Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Vintage Striped Glassware: Reproduction Alert

You Can't Fool The Kitschy Collector When It Comes To Vintage Glassware: 

I recently visited a lovely kitchen shop in Essex CT. I was drawn to a pretty display of glassware which I originally thought was "vintage". Lo and behold, the owner of the shop told me that the striped glasses were "reproductions" of the older beverage glassware.

When I got up close to the glassware I could see that the version I was looking at was indeed newly made.  The clues that I was looking at reproductions are as follows: too many of the same kind of glasses in the store; the size of each each individual glass was taller than usual; there was no sign of age.

Hope this post will keep you on your toes.

These beverage glasses were spotted at Weekend Kitchen, Essex, CT

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.com Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

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