your kitchen dishes looking like little log cabins! First made in
1883, Central Glass Company's Pattern #748 was a very popular set
which an article
in the Oct. 2, 1884 Crockery and Glass Journal called "very
attractive table furniture". The pieces are all rectangular & most
are on little stump feet. The cabins are formed with logs which are
the corners with stippling between the logs to look like mortar.
|Above is the covered sugar bowl with the characteristic roof for a lid and a chimney for a finial. The sugar, spooner and marmalade or pickle jar all have a door on the front and windows on each side.|
|The sauce dish or nappy is very difficult to find. On little stump feet it is a log only pattern - no doors or windows and measures 4" long.|
|The cov'd marmalade or pickle jar is shown at left. Reproductions in clear and colors abound in this pattern but the sin qua non of original issue pieces is the latch or rope loop handle on the door (see above detail).|
|The water pitcher and creamer are pictured below. Both have handles that resemble tree limbs crossed over each other.|
|The pattern was originally made in clear, amber, blue and canary (vaseline) and all pieces in color are extremely rare and very expensive.||Four piece table set||Pattern Pieces known
--Four piece table set
--Compotes 4", 6", 7" & 8"
--Sauce dish, flat
--The log cabin Lutted's Cough drop cov'd bowl has also been attributed to Central. It has been widely reproduced.
|This is the electric blue spooner or it could take a lid and be the cov'd marmalade/ pickle jar.||The covered compotes came on a knot holed tree trunk standard. They are very difficult to find especially without some damage to the roof.|
|The milk glass piece above is not a part of the Log Cabin pattern series but is a Victorian novelty with a similar design made by the Westmoreland Specialty Company. It probably originally contained a condiment such as mustard then could be used as a bank when it was empty.||This little 2 1/2" high piece is sometimes sought by Log Cabin collectors to take the place of a toothpick holder. But it was not part of Central's pattern line, probably took a lid and was originally a condiment container also.|