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Meeting Highlights & Program


September 2010


Helen and Gene presented a stunning display of vases from a variety of glass companies.  Helen noted that they do not collect vases per se, but they seem to acquire them anyway.  Club members were treated to a wide assortment from Cambridge, Consolidated, Fenton, Fostoria, Pilgrim, and Tiffin.  The program covered a rainbow of colors and a cornucopia of decorating techniques.  It was a depression era Glass 101 workshop!
Highlights of the program:
  • Cambridge:
  • Light Emerald Chintz vase
  • Gold encrusted and gold trim Rosepoint vases
  • Moonlight Blue Everglades Tulip vase and Keyhole vase
  • Opaque vases in Windsor Blue, Azurite, Heliotrope, Ebon, Milk Glass, and Ivory/Ebon
  • Ebony bud vase with silver decoration
  • Five bud vase variations with the #743 etching, which is the inspiration for the Heart of America Glass Collectors’ logo!
  • Fenton:
  • Louise Piper decorated vase dated 10/16/87
  • Black Sophisticated Ladies vase from 1982 (Helen and Gene brought only one of the three sizes they own)
  • Black sample vase with a decoration known as The Runner
  • Blue ridged jack in the pulpit vase, circa 1939
  • Fostoria:
  • Early Blue vase with cutting
  • Green footed vase with decorated silver band
  • Iridized Brocade Palm Leaves vase
  • Tiffin:
  • Green Fantasy tall Ribbon vase,  circa 1960
  • Copa Blue vase with fish cutting
  • Black vase with silver overlay of flying geese
  • Black footed vases with decorations
  • Twilight vase with Manzoni feet
  • Twilight vase with crown stem
  • Twilight vase with etching and cutting
  • Twilight vase with lovebirds cutting
  • Other Companies:
  • Pilgrim sand-carved vase decorated by Kelsey
  • Blenko vase bought at the factory in the 1980s
  • Venetian art glass vase
  • Steuben fish vase, circa 1920
  • Royal Ruby depression glass vase, which Helen purchased in 1940 at Woolworth’s for her Mother
  • Consolidated vases, one decorated with two owls and one decorated with two lovebirds




Show & Tell

Club members brought the following treasures for Show and Tell!  Here are some highlights from this meeting.  Descriptions of each treasure is found below the pictures using the corresponding number.


 1. US Glass Amberina satin glass compote and sandwich tray.


 2. On the left is a Green 2-cup measuring cup with egg beater top.

     On the right are Viking Owls in green and amber, circa 1970s.


 3. NGDA charm set with charms for American Sweetheart, Cameo, Cherry Blossom, Lorrain, and Mayfair.


 4. Heisey crystal Kohinoor 2-light candelabra with square bobeches and prisms.


 5. Fostoria milk glass Randolph candleholders, made between 1955 and 1965.


 6. Fostoria crystal Century double candle holder and Duncan Miller Radiance double candle holder.


 7. Cambridge gold trim Wildflower #3121 1 oz cordial; a #3400/71 4-toed nut dish; and a #274 bud vase.


 8. Consolidated Wild Geese 9” vase and Jeannette crystal National candleholders.


 9. Fostoria crystal Wistar tricorner bowl, circa 1942.