Riverside Glass Company Ranson Pattern Butter Dish

Nov 28, 2022 | Museum Monday Treasures

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a butter dish in the Ranson pattern from the Riverside Glass Company. What makes it such a spectacular piece is that it is in canary (or vaseline, as most collectors refer to the color today). Ranson was introduced in 1899, just prior to the company becoming the Riverside Glass Works, as part of the newly formed National Glass Company combine. Ranson is the original manufacturer’s name, with the pattern also known to collectors as Gold Band (for pretty obvious reasons). The butter dish is 5 inches high and 7 ½ inches in diameter. Also in our collection is a pitcher, 8 ½ inches high, and a toothpick holder, 2 ½” high.

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