| Okay, how many of you grow vegetable gardens?
And of those who do, how many grow celery? Right. None.
We can't help but think that the home gardens of Victorians weren't that much different from ours; "oats, peas, beans, & barley grow"; corn, tomatoes and squash. So, other than celery was highly prized and it was believed that celery aided in rheumatism, how do we explain the fact that virtually all patterns that were made between about 1850 - 1910, in more than the Four Piece Table Set, had a celery vase?! Tell us if you know. Well, thanks to Kristine Kelley Bailey, we now know! She writes:
|"My father and his family for generations before him, raised celery in and around Leslie, Michigan. A labor intensive plant. He said the crown had to be kept covered with soil to keep it white and tender, it was also frequently transplanted to "set it back" keeping it tender. All of this was done to keep it from turning darker green, bitter and stringy. It had to be kept damp, but too much moisture... or it rotted. Home gardeners did not include celery because of the constant labor and knowledge involved in the outcome of an edible product. It was thus considered a delicacy, and purchased for the table, to impress important dinner guests. This is why finer dinner sets all included a celery vase."|
|So there you have it! Thanks Kristine!|
There is a 'new' use for celery vases that some of our customers have discovered.
That is to use a flat or flat footed celery vase as a 'forker' or even a 'knifer'! They are
using them on a buffet table along with a 'spooner' to hold all the silverware needed.
Who sez we have to do things like the Victorians????
TIP! We HAVE heard that.....if you wrap celery in
aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator, it will keep for weeks.
This 1880 ad for tomato soup shows a celery vase on the table
| These celery vases are subject to prior sale and remember, we probably have more forms/
pieces of these patterns available, so EMAIL us
to see if we have what you want in your pattern.
Please note that unlike other EAPG forms, celery vases are not always
the same height. While the photos are mostly the same size, be sure to note the size of the vase - most of which are listed.... I hope.
Any damage is noted in the listing.
is sometimes called
Horn of Plenty. It is a Bryce pattern from ca. 1890s.
It is 7 1/2" tall &
|BRIDAL ROSETTES aka Checkerboard was made by Westmoreland, their #500
pattern made ca. 1910.
It is 6 1/2" tall &
|TULIP aka PLAIN
TULIP is a Boston
Sandwich Glass Co.
pattern ca. 1850s.
It is FLINT. **SOLD**
|EYEWINKER aka Winking Eye
by Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton
ca. 1885. This scarce treasure is
6" tall & 3 3/4" wide at the top.
|HICKMAN is a
McKee pattern from 1897.
It is 6 1/4" tall & has
gold highlights. $58
|DAKOTA aka Baby Thumbprint is Ripley Glass Co.'s famous pattern - with
fern & berry engraving.
It is 8" tall. **SOLD**
|ENGLISH SCENES is the name given to this celery vase. It is probably English made glass.
The scenes are a windmill, a church and a house... all sitting on rocky landscape. $125
|ADONIS aka Washboard aka Pleat & Tuck was made by
McKee ca. 1897.
It is 6 1/2" tall. $65
|BEATTY HONEYCOMB aka Checkered Bar by
Beatty & Sons Glass Co.
ca. 1888. It is 6 1/2" tall & has a fleabite on one 'rib'. $75
|BLOCK & CIRCLE aka
Mellor A Gillinder & Sons pattern ca. 1874.
It is 8 1/2" tall. $65
|DAISY & BUTTON
aka Mikado by Richards
& Hartley, pattern #99. ca. 1885. It is 7" tall. $85
|GRENADE aka Finecut
Medallion The maker is
undiscovered but Heacock dates
at 1898 - 1900. 6 1/4" tall.
was made by Jones, Cavitt
& Co. ca. 1886. It is a full
9" tall! $65
|BRAZILLIAN is Fostoria's
pattern #600. It is 6 1/2" tall
& also marketed as a Straw
Jar! See article HERE.
|PLEAT & PANEL
by Bryce Bros. ca. 1882.
It is 8" tall. $75
|NAILHEAD aka Gem
by Bryce Higbee ca. 1885.
There is a 1" streak of light slag in the top margin. $58
|DAISY & BUTTON W/ V ORNAMENT
aka Van Dyke by A J Beatty ca. 1886.They are
6 3/4" tall & 4" in diameter at the top.
$85 in vaseline.
$52 in clear.
|KING'S 500 aka
Swirl & Thumbprint is
a King, Son & Co product ca.
1890. It is engraved with a fancy
letter 'G', seen HERE. $65
|WREATH & SHELL aka Manila - Albany Glass Co.'s
masterpiece pattern in blue
opalescent. A very shallow under foot flake is seen HERE. $195
|PADDLE WHEEL aka
Fern Wheel was made by
Westmoreland ca. 1905.
It is 5 3/4" tall.
|PANELLED DAISY aka Brazil
was made ca. 1889 by Bryce
Bros. ca. 1889.
It is 8" tall & $64
|QUILTED PHLOX A rare celery vase in
pretty pink cased glass. National Glass Co.
made the pattern ca. 1898.
It is 6" tall. A rare find $285.
|DEER & DOG & HUNTER An etched scenery pattern by Gillinder & Sons
made during the 1870s. The scene on the left is of the deer on the run and the scene on the right is of the hunter on the prowl. The dog is in there somewhere. It is 8 1/2" tall. **SOLD**
|PICKET FENCE aka London
a fun pattern by the King Glass
Co. ca. 1880s. This is the 8
sided version - 7" tall with smooth
top scallops. $95
|ROPE BANDS aka
Argent made ca. 1884
by Bryce Bros.
It is 8 1/2" tall.
knob stem. It is low
lead FLINT by the New England Glass Co. ca.
1880s. 8 1/2" tall $85
|SOLAR aka Feather
Swirl is a product of the
U S Glass Co. ca. 1908.
It is 6" tall & bright,
shiny glass. $55
|TEASEL aka Teasel with
Fan was made ca. 1906
by New Martinsville Glass
Co. It is 10 3/4" tall and
3 1/2 diam. at top. $62
|CROESUS in Riverside's
"Royal Purple"! It is 6 1/4" tall
& has very good gold decor remaining after 130 (or so) years.
It has manufacturing flaws on
one of the design elements
seen HERE. An exquisite example
of early American glass making.
|TONG aka EXCELSIOR
Variant #1 aka Hourglass
is a pattern from 1856.
Just think of that! Curling,
Robertson & Co. made it. It understandably has wear in the
base and around the rim.
Some Civil War wife must have
put spoons in it! $110
|STAR & PILLAR aka STARS & BARS aka PARIS. A very elusive
pattern made by McKee
during the 1880s. There
is a portion just inside
the top rim that is wavy-
Heavy glass! $78
Double Prism was made by Model Flint Glass Co.
ca. 1893. It is 6" tall.
aka Sawtooth & Star is one
of O'Hara's flagship
patterns ca. 1885. It is
6" tall & beautiful glass.
|JEWELED MOON &
STARS is a celery vase but
is shown here being used as
a 'forker'. A product of the
CoOp Flint Co. ca 1880s,
it is 6 3/4" tall & $78.
|HEART w/ THUMBPRINT
is Tarentum Glass Co's most famous pattern. Made in c 1898 & $175
|SHUTTLE aka HEARTS
OF LOCH LAVEN by Greentown c. 1898. It
has a chip on the base
so is only $85
|TRIPLE THUMBPRINT aka AFRICAN SHIELD is by an unknown maker - late 1800s. It
is 6" tall &$55
|BEATTY SWIRL is the name of this beautiful pattern by the J. Beatty Glass Co. c. 1888. This celery vase is clear/opalescent & $75.||
PANELS.... that's the best we can come up
|EIGHT O EIGHT; Model Flint's #808
It is 5 1/2" tall & $65
is a Northwood
pattern from 1903.
It is amber, 6 3/4"
tall & $75.
HONEYCOMB w/ allover
aka Maltese by Bryce
Walker ca. 1876.
It is 9" tall $68
|MARYLAND aka Inverted Loop &
Fan is a U S Glass Co. States' pattern. It is
6 1/2" tall. $65
by Bryce Bros.
c. 1880's 8" tall
|DUNCAN'S RIBBON #150
c. 1878 is
9 1/4" tall. $75
|ROYAL aka Sprig
without Sprig was made
by Higbee ca. 1890s.
It is 8 1/4" tall. $65
|LOOPS WITH DEWDROPS made by the U S Glass Co.
c. 1890s. It is 6 3/4" tall. $55
This is an unusual pattern, not even
mentioned in Welker. But Metz II show it
as having only been made in a goblet. It has
the vintage grape & leaf engraving.
It is 8 1/2" tall - probably from the 1880s.
type pattern in FLINT amberina by the New England Glass Co. c 1870s.
Squared at the top, 8" tall, flawless & $350.
is an 1890s pattern by Fostoria. Clear version here is 6" tall and $75.
ARTICHOKE aka VALENCIA by
Fostoria in the 1890s. $95
|MOON & STAR aka Palace by Adams ca. 1888. This is guaranteed to be original issue.
6 1/2" tall. $65
was made by the U S Glass Co. ca. 1904.
It is 6" tall& has a 3/4" crescent shaped mark (not a crack) from in the making on the side.
aka Olive by McKee & Boston Sandwich
c. 1850's & '60s. It is
7 1/2" tall has elongated berries
& a flake on the side
of the base. $56
|This is not EAPG. But it is a beautiful celery
vase so we're offering it here. The pattern name
is Moonprint omn Globus made by Brockwitz
in Sweden in the 1920s. It is heavy, very
clear non-flint glass, 6 1/2" tall and 4 1/4" diameter at the top. $58
Fostoria's #600 pattern c. 1897. It is "
tall, has a vestige of
gold on the top
edge & is **SOLD**
was made by the Pioneer Glass Co
in c. 1891. $85
CHICKEN aka Frosted
CUT BAND by Adams & Bellaire c. 1870s is "
tall & $62.
a large pattern line with an unknown maker from c. 1870s. This
is 8 1/8" tall, pictures a rocky cliff, a rock house
& a shore scene. **SOLD**
pattern by an unknown maker - probably c. 1880s
To see the base chip, click HERE. $35
the premier Riverside patterns c. 1897. It
is 6 1/4" tall w/ fabulous gold. *SOLD*
is one of Gillinder's signature patterns c. 1875. It is 7 1/4"
tall & $165.
|DAISY & BUTTON
w/ V ORNAMENT
was made by A. J. Beatty
c. 1886 in amber. It is 6 3/4" tall and has a
|GARFIELD DRAPE aka Canadian Drape
is a product of Adams Glass Co. c. 1880s $110
See pattern HERE.
by Bryce Higbee
aka Diamond Medallion was
made by Bryce
Higbee ca. 1885.
is a later pattern made by
Tiffin, but their celery vase fits right in with EAPG.
It is 5 3/4" tall &
a pretty design.
|HARTLEY aka Panelled Diamond Cut & Fan is another Richards & Hartley creation. It has a very tiny flake on the base, is 7" tall & $65.||HARTLEY was also made in amber. This one has a chip on the inside of the base rim, is 7" tall & $65.||FRANCESWARE HOBNAIL, Hobbs
#323 is frosted with amber rim. The top is perfect; there
are 2 broken hobs at the base & 3 on the side. It is 6" tall & $95.
|TWIN TEARDROPS aka Anona
pattern is a product of Bryce, Higbee & Co. ca. 1905.
It is a sparkly glass & 6" tall.
This form of the pattern is not listed as a known
piece in the Higby book. $68
We have a matching spooner in our Third Spooner Store
so you could have a spooner & a forker in the same pattern!
Quixote is a
Tarentum Glass Co.
product c. 1899.
#335 made by Hobbs Brockunier c. 1889. The ruby staining is flawless
|HIDALGO aka Frosted Waffle is Adams' #5 pattern. Deeply engraved & 8" tall $55||IMPERIAL's #4743 has a base chip, is 6 1/2" tall and $45.||
THUMBPRINT aka Inverted Thumbprint was
made by the Central Glass Co. c. 1880s
6 3/4" tall. $55
made by Adams Glass
Co. c. 1890s. $65
|LILY OF THE VALLEY is 8" tall. A product of Gillinder & Sons c. 1880s $185||SHELL & TASSEL
exquisite pattern by Geo. Duncan & Sons ca. 1881
It is 8" tall & $185.
Diamond Beaded Band was made by Greensburg Glass
c. 1889. 6" tall $55
from Indiana Glass Co.
c. 1917. It is 5 1/4" tall.
|PANELED CANE aka BRILLIANT is an early Fostoria pattern c. 1902. It has a base chip & is 6" tall. $52||PAVONIA by
Ripley & Co. c. 1885 was made in 2 forms of celery vases; flat and
pedestaled. These are etched with oak leaves and are both
|MARDI GRAS aka Duncan #42 by
Duncan Miller ca. 1890s. Several of the teeny sawtooth 'teeth' are missing. $55
|PLUME by Adams & Co. c. 1874. It is 6 1/2" tall and is $65.||PRISCILLA by Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton is a shorty at 5 1/2" tall. It has a hard to see flake on a base scallop & is $69.||FROSTED
Ribbon ca. 1870 $85
FEATHER aka ROCHELLE
by Bakewell Pears c. 1870s
|BLOCK & PALM
by Beaver Falls
Glass Co. c. 1890s.
It is 6 1/2" tall & $65.
BAND aka West Virginia's #213 made c. 1895. It is 6 1/4" tall
Early Oregon is by Richards & Hartley c. 1890. It is
6 3/4" tall & we have two
@ $65 each.
|PALM LEAF FAN
made by Bryce Higbee ca. 1904.
It is 6 1/2" tall.
PANEL aka Daisy in the Square
is a popular Richards & Hartley pattern
from the 1880s.
These are 7 1/4" tall at the sides.
Apple Green **SOLD**
Amber is $75
|VIKING aka Centennial aka Bearded Head was made by Hobbs Brockunier c. 1880. Very minor damage at base. $110|
|TREE OF LIFE with this clear rim at the top is by the Portland Glass Co. c. 1870s. It is 7 3/4" tall & $115.
pattern is a product of Bryce Bros in the 1870s. $62
We have many more pieces of this pattern.
|THOUSAND EYE by Richards & Hartley c. 1874 in clear/ opalescent. Has a 1" manuf. flaw inside near the top. $135.||ESTHER aka
Tooth & Claw by Riverside Glass Works c. 1896. A
rare piece $195.
|Remember, we probably have more forms/ pieces
patterns available, so EMAIL us to see if we have what you want in your pattern.
And we never sell "sun-purpled" glass (Here's why).