The Macbeth-Evans Glass Company was established in 1899 after a merger between the glass companies of Thomas Evans and George A. Macbeth (Fifty years of glass making : 1869-1919. Gerstein – University of Toronto. Pittsburgh : Macbeth-Evans Glass company). It was headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, and made glass items for a wide range of industrial and commercial uses (including reflectors for searchlights in World War I); for a while in the early 20th century it was the world’s largest supplier of lamp glass. The company was eventually bought by Corning in 1936 but even before then it had started to create glass dinnerware, including sets of Depression Glass and items in milk glass. My Art Deco vase today is more like a cup with handles, and was likely manufactured in the very early 1930’s. Apparently, it could have been intended as a cigarette holder. I found it Saturday at a small vintage/antique shop here in Prince Edward County – Wild Oak Vintage. I thought the creamy white would be perfect for a single variety, strong coloured dahlia – such as ‘Seduction.’
Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden encourages us to share a vase highlighting what is growing in our gardens. We have a few more weeks of warm, early autumn temperatures here, and the Dahlias and Zinnias are really loving it! Have a great day, everyone!