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Author Topic: ID: Ruby Red Etched Grapes Pattern, Unmarked, Vase & Drinking Glass  (Read 632 times)

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Offline dimatisah

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Hey all! I'm helping a coworker go through tons of stuff, and we came across two pieces that we can't quite ID. They are a drinking glass and large vase that she refers to as "ruby red", showing an etched pattern of grapes and grape vines. She remembers that her mother used them in the 1950s or so, and the set had many pieces, but these are the only two remaining.

I've found similar patterns that also involve big grape leaves, but these two pieces don't have big leaves on. That's what's throwing me off. I'll attach a few shots of the drinking glass, one of which I put a white piece of paper into, so the pattern might be more visible. There are no markings anywhere, and I wonder if they were just some mass-produced tableware? Any help would be... helpful. :)

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Jason :)

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Re: ID: Ruby Red Etched Grapes Pattern, Unmarked, Vase & Drinking Glass
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012, 04:55:35 PM »
These are lemonades or - to the wine drknking nations -  wine glasses. I guess these were made in Germany or Bohemia circa 1900_1920 but be aware these have been in production from 1850_1950 handling them is needed to be sure. The technique is ruby flash or rather partial ruby flash - if iridescent think rather later than older.

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Re: ID: Ruby Red Etched Grapes Pattern, Unmarked, Vase & Drinking Glass
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2012, 05:25:42 PM »
Here's a photo of the afore-pictured little glass next to his ginormous brother, which I'm told my friend's mother used as a large vase. Unless you have a superhuman thirst, that was probably the correct usage for this behemoth. :)

The glass stands 5 1/4" tall, the vase 9 3/4".

Jason

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