Harry Bastow founded the Jefferson Glass Company in 1900 in a formerly abandoned factory in Steubenville, Ohio. The company operated in Steubenville, Ohio, from 1900 - 1907, and in Follansbee, West Virginia, from 1907 - 1933. Opalescent patterns from Jefferson were made in the 1901 - 1907 time-frame and after that the factory seemed to specialize in crystal.
This blue opalescent pattern is Wishbone and Drapery introduced in 1903. The pattern was made in the form of bowls and plates and came in white, green and blue opalescent. The pattern consists of four intersecting wishbones and swags of beads creating a drapery affect. The gently scalloped edge is opalescent. The bowl measures 2 3/4" in height and 6 1/4" across. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Nice pattern and color.
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