I thought I'd show some of the interesting things I've found lately. All of these are either listed on ebay or sold.
First, this paperweight. It's millefiori (Italian meaning millions of flowers, I think). I thought it was interesting when I picked it up at the thrift store, but was surprised to learn that it was made here in WV at the turn of the century, in the Morgantown area. The glass company was John GentileGlass, and these paperweights were one of their specialties. His wife was probably the first female paperweight maker in the US.
I got these green Depression glass plates from a local picker. The second photo shows what's cool about them.
Put them under black light, and they light up! This is due to the tiny amount of uranium used in the glass to make these, back in the 1930's.
I don'e know if you can see it in this photo, but this is a Frigidaire advertising piece, showcasing their "decorator colors" for appliances. It's also a measuring cup. This was in an auction lot.
These beautiful glasses are also old--over 100, actually. I found these one at a time at a local thrift store. They are Early American Pattern Glass, so each pattern has a name. Front is Captain Kidd (aka Red Block), back left is Dakota, and right is The Hero.
A complete "table set" as it was called: butter, creamer, sugar and spooner, by Imperial Glass, c 1904.
No nickname for this one. Most EAPG has both a common name and an OMN (original manufacturer's name). The OMN for this one is just No. 4. )On the glasses above, I've given the names the pieces were generally known by--sometimes these were the same as the OMN, sometimes not).
I have 5 of these, still unidentified. Picked up at an antique mall for $1 each. I haven't listed them yet, as I don't know the pattern or maker.
This sweet pitcher sold within minutes of listing, for $150. I found it for $4 at a local thrift store. It's very old, and unusual in that it has a metal bottom and a lid. Salt-glazed pottery.
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