Another 'aisle' of's Virtual Pattern Glass Museum
Celery was a luxury in Victorian times & so much so that
they went to great lengths to make very elaborate Celery Vases. 
This is one of the most beautiful and scarce Celery Vases.
It is Rubina art glass with Coralene decoration of Daisies and Lily of the Valley with Gilding and placed in a Metal Stand. 
Pickle Casters were very elaborate for the Victorian table. 
But Celery Vases in metal stands are quite rare. 
Thanks to Bill Banks of for sharing!

This is the base of the VERY rare IHMSEN sugar bowl. 
It features 9 panels each showing pieces of pressed glass incl. 5 pieces of Excelsior pattern (a decanter, a goblet, a covered sugar, an ale & a spillholder), a Flute goblet, an Ashburton decanter, a Star spillholder & a hexagonal candlestick.  It is dated 1851 according to Innes in his detailed write up about this piece in his book,
Pittsburgh Glass 1797 - 1891, A History & Guide for Collectors, at pg 302.
A rare vaseline Libbey hatchet from the Columbian Exposition. It has a profile shot of Geo. Washington &  in a 'rainbow' arch over his profile bust, it says THE FATHER OF THIS COUNTRY.
 The reverset says WORLD'S FAIR 1893.
 Also on the reverse, at the handle end, it says LIBBEY GLASS CO., TOLEDO OHIO .  Libbey made it  at the Fair along with other pieces. 
The hatchet usually sells for about $200. 
Thanks again to Dave Peterson, Mr. VaselineGlass.

Massachusetts by U S Glass Co.
is one of their States' Series
patterns c 1890s  It is very rarely
found in the form of a lamp.
Here's one of the hardest pieces of Adams' pattern, HORSESHOE aka GOOD LUCK
aka PRAYER RUG c 1880s.  It is the covered marmalade or jam jar with original glass lid.

    A fabulous example of amberina glass. It appears to be blown which means it is not, strictly speaking, Early American Pattern Glass. We are actually interested in learning more about it - such as maker and age and would appreciate any information by clicking HERE to email us.

DELAWARE is another of the U S Glass Company's States' Series c 1899.  This
is the rare green/ gold pomade jar with
its original "jeweled" lid.
Our friend Mary Jane 'loaned' us this
photo of a creamer w/ applied handle in Central's pattern #234, Wheat In Shield patented 10/17/71 by John Oesterling. 
It is a hard pattern to find in any form.

   This is a gorgeous flint overshot epergne named OPHIDIAN by Ladd because of the applied glass serpent which adorns it. These red serpents are hand decorated with an intricate gold scale like design. It was made by the Portland Glass CO. in the mid 1800s. It is 19" tall including the insert. It has been reported that this glass with serpents was used in the Massachusetts State House. A very rare piece of early glass.

A sugar bowl missing its lid in the Boston & Sandwich pattern POWDER & SHOT from the early 1870s. It was made in flint and non-flint and only very rarely found in flint milk glass.
Another rare milk glass piece is this syrup pitcher by the Indiana Tumbler & Goblet Company pattern, BEADED PANEL ca 1901. Only 2 of these are known to exist; the other one is in the Greentown Museum in Indiana.

We'll bet you've never seen one of these - unless you know the present owner. A covered marmalade jar in the Brilliant Glass Work's JUMBO pattern ca 1884. We have seen no listing of the form in any reference. It has the "Barnum" heads at the base of the 2 handles and a flawless elephant for a finial.
   Here's a rare piece of PALM BEACH pattern, a product of the U S Glass Co. #15119 ca 1909 in vaseline opalescent. Thanks to Steve & Radka Sandeman for contributing this compote photo for the museum.

A heretofore undescribed master salt in the SPIREA BAND pattern. This little guy is only 2.25" tall, 3" diameter at the rim, and 2-3/8" diameter on the foot.
A rare size of this novelty train car in the Bellaire Goblet Co. STARS & BARS pattern ca 1898. It is 2 1/2" X 4 1/2", 2 " high & has 8 WHEELS.
This Diamond Quilt water set is reverse amberina, made by NE Glass Co.  Although these sets usually had a Finger Bowl with them, this set does not. 
Note that the unusual tray was made in a shape to hold only a Pitcher and two Tumblers.  
Amazingly, it is complete and all original with no damage.
Thanks to Bill Banks of

This looks like it could be a part of the Log Cabin pattern but it is not. It is probably a mustard jar missing its lid and now collected by toothpick holder collectors as the TECUMSEH pattern. The name is pressed over the door and it is 2" square & 2 1/2" tall.
Yes, this is a piece of McKee's FEATHER aka DORIC pattern from the 1890s in blue!!! It is the 6 3/8" berry bowl and possibly one of a kind as this pattern in this color is not known in any other piece.

The incredible early Pink Slag was only made in one EAPG pattern to our knowledge; INVERTED FAN & FEATHER by Northwood ca 1904. According to Heacock, this type of glass was probably produced while the Northwood plant was under the control of the National Glass Co. The pattern is much more commonly found in custard, green w/ gold and blue opalescent.

   What we have here is the only plate known of its kind! The pattern is SHELL & TASSEL & the plate is 11 1/2" X 9 3/4". The profiles are of Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield.

Garfield was assassinated in 1881, the same year this pattern was designed and patented by A. H. Heisey when he worked for Geo. Duncan & Sons of Pittsburgh.
   This very plate was written up and illustrated by Heacock in the Pattern Glass Preview No. 5 and described as being a rare piece of pattern glass, a rare Historical Plate, a rare piece of the Shell & Tassel Pattern, a rare piece of Duncan glass and a rare piece of political glass!!! So we are indebted to the present owner for allowing us to share it with our Museum visitors.                   Photo courtesy of Alice Hatch.

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