105 - Sunday Stuff
Eclectic Collectibles: Manhattan Glass
It's always nice to know a little about what you're seeing at tag
sales or on visits to auction houses. Many vintage glass pieces
are increasing in popularity, and with that comes an increase in
prices asked. My friend Joan Sternthal scours Canada and the United
States for collectibles. She seems to have a knack for finding the
next "in" piece.
Take this Art Deco Manhattan Glass vase. This form of Depression-era
glassware was produced by the U.S. based Anchor Hocking company
between 1938 and 1941. Easily recognized by the pattern of concentric
circles, Manhattan Glass was available in pink and clear glass,
known as "crystal." It was made into not only vases, but all sorts
of dishware and service pieces. Manhattan Glass has become very
desirable among collectors, which has resulted in increasing prices.
Credit: Joan Sternthal Antiques, Toronto, Ontario (416) 410-6501