June 29, 2013
It is Meridian Britannia Co. #199 and is a little boy in a skirt or kilt. He's holding a treat in his hand while his dog sits up and begs. It is valued at $350.00
the residence of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare's wife.
These lids were produced by the Pratt Factory in the late 1850s and very early 1860s.
This particular pot lid was given to my Aunt Lily by her mother, my grandmother and then to me. It would have belonged to my great-great grandmother in Ramsgate England.
It is still in its original round black frame.
These were lids from fish jars, and often saved by women as decorative art pieces. I own four that once belonged to my great grandmother and/or her mother. Another Aunt owns two more from the same household.
It has a leaf and scroll border (others with the same picture have a pearl dot border or gold lines) and was valued at $300.00-$500.00 in 2003
Long tailed bird resting on stem of large leaf. A leaf design on the holder has space for engraving
Valued at $350.00 for best condition in 1996
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6" x 4 1/4" Worth $250.00 in 1996
Charles R. Maltby with his brothers Jerome and Erastus, was a wholesale grocer in Corning New York in the 1860s. They developed the Red Turkey brand of food products.
Between 1910 and the 1930s they sold their own brand of Red Turkey coffee.
1916 Letter with Red Turkey Food Products logo and J. B. Maltby Inc. name
June 22, 2013
Surface is veneer, in good shape. All original hardware. Appears to be the original finish interior and exterior. Made by Palatial Furniture Company and has the company logo.
$550.00. Pick up only. Contact me at lorines AT gmail DOT com More closeup photos are available including photos of the few tiny dings and the one scratch on the top.
You can get some idea of size of wardrobe as the man standing beside it is 6 feet 4 inches tall.
June 21, 2013
At the end of the day, glass blowers would gather the molten leftovers of glass - the bits and pieces of coloured glass left from the day's work . With those pieces they would create vases, pitchers and other objects.
Thus the term "End of Day" came into being.
The name is often misapplied to other glass items that are not true End of Day.
For example in the photo below, you see three vases. The green and white one on the left is not End of Day.
The pink one on the right is also not End of Day. It was produced in a factory from a mold and was not hand done
The smaller pink and green vase in the middle is hand made and is in the style of End of Day but it was made with deliberation.
That is, with a deliberate choice of colours by the glassblower, not from the bits and pieces left on the floor or in the pots.
June 20, 2013
Personal Collection. L. Massey