September 26, 2013
This past year and a half has been a difficult one. My wonderful husband,
Frank, died in February after
a long illness. Since then I've been dealing with everything that entails. Unfortunately my
business, First Class
Glass, has suffered from lack of attention and will continue to do so because of everything I
still have to do. So I have
decided to take a break.
Starting now, and until further notice, I will not be taking any orders for First Class
Glass. Come this spring I will do a complete update and be open for business.
Thank you for your continued patronage.
See you in the spring.
Due to ideal soil and water conditions a great many
glass companies made their homes in West Virginia. Among them were the Louis Glass Co. and
the Weston Glass Co. Both did a great deal with color. Louie Glass was founded
in 1926 by Louie Wohine. He also founded the West Virginia Specialty Glass Co in 1929.
Then in 1940 he opened the Ludwick Glass Co and in 1945 opened the Huntington Glass Co. He
was known as a champion glass blower. The pieces below were pictured in 1920s and 30s
catalogs from both Louie Glass and Weston Glass.
Watermelon glass was one of the prettiest color combinations produced by
these companies. Usually watermelon stemware was a pink bowl on a green stem
and foot. Sometimes only the foot was green. The glassware with
both foot and the stem in green is valued more highly by collectors.
However, there are 2 color combinations that are valued even more highly
because of their scarcity. The first is what we call "reverse
watermelon" where the bowl is green and the stem and foot are pink.
The second, and even harder to find, is what we call "double reverse
watermelon" where both the stem and bowl are green and the foot is pink.
Please note, the number (#)
preceding each item refers to our inventory number. Please use the number when inquiring
or ordering. Thank you.
(PLEASE NOTE: PRICES ARE EACH)
- #557 -
7-1/4" 10oz etched goblet $40 (top photo)
- #598 - 7" 8oz
etched goblet $40 (10) (2nd row left & center)
- #599 - 6-3/4" 8oz
"draped optic goblet $37.50 (2nd row right)
- #600 - 6" 12oz
etched iced tea tumbler $37.50 (4) (3rd row left & center)
- #602 - 5" 10oz
tumbler, no etching $32.50 (3rd row right)
- #604 - 4-3/4"
3-1/2oz goblet, no etching $30 (4th row left)
- #605 - 4-1/4" 6oz
etched champagne/sherbet $30 (7) (4th row center and right)
- #652 - 5-3/8" 7oz
etched champagne/sherbet $28 (4) (5th row left & center)
- #664 - 5-1/8" 5oz
goblet, panel optic $22.50 (5th row right)
First Class Glass
P.O. Box 416
Wells, ME 04090-0416
207/985-9294 Daily 9AM to 10PM EST
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prior to inquiries and orders.
Latest update September 12, 2012
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