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Union Glass Company Deep Green Compote with Original Label – Early 1920’s
This is an exquisite and demure compote in shimmering emerald green glass gracefully displayed on a footed, pedestal base. This fabulous compote is of unmistakable Union Glass Company quality and craftsmanship with the bowl emitting a resounding crystal ring when lightly tapped.
This gorgeous compote is beautifully shaped with a recessed bowl portion surrounded with a wide, geometrically contrasting, flat shaped rim. It is in excellent condition with no chips; cracks or repairs that we could find upon thorough examination save just a few wear marks from loving display and use on the footed base. This lovely compote is also complete with the original paper label of the Union Glass Company, the maker.
This fabulous compote weighs 1 pounds 2.2 ounces, measures 8 inches in diameter, is 6 3/8 inches tall and the footed, pedestal base with polished pontil is 4 ¼ inches in diameter.
The Union Glass Company was founded 1854 in Somerville, MA and originally made flint glass. The company was reorganized several times until Julian de Cordova assumed management of the firm in late 1890. Under de Cordova the company produced art glass inclusive of the famous "Kew-Blas" style glass and also Venetian style glass in colors such as this compote. The company ceased operation in 1924.
It is important to note that this exquisite, signed Union Glass compote came from the private collection of the internationally renowned collector Dorothy Lee Jones, creator and driving force behind the Jones Museum of Glass & Ceramics in Sebago, Maine. This non-profit, publicly supported museum was unique for many reasons including its focus on teaching about all aspects of glass making and history in addition to its eclectic and internationally known collection. The museum had strong ties to such organizations as the Smithsonian, Corning Museum of Glass, Philadelphia Art Museum and several others. Sadly the museum, established in 1978, filed for bankruptcy in 2005.
Just imagine this magnificent and dramatic art glass compote gracing your sideboard or dining room table!
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