condition: like new make / manufacturer: Jeannette Glass Company (PA) model name / number: Floragold Louisa size / dimensions: 9-1/2" Diameter x 2-3/8 High
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Vintage Jeannette Glass Floragold Ruffled Bowl 9 Inch AKA Louisa Iridescent USA Post-Depression
This collectible vintage 1950s iridescent Floragold Ruffled Bowl by the Jeannette Glass Company is a coveted addition to any American glassware collection – or the perfect starter piece for one.
Authentic Floragold is a beautiful, marigold-color glass pattern with a lacey, flowery, feminine vine pattern. It is, however, a confusing chameleon-like pattern for beginner collectors to identify or classify.
Floragold does have an iridescent carnival-like shimmer similar to American Carnival Glass, but dates from the early 1950s, so is not actually ‘gold’ Carnival Glass, manufactured from 1908-1925. It is sometimes called ‘late’ Carnival Glass.
Floragold can be viewed as a Depression glass pattern based on its design -- it was made in that tradition by Jeannette, which also manufactured Depression glass – but strictly speaking it’s too modern to be Depression Glass (1920s to 193’s) and is more accurately described as a Mid-Century or Post-Depression pattern.
Floragold aka ‘Louisa’ Iridescent by Jeannette Glass Co. (founded 1898- closed 1983) was produced from 1950 to 1954 and is now discontinued.
NOTE: According to Danielle Lapidus of Treasure Box Antiques, the Floragold pattern is nearly identical to an earlier Carnival Glass pattern named, ‘Louisa’ which was manufactured by Westmoreland Glass Company. Not a coincidence. Jeannette Glass purchased Westmoreland’s ‘Louisa’ molds prior to releasing Floragold in the 1950s. This is why collectors call Jeannette’s Florigold pattern by the nickname ‘Louisa’ but strictly speaking ‘Louisa’ pieces were made by Westmorland much earlier than Floragold. Comparing the two patterns, the original Westmorland ‘Louisa’ is more pronounced, but not as delicate and lacey as Jeannette’s Floragold.
9-1/2” Diameter x 2-3/8” High
Used, like new condition with no defects; beautiful luster; no scratches, cracks or chips; not faded.
Jeannette’s Floragold is not the oldest glass pattern that one can collect, but it’s certainly one of the prettiest. Its was one of Jeannette's most extensive patterns and is fun to collect because it came in so many interesting shapes and pieces. It has a ‘Depression glass look’ with a delicate mold-etched flower design. In the early 1950s, it came in 32 piece dinnerware sets including plates, tumblers, cups, saucers, platter, creamer, lidded sugar and long butter dish. Accessory pieces included a vase, round butter dish, large salad bowl, water pitcher, compote and fluted candy dishes.
Floragold pattern pieces are becoming increasingly collectible, with prices creeping upward, especially for the harder to find accessory or serving pieces in mint condition.
For useful price comparisons, check Replacements, Ltd: Pattern Code: JEGLOUI; Piece Code: RUF9.
Item shown is sold in used ‘as is’ condition.
Price shown is cash-and-carry only.
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