This is a lovely pink compote made by Paden Glass Company of West Virginia. Paden Glass was famous for its colors, both for their tones and uniformity. The company existed from 1916-1951, and became one of the most famous glassmakers in the country. Their pink color, Cheriglo, was so popular that people often used Cheriglo instead of Paden City Glass as the company name. Paden City Glass is widely collected today. This piece is #210 from their Regina line.
The Cheriglo compote is etched with Paden’s Black Forest pattern all around the down-curving rim of the bowl. Featured are elk in cartouches created by trees and overhanging limbs. There are 4 separate scenes: a pair of female elk facing each other; a male elk with full antlers being chased by a hunting dog; a male and female elk; a male elk charging at the hunting dog.
The center of the bowl is in basket weave pattern; the sturdy, molded stem is hexagonal; the flat base is circular.
The compote measures 7 3/4” in diameter x 5 ½” tall x 3 ¼” at base. The stem is 3 ¼” tall.
This piece, like all of Paden’s works, is unsigned. The Black Forest pattern was made in the early 1930s. Condition is excellent.
References: Glass Collector’s Digest, April/May, 1998 and National Depression Glass Association website.
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