Historical & Commemorative Glass For Sale

      From the very beginning of the pressed glass era in America, say around 1830, historical themes were popular.  One of the earliest forms pressed were
cup plates many of which hailed eagles, flags,
log cabins, etc. as a way of showing the
patriotic spirit that lifted our hearts.
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This is the very rare, original issue LIBERTY BELL MUG see also HERE. It is 3 3/8" diameter at the top and 3 5/8" high & was manufactured on site at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876. They must have wanted everyone to know all about it so there are a lot of words...
Under the base perimeter is “MANUFACTURED AT THE CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION BY” & in the base center “GILLINDER & SONS”. See HERE.
On the side of the mug upside down! “PASS & STOW PHILADd MDCCLIII”;
And there are 2 rows of words around the mug base. The top row says: “BY ORDER OF THE ASST?M OF THE PROVENCE” and the 2nd row is illegible on this one see HERE.
The serpent handle is INCREDIBLY molded... see the end of its tail curl back
around itself them point back to the head- see view from the back HERE.
Historical Note: The Liberty Bell was cast in 1752.
Pass & Stow of Philadelphia recast it in MDCCLIII - 1753.
A 3 1/2" tall very thin flint glass tumbler with fine needle engraving around the top and "World's Fair 1893" hand engraved on one side, see HERE and "Whiting" engraved on the other side,
see HERE.
The elusive NELLIE BLY plate. It is 12 3/4”; x 6 3/4” & quite heavy, depicts the likeness of Nellie Bly, the pen name used by investigative reporter Elizabeth Cochrane. In 1889, She sought to beat the fictitious travel record described by author Jules Vern in his 1873 novel “Around the World in 80 Days”. Some of the places she visited on her 72 days, 6 hours & 11 minutes trip are embossed around her center 'picture' better seen HERE. By Thompson Glass Co. ca. 1890. **SOLD**

This is a GAR, Grand Army of the Republic, PLATE  It is 11 1/8" x 7 5/8". The Medal in the center of the middle ornament says, "Grand Army of the Republic, Veteran 1861-1866".   The GAR was organized in Decatur, IL April 6, 1866.  Membership was limited to honorably discharged veterans of the Union Army, Navy, Marine Corps or the Revenue Cutter Service who had served between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865. The final Encampment of the GAR was held in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1949 and the last member, Albert Woolson died in 1956 at the age of 109 years. According to Bessie Lindsay, John A. Logan was one of the founders and the first National Commander of the GAR. . The objects of the GAR were the cultivation of fraternal spirit, cherishing of loyalty, and provision for soldiers' widows and dependents.
It was a political as well as a social organization.

This is called the Grant Peace Plate in honor of Ulysses S. Grant. It is Lindsey's #289 & very beautiful in blue & vaseline/ canary. Around his likeness in the center
it says "Born April 27, 1822 Died July 23, 1885.  
The blue one has a small chip behind one of the outer points, seen HERE.  $65
The vaseline one has no damage & it is $85
See a close up photo of the center HERE.
platter shows a central design of an American eagle holding in its beak, a streamer inscribed "Liberty and Freedom 1776"  The eagle is standing on a copy of the Constitution
inscribed "Constitution of the United States".  The border reads "Give Us This Day Our
Daily Bread".   12 1/2" x 9". **SOLD**
We have a reproduction for $45.
This is the Liberty Bell pattern by Adams' Glass Co. plate to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 
An imprint of each of the signers is around the side and bottom outside area.
It is 9 1/2" x 13" and has been reproduced but this is guaranteed to be an
original issue.  A close up photo of the Liberty Bell is at right
A close up of the signature of Josiah Bartlett, the forefather of PatternGlass.com,
who signed for the state of New Hampshire is below right. $85  
LIBERTY BELL aka Centennial was made by Adams Glass co. ca. 1875. This is the covered butter dish in the table set.  It has a little liberty bell shaped finial, the words "100 YEARS AGO" on the lid & a small chip on the base flange. $98

This is a scarce 'relish dish' in the LIBERTY BELL pattern by Adams Glass Co. ca. 1876.  It has the names of the 13 original states printed on the bottom border. 
It is5 1/4" x 9 1/4". $55
This Bell takes the prize for the most difficult piece of glass we've ever tried to photograph.
The front (first photo) where the crack is says,

And the back (See HERE) says,
The lid is not original... the original lid was constructed so that it could be hung.
So it was not a shaker but a candy container!
But this lid fits perfectly and makes it a shaker. So there.
It stands 3" tall and the base is 2 3/4" in diameter. $64

MINERVA aka Roman Medallion is an EAPG pattern made by Adams & Co.
ca. 1881-1885.
These 7" diameter plates (8 3/4" measured at the handles) are thought by some to be a memorial to the glass company's founder, Mr. Adams, but it is best known
as the "Bates Plate". 
On the left is a very similar MINERVA plate except that the head is not square with the handles & the design is different.

They are $75 each or $120 for the pair.

Admiral Dewey USN Plate is 5 1/2” diam; lacy edge; Lindsay #392; white transfer; “Admiral George Dewey USN”; good transfer condition
  THE WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION also known as The Chicago World's Fair in 1893 celebrated the 400th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America.  This is 2 views of a goblet from
that event.  It is 6" tall and $58.


COLUMBUS sailed the ocean blue......and got his profile bust portrait on a glass plate 400 years later!  Not only that, is plate is one of only 4 Historical plates to be on the cover of Bessie M. Lindsey's fabulous 541 page book AMERICAN HISTORICAL GLASS!
  The plate is 9" in diameter with a pilot wheel border and $62.
The TEDDY BEAR PLATE commemorating, of course, President Theodore Roosevelt.
A side view of his likeness is the 'centerfold'; The Square Deal symbol is at the bottom and around the edges are caricatures of teddy bears playing golf, playing music, hunting and dancing.
The plate is 7 3/4" x 10 1/4" and in impeccable shape. **SOLD**


A child's size Drum mug
with American Eagle &
some remaining gold decor
is Adams' mug book #284.
  It measures 2 5/8"
diameter & 2 14/" high.
Made by Westmoreland
relish dish features pickles! or cucumbers on a vine in the center.  See HERE. It was made by Gillinder& Sons in the 1880s.  There are 4 small flakes on the rim see HERE, HERE & HERE.  
This novelty relish dish is called FLAMING SWORD by Lindsay #209. The Creation Story at Genesis 3:24 mentions the flaming sword which turned every way, guarding the gate.

Garfield Drape platter mourning the Nation's loss of President Garfield after his assassination in 1881.  Lindsay #303; Garfield in center (SEE) & inscribed “We Mourn our Nation’s Loss, born Nov 19, 1831. Shot July 2, 1881. Died Sept. 19, 1881.”   $65 
Read a lot more about this
EAPG pattern HERE.
Early, early on, at the beginning of pressed glass in
America, cup plates were probably the first pieces of glass
to be used to commemorate our country.  On the left is a RARE tribute to the Fulton Steamboat ca. 1850s. It is Lee/Rose #612-a; 3 7/16" across & has only one
very small chip on the outside edge. **SOLD**

and on the right is a Log Cabin flying the flag Lee/Rose #590.  It has some characteristic nicks &  is $55. 

Capitol Building goblet made by Fenton in 1937 as a souvenir. $65

This is a rare Liberty Bell,
John Hancock platter in milk glass made by Adams' Glass Co. in 1876.  It has the twig handles and is flawless. 
See Center close HERE.
Liberty Bell aka Centennial
is also an EAPG pattern made by Adams' Glass Co. in 1875
for the Centennial in Philadelphia.  This is a scarce 4" flat sauce dish. $55
We have 2 footed 4 3/4" diameter ones for $45 each.
Pavonia aka Pineapple Stem ruby stained tumbler engraved, “World’s Fair 1893” It
is cracked so only

Another very early form of pressed glass are the Lacy master salts from the 1840s. 
They were also created as memory makers.  This specimen by Boston Sandwich is
Heacock #3482; Neal #EE-1a pg 75.  It is 2” high; 2 7/8” long; 2 1/4” wide &
there are leafy trees on both ends. There are some 100 year old chips. 

Lincoln Drape was an EAPG flint pattern made by the
Boston Sandwich Glass Co. in memory of President
Abraham Lincoln in the 1860s after he was assassinated. 
and a great find!  View from the side seen HERE. $450
Also we have a flint sugar bowl without lid. It has a chip
on the cable rim seen HERE.  Lucky you if you have the lid! $125
President Lincoln was immortalized in this very rare milk glass "Lincoln Log" plate.  It is Ferson #560, in mint condition **SOLD**.

DUNCAN'S #8 PATTERN c. 1900 souvenired "World's Fair 1904 Florence Taylor" $35 This is a goblet in the EAPG pattern, STAR ROSETTED OMN SNOWFLAKE.  It is covered with teeny tiny stars & was made by McKee Glass Co. to celebrate the Centennial in 1876.  We have many pieces of the pattern in stock.  Only the goblet is pictured here $55.

McKinley Memorial platter
"It is Gods Way.  His Will Be Done" President McKinley's last words after he was shot in 1901.
Lindsay #356     $55

McKinley Protection & Plenty 7 1/4" diam. plate; Lindsay #333   
The Remembrance Platter.  Inscribed "IN REMEMBRANCE" Presidents Washington, Lincoln
& Garfield.  "God Reigns,
First in Peace, Charity for All". 
It is Lindsay #249. 
There is a tiny chip on the
base rim, see HERE. $75
The rare McKinley Mug with matching lid is 3 1/2" tall and 3 1/2" outside diameter
at the top of the mug.  The former President's "likeness" is on the front of the mug
with "Protection & Plenty" above his head.  A picture of his "likeness" taken
from inside the mug is seen HERE**SOLD**


A mug from the Centennial in Philadelphia which has "1876  Independence Hall" inscribed in the base and has been personalized to Ferdinand with 1876 engraved on the back.  Adams' book on mugs believes it was made by Boston Sandwich. **SOLD**

Railroad Platter  12" x 9" commemorates the first completed transcontinental railroad & pictures the Union Pacific Engine #350. 
Lindsay #134.  By Cooperative Flint Glass Co. ca. 1882. See detail of center HERE. One has a 1/2" x 5/8" flat chip under one handle so reduced to $85. 
Another without damage is $115 

This little plate is only 6"
in diameter.
It is dated 1778 - 1876 &
made by Adams & Co.
ca 1875.

EAPG pattern by Gillinder & Sons 1876. 
The bread plate is 8 1/2" x 12" & says
"First in War First in Peace First in the Hearts of his Countrymen   1876"  
Lindsay #27. $72