This example is not early American Pattern (or Pressed) Glass (EAPG) as titled, though it has the appearance of having been made in an early type of four part mold. This piece is in fact a contemporary item in the Trellis pattern currently being made at the time of this writing by the L. E. Smith Glass Company. See the link to their Web in our Favorite Links. Taking a little time to become familiar with their current production of old-style glass patterns and current colors can help the buyer to avoid buying a new piece of glass at an 'antique' price.
Like collectors of Depression era glass, those who collect Early American Pattern glass should try to make themselves aware of new glass designs being made today that might appear to be older pieces by design. Many companies are making these types of items today in an effort to take advantage of high collector demand for antique glassware.
Item ID: 2007RP00069
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