Glass Study Group - July 10, 2003
The July glass study meeting was attended by 13 folks and over 50 pieces of glass. The topic was glass animals. Jaime Robinson lead a short presentation on the animal books available over time and shared some examples. These resources include Evelyn Zemel's AMERICAN GLASS ANIMALS A TO Z (1978); GLASS ANIMALS OF THE DEPRESSION ERA by Lee Garmon and Dick Spencer (1993); and GLASS ANIMALS & FIGURINES by Debbie and Randy Coe (2003). The group identified several animals and a number of other pieces brought to the meeting. A large fish-shaped fishbowl produced by L.E. Smith Glass, a wonderful opalescent French SABINO gazelle figurine, an elephant with an incense burner on his back by New Martinsville Glass and slag glass animals by Imperial glass were among others receiving admiring comments.
Shown in the image from left to right is Duncan & Miller's large and solid crystal "fat goose," Paden City glass goose in blue, Viking glass's #1321 Epic rooster 9 1/2 inches tall in persimmon, Fostoria's "running" squirrel #2631/702B in amber satin (mist) and Co-operative Flint Glass's covered dog #570 in crystal.
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