It's simple: I love vintage collectible glass! From antique art glass to depression and vintage glass collectibles, I offer the glass collector an array of glassware - decorative bowls, figurines, paperweights, stemware, and vases - from various points around the world. With a colorful selection that goes far beyond clear - cranberry, red, blue, green, pink and butterscotch orange, you'll even find some white milk glass and a bit of marbled slag too. Most of the glass available here at Flashback Alley was made in the U.S.A., with a nice Italian and Czech selection and others possibly from Europe.
This antique blue Jefferson Glass opalescent ruffled bowl is a luscious example of its Many Loops pattern, dating to circa 1908. According to the Standard Encyclopedia of Opalescent Glass, this distinctive design of 'spirograph-like pattern of overlapping loops, bordered by zig-zag threading' was listed as pattern 247 and is found in crystal as well as opalescent colors of white, blue, and green.
Measures approx. 8-1/2 inch in diameter and 2-3/4 inch at the highest point. In..
A beautiful and rather unusual star-shaped art glass basket, likely a nut or sweetmeat dish dating to the late Victorian era. The cased basket has an inner white lining that has been rolled in frit of various colors - pink, yellow, plum red, and sage green - with the added sparkle of silver foil flecks, all cased in a layer of crystal clear glass. The clear reeded handle is pulled to an inverted V form and applied at the sides with a pressed starburst-type design. Unsigned, b..
A beautiful blue opalescent footed salver in the Tokyo pattern by Jefferson Glass, a gorgeous antique piece of glass that I have seen referred to as a card receiver, compote, tidbit tray, and even a donut plate. However, an old advertisement for Jefferson's "Best" and ever-popular opalescent assortment lists this treasure as a 6-5/8" high footed salver.
The Tokyo pattern is one that causes a bit of confusion for some, given one book's vague reference to potential reproduct..
A wonderful Akro Agate teapot from the line of children's toy dishes, in blue, softly marbleized with wisps of white showing here and there. According to The Complete Line of the Akro Agate Co., the smaller size pieces had 18 interior panels while the larger had 16. The dart-shaped ribbons (which are not always found on the serving pieces) are in groups of 5 on the small size, with 7 ribbons on the larger size.This is the smaller version, with each side of this child-size toy..
Signed light pink iridescent art glass oil lamp by Gary Levi of the Levay Intaglio Art Glass Studio. Given the vertical spine-like strips, I'm speculating the glass itself has a tinge of pink in it, with the iridescent treatment then an added finish, but it's possible it's actually clear glass with a pink iridescent finish.Measures just shy of 4 inches high and almost 4 inches in diameter. There is a white spec inclusion of some sort in the side of the globe, but otherwise th..
Oh so elegant, this tall, trumpet-shaped flower vase is a beautiful example of the Chantilly pattern produced by the Cambridge Glass Company from the late 1930s until the mid-1950s. Standing 12-1/4 inch tall, this flower holder has a weighted sterling base to support the 10" glass vase that rises above it. The rim has a diameter of 4-3/8 inch and is free of any nicks, chips, or cracks.
At 11 inches in diameter, this gorgeous stretch glass bowl is one of the larger ones produced by the H. Northwood & Company of Wheeling, West Virginia, during its stretch glass years, 1916-1925. In a fabulous Celeste-type blue, the delicate iridescence adds a sparkling appeal to the stretch finish at the outer rim of the bowl.Measures 3-1/2 inches high, with a rim diameter of 11 inches and a base diameter of 3-3/8 inches. There is a small, shallow (1/8 x 1/16) nick at the..
A cute, happy vintage clown paperweight figurine by Fenton Art Glass in a sweet blush pink, Fenton's Sunset iridized color. With an overall look of contentment, the smiling clown has his face resting in his hand.In excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks.Measures 3-1/2 inch high and retains the Fenton label.You'll find my other Fenton glass items featured below...
Beautiful Fenton Spiral Optic cupped crimped glass vase in cranberry and a gorgeous example of the 201 shape. With a yummy Fenton opalescent crimped top, this vase was part of the cranberry spiral optic line that enjoyed a short run, which began in late 1938 and was discontinued by early 1940, at a time long before Fenton marked its wares. For those who love and collect Fenton cranberry opalescent glass, this is a real collection beauty!
Stands approx. 4-3/4 inch high and 5 ..
Fenton first produced its 3917 hobnail star-shaped creamer and sugar set in the mid-1950s, with the milk glass version discontinued in 1984. This Fenton hobnail milk glass creamer and sugar set is in excellent condition, with both the star-shaped rims and all of the hobs free of damage.
Standing approximately 2-3/4 inch high, the sugar is 5 inch in diameter (handle to handle), while the creamer is 4-1/4 inch across, handle to pour spout.
Manufactured prior to the early 1970..
A gorgeous crystal art glass cordial liquor decanter with rich red enameled grape vines, all hand-painted and trimmed in gold around the decanter's teardrop belly. The short tapered foot, spout rim, bubble stopper, and handle all have a gilt trim, with both ends of the applied handle adorned by a trefoil leaf.
Standing 9" high to the stopper top, I'm uncertain as to whether this decanter would have been used for dessert wine, as a vinegar cruet, or simply for display.
Lovely crystal Fostoria divided two-part relish dish (#2496), in the Baroque pattern and finished with the Navarre etching (#327). Dish measures 8 inch long, handle to handle, 6-1/4 inches wide, and 1-5/8 inches high. In very good condition, with a shallow flake-type chip on the underside of one foot (there's no notable rough edges) and minimal signs of use. Please note, for those looking to finish their dining table settings, I do have other pieces in this same pattern, as s..
Fostoria Navarre clear glass footed creamer and sugar set, finished in an acid etched Navarre pattern. The footed creamer (#2440) stands approx. 4-1/4 inch high at the spout and measures 4-3/4 from the handle to spout. The double handle footed sugar ( #2440) measures approx. 3-5/8 inch high and approx. 5 inch wide, handle to handle.
Both pieces are in excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, cracks or cloudiness noted.
Please note, for those looking to finish their..
A beautiful antique German Roemer hock wine glass goblet with a cup that has been wheel etched with a bow and laurel garland all the way around. Most fabulous is the apple green spiral twisted rib stem; you don't even need a blacklight to know that this one is loaded with uranium. (It fluoresces a bright yellow-green.)Standing 6-3/8 inches tall (the stem is about 4 inches high), this lovely antique Roemer is in excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks. ..
A large (22 mm) vintage Czech marble with swirling thin yellow and red frosted stripes coming around from both sides, leaving a thin window to reveal the translucent center. Adding variety to its intriguing look, one view of this mib shows the stripes diving more toward the center, with a lone, stray thread of green/blue/black tagging along.
I've seen some of these referred to as bullet mold marbles, but don't know if that term is more accurate and appropriate than to sa..
For the discriminating collector of sheer elegant depression era glass, offered here is a beautiful pair of pink Fostoria high sherbet stems (#5098) finished in the Versailles pattern. Measures 6 inch tall, with a rim diameter of 3-7/8 inch and a 6 ounce capacity, the cup is a delicate pink while the stem is crystal clear. Versailles was manufactured from 1928 to 1944. There are three tiny flea bites around one rim, while the other stem has two. As I've attempted to show in t..
Another Peltier beauty, this one with a split of white foamy waves across its transparent base and a couple of wispy red ribbons floating near the surface amidst a globe full of sparkling tiny bubbles.
Measures just over 18mm (3/4 inch) in diameter. In near mint condition, with a couple of tiny nicks and a few as-made dimples...
In one word... Beautiful! This stunning beauty is a scarce example of the Dugan Glass Company's Keyhole pattern dating to 1905. With a 3-in-1 edging, the blue bowl has a luscious, creamy opalescent rim and a fine beaded keyhole border that catches then casts a glistening light -- a combination that truly is a visual treat!Bowl measures 9" in diameter and 3-1/4" high. In excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks; just a bit of roughness on the base, at the mold seam..
Beautiful signed art glass witch ball by Gary Levi of the Levay Intaglio Art Glass Studio, mouth blown and then finished with what I believe to be Fenton Favrene cullet for the iridescent spot finish. Wonderful to add a decorative touch to a centerpiece bowl, suspend it with a sturdy hook or thin cord, or even use it as a miniature oil lamp. (The opening is 2mm wide.)Signed with the stylized Levay logo toward the top, over to one side, this orb measures approx. 3 inches..
A spectacular Mt Washington / Smith Brothers melon ribbed art glass biscuit jar, circa 1880 to 1900 and signed with the Smith Brothers Trademark rampant lion in shield mark. The mold-blown jar is made with an opal milk-white glass that is then brought to its full glory with a flat satin finish and hand-painted with pink roses, front and back.The jar stands 5-1/2" high to the rim that measures 4-3/4" in diameter. The inner edge of the rim is unpolished and somewhat rough, and ..
Offered here for your decorating sweet tooth is a yummy butterscotch cased glass pitcher from the Empoli region of Italy, circa 1950. This ewer or pitcher stands elegant and tall, 18 inch high with a long, sleek neck and a bulbous pinched or dimpled base. With a teardrop start, the base is brought to a three-sided form with three concave circles that sink inward to a point.
Completing the curves on this beauty is an applied amber handle, nestled next to and rising up fro..
Vintage Akro Agate beaded urn in blue and white slag glass with a square foot. Marked N.Y.C. Vogue Merc. Co. USA on the underside.Stands 3-1/4 inch tall with a 2-3/4 inch rim diameter. In great vintage condition with no issues noted, just the typical mold seams.For the Akro Agate glass collector, please be sure to check out the other pieces I have to offer, featured below...
Vintage Akro Agate multi color slag glass double lily planter, this is Akro's product No. 657, marked with a backward S in the USA. This planter features orange, oxblood and yellow swirling through the white base glass. Measures approx. 5-1/2 inch long, 3 inch wide, and 2-1/4 inch high. In excellent, as-made condition with no nicks, chips, or cracks, just the typical rough mold seams. For the Akro Agate glass collector, please be sure to check out the other pieces I have..
Vintage Vintage Akro Agate Ribs and Flutes flower pot planter in green glass, this is Akro's product # 296, Type II Measures approx. 3-1/2" high with a 4" diameter at the flared, scalloped rim. In excellent, as-made condition with no nicks, chips, or cracks, just the typical rough mold seams. (The line across the underside of the vase is just due to the slag glass color variation.)Marked on the underside Made in U.S.A. 296 with the embossed Akro crow ma..
Gorgeous vintage Alfredo Barbini Murano art glass bowl, its gold aventurine adding sparkle to the quilted bullicante pattern of controlled bubbles, circa 1950. Measures approx. 6-3/4 inch in diameter at the widest point and 2 inch high.A great addition to any vintage Italian art glass collection, this bowl displays beautifully as a collection centerpiece or accent stand alone. Unsigned but typical of the work by Barbini, with a polished pontil. In excellent condition, having..
A wonderful war-era perfume bottle with a daisy stopper, manufactured in the USA by Imperial Glass for Irving W. Rice & Co. of New York (IRice) in the early 1940s. The flat flower stopper is entirely smooth on one side, while the other side has a moulded diamond-point texture, which helps to catch and play with the light. The bottle itself measures 2-1/2" high and 2-3/4" wide, with the stopper bringing the assembled height to 5-3/4". The stopper has a shallow flake on the..
Introduction by Fenton in the early 1940s, this is the Fenton aqua crest double crimp oval bonbon (#36) with a spun turquoise glass trim around the opal white glass center. Measuring approx. 6" long and 4-7/8" wide at the furthest points, This bon bon is in excellent condition, with no nicks, chips or cracks. According to Whitmyer's Fenton Art Glass Patterns, 1939-1980 (2d ed.), the initial aqua crest line was introduced between 1941 and 1942, with all initial productio..
Beautiful blue antique Victorian water pitcher and glass set consisting of one pitcher and four tumbler drinking glasses, each decorated with white enamel lily of the valley flowers. The pitcher stands approx. 8-3/4 inch tall to the top of the squared ruffled rim, and measures 7-1/2 inches from handle to spout. There is just a whisper of the gold trim remaining at the rim. The pitcher's slightly flared base measures 5-3/8 inches in diameter, with a rough pontil mark serving a..
Cute, cute, cute! Pair of figural open salts / salt cellar dips, with the duck body serving as the individual salt bowl, and the head decorated on each side with red enamel in the eyes. Although unsigned, 5000 Open Salts by Heacock & Johnson lists these as having been made in West Germany and originally marked with a paper label. Measuring 3 inch long from the tail to the beak and 1-3/8 inch wide, one of the ducks has a nick on the inside of the rim and another tiny flake..
Fabulous faceted French art glass paperweight featuring a cameo image of Sister Berta Hummel by Schmid dating to 1978. The white cameo sulphide is set on a cobalt blue ground, with the paperweight numbered on the underside, 1178 in a series of 4,000. Signed Sister Berta Hummel Visage Paperweight * France * 1978 * (c) Schmid * 1178 * 4000.Measures 2-3/4" in diameter at the base and stands 2" high.In excellent condition with a bit of shelf wear to the underside, but no nicks, c..
Vintage Akro Agate children's teapot with lid in the Stacked Disc pattern. The teapot is in the solid opaque green while the lid is done in white. Teapot measures 2-3/8 inch high to the rim, with the button-style knob on the lid taking it to 3 inch. Both pieces are in excellent, as-made condition with no nicks, chips, or cracks, just the typical rough mold seams.For the Akro Agate glass collector, please be sure to check out the other pieces I have to offer, featured below...
Pair of vintage Harrach Czech Bohemian glass Merletto martini glasses from the Harrtil line, designed by Milan Metelák and made by the Harrachov glass factory in/around the 1950s. With thin white merletto threads woven in a lattice pattern, the delicate fibers are then encased in glass.These martini glasses have six-sided stems and stand approx. 6 inch high and have a rim diameter of 4 inch. Liquid capacity is a comfortable 6 ounces.These are offered as a pair and are un..
Pair of vintage Harrach Czech Bohemian glass Merletto liquor cocktail glasses from the Harrtil line, designed by Milan Metelák and made by the Harrachov glass factory in/around the 1950s. With thin white merletto threads woven in a lattice pattern, the delicate fibers are then encased in glass.
These liquor cocktail glasses have a six-sided stem and stand approx. 5-1/8 inch high and have a rim diameter of 3-1/4 inch. Liquid capacity is approx. 3 ounces (1/3 cup with roo..
Pair of vintage Harrach Czech Bohemian glass Merletto water glasses from the Harrtil line, designed by Milan Metelák and made by the Harrachov glass factory in/around the 1950s. With thin white merletto threads woven in a lattice pattern, the delicate fibers are then encased in glass.
These water glasses have a six-sided stem and stand approx. 8-1/4 inch high and have a rim diameter of 3 inch. Liquid capacity is 8 ounces (with a bit of room to spare). Three of the ..
Offering a pair of vintage Czech Harrach art glass Harrtil Merletto cordial glass stems, with multiple pairs available, made by the Harrachov glass factory c. 1960. With thin white merletto threads woven in a lattice pattern, the delicate fibers are then encased in glass. These sweet cordial glasses have six-sided stems and stand approx. 4-3/4 inch high and have a rim diameter of 1-3/4 inch. Many but not all of the available stems still retain their original Bohemia Gla..
Set of four vintage Czech Harrach art glass Merletto wine glasses from the Harrtil line, designed by Milan Metelák and made by the Harrachov glass factory in/around the 1950s. With thin white merletto threads woven in a lattice pattern, the delicate fibers are then encased in glass.These wine glasses have six-sided stems and stand approx. 7 inch high and have a rim diameter of 2-5/8 inch. Liquid capacity is a comfortable 2/3 cup, but if you're one to prefer a full glass and p..