Greensburg Glass Company Florida Pattern

Apr 25, 2022 | Museum Monday Treasures

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a toothpick holder in the Florida pattern, made by the Greensburg Glass Company and introduced in 1893. Frequently pieces in this line are found with ruby stain on the floral panels and with amber stain on the flowers – a very unusual combination. Plain crystal with gold decoration and emerald with gold can also be found. The collector’s name for this pattern is Sunken Primrose.

Greensburg had been founded in 1892, the year prior to the introduction of this line, and continued to operate until 1899, when they became part of the National Glass Company combine, but only stayed open for another year, closing for good in 1900.

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