TLC Antiques was proud to be the 2nd largest Fenton Gold Showcase Dealer in the country when Fenton was still in business! Even though they have closed we still carry a large selection of Fenton as we are constantly buying collections! We don't always get everything on line so if you are looking for something special drop me a line!
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!
Orchid, etching #507, by Heisey Glass was produced from 1940 - 57. The blank was developed by Heisey designer Horace King and was originally called Oceanic however was soon changed to Waverly #1519. Although pieces are made on blanks such as Dunham #485 and Lariat #1540 to name a few, the majority of the dinnerware is found on either Waverly or Queen Ann #1509. Glassware is usually on 3 major blanks #5022 Graceful, #5025 Tyrolean or the #5089 Princess. Imperial continued a limited number of Waverly pieces after acquiring Heisey. If you find a Carmel slag candy box, with the Heisey Diamond, you probably have an Imperial piece!
Crockery & Glass Journal March 1941 - "It (Orchid) decorates the swirling Oceanic Pattern, a Heisey pattern which wins shoppers' instant acclaim and gives an air of just rightness."