Hi! I have this beauty of a candlestick/holder that I believe is Vallerysthal glass. I understand this pattern has been reproduced by AA Imports, I believe. I can't see AA imports painting over ruby glass :wink:
First, is it Vallerysthal or reproduction? If original, Is ruby an unusual color for Vallerysthal? (I mainly think of opaque glass when I think of Vallerysthal) And also if Vallerysthal, when would it have been made? Any idea of a pattern name or if it even has/had one?
And I was reading the article "Goofus Glass - That beautiful Old Stuff" (well written and fascinating, I might add) and from what I gather, goofus was mainly an American oddity. Which brings me to my first question, how did a piece of French glass get "americanised"?
Or is it not goofus? Or is it not Vallerysthal? Or was it imported to usa and then goofus painted? Or was cold-painting in gold also a "european thing"?
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I think my favorite kind of glass is any kind that creates lots of questions for me ~
Thanks for any help or direction ~ Mary