Feature #41— Clearly Its Vintage Glass

Clearly its Vintage Glass

A Long and Satisfying Love Affair With Vintage Glass

I don’t remember a time when I was not enamored of vintage glass in multiple forms. From the sumptuous stained glass that adorns so many churches and cathedrals, bathing their interiors with mysterious and glorious light, to the humblest of old bottles or jars, I have swooned over it all. My Dad collected glass insulators, and I always found the colors and variety intriguing. He also collected old apothecary and cosmetic bottles and jars, and I caught the bug from him early on. I began collecting vintage and antique canning jars decades ago. I have a set of 1940s Fire King Charm Forest Green glass dishware that I bought at a farm auction around 1980. Those will eventually find their way into our O Deer Mercantile Etsy Shop. My tastes in dishes run more to blue these days, and as a vintage seller, I am constantly tempted.

I decided I had better not call this a weekly feature, at least in the short term. Its just a post on what I am currently “Featuring” in my shop. I haven’t done one of these since well before Christmas. I was very busy with the shop (and my own preparations) during the Holidays, and since the first of the year the To-Dos just have not let up. I am trying to catch up with so may things, as well as carving out time to attend to my physical and spiritual needs (Ten Minutes!  😀 ) and doing some much needed organizing around here. I just got through painting and putting new shelving in my large closet that serves as holiday decor storage (I miss the attic space in our previous home). While putting things away and organizing, I am also going through everything. We will have a  spring yard sale, then I will donate anything that’s left. Big Job!

My Etsy inventory has been undergoing a similar process. I have reorganized and repacked all of my bins after pulling things out willy-nilly before Christmas to keep up with my orders. I also added a work table in here. It seems I just can’t have too many work surfaces to fill up with stuff. For the time being there may even be a place or two to actually work.

I’ve added several items to the shop this past week, mostly glass, and I couldn’t wait to share them here. I have more glasses coming soon— cute Berwick wine glasses etched with grapes and vines, some depression era pressed glass punch or coffee cups, a few odds and ends from Mid Century, and more… I promise I’ll be adding those and much more very soon.

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Among my new additions to the shop are some very cool candle holders by Anchor Hocking— the Boopie or Bubble pattern ones pictured above, and pairs of a pretty pattern called Stars and Bars or Thousand Line. I added two sizes of Royal Leerdam stemware. These hand blown crystal glasses were made for Colonial Williamsburg Restoration probably in the 1970s, and they are gorgeous. 

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Stemware Royal Leerdam Netherlands Teardrop Pattern Wine Glass: Vintage Blown Glass Crystal for Colonial Williamsburg Restoration

Stemware Royal Leerdam Netherlands Teardrop Pattern Wine Glass: Vintage Blown Glass Crystal for Colonial Williamsburg Restoration~$28.00

Rare and beautiful Teardrop Pattern (named for the teardrop shaped bubble in the glass’ stem) Stemware from Royal Leerdam of the Netherlands for Colonial Williamsburg Restoration. These hand-blown (see photo of pontil above) crystal wine glasses would be perfect for wine, water or your favorite cocktail. I am selling the amazing glasses individually. 

This Royal Leerdam wine glass measures 6 1/2 inches tall; base and stem are about 3 3/4 inches. The base diameter is about 3 1/4 inches and the top (bowl) diameter is 3 inches.  These glasses are in near perfect condition as far as I can see. Check out the photos for more details.


Stemware Royal Leerdam Netherlands Teardrop Pattern Tall Goblet: Vintage Blown Glass for Colonial Williamsburg Restoration

Stemware Royal Leerdam Netherlands Teardrop Pattern Tall Goblet: Vintage Blown Glass for Colonial Williamsburg Restoration~ $32.00 

Rare and beautiful Teardrop Pattern (named for the teardrop shaped bubble in the glass’ stem) Stemware from Royal Leerdam of the Netherlands for Colonial Williamsburg Restoration. These hand-blown (see photo of pontil above) crystal goblets would be perfect for wine, water or your favorite cocktail. I am selling the amazing glasses individually. 

The goblets stand 7 7/8 inches tall; base and stem are about 4 1/2 inches tall. the base diameter is just over 3 1/2 inches and the top (bowl) diameter is 4 inches.
These glasses are in near perfect condition as far as I can see. Check out the photos for more details.


Set of Six Jeanette Hellenic Green Low Ball Old Fashion Glasses: Roman-Greek Motif Jasperware Rocks Glasses

Set of Six Jeanette Hellenic Green Low Ball Old Fashion Glasses: Roman-Greek Motif Jasperware Rocks Glasses~ $25.00

This Mid Century glassware pattern by Jeanette Glass was inspired by Wedgewood’s popular Jasperware (Jasper Ware). These were made in the 1950s and 60s.
I have six of the Hellenic Green low ball or rocks glasses for sale as a set. 

Each glass is just over 3 1/4 inches tall and has a diameter of 3 inches. These glasses are in good condition for their age, no chips, cracks or major damage to the design. There were, and still are some, discoloration on the matte green background. I washed with detergent and a very small amount of bleach cleaner and the discoloration was much reduced. It may be that most all of it comes out in subsequent cleanings. The gold trim is very faded and largely missing. These are Very nice overall. See the photos for more details.


Set of Four Jeanette Hellenic Green Eight Ounce Tumblers: Roman-Greek Motif Jasperware Glasses

Set of Four Jeanette Hellenic Green Eight Ounce Tumblers: Roman-Greek Motif Jasperware Glasses~ $25.00

This Mid Century glassware pattern by Jeanette Glass was inspired by Wedgewood’s popular Jasperware (Jasper Ware). These were made in the 1950s and 60s.

I have four of the Hellenic Green tumblers for sale as a set. These do not have the gold trim.  These glasses are in good condition for their age, no chips, cracks or more than minor scratches and discoloration on the matte green background. Nice overall. See the photos for more details. These Eight ounce tumblers are 4 3/4 inches tall and 2 3/4 inches in diameter.


Set of Four Etched Glass Saucer Champage Coupes: Two Tall Stems and Two Shorter

Set of Four Etched Glass Saucer Champagne Coupes: Two Tall Stems and Two Shorter~ $28.00

Set of four beautiful vine and flower etched champagne saucers. They emanate mid-century elegance, and would be beautiful for any occasion calling for a toast. There are actually two pairs of glasses, all the same pattern and style. Two of them are five inches tall and two are six inches tall. The diameter of the bowls are 3 1/2 inches on all four glasses. Heavy glass with no chips, scratches or cracks.
I don’t know the maker or the exact age, but this is some amazingly pretty stemware!


Rosenthal Crystal Martini Glasses: Mid Century Stemware - Cocktail - Sherbert Glasses Set of Six

Rosenthal Crystal Martini Glasses: Mid Century Stemware – Cocktail – Sherbert Glasses Set of Six~ $35.00

Set of six Rosenthal crystal martini glasses. Simple and elegant, these sweet little glasses stand 3 1/2 inches tall and have a top rim diameter of 4 1/4 inches. 
“R”. I believe these are not all from same year as there seems to be two variations in the Mark. Two of them still have the Gold foil Rosenthal sticker on base. Dress up your next cocktail party with these beauties…


Pair of Vintage Anchor Hocking Stars and Bars Pattern Clear Glass Candle Stick Holders: Candle Holders Thousand Line

Pair of Vintage Anchor Hocking Stars and Bars Pattern Clear Glass Candle Stick Holders: Candle Holders Thousand Line~ $15.00

Pretty pair of vintage candle holders by Anchor Hocking. Pattern is called Stars and Bars or Thousand Lines. These candle stick holders are about 4 inches in diameter measuring across from ball feet. Between 1 1/2 and 1 3/4 inches tall. They will hold a 7/8 to 1 inch diameter candle. 

Lovely condition. No cracks, chips or other flaws that I can see. Check photos for more details or contact with questions.


Beautiful Vintage Pressed Glass Pedestal Cake Plate Stand

Beautiful Vintage McKee Glass Co. Pressed Glass Pedestal Cake Plate Stand~ $38.00

A Beautiful Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG) pedestal cake plate. This McKee Glass Quintec pattern is one that was manufactured in the early 1900s. This plate would look amazing on a dessert table or as a Wedding Cake Stand.

This footed dessert stand or sandwich plate is 12 inches in diameter and about 4 1/2 inches tall. No chips or cracks: Excellent condition.

 


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That’s going to do it for today. Follow any of the links above to our shop for more glassy goodness. So many pretty things. A pair of candle stick holders or some champagne coupes would make lovely Valentines gifts. Just saying…

Until Next time!

Pinme 🙂 

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