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Depression Glass customers.... GREAT NEWS!!! The new Depression Glass Price Guide by Barbara & Jim Mauzy is finally here! Check out our contributions to this edition of their well known price guide! Look for us under Adam, Cherry Blossom,Cameo,Open Lace, Pillar Optic, Tea Room & Sierra to name a few! Barbara is wonderful to work with and we were honored to be included. Their book is filled with the latest finds and news on your favorite patterns, up to date values, as well as details to help you know how to tell the reproduction from the real thing! I highly recommend her book!
Diamond Optic Burmese was originally created by accident in the fall of 1994 when Bill & Shelley Fenton were working on creating new pieces for the QVC shows. Customers had requested more pieces in Burmese. They thought of a beautiful Cranberry Pinch Vase that had been done previously and thought it would look nice in Burmese. They includes a sample picture of the Pinch Vase on the work order, which also happened to be Diamond Optic! The glassworkers assumed that the Burmese vase should look "just like" it. So they used the Diamond Optic Spot Mould and the Pinch Vase Mould! They had made two turns (8 hours) of glass before Bill & Shelley saw it. It wasn't what they thought they asked for but is was even better! The rest is history, Martha Reynolds designed a handpainted Cascading Rose Motif that worked so well with this optic! It was so successful that between 1995 and 2002 23 more pieces were made for QVC in this collection!