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Title: Junior pressed glass trinket set
Post by: agincourt17 on July 14, 2012, 10:31:23 AM
A toy trinket set in clear pressed glass. To give some idea of scale, the tray measures 28x15cm.

Any idea as to age or manfacturer, please?

I've came across toy (usually 1/12th scale) blown glass tableware pieces, mostly Victorian or Edwardian, probably made to dress doll's houses, and there are, of course , lots of toy china teasets, but this is the first time I've seen a toy glass trinket set.

Does anyone else have examples of toy trinket sets in pressed or blown glass?
Title: Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
Post by: Jayne on July 17, 2012, 05:34:39 PM
Here is a very cute 1/12th scale Cranberry Glass miniature Victorian style Dressing Table Set.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-12th-scale-Cranberry-glass-miniature-Victorian-style-DRESSING-TABLE-SET-/380455805221?pt=UK_Dolls_House_Miniatures&hash=item5894eee125
Title: Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
Post by: Anne on July 17, 2012, 11:07:44 PM
Fred, can you tell me the sizes of all the pieces please? 
Title: Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
Post by: agincourt17 on July 18, 2012, 07:42:42 AM
Yes, Anne.

The tray is 28x15cm. The pots have a rim 'diameter' (across the flats) of 6.5cm and are 4cm high (including lids); the candlesticks are 6.5cm across the flats and 4cm high; the ringholder is 6cm across the flats and 4cm high.
Title: Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
Post by: Lustrousstone on July 18, 2012, 11:22:30 AM
Have you got your units right? 28 cm = 11 inches Not very toy. It just seems small rather than toy
Title: Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
Post by: agincourt17 on July 18, 2012, 11:44:45 AM
Yes, Christine, the units are correct.

I initially used the term 'toy' rather than small in the same sense that half-size children's china teasets would normally be regarded as 'toy' or play sets .

The 'miniature' pieces produced to furnish dolls houses are usually much smaller (often 1: 12 or 1:24 scale) but they are usually not produced for use as toys or play items but for use by dedicated minaiturists or collectors.
Title: Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
Post by: Lustrousstone on July 18, 2012, 12:32:21 PM
I wasn't thinking doll's house but they still seem quite large for toy. You could be right though
Title: Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
Post by: Anne on July 18, 2012, 05:05:33 PM
Thanks Fred, much appreciated. I'm wondering if these were intended as junior miss type pieces rather than full adult ones? The sort of things an older girl/young teen may have been given as she starts to grow up? There are similarly small sized ones in Sowerby's range (Maid and Junior coming to mind.)
Title: Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
Post by: Lustrousstone on July 18, 2012, 05:10:26 PM
That makes more sense than toy as such
Title: Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
Post by: agincourt17 on July 18, 2012, 05:24:56 PM
I agree.

Would you like to change the topic heading to something more appropriate, Anne?
Title: Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
Post by: agincourt17 on November 05, 2012, 03:24:25 PM
A ‘’Junior Miss’ clear glass trinket set with tray, pots and ringholder as in my first post, but this time with tall ‘stick’ candlesticks (hexagonal in section, 16.1cm tall, and the base 6.2mm across the flats).

Also a part frosted blue set with tall candlesticks.


(Permission for re-use of the image of the blue set on GMB granted by beaned106).
Title: Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
Post by: agincourt17 on November 07, 2012, 09:01:38 PM
A set in peachy pink with tall candlesticks.
Title: Small Frosted blue trinket set ..Child's??
Post by: Simba on February 05, 2014, 07:05:02 PM
I found this sweet part set in a Charity shop this morning. I have seen them on Ebay before but never realised how small it is. Were sets made for little girls ? I have pictured it with a Davidson candlestick to give some idea of scale...any idea's of maker?
Title: Re: Small Frosted blue trinket set ..Child's??
Post by: agincourt17 on February 06, 2014, 05:42:41 PM
Angela, here has already been a discussion on the GMB about these small trinket sets showing them in clear, frosted blue and pink glass.

Still no attribution though as far as I am aware.

Because of their small size, I think basically that they are to be regarded as ‘Junior Miss’ sets specifically made for ‘tweenage’ – and young teenage girls in imitation of the larger sets that their mothers presumably had.

I can now add an amber set to the colour variants.
(Permission for the re-use of this image on the GMB granted by eral123.2013).

Any more colour variants, please?

Fred.
Title: Re: Small Frosted blue trinket set ..Child's??
Post by: Simba on February 06, 2014, 06:18:18 PM
Thanks for that Fred....I never thought of looking for Toy....I went with child or junior which showed no matches. ;)
Title: Re: Small Frosted blue trinket set ..Child's??
Post by: Simba on February 06, 2014, 10:30:12 PM
Looking for an ID for this set I was struck by the similarities between the small pot in this set and the small pot in another unidentified set so called the Eygptian set....
Title: Re: Small Frosted blue trinket set ..Child's??
Post by: pamela on February 08, 2014, 06:41:31 PM
Streit 1913 catalogue offered pressed glass toys  'Spielzeug'  (http://www.glas-musterbuch.de/Streit-1913.105+B6YmFja1BJRD0xMDUmcHJvZHVjdElEPTQ2MjMmZGV0YWlsPQ__.0.html) see also next two pages
Candlestick holders measure 9 to 11 cms only  :)

Angela, I see the similarities also - the 'Egyptian' set is Czechoslovaquia, but maker unknown.

 label  (http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/toilettenservice/02697.html)
 lady on lid  (http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/toilettenservice/02696.html)
Title: Re: Small Frosted blue trinket set ..Child's??
Post by: Simba on February 08, 2014, 11:56:34 PM
thanks for that Pamela...now you show me the page by Streit it reminded me I have a toy candlestick.......
Title: Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
Post by: Jayne on October 15, 2017, 11:45:19 PM
More on the Junior Miss set here for possible merging?

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,55611.0.html Mod: link dead as topic merged into this one