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Meeting Highlights & Program


October 2016


Mark presented a program with an unusual grab bag theme: what's in the boxes? Mark and Tony recently moved and Mark decided to let fate determine the program for the evening. He selected two boxes at random from "the stacks" and then prepared a program based on the contents. The club was treated to a fun array of mostly mid-century glassware, but also a little pottery and a little glass from earlier in the 20th century and some from later. It was a fun evening all around!

  • Oneida Chicory Russel Wright pitcher: Oneida reinterpreted Russel Wright's classic American Modern and Iroquois shapes in 2002 and 2003 and produced a small line of dinnerware, glassware, and silverware in 14 colors. The pieces were microwave safe and dishwasher safe and are nice to use.

  • US Glass (Tiffin) Wallpaper crystal and blue covered pitcher and footed tumblers, made in the 1920s and 1930s

  • Pennsbury Pottery 1970 Yuletide Angel plate: Pennsbury Pottery was made near Morrisville, PA, from 1950 to 1970; the pottery was named for nearby Pennsbury Manor. The Angel plate was made and distributed in the pottery's final year.

  • Seneca Buttercup Driftwood sherbets: Driftwood was made from 1953 to the 1980s. Buttercup was later renamed to Yellow. The sherbets are early because they have round bases; during the run of the pattern Seneca reworked the bases into a more hexagonal shape.

  • Tiffin pink Holiday sherbets: Holiday was part of the Modern line but is considered a distinct pattern; it was made in several colors.

  • Viking Bluenique Epic Taperglow candleholders: These candleholders are part of the Epic line, which was introduced in 1956 and continued into the 1960s. Epic was not really a pattern but a conglomerate of freeform pieces with a similar design aesthetic. The line started with 14 pieces and 5 colors and eventually expanded to 51 pieces and many more colors.

  • Morgantown Oddball (#3010) Line 8, ebony cocktail mixer with crystal foot, ebony old fashioned with crystal foot and 8-ball decoration, ebony old fashioned with Bristol white foot: Morgantown introduced the Oddball barware line in the 1950s; the pattern was named after the slanted rim on all the pieces. Oddball comes in several color combinations, including crystal with crystal feet, crystal with ebony feet, crystal with Bristol white feet, ebony with crystal feet, ebony with Bristol white feet, and ebony with crystal feet and 8-ball decoration. The line includes a cocktail mixer, old fashioned, cocktail, peanut bowl, and pretzel bowl.

  • Morgantown 19th Hole on-the-rocks footed tumbler, circa 1970: The 19th Hole tumbler was a specialty design from Morgantown and represents the entire line. The Bristol white with green foot tumbler closely resembles a teed-up golf ball. The tumbler was also made in all crystal and all cobalt.

  • Morgantown Hang Up footed cocktail: Hang Ups were introduced in the 1970s after Fostoria had acquired Morgantown. The design allows the tumblers to hand from a rack. The Hang Up line consisted of cocktail mixer, old fashioned, cocktail, and pretzel bowl, all with chicken feet. The coloration is usually crystal bowl with steel blue foot, but it is also known in the reverse.

  • Morgantown Fire and Ice footed tumblers: Morgantown produced an extensive Fire and Ice barware line with ruby feet and crystal optic bowls in the 1960s.

  • Morgantown Peacock Blue Eggcentric small covered box: Morgantown produced three sizes of Eggcentric covered boxes in the 1970s, including combinations of complementary colors and matching colors.

  • Frankoma Pottery Flame Red 1st Edition Bonsai Tree Vase with black base: Frankoma Pottery was founded in 1933 in Oklahoma by John Frank. After John retired in 1973 his daughter, Joniece Frank because president and CEO. Joniece designed this vase as a limited edition piece in 1982.

  • Seneca Delphine Blue Driftwood pitcher and tumblers: Driftwood was made from 1953 to the 1980s. The pitcher and tumblers are later because they have hexagonal bases instead of the earlier, more rounded bases.




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.




Cambridge crystal Square (#3797) oval three-part relish, made between 1951 and 1957


In the center are two Fenton turquoise opalescent Dot Optic boudoir lamps, circa 1947.
On the left and right are two Fenton turquoise opalescent Coin Dot covered ginger jars, circa 1947.


Imperial Glass individual butters (#160/34) or coasters (#160/1R) in Ruby, Heather, Crystal, Amber, and Verde, made between 1932 and 1968


Imperial Glass Chroma cake stand whimsy


Anchor Hocking green and white range sets (salt, pepper, and grease jar) with metal lids


Duncan Miller crystal American Way vase designed by Russel Wright, made between 1940 and 1942


Imperial Glass crystal Candlewick celery


Cambridge crystal Wildflower #103 38-ounce guest room Jug and tumbler

9. Heisey crystal Crystolite mustard and lid

On the left is a yellow opalescent Hobbs #323 Hobnail (Dewdrop) celery vase
In the center is a white opalescent Hobbs #323 Hobnail (Dewdrop) celery vase
On the right is a white opalescent Hobbs Coin Dot ring-neck syrup

11. Hazel Atlas cobalt Royal Lace butter dish