Friday, October 30, 2015

HAEGAR Pottery Cylinder Vase Brown Drip Glaze Mold #03917

Haegar pottery got their start as a Dundee, Illinois brickyard in 1852.  They got their clay from the riverbank of the Fox River.

When the 1920’s rolled around, they were making teaware, luncheonware, crystal and glassware.


The 1960’s saw the production of the vase pictured above.  Haegar pottery produced this wonderful cylinder vase with a brown drip glaze, and it’s mold #03917.  This style of vase can be found in a wide variety of colors including (but not limited to) green, blue and even grey.

What's great about this vase is the fact that the top of it is wide enough to where it doesn't do any damage to your flowers.

You can see this terrific vase in my eBay shop here.  What kinds of Haegar pottery have you run across?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A little history of a Victorian red tomato server

During the Victorian era, you could find a serving piece for the table for just about anything.  Olive forks?  Got it.  Cake servers?  Yep, got that to.  But have you ever run across a red tomato server?

Vintage William Rogers Silverplate Red Tomato Server Marked Wm Rogers MFG Original Rogers 1920 LA FRANCE Pattern 

These items are great.  Tomato servers come in two different variations, one for red tomatoes and one for green.  Why in the world would you have a different one for each type of tomatoes?  It’s simple really when you think about it.  The red tomato servers have the openings built in for all the juice from the tomato to drain through the server and not onto your tablecloth.


The server for the green tomatoes doesn’t have the openings for the fact that the green tomato are not as messy and don’t need the openings.  You could even use the green tomato server for fried green tomatoes.


Currently in my Etsy shop, there is a red tomato server that was made by the William Rogers Company.  It’s made out of silver plate and sports the LA FRANCE pattern.  You can see the piece here.

The Victorian era truly did make a wide variety of serving pieces for the table.  What items have you run across?