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McKee Glass - Part 3
McKEE Glass - Part 3
ROCK CRYSTAL: The July 2001 issue of the San Diego County Carnival Glass Collectors Club Newsletter carried this photo and notice provided by Jerry & Carol Curtis. We think readers will benefit from their report.
This marigold Egg and Relish platter is of very heavy glass and is 11 ½” in diameter and 1” in height.
The top surface has scalloped partitions that will accommodate 15 deviled eggs. The 5 ¾” diameter recessed center is sufficient to hold an ample supply of relishes. Exterior of this egg and relish plate sports an intaglio design of four groupings of stemmed flowers with leaves. An intaglio leaf motif is centered on the exterior of the flat base.
Needless to say this pattern is seldom seen. Marion Hartung displays a punch cup having the “prescut” mark, identifying it as a product from McKee Glass Company, Jeanette, PA. In Hartung Book 5, page 123, she continues to state that the pattern “is among the oldest used on this American iridescent ware.” She dates the pattern to around 1894, stating that it was made in a variety of shapes, including table sets, water sets, punch sets, cruets, several sizes in plates, candlesticks, and pickle trays.
Although the pattern was produced over many years in crystal glass, few items were carried over into iridized ware. At the time of the Hartung writing, only a punch set was known in carnival glass and she believed the era would have been 1908 -1912.
She further states the pattern is known as “Puritan”, reporting the color to be a “blue-black” color with excellent iridescence.
On page 101 of the Marian Klamkin book, this plate is described as a “Deviled-egg Platter” and she identifies the pattern as “Brookfield”, placing production in the “Art Deco” period of the 1930's due to the interior design of the egg platter. The platter shown there is of a deep aqua color.
The 6th Edition of Bill Edwards' Encyclopedia shows the 6” “Puritan” plate in marigold, (Found by the late John Britt), noting a 4” bowl known in blue, further stating that the pattern is also known as “Rock Crystal”, noting extended table service in crystal.
The iridized ware came after McKee left the National combine and reorganized in 1904.
DIAMOND POINT SPIRAL Vase: Usually found in marigold, but few are known. It is with some reservation that we place the vase in the McKee category. Should any of you have more specific information as to the origin of this vase, we certainly would appreciate hearing from you.
SUNBURST PITCHER: The ad appears in the Complete Book of McKee. So far as we know, the only iridized examples were produced by Fenton Art Glass along in the 1970s -`80s. We once owned an example in blue base glass, nicely iridized, made over the old mould purchased by Fenton for purposes of reproductions. No Fenton identification appears on the pitcher, other than their familiar oval silver colored label.
HICKAM Banana Boat: Identified by Mickey Reichel for placement in one of his auctions.
HEARTBAND TUMBLER: While there are several shapes in this pattern found to be iridized, none of them surface with any regularity. Most of the marigold examples are lightly colored. These tumblers are found to have applied stenciled advertising, on occasion. There were salesmen with kits for creating this lettering, as well as floral additives and the kits were for sale to the do-it-yourselfer. Bob Smith reports having seen one of the kits many years ago in New England and regrets not having taken more interest in it at the time.
PENN_MAR, PA Goblet: This stenciled example recently photographed, coincides with those displayed in an extensive assortment which sold at a Reichel auction. The basic mold is shown in the ad taken from The Complete Book of Mckee by Sandra Stout.
DISPLAY of Stenciled marigold items: Notice the Woodlands Vase, far left middle row. A couple of Orange tree items are shown, as well, along with Heartband examples along the front row.
SUNBURST Vase ad: appears in the Complete Book of McKee.
Our red/amberina SUNBURST vase carries the Fenton oval silver colored label, but since the original McKee mould was used for these reproductions, no other identifying mark is present. This version was produced around 1990.
The blue SUNBURST vase sold through QVC in January 2000.
Production dates for a known ice blue Sunburst vase are not known.
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