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Offline kitkat

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« on: August 03, 2006, 07:23:51 PM »
Hello,

My name is Kathy and I am new to this board.  I recently inherited some glass after a death in my family, and I am looking for help with identification and value.  I tried to post the photos through the photo gallery, but even after following the prompts they would not post.

I have posted the pieces on www.myspace.com (thanks to the help of my teenage daughter)  When the page comes up click onto "pics" and the photos of the three items will come up.

All three belonged to my great grandmother.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much,
Kathy Edwards

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2006, 12:04:20 AM »
Hello:

The clear pitcher was manufactured by the Riverside Glass Works of Wellsburg, WV.  They called this pattern "Jersey Lily Ware" and introduced it in 1883. There is a goodarticle on the pattern at:

http://www.eapglass.com/JerseyLily/JerseyLily.htm

The "amberina" pitcher and goblets are from the 1970s or 1980s but I don't know the pattern or maker.  Perhaps Indiana Glass but somebody will come along to clear that up.

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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2006, 01:58:48 AM »
Sid,

Thank you so much!  I loved the article on the Jersey Lily Ware.

Kathy

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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2006, 06:48:21 AM »
Here are the photos that Kathy emailed me.
They were too large Kathy, so I have reduced them. (I think there is a 200kb limit for uploads)

(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/thumb_Mt._Washington_-1.jpg)  (http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/thumb_wedding-40.jpg)
 :shock: Click to enlarge :shock:
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2006, 11:28:18 AM »
Thanks Della!

Sid already identified the water pitcher (i did not include that picture), and has me on the right trail for the "Amberina".  I received an email regarding the blue piece that said it might possibly be "Mt. Washington in cased blue satin with thorn applied handles".  I have now searched the internet for Mt. Wahington and cased blue glass, but have not found a photo of this piece anywhere.  I did indeed find information on Mt. Washington and photos of the thorn applied handle, and they seem to match.  

I am still looking for help with this piece.

This is a great site!  My antique interests have always been jewelry, furniture, religous artifacts and porcelain.  However, I am truly learning some great history about glass through this process.  

Kathy

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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2006, 02:31:24 PM »
Hi Kathy,
You are very welcome.  :lol:

This is the closest that I can find, qua colour and decoration, for the 'possible' Mt. Washington piece.

http://www.berrysantiques.com//1p05-10.html

Hopefully someone will be able to give you a definite ID soon.  :D
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2006, 07:57:13 PM »
This is great.  It is the closest photo to what I have that I have seen.

  :lol:

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2006, 07:48:03 PM »
The Amberina Glasses appear to be Floral oval
http://www.replacements.com/webquote/VIKFLO.htm

Made in the late 1800's or early 1900's by Higbee and later by New Martinsville/viking. I've never seen it in that coloring but i would assume it to be the later production

The pitcher doesn't match. it's not in my pitcher book but i'm working on it.
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2006, 08:06:06 PM »
Thank you so much!

I have no idea when my great grandmother purchased these items, I just know they had been in her house for some time before her death.

I have indeed found a deep appreication for glass as I have been researching these pieces, and some others.

Kathy

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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2006, 08:21:16 PM »
Youre welcome.

Glass is addictive...... beware! lol

I know I can find your pitcher, it just might take some time. Is there any chance of a pic of the area underneath the arch, and also the bottom. It would help a lot.
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