|A few quick notes about EAPG
-- Pontil marks suggest pre-1860's glass
-- Patterns were sometimes copied from silver plate patterns.
Glass/EAPG was made in many
PATTERNS, FORMS & KINDS of glass!
--Pattern describes the collective design elements of a named set of dishes.
--Form describes one of the many useful pieces made in the pattern.
a primer in terms used for forms "Then" and "Now" click HERE.
--Kind of glass describes
one of the results of the many various
formulas used to make the glass. Go HERE to read about some of these.
--The basic Four Piece Table Set: cov'd sugar, creamer, cov'd
butter and spooner;
of a PATTERN might include:
--Berry set: master berry bowl and 4-6 sauce or berry dishes;
--Water set: water pitcher, tumblers and/or goblets, and sometimes a water
tray and/or a waste bowl.
More extensive patterns
included: celery vases, milk pitchers,
bowls, compotes (high and low footed bowls), wine & champagne goblets, cordials,
salt dips, master salts &/or shakers, mustard
or horseradish jars, sugar shakers, toothpick
holders, egg cups, spillholders, celery
or relish dishes, cup & saucer, mugs, cake
stands, bread plates, waste bowls, dinner plate, bread plates, decanters,
or water bottles,
and some even had lamps, whimsey pieces, child
or toy sets, cologne & barber bottles and other dresser set items or even miscellaneous forms such as vases & nappies, calling card receivers and punch
A very few included straw jars. Some
patterns had a variety of sizes of the forms mentioned above even approaching
a few patterns & pieces of many patterns were
souvenired for special occasions. Glass
curtain tiebacks were made in patterns but not associated with tableware.
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