Beautiful color! We are offering this Vintage Glass Avon Trinket Dish which is in the shape of a heart! This piece measures 1 1/2" tall and 4" long. Great condition, there are no chips, cracks or fractures on this piece.
Avon began making this pattern in the 1975 and stopped manufacturing in 1992 and finally discontinued it in 1993. Over that time, 37 different pieces were manufactured in the ruby red glass color. It was called the 1876 Cape Cod Collection and primarily came about to celebrate the United States' bicentennial of 1976. The story of the inspiration was printed on every box that contained the pieces.
According to the vintage Avon boxes for the glassware, it was inspired by the lacy delicacy of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Works' Roman Rosette pattern. The vintage Avon boxes go on to say that the pieces not only "recall the beauty of this prized American glass, but its name commemorates the spirit of the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial.
The Avon Reproduction Sandwich Glass was made by traditional methods. It is an early American pressed glass process called "Sandwich." The patterns used lacy intricate designs with fine background stippling and a sparkling brilliance that reflected craftsmanship. The Boston and sandwich was founded on Cape Cod in 1825. The company produced most of the elaborate detailed designs of the quality glass. Other companies tried to compete in the area, but the sheer superb quality and popularity of the "sandwich" glass patterns resulted in 'sandwich glass' becoming the generic term for pressed glass.