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GODDESS of ATHENA Epergne. Unknown maker.Courtesy Remmen Auctions.
GODDESS of ATHENA Epergne. Unknown maker.
Courtesy Remmen Auctions.

GODDESS of ATHENA:  One of these epergnes appear only on occasion over the years. The manufacturer eludes recognition, but they always result in a competitive price. This lovely green example is no exception. When Debbie and Chris Remmen auctioned the glass for the 2009 Tampa Bay C.G Club Convention, a handsome $1,600. was paid to own it. Latest reports indicate the likelihood of at least ten such epergnes in collections.

G. WASHINGTON Figural Liquor BottleCONTINENTAL DISTILLING CORP. PHILADELPHIA,PA incised on bottom. 9 in. tall.
Left - G. WASHINGTON Figural Liquor Bottle.
PHILADELPHIA,PA incised on bottom. 9 in. tall.

NEW ENGLAND WINE CO., INC. BOSTON. MASS. printed on bottom. 1 qt. - 10.5 in. tall.Barrel design Qt. Size NEW ENGLAND Wine Bottle.
printed on bottom. 1 qt. - 10.5 in. tall.
Right - Barrel design Qt. Size NEW ENGLAND Wine Bottle.

Lettering on base of NEW ENGLAND Winde Bottle.
Lettering on base of NEW ENGLAND Wine Bottle.

GEORGE WASHINGTON Bottle and 3 mgld. bottles: Bottle collectors are as interested in their selections as are those of us who concentrate on bowls, plates, vases, etc. Liquor companies have no doubt made large fortunes from the desire of some to purchase a “different” type of bottle. Surely, along with the need for new molds to capture the market, it must have been (or is) a costly venture to enter the “after-market iridizing” spectrum to enhance those specially molded specimens!

NEW 12.5 in. TANKARD-from WHERE
NEW 12.5 in. TANKARD - from WHERE.
NEW IB Tankard-12.5 in. high. Courtesy Greg Ferguson.
NEW IB Tankard -12.5 in. high. Courtesy Greg Ferguson.

Note irreg. shaping on top and irid. handle.
Note the irregular shaping on top and iridized handle.

NEW Tankards:  These reproductions of “Grapes & Lattice” tankard were made by Westmoreland Glass for L.G. Wright Glass. The mould was not owned by Westmoreland. Mr. Wright had acquired it for the purpose of reproducing a water set. It never went into full production since the mold for a tumbler could not be located. Existing tankards were created as samples. Only 6 of the ice blue carnival and 9 of the amethyst carnival were made, making this a very rare find in contemporary carnival. This is a pattern which was never produced in vintage carnival glass prior to 1940. Buyers should be aware that there are no trade markings and it is not iridized on the bottom. (This is not a steadfast rule in identifying old and new carnival glass, however.) When L.G. Wright closed, everything was sold, including the molds. This “Grapes & Lattice” mold was included. It sold to Charlie Gibson of Gibson Glass. Gibson had been fortunate enough to pick up a tumbler mold which would match this “Grapes & Lattice” tankard well enough to create a “set”. You will find that all sets will carry the Gibson Glass trademark, along with a date stamped on the bottom. This will also help distinguish these tankards from those which were produced earlier by the Westmoreland Glass Company.

WORLD BANK- 4.5 in. tall x 4 in. diameter.
WORLD BANK- 4.5 in. tall x 4 in. diameter.

WORLD BANK:  At least some of this type container date back to the late ‘30s and into the ‘40s. The maker is not known.

TOOTHPICK--1.5 in. wide x 2 in. tall..WHAT!...Black Amethyst Millersburg!!-Looks like a Joe Rice original..
Left - TOOTHPICK--1.5 in. wide x 2 in. tall.
Right - WHAT!...Black Amethyst Millersburg!! - Looks like a Joe Rice original.

TOOTHPICK and COVERED DISH:  The toothpick reveals St. Clair as maker, and since the covered container has the same type design, perhaps it comes from the Elwood, IN source, as well? It was sent to us without revealing the owner, but in jest, it was suggested that it is “black amethyst Millersburg.” Our response: If you can find a Millersburg collector who believes that, they just “might” pay $100,000 to own it. LOL!

Dean & Diane Fry – 3-11

Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Him to hear Him.
 And the Pharisees and scribes complained saying, “This Man receives sinners and eats with them.”
So He spoke this parable to them, saying:
“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?”
And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them,
“Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!?
I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents
than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.”  (Luke 15:1-7)

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