base.


Farber Brothers Krome Kraft was founded in 1915 by the brothers of the founder of Farberware (a company founded in 1900 that still manufactures innovative and functional kitchen ware). Farber Bros. produced a variety of glassware and barware pieces, including cocktail shakers, glasses, decanters and ice buckets. It is well known for its two-piece chrome, silver and brass holders with Depression glass inserts. Farber Bros. ceased its operations in the mid-1960s.


Each chrome base is 4 3/4 inches tall.  Each of the corners of the glass insert features a petal design which is raised in the glass. The raised line design is carried over into the metal. 


Well marked on the bottom of each, they are ready for your Art Deco collection. Good examples of American Art Deco are getting harder to find, so add this pair to your collection now.

Set of Fostoria Glass Company Chintz 4 $36.00

 

Set of four Midcentury Russel Wright des

 

Elizabeth Saslaw (Lincoln Vermont studio $15.00

 

Farber Brothers pair of 4 3 / 4 inch tall $30.00

The Impromptu Line was introduced around the same time as the Accent Line which debuted in 1971. It too was designed by Freda Diamond who was Libbey's head designer from 1942-1979. She was brilliant in her understanding of the American giftware market. It was produced in plain glass and with decorations on it from 1971-1982. 


Here is how it was described in the original 1971 catalog geared for wholesale dealers who carried Libbey glass: "The look of the future for the lifestyles of today. Casual, contemporary glassware design. Handsome, sculptured sidewalls feel comfortable …. easy to hold …. and look good, too! Offered in tasteful shades of Tawny, Olive, and new Dusky Blue. Put them on your shelves, Watch them move." Time to look up some vintage cocktail recipes and fill up these smoky grey glass rocks with some vintage goodness!  The Seneca Glass Company operated from 1891 to 1983. The original factory was in Fostoria, Ohio (built, then vacated by Fostoria). Some time later, a new factory was built along the Monongahela River in Morgantown, West Virginia. Seneca's factory was next to the Morgantown Glass Works and two doors down from Beaumont Glass. This proximity led to the companies "borrowing" designs from one another and at times making or decorating glass for each other. The full name of line #1980 is Driftwood Casual, often shortened to Driftwood.


Driftwood Casual was produced from 1953-1983 and is available in a rainbow of colors, though not all pieces will be found in every color. Official colors names are Accent Red, Amber, Buttercup (later called Yellow), Charm Blue, Cinnamon (sometimes called Brown), Crystal, Delphine Blue, Gray, Heather, Lime Green, Moss Green (aka avocado green), Peacock Blue, Plum, and Ritz Blue.


They are ready for your Mad Men rec room or bar today. Whether you use them on your patio or terrace or in your swanky living room. Get those gin & tonics ready or just serve water or iced tea in them. 


Excellent condition.  These four 4 3/4 inch tall vintage Midcentury tall champagne glasses features a geometric stem and a bowl and foot in gorgeous purple. 


The stem is Bryce's Symphony 1A stem.  Bryce made this line staring in 1955-57. Bryce stopped producing glass in 1965.


They would be a great choice for your classic or craft cocktails!  All in excellent condition.  This line was introduced in 1969 in this decoration for one year. It reappears only once more, in 1973. Though the plain Accent Line (1970-1979) was available much longer, this design was only produced for two years according to the company's catalogs.


On the top of the box the customer would see the following: Hostess Glassware, the Libbey logo (which looks like something made with an Etch-a-Sketch) and "Styled by Libbey". A "hostess set" for Libbey was a boxed set of glass. I also love the highly reflective silver interior of the box, making them shine. On the side it reads "Libbey - Quality glassware since 1818. in the lower corner of the same side it states: "374T/43069 PRADO 8 0 9 oz. Rocks Glasses". The Prado decoration is an embossed Scroll pattern in a complementary brown color with gold highlights.


Excellent condition.

Set of 4 smoky gray vintage Midcentury s $28.00

 

Set of four Seneca Driftwood 5 1 / 2 inch $32.00

 

Set of vintage Midcentury cocktail glass $40.00

 

Set 4 Libbey (1969, 1973-74) Tawny Accen $24.00

Anchor Hocking Midcentury set of four 5 oz. laser blue Pagoda juice glasses: 


I am amazed at how many pieces I have found of this line in Florida! Juice glasses this time. 


Four sizes of tumblers in the desirable lazer blue color. The Anchor Hocking Company called this pattern their "Pagoda" pattern and this color "honey gold", along with "avocado green" and "lazer blue". Like Libbey with the its 1971-1975 Artica line, Anchor Hocking created a pattern of highly textured surface to compete in the marketplace. Round at the top but square above the pedestal foot, the line also shows the Scandinavian influence started by Iittala of Finland whose Ultima Thule line for the Finnair airline designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1970. 


This Pagoda line exists in honey gold and avocado green but is most collectable in the laser blue color. 

There are seven shapes in this fun line: 1) a 3 3/4 5 inch 5 oz. flat juice glass, 2) a 3 1/8 inch 9 oz. flat old fashioned (rocks) glass, 3) a 5 inch 12 oz. flat tumbler, 4) a 5 1/2 inch 16 ounce flat tumbler, 5) a 6 7/8 inch 23 ounce flat tumbler, and two pitcher shapes


So, which juice will it be to fill these beauties up?  This 5 3/4 inch tall mixing glass with 7 vintage cocktail recipes and measuring scale was made by the Federal Glass Company most likely in the 1950s. The seven vintage recipes are: Gibson, Martini (of course), Tom Collins, Daiquiri, Bacardi, Manhattan, and Whiskey Sour. Above the recipes is a band of different types filled goblets or glasses for each recipe. I like the fact that all have bubbles coming out of them! On the side of the 12 ounce measuring scale it says: " Multiply Ingedients by Number of Drinks". Sure, I bet that sounds logical and easy until you make and consume one or two shakers full of cocktails..... I believe this mixing glass might have had another metal part when used as a set that fit over the top so that you can shaker it OR perhaps you transferred the contents into a cocktail shaker to shake and pour.


I have included a few closeups of the recipes for the mixologist and bartenders who want to whip a truly classic cocktail. In any case, these are not hard to find but are a great American made Midcentury bar collectible.  Introduced as a new shape in the 1971 catalog, it was described as "tall and graceful". Even though this set is for the smallest size, the juice glass, you can see the "tall and graceful" design even here in this 3 5/8 inch size. 


Bolero was available in Libbey's iconic 1970s color Tawny Brown and in 1973 was also available in Gold and Dusky Blue. The Dusky Blue color in Libbey glassware was available from 1971-1980 but Bolero without decorations was only produced for one year in 1973. 


Now, which juice do YOU want to serve your guests in this set of four great Libbey juice glasses?  This pattern which was designed by Sarah Balbach in 1972, often called "Crazy Daisy" by collectors.

This version of the pattern was produced until 1979. The elements of the design are highly stylized. 


It was made made to coordinate with the Corelle Livingware pattern of dinnerware. The set is in excellent vintage condition.


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.

Anchor Hocking Midcentury set of four 5 $20.00

 

Federal vintage 7 recipe Midcentury mixi $18.00

 

Libbey set 4 vintage Bolero shape Dusky $18.00

 

Set 4 Libbey Go-along 16 oz glasses fo $24.00

Standing 4 3/4 inches tall to the top of the lemon yellow plastic flip-top  lid, both the plastic removable lid and the glass easy to wash and keep clean. 


These "pourers" were very common in most households in the 1945-1970 time frame when it was common to have many different types of serving utensils on the table. Being from Vermont, I know what I will put into it: golden maple syrup. Yumbo!


Excellent ready-to-use condition. Fill 'er up!  I have three sets of four available. 

These glasses were made by Anchor Hocking from 1963 into the early 1970s. The pattern of this set is called Lido Glass, but the original pattern was introduced in 1959 as Milano Glass. Production of the Milano pattern spanned 1959 to 1963, and was only produced in Avocado Green, Desert Gold (a deep amber color) and Crystal (clear). This pattern was made in ten different shapes and in the following colors: Avocado Green, Crystal, Honey Gold, Spicy Brown, Aquamarine, and Laser Blue.


These are the #4005 3 3/4 inch tall 5 ounce juice glasses. They complement Pyrex’s Butterfly Gold beautifully.  This 16 oz cocktail pitcher in a brass holder is shown on page 4 of the 1959 Fall and Winter Libbey catalog. By the 1961 catalog, its name had been changed to the "Hostess Pitcher". It appears in the catalog for 4 years. So, it is at least 56 years old and ready to serve yet longer for your cocktail needs. It will be available at Barge Canal Market in mid-April for $20. DM to reserve now if interested.


Here is some info on Libbey’s beloved Golden Foliage line: This iconic line was introduced in the Fall 1957 catalog on page 11. There, it first showed up as part of a Beverage Set, complete with shape number 159, the 8 12.5 ounces glasses and a caddy. It carried line number 3316.


In the 1958 catalog, this shape was joined by 8 more shapes: a 11 oz. Pilsner, a 9 oz, footed goblet, a 14 oz Cooler, a 10 oz Beverage glass, a 9 oz rocks glass, a 6.5 oz footed sherbet, a 4 oz cocktail, and a 1 oz footed cordial. There was now also an ice tub sold with 8 9 oz tumblers in a brass-finished caddy. 

By the 1960 catalog, a companion line titled Silver Foliage, had appeared. It existed in all the Golden Foliage shapes. It was even featured on the back on the catalog that year. 

It was still in the catalog as of 1980 when four footed shapes could still be found.It last appears in the 1982 catalog. So, it was available continuously for 26 years. It is little wonder it is easily found and part of so many memories.  Many people might well remember this simple yet elegant glass pattern with the balls of glass around the base of the items. This was made by the Anchor Hocking Glass Company from 1950 to the late 1970s. This size was called the water goblet. I say fill them up with whatever liquid you like! I think they would also make great wine glasses.


The design is a classic Midcentury design of somewhat abstract laurel leaves in a band around the glass. It is also often found on the rim of china from this period.


This set of four will be coming to Barge Canal Market mid April ready for your Midcentury bar or "rec room".

Vintage 1950-1970 Midcentury yellow plas $15.00

 

Vintage Anchor Hocking Lido set 4 Honey $20.00

 

Libbey Midcentury Golden Foliage Cocktai $20.00

 

Set 4 vintage Midcentury Anchor Hocking $28.00

Another brilliant Freda Diamond Design! 


Diamond was Libbey's head designer from 1942-1979. In 1979, Libbey Glass Company introduced what I consider to be one of their most modern lines of barware. They named it the "Ice" line. 


Here is how they described it in the 1979 Premier catalog on page 57: "Cool, icy and thirst quenching. Refreshments never looked better than in new Ice. Available in Crystal and Gold 24-pieces sets for maximum consumer appeal." This line only existed for ONE year. It is very hard to find! It came in three sizes: #2477 - 9 ounce Rocks, #2479 - 12 1/2 ounce Beverage, and #2474 - 16 1/2 ounce Cooler.


This set of four is the 12 1/2 ounce Beverage size. The color is Libbey's standard Gold color. Each glass stands 5 1/2 inches tall. All are in excellent condition. Add them to your midcentury or retro bar today. 


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your bar or man cave now.  IKEA?? I was surprised when I turned these glasses over and saw an etched IKEA 16918 Made in Poland stamp.


These rocks glasses are a very good copy of the original Midcentury size rocks glasses. They have a slight flare to them. The pattern of green diamonds circles the glasses and is connected. At four equidistant places along the pattern it swells to form a spriograph design. Think Etch-a-Sketch!! Although these are not yet vintage, they are attractive and practical.  Each glass stands 3 1/4 inch tall and has a design of a green with the flat for the 19th hole. Funny, I thought that there were only 18 holes! But that 19th hole seems to be a very popular destination.


There is a little wear to part of the post right below the number on each glass. However, they would make a great gift for a cocktail loving golf friend or for Father's Day.  Coffee? Tea? Hot Cider? A set of 4 shape 1410 coffee mugs for your retro kitchen java extravaganza!

This iconic 1970s pattern is the "Spring Blossom Green" pattern which made its debut in 1972 and was designed by Sara Balbach.


 The elements of the design are highly stylized in a band around the cup: abstract small white flowers with green centers, green flowers with white centers, solid green dots, and green outlined white leaves. This set of four is also available at Barge Canal Market for $20 and is ready for hot coffee, hot cocoa, hot tea, you name it. I also have some available in my Booth 17 at 5 Corners Antiques in Essex Junction Vermont

Libbey Freda Diamond 1979 Ice Line set o $32.00

 

pair of IKEA retro avocado green spirogr $16.00

 

Pair of slant side Midcentury rocks cock $16.00

 

Set of 4 vintage 1972-1978 Pyrex Spring $20.00

A set of 4 shape 1410 coffee mugs for your retro kitchen java extravaganza! 


This iconic 1970s pattern is the "Butterfly Gold" which made its debut in 1972 and was designed by Gregory Mirow. The elements of the design are highly stylized: flower, butterflies, sheaf of wheat. 


This set is available and is ready for hot coffee, hot cocoa, hot tea, you name it. I also have some available in my booth 17 at 5 Corners Antiques in Essex Junction Vermont.  The Impromptu Line was introduced around the same time as the Accent Line. It too was designed by Freda Diamond who was Libbey's head designer from 1942-1979. She was brilliant in her understanding of the American giftware market. It was produced in plain glass and with decorations on it from 1971-1982. 


Here is how it was described in the original 1971 catalog geared for wholesale dealers who carried Libbey glass: "The look of the future for the lifestyles of today. Casual, contemporary glassware design. Handsome, sculptured sidewalls feel comfortable …. easy to hold …. and look good, too! Offered in tasteful shades of Tawny, Olive, and new Dusky Blue. Put them on your shelves, Watch them move." 


It is hard to find this line in Dusky Blue color glass as it was only offered in this color in 1971-1973. I think cocktails look great in clight colored glass. Time to look up some vintage cocktail recipes and fill up these rocks with some vintage goodness!  Set of four 4 1/4" Holly Leaves and Berries rocks glasses : Green holly leaves interspersed with red berries in a windowpane design form the decoration on these vintage rocks glasses! Yup, it is that time of year to dig out those eggnog based cocktails perchance. These glasses hold a lot! 13 ounces of liquor.....er, liquid. 


 Time to stock up not only the booze for your Holiday cocktail parties, but also why not go full retro and serve your guests in some American made barware, a real blast from the past. I guess the "blast" depends on what goes in the glass!


Is it too early for these? It is December 2. We have entered what we call "stick season" here in Vermont. The leaves are off the trees. The dominant colors of the landscape are brown, green, white, and blue. The dark green of the conifers are the main color now on the hillsides of Vermont. So.....it is time to bring some color indoors.   Oh, how I wish someone would love these elegant glass pieces as much as the original owner who bought them or received them as gifts, likely engagement or wedding gifts.

I rescued both of these 7 inch tall 10 optic goblets yesterday from the local thrift. They did not deserve to be there looking so elegant amid the riff riff. The connector is three sided and reminds me of a Greek column. The wafer connecting the stem to the foot is clear and has no pattern. The design is an etch and not wheel cutting. Hopefully when I add them to my mall booth or my online store for a very reasonable, someone will take them home. They are in excellent vintage condition.


Please. I would like them to go to someone who appreciates the artistry and craftsmanship it took to make them.

Set of 4 vintage 1972-1978 Pyrex Butterf $20.00

 

Set of 4 Dusky Blue vintage Midcentury s

 

Set of four Midcentury 4 1 / 4" Holly

 

Pair of 7" tall 1936-1953 Cambridge

It measures 11 3/4" x 6" tray with crimped edges. This would look great filled with just about anything you choose. How about cheese and crackers? candy? cookies? You name it.


I bought it very reasonably and am listing it for an equally very reasonable price. It is in excellent condition.  Like other better known lines such as Lido, Soreno, and Pagoda, this late 1960s to early 1970s glass line from Anchor Hocking comes in these colors: avocado green, clear, gold, laser blue, and a rare flower vase.

 

According to replacements.com, the line includes 11 pieces: a 4" flat juice tumbler, a 3 1/8" old fashioned tumbler, a 5 1/2 inch tall 12 oz beverage tumbler, a 6 inch 16 oz tall tumbler, a 6 3/4 inch 22 oz "cooler", a 9 5/8 inch 64 oz pitcher, and a 11 1/4 inch storage jar. For footed pieces, it includes a 3 1/2 inch 8 oz champagne/tall sherbet, a 5 3/4 inch water goblet. It even includes two plates, both a 9 7/8 inch dinner plate and a 10 inch snack plate with cup ring. 


This makes this line one of the most complete lines Anchor Hocking offered in this time period. It is also a hybrid of the textured surface lines such as Lido, Soreno, and Pagoda and much more traditional glassware in that the pattern of flowers is done in relief on each piece while keeping a stippled background.  This Midcentury Modern classic design was created by the Viking Glass Company. This line was called "Epic" and it is! The Epic Line from Viking Art Glass was produced from 1956 to 1970. Instead of placing two handles at each side as in a more traditional glass design, the designer included a handle in the middle which also serves as a divider so that the candy dish has more functionality.


This particular design was included in the Epic line from 1962-1968. It measures 8 1/2 inches long x 6 inches wide. The color of the glass? Ruby Red like those famous slippers, baby! It is ready to sit on your Midcentury Modern credenza and give it a pop of 1960s-1970s color. A great resource for the designs of Viking and the Epic Line is the book titled Viking Glass 1944-1970 by Dean Six published in 2003. (ISBN: 0-7643-1859-4).  Produced by the Morgantown Glass Company  in the period when they were known as the Morgantown Glass Guild which started in 1933, this is a set of four 2 3/4 inch tall x 3 1/2 inch wide sherbets  in the Amber color.  Each holds 6 ounces. This line in transparant colors started in the 1950s.


By 1958, it had been renamed the Decor line, which was the brainchild of J. Richard Haden who along with his brother Samuel K. took over the business from their father Joseph Haden.  In 1958, the first Decor by Morgantown" catalog was published.


However, when the Carbone Company of Boston, one of the major national Importers assumed the line as their own in the early  Sixties, the line became known as Crinkle. This line can be seen and is well presented on pages 214-215 of Jerry Gallagher's Handbook of Old Morgantown Glass (1995).


This set of four  footed sherbets is in the Amber color, one of the easier to find colors in this line.  They are  in excellent condition and ready to join your Mid-century home as you serve a fresh fruit salad or pudding (Yes! Pudding!)  on the veranda or patio (such great mid century terms). Price is for the set of 4.


Add them to your Morgantown or Art Deco American glassware collection today.

Duncan & Miller Teardrop 1936-1955 First $20.00

 

Set of four Anchor Hocking Midcentury Ra

 

Viking Epic line #1160 Ruby glass sterli $20.00

 

set Morgantown Midcentury Crinkle Amber $16.00

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Vermont. She lives in Lincoln Vermont She founded York Hill Pottery in 1980. Susan Kuehnl joined her at York Hill Pottery in 1990. Prior to that, Susan had her own studio working as a painter. Susan lives in Starksboro Vermont. Because this piece is signed only with "E. Saslaw, Lincoln VT", I believe it was made between 1980-1990 before Susan joined York Hill Pottery.


Elizabeth throws and trims the pottery items. Susan then formulates the glazes, applies them, and paints on the decorative brushwork. Susan loads the pottery into the kiln; Elizabeth is in charge of the weekly firing.


The piece is decorated with a pink flower with 4 green leaves on the diagonally place design with horizontal bands of green and light pink on a light pink background. 


It is a great example of the creativity and versatility of Vermont studio potters. It is now for sale for $18 at 5 Corners Antiques in Essex Junction, Vermont.  The Impromptu Line was introduced around the same time as the Accent Line. It too was designed by Freda Diamond who was Libbey's head designer from 1942-1979. She was brilliant in her understanding of the American giftware market. It was produced in plain glass and with decorations on it from 1971-1982. 

Here is how it was described in the original 1971 catalog geared for wholesale dealers who carried Libbey glass: "The look of the future for the lifestyles of today. Casual, contemporary glassware design. Handsome, sculptured sidewalls feel comfortable …. easy to hold …. and look good, too! Offered in tasteful shades of Tawny, Olive, and new Dusky Blue. Put them on your shelves, Watch them move." Time to look up some vintage cocktail recipes and fill up these smoky grey glass rocks with some vintage goodness!  Extremely collectable. Platinum rim. Excellent vintage condition. Each one holds a good amount of liquor....er liquid.. Stunning, no?  Soon in northern Vermont a condition called cabin fever will set in. By mid-March people will be looking for any and every sign that spring with its beautiful flowers will arrive. This little flowerpot can perhaps ease the transition. 

It was made by the Stangl Company of Trenton NJ. It is decorated in a graffito techinque wherein the outline of the flower and leaves are etched into the base glaze. It is then handpainted. The forest green laves and top band contrast nicely with the pink blossom. It has two blossoms on it, one on each side. The inside of the pot also has a corresponding forest green band. It is in excellent vintage condition.


It is nice that it still carries its original paper label too.

Elizabeth Saslaw Vermont Potter floral d $20.00

 

Set 4 smoky gray vintage Midcentury sign

 

Dorothy Thorpe Midcentury set of four 5

 

Stangl Pottery 3 1 / 8 inch tall sweet lit $20.00

So, will it be Orange juice or tomato juice that you will serve in this pair of Anchor Hocking Lido avocado juice glasses. These are one of the harder shapes to find.


These glasses were made by Anchor Hocking from 1963 into the early 1970s. The pattern of this set is called Lido Glass, but the original pattern was introduced in 1959 as Milano Glass. Production of the Milano pattern spanned 1959 to 1963, and was only produced in Avocado Green and Crystal (clear). This pattern was made in ten different shapes and in the following colors: Avocado Green, Crystal, Honey Gold, Spicy Brown, Aquamarine, and Laser Blue.  Are you named Anthony or Armstrong? Audrey or Adams? If your first name or last name begins with the letter "A", then this set of vintage platinum rim Midcentury hiball glasses from the 1960s is for you! 

Yes, that's the ticket! This set of 4 clear with "A" monogram tumblers/hiballs stands 5 1/2 inches tall. Each one carries the monogram "A" on one side. Very heavy 3/4 inch base which gives these glasses great stability and heft. 


So, let's see, which classic cocktail would you serve in your "A" glasses?  This 5 3/4 inch tall mixing glass with 7 vintage cocktail recipes and measuring scale was made by the Federal Glass Company most likely in the 1950s. The seven vintage recipes are: Gibson, Martini (of course), Tom Collins, Daiquiri, Bacardi, Manhattan, and Whiskey Sour. Above the recipes is a band of different types filled goblets or glasses for each recipe. I like the fact that all have bubbles coming out of them! On the side of the 12 ounce measuring scale it says: " Multiply Ingedients by Number of Drinks". Sure, I bet that sounds logical and easy until you make and consume one or two shakers full of cocktails..... I believe this mixing glass might have had another metal part when used as a set that fit over the top so that you can shaker it OR perhaps you transferred the contents into a cocktail shaker to shake and pour.


In any case, these are not hard to find but are a great American made Midcentury bar collectible. Excellent vintage condition.  Discontinued Corelle Provincial Blue rimmed soup plates in very good vintage condition. Price is for the pair.

Anchor Hocking Lido footed avocado green $20.00

 

set of 4 Midcentury Queen's Lusterware c

 

Federal vintage red letters and graphics

 

Pair of Corelle Provincial Blue rimmed s $10.00

Marcy Mayforth 1990s Purple Plumes vase:


Talented Vermont studio potter Marcy Mayforth of Lincoln has been creating colorful and practical pottery since the 1970s. I met her in a jazz dance class we were both taking in the late 1970s. She has exhibited in Frog Hollow for many years. Her wax technique outlines the elements of her design. 


This is a new design for me by Vermont studio potter Marcy Mayforth. It consists of four 2 section plumes, one in purple and one in light blue. I have never seen it before and I am very familiar with her wax designs. Marcy created these designs using the classical wax resist method. This 3 1/2 inch tall vase is signed simply with her MM initials. The background is a off white which really makes the design pop. 


This shape was also sold with a matching ceramic ball attached to a wick to use it as an oil lamp.  This Kensington Deco #7032  16 1/4 inch tall  Kingston vase is another Lurelle Guild stunning design. It was designed in 1934 by Guild. The designs in the base perfectly complement the brushed Kensington aluminum. 


It can be seen on p. 35 of the 1997 Art Deco Aluminum: Kensington book by Paula Ockner & Leslie Pina. It was designed for medium-stemmed flowers. It was valued by the authors at $25-30 in 1997. 


It is in very good vintage condition. Although there are no dents, there are some minot marks  consistent with its age and use.  The piece is marked with the Kensington stag logo on its base. 


Add it to your Art Deco metal collection today.  This 8 1/2 tall cylinder vase was made by the Bitossi company of Montelupo Italy and imported into the US by the Rosenthal-Netter company as can be seen with the original paper label still attached to the bottom of this vase. 


I really like the way the orange flowers with red centers are painted on both the sunny yellow glaze portion and the brown glazed portion of the lid. It is in excellent vintage condition. Time to pass it along to a Bitossi Midcentury Italian pottery collector


It would look stunning on a Midcentury modern coffee table, teak wall unit or end table.  Noritake Viewpoint grey 1978-1983 set four 4 1/2 inch champagne tall sherbet:


Champagne or cocktails ... or dessert for four? Well, apparantly this is the very situation which the Noritake Company chose to address with the introduction of their 1978-83 Viewpoint line in this smoky gray color. This elegant line is highlighted by the use of a smoke gray glass bowl on top and a one piece body of the glass. They are simply stunning.


The smoky gray color was very popular in the late 1960s through the 1970s. It was used by Holmegaard in Denmark in Per Lutken's iconic line as well as by the Libbey Glass Company of Toledo Ohio and Morgantown in West Virginia. For Noritake, I believe this line was their attempt to stay current with the times.


This shape was marketed as a "champagne/tall sherbet" glass. Each stands 4 1/2 inches tall and the bowl is 3 7/8 inches across. It would look stunning in the right Midcentury decor. Add it to your vintage barware collection today.

Marcy Mayforth 1990s Purple Plumes vase

 

Kensington Lurelle Guild design #7032 Ki

 

Bitossi Mid century yellow orange flower

 

Noritake Viewpoint grey 1978-1983 set fo

This set of four 5 1/4 inch tall hiball cocktail glasses with Christmas tree, bells, a wreath, poinsettia and holly was made by the Continental Can Company whose logo is composed of three concentric stylized letter "C"s inside each other. The Continental Can Company purchased the Hazel Atlas Glass Company in 1957 but in 1964 12 of the 14 plants of Hazel-Atlas were acquired by the Brockway Glass Company. This mark thus dates these glasses are pre-1957. 


The designs on these glasses are consistent with a 1950s production date as they display some of the popular motifs used on Midcentury graphics in particular the use of highly stylized leaves and foliage wherein the leaf is either in a split style or where the veins are highlighted. I love the stylized version of the Christmas tree and ornaments in this design! In these glasses, the holly leaves are green but the veins are clear. 

One one side it states Merry Christmas while on the other side it states Happy New Year inside a bell. In terms of color, the use of forest green along with the expected red and white places these squarely in the 1950s. 


So, time to search out a vintage Midcentury cocktail book for some classic recipes as well as perhaps a vintage cocktail shaker, invite a few friends over and celebrate the season.  The Noritake Company produced and exported thousands of items in hundreds of designs to the United State between 1921-1935. They had a design office in New York City where current design sources would be used to send ideas to Japan for the Noritake decorators to use. One of the most highly collected periods of Noritake production is from the 1921 - 1935 Art Deco period. 


They are renowed worldwide for their dinnerware but had a whole division focused on what was then called "fancyware", items for household consumption decorated artistically. Though very reasonable in price when first sold, they are now collected by both collectors in the Western world as well as in Japan.


This triangular lobed bowl measures 7 inches in diameter. It stands 1 3/4 inches tall. It has three tab handles. The entire rim of the bowl is painted black. The large central cluster of oak leaves and acorns is placed asymmetrically on the plate, a revolutionary idea at the time. Another Art Deco common feature was the stylization of nature. The acorns and leaves are NOT painted in a realistic manner but are abstract and stylized.  


 Noritake is well known for its luster glazes, the most common of which is tan luster. Their less common luster glazes are gold, silver, green, pearl, and yellow luster (also spelled lustre sometimes).


This bowl has only tan luster on it but it uses scarce colors of orange in the paint. It is in excellent vintage condition. The green Noritake Wreath mark indicates production between 1921-1925. Later the mark was in red.  


Add it to your Art Deco or Noritake Art Deco collection today.  It's funny that I have now purchased a third set of this Federal pattern after never seeing it before last month. This version has a silver rim added to it with embossed 6 embossed designs repeated twice around the bowl. The design is very abstract but feels Scandanavian in nature. It could even be a very abstract butterfly. 


This set of 3 5/8 inch tall footed cocktail glasses features a smoky gray foot attached to a clear round bowl. This size was listed as their "champagne / tall sherbet " but it would be a great choice for your classic or craft cocktails too! 


The set is now for sale for $20 for the set of 3, that's less than $7 each  This set of 4 vintage stamped aluminum 3 1/8 inch bar coasters features a very popular motif of a spray of flowers which was often used on all sorts of decorative articles or housewares in the 1945-1970 time period. They were inexpensive to buy and likewise inexpensive to manufacture as they did not use the labor intensive "hand hammering" method found on higher priced aluminum items of the period. The pattern was simply stamped by matching onto thinner aluminum, then shaped to its desired purpose.


Whether stamped of hand hammered aluminum, they sure were popular then. Now, they can play the same vital role they played back then, protecting wooden surfaces from condensation from a cold drink served in a glass. Order them now.

Set of four 5 1 / 4 inch tall hiball cockt $24.00

 

Noritake 1921-1925 Art Deco stylized aco $30.00

 

Set of 3 Federal Glass Midcentury Nordic

 

Set of 4 vintage stamped aluminum 3 3 / 8 $20.00

Like pie? Like Pyrex's and Corelle's Spice O' Life line which was made by Corning from 1972-1987? Then this vintage Midcentury chrome plated EKCO pie server should join your retro or vintage kitchen!


Ekco Products Company was founded in 1888 by Edward Katzinger. Originally called the Edward Katzinger Company, this Chicago business manufactured tin pans for commercial bakeries. By the end of the following decade, the company's product line included equipment for confectioners and ice cream manufacturers as well as bakeries. It was incorporated in 1903, and three years later the company erected a five-story building.


In 1927 the company made its first acquisition, purchasing the August Maag Co., a small Baltimore bakeware-manufacturing firm. Two years later the company entered the kitchenware business when it purchased the A & J Manufacturing Co., the largest producer of kitchen tools. The company went public in 1945 under the name Ekco Products Co.


This server measures 10 inches long. The pattern is actually a strip of decals added to the white plastic handle. It is ready to serve another generation of pie lovers.  My Mom had a special set of "guest coasters" or fancy coasters that she only used when she hosted her Ladies' bridge club a few times a year. They had their own special location in the top drawer of the end table. Strictly off limits except for the bridge club. Of course there were a few other coaster sets around the living room, dining room, and the rest of the house.


This set of 4 vintage stamped aluminum 3 1/8 inch bar coasters features the very popular "Fruit & Flowers" pattern which was often used on all sorts of decorative articles or housewares in the 1945-1970 time period. They were inexpensive to buy and likewise inexpensive to manufacture as they did not use the labor intensive "hand hammering" method found on higher priced aluminum items of the period. The pattern was simply stamped by matching onto thinner aluminum, then shaped to its desired purpose.


Whether stamped of hand hammered aluminum, they sure were popular then. Now, they can play the same vital role they played back then, protecting wooden surfaces from condensation from a cold drink served in a glass. Buy them now.  set of 4 Midcentury smoke gray 3 1/4 inch rocks glasses with T Monogram:


If your first name or last name begins with the letter "T", then this set from the 1960s is for you! The font is known as "Old English" or "Old Gothic". This smoke gray color debuted in the mid 1950s and quickly became a best seller for firms such as Libbey, Federal, Morgantown, etc. Holmegaard in Denmark made a lot of glass in this color. I think this is a Federal Glass Company shape.

 

This set of 4 smoke gray with "T" monogram rocks glasses stands 3 1/4 inches tall and holds 8 ounces. Each one carries the monogram "T" on one side. Very heavy 5/8 inch base which gives these glasses great stability and heft. 


 So, let's see, which classic cocktail would you serve in your "T" glasses? Manhattan maybe?  Here is a whimsical modern stoneware piece from designed by Gloria Gil at Bennington Potters in Vermon which was started by David & Gloria Gil in 1948. It is from the post1962 period when the mark included only the words Bennington Potters or only a shape number and the words Bennington Vermont.


This square 8 inch diameter trivet / plaque was advertised in the 1964 catalogue as 1563, a trivet which could also be hung on the wall as a plaque as it had a built-in wire on the back. This piece has no wire attached to it though I believe it once did have one. This piece is shown in the 1964 catalogue as and is titled there Fighting Cock. Its original 1964 price was $3.00. This was designed by Gloria Gil.


It features a Rooster proudly displaying. The green, gray and yellow glazes used for color on this piece pop because the background is a semi matter white glaze.


It two of the four original rubber feet which protect the flat surface upon which one sets it. It displays beautifully in a plate stand. It is signed 1563 only, marking it from the post 1962 Bennington Potters production.  It is in excellent vintage condition.

Spice O' Life decaled EKCO chrome plated $10.00

 

Set of 4 Midcentury Stamped aluminum Fru $20.00

 

4 Midcentury smoke gray 3 1 / 4 inch rocks $24.00

 

Bennington Potters Gloria Gil 1563 Fight

Why not enjoy your bowl of hearty soup from a lug handled soup bowl created by one of the pioneers of the 20th century Vermont Studio Potters movement, working since 1960. 


This handled lug soup was created by George Scatchard in the 1970s. It stands 2 3/4 inches tall and measures 6 inches across from the tip of the lug handle to the other rim. 


He is located in Underhill, Vermont, Georges Scatchard started from a converted horsebarn with his brother Ted in 1960. An article about the two Scatchard brothers and their ceramics was published in the 1967 Spring issue of Vermont Life on pages 38-42. According to the article, he was the only New Englander to receive a merit award for three items (all pottery) entered in the 1965-1966 New England Craft Council's exhibition for new and emerging craftsmen.


This lug soup is in excellent shape.


Add it to your American Studio pottery collection today.  Couroc of Monterey History: Couroc was formed in 1948 by the husband and wife team of Guthrie Sayle Courvoisier (? - 1969) and Moira Wallace (~1910-1979) . Wallace was a gifted artist, whose early work included mosaic designs built from inlaid metal and plastic materials. Guthrie developed the technology further, and began Couroc company, which produced heavy, durable plastic trays with inlaid designs.


Guthrie Courvoisier had learned about plastic during World War II, when he was a contractor who manufactured certain plastic parts for airplanes. Like nearly all wartime plastics, Courvoisier's were probably jet-black, unlike the multicolored bakelite of decades prior.


In the mid-1950's the company's sales picked up, and it already had a few different designs in its product line. Sales seem to have been mostly in the California area at this time.


As the company slowly grew, it created numerous designs, and began expanding its product line beyond merely trays, so that customers could buy matched sets of trays, glasses, ice buckets, and even napkins. In the 1970's Couroc exploded in popularity, selling well in stores across the nation.


By the mid-1980’s, Couroc's popularity had dropped, and the company was shifting from producing items for the general public, to making promotional items (for sales to corporations or organizations commemorating special events.) In the 1990's, it turned almost exclusively to promotional items.


This Couroc 7 3/4 inch wide low bowl is in the famous Roadrunner pattern. It features one bird running around the center of the bowl. On the back is the original gold foil paper label which reads: "Couroc serving pieces are cherished gifts because of their variety and beauty of design. Hand inlaid by master craftsmen, shells, coins, woods, and metals are fused into satin black phenolic. They are impervious to alcohol or boiling water. Wash with mild soap and water."  This 10 inch bud vase was decorated by the Lotus Glass Company but the blank is by the West Virginia Specialty Glass Company. Tall and stunning and ready for a rose.


Excellent condition.  Vermont Studio potter Stanley Ballard (1917-1960) graduated from Alfred University’s highly respected Ceramic Program in 1939, having studied there while these influential teachers were part of the faculty: Marion Fosdick, Charles Harder, Clarence Merritt, and C. Katherine Nelson.


From 1937-1939 he was a classmate of Glidden Parker. He had his studio in Burlington Vermont from 1946 -1960 until his untimely tragic death in February 1960. 



Produced by Vermont Mid-Century studio potter Stanley Ballard who worked in the Burlington area, this 4 1/4 inch high vase has a nice early green glaze on it. Excellent condtion.


It carries a #20 shape number. Add it to your American Art Pottery collection or Stanley Ballard collection today.

Georges Scatchard 1970s lug soup bowl $16.00

 

Couroc Roadrunner 7 3 / 4 inch low dish $15.00

 

Lotus decorated West Virginia Specialty

 

Ballard #20 celadon green vase $26.00

The blue cornflower which is found on 90 plus pieces of Corning's Pyroceram ware debuted in 1957 and was retired in 1987. 


This P-104 6 cup teapot was made between 1960 and 1987.   It is shown on page 31 of Coroneos' 2006 guide titled The Complete Guide to Corning Ware & Visions Cookware.


Retro pratical flair. I bought it very reasonably so can pass it on reasonably as well. 


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.  The Spring Blossom Green pattern made its debut in 1972 as part of the "Pyrex Compatibles" to match the Corelle Dinnerware pattern and was designed by Sara Balbach. The elements of the design are highly stylized: flowers in avocado green and white outlined in avocado green with green dots and white dots outlined in avocado green. 


This set of four Diagonal handle #1410 Coffee Mugs has the Butterfly Gold design around the top. 


Marked on the bottom FOR OVEN AND MICROWAVE. NO STOVETOP OR BROILER


They are in excellent vintage condition. They are great for coffee, tea, hot chocolate or soup! 


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.  This David Gil designed early ovoid striped mug Cooperative Design is signed with the 1960-1961 transition mark which includes both the words Cooperative Design and Bennington Vermont. It has five groups of vertical stripes (black, teal, tan). It stands 4 1/4 inches tall and 3 1/4 inches wide at the lip. Early mottled background glaze. Excellent condition.  Vermont studio potter Marcy Mayforth of Lincoln has been creating colorful and practical pottery since the 1970s. I met her in a jazz dance class we were both taking. She has exhibited in Frog Hollow for many years. Her wax techniques outlines elements of her design. 

This is one of my favorite designs by Vermont studio potter Marcy Mayforth. I own this design in two large mixing bowls and a very large low round platter. 

Marcy created these designs using the classical wax resist method. This 3 3/4 inch tall vase is signed simply with her MM initials. The background is a light celadon green which really makes the design pop.


This shape was also sold with a matching ceramic ball attached to a wick to use it as an oil lamp.

Corning Midcentury Cornflower Blue P-104 $15.00

 

set of four 1972-1981 Spring Blossom #14 $18.00

 

Cooperative Design / Bennington Potters $45.00

 

Mary Mayforth wax resist Ying Yang circl

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 Made in  Bristol Vermont, this Moutain Kiln Pottery 5 inch tall blue maple syrup jug was made by either John F. Kennedy  or Paul T. Kennedy, brothers who formed Green Mountain Wood Crafters in Charlotte Vermont in 1937 and worked there until a fire in 1942. 


Post WWII, they were located in Bristol Vermont until 1959. They moved into the former Sheffield Farms building on Route 22A in Vergennes in 1960, adding a gift shop where tourists were able to watch the wood ware being made.  From 1960-1980 they had several retail locations in Florida, New York, New Hampshire but the most successful was in downtown Burlington at the corner of College and Church street, now Sweetwater's restaurant since 1980, though the Kennedy family still owns the building. 


The earliest piece I have heard of is a pitcher dated 1947. I do not yet know when the pottery stopped operating. I now know that whichever brother was not involved with the wooden ware Vergennes operation opened a store in New Haven, VT which was operating as late as 1971 when an acquaintance's grandmother stopped and bought some pottery marked as Pittsfield Potters there.


In excellent condition, it is glazed in a light blue glaze.  It is marked with the incised initials MKP and Bristol, VT.

The Mandy Handmade Patchwork Shoulder Ba $115.00

 

La Gunda Handmade Handbag by The Barrel $110.00

 

Natural Paper iPad 10 inch Protective Fe $42.00

 

Mountain Kiln Pottery Vermont maple syru $18.00




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