A stunning set of six (6) Victorian Art Glass Pomona tumblers with the expanded diamond quilt pattern in the clear glass with the first ground treatment. The tumblers are decorated with the cornflower and leaves of gold amber stain matching the the top amber decor and flower blossoms of blue stain surrounding each tumbler. I believe this to be 2nd grind though a true collector may be able to tell the difference more accurately.
Measures: 3 ¾” T. and 2 ½ Diam.
Excellent. NO chips, cracks, or repairs, one tumbler is missing a strip of amber stain, a close up photo is provided in last picture.
$79.00Two bathing beauty doll figurines, one laying down leaning on her elbow and the other seated up on a pedestal, both are nude bisque (unpainted), possibly once covered with pebble decoration that has since worn off, the laying doll does have a fissure across the legs, the seated one is free of any issues, the laying down one is marked what we think is '4664' Germany and the seated bather is marked 'Germany'.
A beautiful blue opalescent glass ring holder with a heart handle in the center and nice heavy applied opal along the rim, the holder is made by Northwood Glass Co in the Open O's pattern. Very pretty!!!
4 1/12" Tall 7" Wide
Condition: Overall Excellent No Chips, Cracks, or Repairs.
EXCELLENT UNDAMAGED ANTIQUE CONDITION means that while a listed item has no post-production damage such as chips or cracks, it may have discernible minor wear from usage and/or nesting (stacking) and, since production conditions in the early 1900s were dirty and dangerous and there was no "Quality Control" as we now know it, any number of the following production issues:
AIR BUBBLES in the glass that were not squeezed out during pressing.
HEAT CHECKS which are internal rifts filled with air (which is why you can see them), usually from a burst air bubble.
INCLUSIONS in or on the surface of the glass, such as ash and cinders. Often found in the flames of vases and rims of bowls were it settled during pressing.
STRANDS of undissolved colorant (usually in green glass).
STRAW MARKS which are lines in the glass caused by premature solidification where the molten glass was snipped from the gathering rod with cool metal shears when the mold was full; lines also formed on the surface during the cooling process.
TOOL MARKS from implements used to form the edge or influence the shape.
MOLD ISSUES related to filling and release such as incomplete or malformed edges, rough seams, extra glass at seams; webbed, incomplete or pulled edge points.
COOLING ISSUES such as uneven legs, slanted stems or a bowed base (causing rocking), surface lines and heat checks.
Production issues in the extreme may be undesirable, but they do not qualify as "damage" and will be found to some degree on nearly all antique glassware. Issues of MAJOR wear and production flaws will be mentioned and photographed.