Early American Pattern Glass, also known as simply "pattern glass", or Victorian glass is pressed glass tableware that was made only during the Victorian period ca 1850-1910, in America, and in "sets" such that all of the pieces in the set matched in design. While the wealthy of that period would have used blown glass and china from abroad, this "pressed ware" as it was called commercially, were the dishes used by the "everyday housewives".
Nearly all early glass was hand made, and as a result may have light surface lines and swirls (often called straw marks) which are the result of the production methods that were used. Some items will have included glass bubbles and mold seam lines . this is normal and acceptable for EAPG glass.
Offered is this wonderful EAPG serving dish. It is a beautiful oval shape and it is in excellent condition, free of chips or cracks. The pattern, which should be easily identified, eluded our attempts. The main pattern is a "sunburst with interspersed blocks or squares ". The sunbursts are spaced at regular intervals around the circumference of the dish. In the center of the dish is one large sunburst. The dish is 10 & 1/4 inches long and about 5 inches wide.
EAPG (Early American Pattern Glass) Sun Burst Serving Dish