This sugar bowl is 5.25 inches tall and 4 inches across. The pattern is called Butterfly Handles because the handles are shaped like large butterflies. The veins in the wings are visible and the body of the butterfly is clearly deigned. Each handle is about 2.25 inches long.
There is clearly a ledge on the inside of the bowl for a lid. There are two obvious mold lines on the side. There is a wide clear band at the top and another clear band toward the bottom. The section between the two bands has an etch which looks like fern leaves in a flower pot. There is a swag of leaves beneath the potted fern leaves. The etch is on both the front and back of the dish.
This piece was made by Aetna Glass Company, Bellaire Ohio c. 1883. Aetna was in production 1880-1889. There are no chips or cracks. The bowl has been black light tested and fluoresces under the UV. There is no glass discoloration.
Sources: Metz p. 80-81; McCain p. 22; Dougherty, p.56 CELERY VASES; Edwards & Carwile 5ed Pressed Glass
Item ID: PW628
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