L. G. Wright Glass Company Tumbler

Dec 5, 2022 | Museum Monday Treasures

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is an L. G. Wright Glass Company satin custard flat tumbler with a hand-painted farm scene. It is signed by Jan Curtis. As is well known, L. G. Wright Glass Company did not make any of their own glass, but instead had it made by just about every American glass company in production during the years in which Wright sold glass (1937-1999). In this case the artist’s signature reveals the actual manufacturer since Jan Curtis was one of the staff artists of the Fenton Art Glass Company. This tumbler is also special because it is marked on the bottom, “Sample October 16, 1987.” It is 3 ¾” high.

The lovely No. 99-115 candy box in milk glass with hand-painted Magnolia decoration is another L.G. Wright offering that was made by Fenton and signed by Jan Curtis. It is 6 ½” high. It dates to circa 1995-1996.

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