Thursday, October 9, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday – Golden Pitcher & Glasses

This pitcher & six glasses were owned by my paternal grandmother, Ivy R Mark Brown. My aunt & uncle recently shared some of Ivy’s treasures with the family in a ‘No Tag Tag Sale’ that allowed family members to select items once owned and used by Ivy.

The color of this glassware caught my eye. The orange/peach color shines like gold when held in the light. Then I noticed the Dutch design on each piece. I wonder if the windmills reminded my paternal grandmother of her German & Swiss roots.  Her ancestor, Heinrich Ritter, sailed from Rotterdam, Holland in 1732 with his family and made a new home in Pennsylvania.

I know nothing about the manufacturer of these pieces. I don’t see any name or logo. I doubt that they are of any great value except that they were once owned and used by my grandmother. I plan to use them when the family is gathered so we can share memories and raise a glass to Grandma.




8 comments:

Dara said...

I love that you have so many treasures belonging to your ancestors. It must be wonderful just to look as them and picture them in a different time and place.

Thomas MacEntee said...

Great post - I recognized the glass right away - it is Carnival Glass in the orange color - see http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_kw=carnival+glass+windmill+pitchers - often Carnival Glass was given away at movie theaters on "dish night" - you would show up each week and get a free glass etc.

Wendy said...

Please use them for Thanksgiving -- the color is perfect for fall.

Send the picture to Replacements.com -- they'll help you identify the manufacturer. I've sent them quite a few photos of inherited crystal and punch cups.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Thanks! Its great to learn more about this treasure.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Wendy, they are a great autumn color!

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Dara, I do imagine my ancestors using various treasures. Any link to them is special.

Charlie Purvis said...

These are beautiful and perfect for fall.

Nancy said...

I have a few carnival glass pieces from my mom and grandmother but not a set and none as beautiful as these. They positively glow!