3 Avon Ruby Red Cape Cod Dessert Bowls in good condition. They measure 1 7/8″ high x 5″ diameter.
Please note: These bowls have a few flea bites along the inside rim. I can’t tell if they are chips or from when they separated them from the mold. Please keep this in mind when considering purchase.
AVON’S 1876 CAPE COD RUBY RED GLASS COLLECTION
HISTORY OF THE COMPANY
This splendid collection of glass is reminiscent of early American pressed glass called “Sandwich”, whose lacy, intricate designs; fine background stippling and sparkling brilliance reflected the superb craftsmanship of its makers.
The Boston & Sandwich Glass Works, founded on Cape Cod in 1825, had produced many of the most elaborate, detailed designs of this quality glass. Other companies in the region competed, but the popularity of “Sandwich” pieces resulted in the name becoming a generic term for pressed glass.
Inspired by the lacy delicacy of these designs, particularly the classic “Roman Rosette” pattern, Avon created this unique collection. Not only does it recall the beauty of this prized American glass, but its name commemorates the spirit of the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial which celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, as well as the area where Sandwich glass originated.
IT IS NOW HIGHLY COLLECTABLE AND MUCH SAUGHT AFTER, AS THE PATTERN WAS DISCONTINUED