4 Avon Cape Cod Ruby Red Cup and Saucers in great condition as seen in the attached photos. The cup measures 3.25″ high x 3″ diameter and the saucer is 5/8″ high x 5 5/8″ diameter.
This collection was designed by Avon and produced by Wheaton Glass. This collection was first offered in 1975. This would make a great addition to your Avon Cape Cod collection or your red glassware pieces. We have a total of 9 of these pieces available at the time of the listing – there is another listing for 5 wine glasses in our shop.
It is said that this collection was inspired by the Philadelphia Centennial, which was a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and where Sandwich glass originated (also an inspiration for this collection). It was extremely difficult to produce this red glass so different batches could have slightly different color although Avon controlled this and only allowed a slight variation.
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