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chase33

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iconnumber posted 03-24-2017 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chase33     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi,

It has been awhile since I posted but I recently acquired these pieces and wanted to share. While not sterling pieces, they are sterling overlay. Both are made by Fostoria glass but the decoration is by another company (Rockwell I believe). The first is the 2387 vase, designed by George Sakier. It was made in ebony from 1930-1932:


The second is the Fostoria 2373 window box, also in ebony made from 1928-1932.


Cheers!

Chase

PS, if someone can edit the title, I would appreciate it!
PPS, if this should be in another forum, please feel free to move it.

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 03-25-2017 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, very cool! Beautifully deco!

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seaduck

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iconnumber posted 03-27-2017 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for seaduck     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool indeed! I've never seen anything like these.......is there a name for this sort of work?

I think of Fostoria as a glassmaker.....by 'ebony' did you mean ebony-colored glass? Or is this a polished/laquered ebony wood?

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chase33

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iconnumber posted 03-27-2017 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chase33     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi,

Thanks for the nice compliments!

Yes Fostoria was a glassmaker. It is another collection that I love and started collecting way before I did sterling items.
The Ebony is the color of the glass. Fostoria made a wide range of colored glassware including regal blue, empire green, ruby, burgundy (actually a deep purple)as well as more "delicately" colored glassware.

This is considered sterling overlay which leaves a much thicker layer of silver as opposed to silver deposit which is much thinner. If you run your fingers along the edges of the silver you can feel how thick it is.

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