Museum Treasures

There are so many amazing treasures throughout the museum. Our goal here is to feature one of those special items and bring you more information about it every week. Please check back often as we will be adding new treasures every week!

Little Bo-Peep Goblet

Little Bo-Peep Goblet

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a goblet with a lovely Little Bo-Peep cutting. It was tentatively attributed by Gene Florence to the Morgantown Glass Works in the 1930s, but has not been documented. It is 7 ½” high with a...

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The Atherholt Company Envelope

The Atherholt Company Envelope

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a wonderful example of how business stationery can be used as an effective means for advertising. It is an envelope from The Atherholt Company, dealers in wholesale crockery and glassware, from...

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Chatham Glass Company Fish

Chatham Glass Company Fish

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a wonderful Chatham Glass Company fish. It is in green and clear with controlled bubbles, signed on the bottom: "Chatham Glass Co. '98." It was made by James Holmes and his wife, Deborah Doane....

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United States Glass Company Contract

United States Glass Company Contract

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a bit of an oddity from our archives. It is a contract between Wm. J. Royce and Frank T. Hunter and the United States Glass Company for work done at Glassport, Pennsylvania, dated August 25,...

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Pressed Rose Point Goblet

Pressed Rose Point Goblet

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a blown goblet with a pressed foot in the Rose Point design of the Cambridge Glass Company. Rose Point was Cambridge’s most popular plate etching and was in production for many years. The...

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Gibson Glass Buffalo Paperweight

Gibson Glass Buffalo Paperweight

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a Buffalo paperweight made by Gibson Glass. It is a reproduction of a piece with a complicated history. There is some evidence that it was originally made in 1901 by the Dalzell, Gilmore and...

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Bottle Ashtray

Bottle Ashtray

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a real oddity. It is an ashtray made by slumping and merging two dark amber bottles. It has a textured bottom and splotches of gold paint appearing in a random pattern. Who dunnit? We have no...

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Bicycle Girl Pitcher

Bicycle Girl Pitcher

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a delightful pitcher made by Dalzell, Gilmore and Leighton Glass Company in the late 1890s. It is known to collectors as Bicycle Girl. After Dalzell became part of the National Glass Company in...

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