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Collection of Vintage to Antique Souvenir Ruby Stain Glassware Three Pieces

$50.00

This charming collection of vintage to antique souvenir ruby stain(ed) glass (not to be confused with “ruby flash[ed] glass”–see history below) consists of the following:

-Oval ring dish with gold scalloped rim, marked “Enders Reunion Sept. 13, 1913.” 4-7/8″ long x 3-3/8″ wide.

-Mini pitcher in the Arches pattern, with etched “Mother 1934.”  2-5/8″ tall x 3.25″ spout to handle x 2″ diameter at the base.

-Mini mug with lovely pattern on the circumference and floral design on the bottom, with etched “Ada L. Ferguson and scrolls.  This one shows a lot of “fire” when held to the light.  3.25″ tall x 2.75″ diameter at the rim x 2-3/8″ diameter at the base.

Add to a collection, display on a shelf, use on the vanity for jewelry, makeup brushes, cotton swabs, etc.

 

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HISTORY (from online sources): GLASS FLASHING is the application or fusing of a very thin coating of colored glass over a gather of clear or a different color glass. These layers are then blown together into the desired form. The gaffer, or glassblower, gathers glass on the end of the blowpipe then dips that gather of glass into molten glass of a different color then blows the two-colored bolus into the chosen shape. It is the same method used in making cased glass where the glass layers are easily discerned.

GLASS STAINING is done after a piece, usually pressed glass, is already formed (look for the telltale seam of pressed glass). Portions of the fully formed and cooled glass are painted with a chemical that changes color when the piece is reheated; the resulting color depends on the chemical used. Staining can produce not only a ruby color but amber, green, blue, yellow or rose. Ruby stain souvenir glass is pressed glass that has been spot coated with a copper sulfate solution then reheated. The heat caused the solution to fuse with the glass and the areas coated with this solution turned bright red – the glass beneath the stain remained clear, the solution changes color.

Ruby stain glass becomes SOUVENIR GLASS when it is etched with the name of a person, city, state, event, or date. A piece could be custom etched or bought with generic tags such as father, mother, sister, aunt, etc. They were sold in vast numbers at fairs, monuments, train depots and resorts from the 1880s to 1910 and to a lesser extent through the late 1920s and beyond, with each piece commemorating the place or event at which it was sold.

SHIPPING: $10 flat rate shipping valid only for street addresses within contiguous United States; we cannot deliver to post office boxes.  For shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and elsewhere, please contact us with your location for a custom shipping quote.

A WORD ABOUT VINTAGE: Our inventory consists of vintage or antique items which are more than 20 years old, usually used or pre-owned, unless marked “new old stock.”  As such, there may be signs of wear and age, which we will disclose to the best of our ability.  Nevertheless, we encourage you to carefully read the description and view the photos, especially when purchasing a gift.  All items ship with tracking and insurance, and although we do not accept returns, we will offer a refund in case of breakage or damage during transit, upon receipt of sufficient proof. 

Thank you for shopping at AlegriaCollection–and please visit the rest of my shop here:

https://www.vintage-keepers.com/shops/alegriacollection/

VK Return Policy

Customer has up to 30 days unless vendor opts out of return policy per item to return a product for any reason such as damaged item, size, or unhappiness with product upon arrival.  Read our full return policy.

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    Wonderful experience, meticulous packaging!

    I purchased two items from this shop. They arrived surprisingly quickly, and it was evident that extreme care was taken to ensure they arrived safely. I greatly appreciate the attention and extra care when packaging up the items. How sad it would be to purchase an antique that has survived multiple generations, only to be destroyed by USPS! Thank you so much for a wonderful shopping experience!

  • 5 out of 5

    Wonderful experience, meticulous packaging!

    I purchased two items from this shop. They arrived surprisingly quickly, and it was evident that extreme care was taken to ensure they arrived safely. I greatly appreciate the attention and extra care when packaging up the items. How sad it would be to purchase an antique that has survived multiple generations, only to be destroyed by USPS! Thank you so much for a wonderful shopping experience!

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