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Meeting Highlights & Program


November 2018


Marilyn shared pieces from two of her collections that look smashing together! First up was the Woodland pattern (#13348) from Shelley China. Shelley was a fine china made in England from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s and exported worldwide. Marilyn started her Woodland collection with a tea set and it has grown from there. She was attracted to the two sets of trees in the design and the way they continue onto the lids of covered pieces. Marilyn recently was thrilled to find dinner plates with the pattern covering the plate (in contrast to those she had with the pattern in the center of the plate and a wide green trim around the design. The photos highlight the following pieces:

  • Back row: Coffee pot, hot water pot, tea pot and footed tazza (Marilyn noted that Shelley was known for many sizes of pots and there could be as many as six different sizes of each available)

  • Center row: Handled biscuit (cookie) plate and two sizes of sugars and creamers

  • Front row:  Two variations of dinner plates, salad or dessert plate, and two sizes of cups and saucers

The second dazzler of the evening was Fostoriaís Azure iridescent Oakwood pattern, a brocade pattern made from 1928 to 1930. Marilyn has an amazing array of pieces and club members were very impressed. Oakwood was made also made in crystal, ebony, green, and pink. Marilyn has focused on azure, most of which is found iridized (though she does have a few pieces without that treatment). A lot of (though not all of) the iridized azure also comes with a gold trim. She was able to acquire a collection of stemware a long time ago and has never seen another piece! The photos highlight the following pieces:

  • Back row: Ice bucket, footed compote, goblet, wine, footed juice, and sherbet

  • Middle rows: Center-handle sandwich server, whipped cream pail, 3-toed candleholders, handled bowl, peg candleholders, whipped cream bowl, and finger bowl

  • Front row: Covered three-part candy box, two variations of handled bon bon, handled lemon tray, and salad or dessert plate



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 Ebony #272 10-inch vase with #743 Hearts etch that is also used as the logo for the Heart of America Glass Collectors


Cambridge crystal #3500/25 Ramís Head footed bowl with Gold Encrusted Minerva etch