Dating collectable glass

Exceptions to this rule are some Off Hand Glass made in the 1920’s, which is very rare; and Off Hand Glass made more recently by Master Craftsmen like Robert Barber, Dave Fetty and Frank Workman, which will be signed. The bottom of the mould forms the top of the cruet.

The mark on the bottom of cruets is not a pontil mark, it is a cut shut mark. The bottom of the cruet is open in top of the mould.

In 1939, Fenton started selling Hobnail items in milk glass.

Hobnail milk glass would become the top-selling line and allowed the Fenton company to expand.

Pontil marks can look like a rough broken chipped mark, a bumpy lump, or a polished concave dimple.

The bottles were made in French opalescent glass with the hobnail pattern.

By the late 1940s, Old Spice for Men was hugely popular, so much so, that Shulton had opened a new plant in Clifton, New Jersey.

The Hull Pottery Company was still supplying mugs and bottles, but the irregularities of the pottery bottle openings were causing production and leakage problems.

For instance, in the accompanying photo, the goblet on the left is marked “1976 AVON PRESIDENTS CELEBRATION / [mold number] 10”, and the example on right is marked simply “AVON” along with a mold number.

Base embossing on ruby red CAPE COD goblet made for Avon " data-medium-file="https:// data-large-file="https:// class="size-large wp-image-1999" alt="Base embossing on ruby red CAPE COD goblet made for Avon" src=" width="640" height="506" srcset="https:// https:// sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" / A very good overview of the production of this particular line of glassware sold by Avon (written by Debbie & Randy Coe), can be found here .