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U. S. GLASS,  JENKINS,  LIBBEY, DUNCAN-MILLER, and McKEE

U. S. GLASS,  JENKINS,  LIBBEY, DUNCAN - MILLER, and McKEE

 
McKee - Rock Crystal Platter in Aqua-Blue
McKee - Rock Crystal Platter in Aqua - Blue.

ROCK CRYSTAL Egg Platter:  The Curtis?also own a marigold example of this plate. If you will click into our McKee - Part 3 segment, you can read some background information on this pattern.
Four pages of PRESCUT-ROCK CRYSTAL in various styles of tableware are displayed in The Complete Book of McKee Glass by Sandra McPhee Stout published in 1972. While some writers refer to this egg platter pattern as Rock Crystal, the piece is not displayed in the Stout book. That book illustrates original factory catalog pages.  Hand cuttings on pressed glass originated in sixteenth century Bohemia. McKee Glass Co. began producing it at the beginning of the 20th Century, calling it EARLY AMERICAN ROCK CRYSTAL tableware.
McKee is not known to have iridized glass. At this point in time, the mould could be almost anywhere in the world, but perhaps the marigold examples were the work of an after-market iridizer, in earlier days.

 
HEART BAND  Sugar and Tumbler.-Courtesy Greg Lockhart.
HEART BAND  Sugar and Tumbler - Courtesy Greg Lockhart.

HEART BAND by McKee Glass-Courtesy-Greg Lockhart
HEART BAND by McKee Glass - Courtesy Greg Lockhart.

HEART BAND Tumbler and Sugar:  Greg Lockhart provided these photos, saying the design within the marie is 搑ayed?  In writing about this Heart Band pattern in our McKee-Part 1, reference is made to a 搒tarred?design in the marie. Simply a differing 搕erminology? we believe. Greg applied the black light to both pieces and found that they fluoresce. Should viewers with like pieces, discover the same evidence, or the lack thereof, we should like hearing from you! McKee Glass is dominantly clear crystal. Perhaps a 搒pecial order?called for a run of these green based items. There is nothing in our research materials to indicate their use of uranium oxide and Greg found the same circumstance during his research.
The individual sugar is 2 5/8?high x 2 ½?top diameter x 2 1/8?base diameter.

 
HORN of PLENTY-SWIRL Vase-1925-30-Duncan-Miller.
HORN of PLENTY-SWIRL Vase
1925-30 - Duncan - Miller.

HORN of  PLENTY Swirl Vase: Reportedly made by Duncan - Miller during the 1925 -1930 period, this 9?wide x 7?high vase could certainly be considered quite unusual in design. Duncan - Miller is not known to have iridized glass, so this is another of the many after-market iridized examples which are enjoyed by many collectors.


 
Syrup Pitcher.  Jenkins _400-13 oz.Courtesy Remmen Auctions.D.C.Jenkins Glass Co., Kokomo, IN - U.S.A. Circular No.2.
Left - Syrup Pitcher.  Jenkins #400 - 13 oz. - Courtesy Remmen Auctions.
Right - D.C.Jenkins Glass Co., Kokomo, IN - U.S.A. Circular No.2.
 
PADEN CITY Syrup _198 4.25 in. tall x 3 in. base diam.
PADEN CITY Syrup #198 -  4.25 in. tall x 3 in. base diam.
Courtesy Rick and Debbie Graham

SYRUP JUG:  is the name given #400 ?13 oz. container which was produced by Jenkins Glass. JUST JENKINS by Joyce Hicks  features the piece on page 57 of her book, and it is shown in a D.C. Jenkins Glass Co. Catalog of pressed and blown glassware published in 1984.
Paden City Glass produced a similar molasses container.

 
SHERATON pattern - U.S. Glass 5 in. tall Creamer with Mgld. flash.Aug. 1913 Butler Bros. Catalog.
Left - SHERATON pattern - U.S. Glass 5 in. tall Creamer with Mgld. flash.
Right - Aug. 1913 Butler Bros. Catalog.
 
U.S. Glass Co. Export Catalogue - 1919.
U.S. Glass Co. Export Catalogue - 1919.

SHERATON Creamer:  Referred to as G No. 15144 揝heraton?Pattern by U.S. Glass Company, Pittsburgh, Pa., as stated in the Export Catalogue displayed in U.S. Glass from A to Z, indicates export to Juegos de Cristal Prensado in 1919. Prior to that, several shapes within the Sheraton pattern were produced and sold through the Butler Catalog in 1913.
The 搈arigold?coloring appears to be of the flashed-on type, or 揳fter-market?iridizing.

 
ATHENIA Toothpick - Aug. 1913 Butler Bros. Catalog.
ATHENIA Toothpick - Aug. 1913 Butler Bros. Catalog.
 
ATHENIA Toothpick. 3.25 in. high-U.S. Glass
ATHENIA Toothpick. 3.25 in. high - U.S. Glass

ATHENIA Toothpick:  The Butler Bros. ad indicates a gold trim over the clear glass base. Since the known examples which experienced the after-market iridizing have no gold trim, we might speculate that the toothpick could be purchased minus the trim.

 
Libbey MAIZE Mustard Jar- 3 in. high x 1.25 in. base diam..
Libbey MAIZE Mustard Jar
3 in. high x 1.25 in. base diameter.

MAIZE Mustard Jar:  Libbey Glass Co. produced other iridized shapes having this same 揷orn?design. In going to CORNY CONTAINERS listed on our www.carnivalglass101.com site, you will find a lovely vase with husks. They also made a very pretty corn cruet with handle displaying corn husks.


Dean & Diane Fry ?09/10

Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ,
and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are
being saved and among those who are perishing.
To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death,
and to the other the aroma of life leading to life.
And who is sufficient for these things?
For we are not, as so many, peddling the Word of God;
but as of sincerity, but as from God,
We speak in the sight of God in Christ.  (2 Corinthians 2:14-17)
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