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UPDATE - Golden Cupid and Others....

UPDATE - (Golden Cupid and other attributions to
Sweden's EDA GLASBRUK examples) -
September 2008

Recent research accomplished by Glen Thistlewood (and others), describe an example of Golden Cupid found bearing a sticker with lettering: “MADE IN POLAND”. Golden Carp is shown in the Hortensja catalog in both a 14 cm. and 28 cm size-slightly less than 11”. It is possible that Golden Cupid came from the same manufacturer?
Golden Pansies aka Eureka Cross and Golden Poppies patterns appear in a 1930 Zabkowice (Zombkowice) Glassworks catalog. This manufacturer was (is) located near Wroclaw, Poland.
ALL of the above sounds well and good and quite possible when one rationalizes the fact that moulds have passed from one American manufacturer through the hands of as many as two other producers in a period of twenty years or less. It stands to reason that the same shift has taken place in other glass centers around the world.
If, for instance, Golden Boy and Swan originates from Sweden's Eda Glasbruk production in 1915, there is no reason to discount the possibility of those (Golden) moulds transferring to the hands of Polish producers in ensuing years.
An interesting aspect of these pieces: Clear, and pale pink glass, along with marigold finish on the extremities, were used as background for the Golden intaglio designs. Is this an indication that various producers; at least (3), utilized their own preference in this way?
Anyone who has ever visited the huge mould shed within the realm of Fenton Glass Company, realizes the tremendous investment housed there. Should the day arrive when Fenton no longer relies on those moulds, certainly they will sell them to whomever will pay the price……….anywhere in the world! Moulds do wear out with extensive use and cleaning, but we know that Frank M. Fenton attended every sell-out of a glass manufacturer in the Ohio Valley over a period of many years and always purchased moulds for future use at the Fenton factory.
Research by the Thistlewood's in recent years indicates the same practice was followed by European manufacturers.

Dean & Diane Fry - 9/08

SOUTHERN CROSS Chop Plate-11.25 in. diam. Similar to GOLDEN PANSY. Courtesy Lynne and Ray Nagy.
SOUTHERN CROSS Chop Plate-11.25 in. diam. Similar to GOLDEN PANSY.
 Courtesy Lynne and Ray Nagy
SOUTHERN CROSS Bowl-10 in. in diam. Similar to GOLDEN PANSY. Courtesy Ray & Lynne Nagy,
SOUTHERN CROSS Bowl-10 in. in diam. Similar to GOLDEN PANSY.
Courtesy Ray & Lynne Nagy

SOUTHERN CROSS:  Ray and Lynne Nagy of Australia provided these photos to emphasize that not all the glass of this intaglio type are executed with golden design on clear glass. This particular bowl and chop plate are just the reverse, with frosted effect design on marigold glass. This variation apparently necessitated a pattern name change………….away from Golden Pansy.

GOLDEN PANSY Flat Tray-1.5 in. high x 5.5 in. wide x 10 in. long.- $175. 1-'08  02
GOLDEN PANSY Flat Tray-1.5 in. high x
 5.5 in. wide x 10 in. long.- $175. 1-'08
GOLDEN PANSY Large Berry Bowl.-8 in. diam.x 2 .5 in. deep.- $185. 1-'08
GOLDEN PANSY Large Berry Bowl.-
8 in. diam.x 2 .5 in. deep.- $185. 1-'08

GOLDEN PANSY: Sauce and Tray:  Essentially the same design adjusted to fit the type of glass it is placed on.

GOLDEN BOY & SWAN - by Eda. (1915) - 6.5 in. diam. x 2 75 in. high.
GOLDEN BOY & SWAN - by Eda. (1915)
- 6.5 in. diam. x 2 75 in. high.

GOLDEN BOY & SWAN Sauce: This is the only example in this pattern that we have seen, although there may be others in the line.

4.75 in. GOLDEN POPPY Sauce
4.75 in. GOLDEN POPPY Sauce

GOLDEN POPPY Sauce: No doubt this is part of a berry set. Should we receive photos of a larger bowl, we will provide that in future.

GOLDEN THISTLE 5 in. plate.
 GOLDEN THISTLE 5 in. plate.

GOLDEN THISTLE Plate:  Perhaps this 5” plate is from the small sauce mold?


GOLDEN PINEAPPLE:  Note the pink cast to the glass used in these pieces.

GOLDEN CUPID and BUTTERFLY, Courtesy-Ray & Lynne Nagy
Courtesy - Ray & Lynne Nagy

GOLDEN CUPID and BUTTERFLY: We have this rare little sauce for your viewing pleasure, as a result of Ray & Lynne Nagy of Victoria, Australia finding it in an auction in South Australia. This is the first of its kind and we appreciate their sharing its unusual qualities. Note the light pink cast in the glass, as seen in some other designs by Eda Glass. The dimensions are: 4 ¾” wide x 1 ¼” deep. - 12/18/08

    My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.
     Indeed, we put bits in horses' mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things.
     See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity.  The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.
     For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind.  But no man can tame the tongue.  It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
     With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God.  Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing.  My brethren, these things ought not to be so.
     Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening?  Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh. ~~~~~ (James 3:1-12)
The words of Jesus caution the believer: “For every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.” ~~~~ (Matt.12:36)
We will be held accountable not only for what we have done, but also for what we have said.

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