4 Rare Milk Glass Tumblers - Single Rose, Wild Rose, Florentine

4 Rare Tumblers were first made by the Riverside Glass Co. However, I believe these I am selling were made by Millersburg Glass after Riverside Glass went out of business. This pattern is rare in milk glass as it was made in milk glass for a very short time and is usually not seen in milk glass books or easily found in milk glass.

This tumbler is a four mold glass. Height of this tumbler is 4 inches.

In carnival glass made by Millersburg glass this pattern is known as Single Rose and in Carnival Glass made by Westmoreland this pattern is known as Wild Rose. Riverside Glass called this pattern Florentine.

You can see a hand drawing of this pattern in Collectors Encyclopedia of Pattern Glass by McCain on page 255 , plate 122, but does not give a manufacturers name.

Please note: Riverside glass first made this pattern in milk glass in the middle of 1906 and went out of business in 1907. Riverside glass started in 1879 and closed in 1907. At one time they joined National Glass but in 1904 National Glass went bankrupt and they continued on until 1907.

When Riverside Glass went out of business Cambridge acquired the molds and some of the molds were purchased by John Fenton at Millersburg Glass. I believe all items in carnival glass were made by Millersburg Glass as Fenton was the first to produced carnival glass in 1907 and therefore Riverside Glass could not have made carnival glass. Doty's carnival glass site says that this glass was made by Westmoreland. I do not see the connection unless Westmoreland purchased the molds after Millersburg went out of business. Molds do change hands.

However, my opinion is that these tumblers were made by either Millersburg Glass or Westmoreland. I have seen the Riverside tumbler in this pattern and the glass is different and the top openings are much narrower. I will be listing in the near future a pitcher in this pattern with two Riverside Tumblers and you will be able to see the difference. This is my opinion as a collector of glass and if this is the case, these tumblers are very rare.

No chips, cracks or repair.

Item ID: T152

$240 USD

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Mary, Tamarac, FL   

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