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Very Early Mary Gregory Clear Hand Painted Enameled Punch Cup

Very Early Mary Gregory Clear Hand Painted Enameled Punch Cup

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$55.00

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: Glass, Trapped bubbles, Hand blown, Thin glass, Enameled, Fired twice, Hand painted, Hand decorated
  • Favorited by: 6 people
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A Very early vintage mouth blown Mary Gregory clear hand painted and decorated enameled punch cup. Many folks believed that Mary Gregory glass was made by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. in Sandwich, Massachusetts. The company employed a decorator in the 1880's by the name of Mary Gregory, but none of the glass that was coined "Mary Gregory" glass in the 1920's, was produced at the Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at all. In fact, this glassware originated in Europe, and evidence reveals that it was probably Bohemia in the 1880's, as seen in some of the old Bohemian catalogs from that era.
This particular cup would be rather ordinary and difficult to date had it not been etched with the name of the little girl that it paid tribute to; Lena. It is etched not only with her name, but with the date of 1893, and the town that she was residing in, Ocean Grove, NJ. It would be nice if I could reunite this commemorative cup with a descendant of her family, but there seems to be several females with identical first names, that were either born or were living in New Jersey during that time period.
As was the case with early Mary Gregory glass from the period, this cup is very thin, but it does not exhibit any damages. There are a few random bubbles within the glass, which is a normal characteristic for blown glass. It measures 3.0" inches high, with a 2 1/4" spread from rim edge to rim edge.
A Very early vintage mouth blown Mary Gregory clear hand painted and decorated enameled punch cup. Many folks believed that Mary Gregory glass was made by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. in Sandwich, Massachusetts. The company employed a decorator in the 1880's by the name of Mary Gregory, but none of the glass that was coined "Mary Gregory" glass in the 1920's, was produced at the Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at all. In fact, this glassware originated in Europe, and evidence reveals that it was probably Bohemia in the 1880's, as seen in some of the old Bohemian catalogs from that era.
This particular cup would be rather ordinary and difficult to date had it not been etched with the name of the little girl that it paid tribute to; Lena. It is etched not only with her name, but with the date of 1893, and the town that she was residing in, Ocean Grove, NJ. It would be nice if I could reunite this commemorative cup with a descendant of her family, but there seems to be several females with identical first names, that were either born or were living in New Jersey during that time period.
As was the case with early Mary Gregory glass from the period, this cup is very thin, but it does not exhibit any damages. There are a few random bubbles within the glass, which is a normal characteristic for blown glass. It measures 3.0" inches high, with a 2 1/4" spread from rim edge to rim edge.

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