I just got this for my niece. It's a Dithridge Glass condiment caddy, made probably in the 1890s.
My great great great grandfather (on my mother's side) was William Dithridge. He was a master glass maker in England, and was brought to America, to Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1812 to help start a glass manufacturing industry. He brought his family over 2 years later.
Dithridge Glass, and Fort Pitt Glass, went on to become a major glass making company in the country. They closed their doors around 1900.
Anyway, this neat item is typical of the stuff they made. Elegant, and very Victorian pieces like this, salt shakers, cut glass pitchers and dishes, and kerosene lamp chimneys.
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People think they are so rebellious and original, when really they are just banal, boring and dumb.
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In those days the best painkiller was ice; it wasn't addictive and it was particularly effective if you poured some whiskey over it.~ Gracie Allen
Not exactly vintage but I just bought this one on eBay
I've been looking for something like this for a long time:
The Shining Photo Picture Poster Movie Prop Replica
Just arrived today!
Vintage hat case. They are quite expensive these days!
Just arrived today! Now I need a 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 Art Deco style frame.