This bell is a deep ruby red pressed glass in the 1876 Cape Cod pattern. The design is based on an old sandwich glass pattern and inspired by the lacy delicacy of the classic Roman rosette pattern. The dinnerware line was introduced in 1975 by Wheaton Glass for Avon using a special dense red glass formula developed exclusively for the 1876 Cape Cod Collection. The bell stands 6 1/2 inches tall and has a 3 1/2 inch opening. The clapper is clear glass and is attached. The bell is in excellent vintage condition with no chips or cracks.
About the Cape Cod Collection:
Avon chose to call their new dinnerware the 1876 Cape Cod Collection because it recalled the beauty of this quality glass and the spirit of the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and the area where sandwich glass originated. This was Avon's first venture into a dinnerware line and, because it was well received, Avon continued to make more items until the pattern was discontinued in 1993. In all, 37 different pieces were produced.
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**Please note: this is a vintage item, and may show some minor wear. Unless specifically described as otherwise, it is an intact vintage piece that is in very good to excellent, usable condition. Any flaws, chips, tarnish, crazing, etc. are photographed if possible, and noted in the description. If an item has had any noticeable restoration, that too will be noted. Please examine the photographs carefully, and contact me with any questions.
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