I’m hoping you can help me identify the maker and pattern of this pressed glass salad set. I bought the bowl several years ago at an estate sale and then, some years later, came across the plates online. I love the set and would like to add pieces, but I’m having a hard time finding the pattern, an effort that is certainly hindered by the fact that I don’t know what it is! There are no manufacturer marks on any of the pieces.
Your insight would be appreciated!
Susan from Nashua
It can be very difficult to identify any glassware old or modern. Most have no markings to tell the manufacturer, and if they do, it’s still tough because it’s sometimes a mark, not a full name.
It’s definitely a stippled glass, which is the raised tiny bumps on the back. And it’s considered reverse painted. But there are so many makers and styles out there that it is, as I said, tough to pinpoint.
The Indiana Glass Co. did hundreds of different patterns and styles. This is very similar to its work. I don’t know if you are ever going to find the manufacturer or name. But if you are looking to add to your collection, I would do an Internet search for “stippled glass, apple blossom pattern glass, reverse painted dishware.”
I don’t think this is an early pattern glass, but more likely a pattern from the 1940s to 1960s. So try to keep refining your search. I have spoken with a couple of my friends, and even though we all said the same thing, we have seen items similar to this and no one had a name for it.
As far as values on this style of dishes, it should be in the range of $10 for plates and more for serving pieces such as your bowl. The value is not going to matter though, unless you can find more. I will keep searching for you, and if I can come up with the exact name I will get back to you. I hope, at least, this is a start for you to research.
Donna Welch has spent more than 20 years in the antiques and collectibles field and owns From Out Of The Woods Antique Center in Goffstown (fromoutofthewoodsantiques.com). She is an antiques appraiser and instructor. To find out about your antique or collectible, send a clear photo of the object and information about it to Donna Welch, From Out Of The Woods Antique Center, 465 Mast Road, Goffstown, N.H., 03045. Or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or drop by the shop (call first, 624-8668).