EARLY AMERICAN PATTERN GLASS (EAPG)
This set of goblets was made by the D.C. Jenkins Glass Company of Kokomo, Indiana some time in the late 1800s or early 1900s. The pattern is known as SUNFLOWER aka PANELED SUNFLOWER. The goblets are quite substantial standing 5 1/2" tall, weighing nearly 3/4 of a pound, and having an 8 oz. capacity to the brim.
Quality control as we know it today did not exist in antique glassware which usually exhibits some of the following: shear lines (straw marks), mold lines, bubbles, embedded ash or impurities, rough mold seams, & manufacturing variations. These irregularities are generally not considered flaws and often times help authenticate the date of production.
Certainly this fascinating set of antique goblets exhibit many of these irregularities. It brings a rich authenticity to the vintage of the glass. Some of the goblets are less effected but others show the sheer marks, rough mold seams, lines from the crimping tools, internal bubbles of all sizes and density. Most of the bubbles are internal but for one that appears to have popped the surface and left a sliver flake on the rim of the foot.
Reference: "Just Jenkins" by Joyce A. Hicks
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