This fine Ruby Block goblet was made by several manufacturers during the 1880s and beyond. It features hexagonal blocks surrounded by diamond "cuts", but it is pressed glass of course, made in 4 parts, the bowl being fused to the stem.
Known by many names and made by many companies,
this goblet is unusual because the top is ruby stained, a reversal of the usual placement. Souvenir of Lewistown, PA is faintly scripted. We guarantee it to be antique.
BLOCK (AKA) mult by Multiple Makers, c. 1880s
• AKA: Captain Kidd; Columbia Hexagon Row; Eva; Pioneer Glass No 250
OMN: Bryce Bros #175; Fostoria #150 Captain Kidd; Central #881; Central #893; Doyle #250;
Fostoria #140 Virginia, Geo. Duncan and Sons #309; Model Flint's Jewel; AJ Beatty #1209 and #1210;
Manufacturers: Bryce Brothers; Central Glass; Doyle and Co., circa 1888; Fostoria Glass Co.;
George Duncan and Sons; Model Flint Glass Works; AJ Beatty & Sons
Paid identification provide by DoRi Miles
There is faint script designating this goblet as a souvenir from Lewistown, PA.
Height 5 3/4"; Diameter 3 1/8"
Condition is excellent with practically no loss to the staining. As noted, the script is faint but still legible.
This goblet belonged to the collection of Lenna Judd (1865-1939) and has complete provenance from her down to the present time. A letter affidavit (not notarized) will accompany the purchase.