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Introducing the Catalonian Line - Updated April 5, 2014

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Tom Jiamachello prentation about Consolidated Glass Company's Catalonian glass line at the 2011 annual convention of the Phoenix & Consolidated Glass Collectors Club. Visit our website at www.pcgcc.org

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Introducing the Catalonian Line - Updated April 5, 2014

  1. 1. Introducing: the Catalonian Line (aka “The Glass of Old Spain”)
  2. 2. Tom Jiamachello for 2011 PCGCC Convention © Tom Jiamachello 2011
  3. 3. Made by Consolidated Glass (1927-1932, 1936-1942?) “It’s the cat’s meow!”
  4. 4. Photo credits: Bill Burke Lois Wightman & Roger Hayman Gary Wickland & Bruce Mueller Jack Wilson Barbara Milin Josh Bair Tom Jiamachello the wide spaces of the Internet.
  5. 5. Part 1 - History of the line
  6. 6. As stated in Jack Wilson’s book, the Catalonian line was introduced in January 1927. The Catalonian line was another line created by Reuben Haley, both the process to make it and the design. Consolidated’s best selling line and chief profit maker. That explains why there is an ample supply of this line in the secondary glass market. However, there are rarities within the line that can be very difficult to acquire. You will see both categories of Catalonian glass in the presentation.
  7. 7. Here is the cover of a catalogue for the line. One can see the August 1927 date in the upper left hand corner.
  8. 8. Page two of the August 1927 catalogue.
  9. 9. Page three of the August 1927 catalogue.
  10. 10. Page four of the August 1927 catalogue.
  11. 11. Although the company referred to it as “The Glass of Old Spain”, the glass workers themselves used the terms “bubble glass” “blister glass” or “Smear Glass” to refer to this line.
  12. 12. Here are two more patent pages. Recognize the shapes?
  13. 13. This patent drawing is for “Bubbled Colored Glass Articles” .
  14. 14. Part 2 - The line ( Colors known)
  15. 15. Clear Emerald Green Red / Ruby Yellow (unusual) Amethyst wash Honey (yellow) wash Jade Green wash Reuben Blue wash White ceramic wash Russet (Red) ceramic wash Regent aqua, cased in white Regent pink, cased in white Clear Transparent colors Ceramic washes over clear Unusual Ceramic Finishes Pink Metallic Gray Pink overshot inside Very Unusual Very Unusual
  16. 16. Trims & Rims: Rainbow on clear
  17. 17. Reuben Blue
  18. 18. Trims & Rims: Reuben Blue Reuben Blue on clear Reuben Blue on Emerald
  19. 19. Trims & Rims: Honey & Amethyst Honey Yellow on clear Amethyst on clear
  20. 20. Trims & Rims: Red & Gold Red on clear Gold on red
  21. 21. Trims & Rims: Ruby on Honey
  22. 22. Part 3 - The line ( shape number / name)
  23. 23. Here are some group display shots to whet your appetite. Thanks, Bill!
  24. 24. Group Shot #1
  25. 25. Group Shot #2
  26. 26. Group Shot #3
  27. 27. The first brochure known is from 1929 (Wilson page 31). It lists the original inventory number and price for the line. It contains the colors made and 50 entries. They can be seen here: Colors: Brilliant: Emerald Green, Spanish Rose, Crystal Soft: Honey, Amethyst, Jade # size Description Price 1100 8” Tumbler 1100 8” Tumbler Shaped Vase $24.00 1100-B 8” Fan Shaped Vase $24.00 1100-C Flared Shaped Vase $24.00 1100-P 72-Oz Jug (handled) $30.00 1101 10” Triangle Vase $24.00 1101-P 72 Oz. Triangle Jug $30.00 1102 6” Triangle Vase $9.00 1102-P 20 Oz. Triangle Jug (hndld)$12.00 1103 4” Triangle Vase $4.00 1103-P 7-Oz. Triangle Cream (han)$9.00 1104 6” Oblong Vase $7.50 1105 Sugar - Two Handles $9.00 1105-B Sugar - No Handles $6.00 1105-C Mayonnaise Boat (hndld) $9.00 1106 Cream, (handled) $6.00 1107 Cigarette Box and Cover $6.00 1108 12” Lily Bowl, Cupped $36.00 1109 Jug (handled) $30.00 1109-B 8” Rose Jar $24.00 1110 Tumbler Tapered - 9 Oz. $3.75 # size Description Price 1111 13” Plate $27.00 1112 8” Salad Plate $6.00 1113 7” Bread and Butter Plate $5.00 1114 Finger Bowl /Mayonnaise $5.00 1115 9” Salad Bowl - Straight $15.00 1115-B Flared Salad Bowl (not on price list) 1116 7” Tumbler Shaped Vase $12.00 1116-B 7” Fan Shaped Vase $12.00 1116-C 6” Flared Vase (Hat vase) $12.00 1117 12 -Oz. Iced Tea Tumbler $5.00 1117-B 12-Oz. Iced Tea Tumbler Handled $6.00 1118 7 -Oz. Tumbler, Tapered $3.50 1119 2 1/2-Oz. Whiskey $3.00 1120 10-Oz. Low Ft. Goblet $5.50 12-Oz. Low Ft. Iced Tea Goblet $6.50 1122 2 1/2-Oz. Low Ft. Whiskey $3.50 1123 7-Oz. Low Ft. Sundae $5.00 1124 Low Ft. Candlestick (pair) $4.50 1125 Ash Tray $3.00 1126 Fish Bowl, (Emerald and Rose) $60.00
  28. 28. (continued) The next brochure known is from 1929. It lists the original inventory number and price for the line. It contains the colors made and 50 entries. They can be seen here: Colors: Brilliant: Emerald Green, Spanish Rose, Crystal Soft: Honey, Amethyst, Jade # size Description Price 1127 Whiskey Jug $30.00 1128 Tray $18.00 1129 Ice Tub $18.00 1130 Flower Bowl (SK) $27.00 1131 Candle Pair (SK) $6.00 1151 Water Set $4.35 1 - 1100 P-Jug 6 - 1110-9 Oz. Tumblers 1152 Iced Tea Set $5.00 1 - 1101-P-Jug 6 - 1117-12 Oz. Tumblers 1161 Iced Tea Set $5.25 1 - 1100-Jug 6 - 1120-10-Oz. Tumblers 1162 Whiskey Set $5.50 1 - 1128 Tray 1 - 1127 Whiskey Jug 6 - 1119 2 1/2 Oz. Whiskies 1163 Guest Set $3.00 1 - 1128 Tray 1 - 1102-P-20 Oz. Jug 2 - 1118-7-Oz. Tumbler 1164 Smoking Set $2.50 1 - 1128 Tray 1 - 1107 Cigarette Box 2 - 1125 Ash Tray 45 items in the original line / Plus 6 Sets What I find amazing are the prices for the Sets which include the very hard-to-find Tray!
  29. 29. Let’s take a look now at each item in line and the colors we can document at this time. (As additional information comes to light, I will update this presentation.)
  30. 30. 1100 8” Tumbler Shaped Vases - Two Treatments
  31. 31. 1100 8” Tumbler Shaped Vase
  32. 32. 1100 8” Tumbler Shaped Vase - pulled lobed rim
  33. 33. 7” 1116-B & 8” 1100-B Fan (Shaped) Vases - Contrast
  34. 34. 1100-B 8” Fan Shaped Vase
  35. 35. 1100-C & 1116-C Flared (Hat) Shaped Vase - contrast 6” 1116-C on left / 8” 1100-C on right
  36. 36. 1100-C Flared Shaped Vase
  37. 37. 1100-P 72-Oz Jug (handled))
  38. 38. Triangle Vases and Pitchers (Jugs)
  39. 39. 1101 10” Triangle Vase
  40. 40. 1101-P 72 Oz. Triangle Jug
  41. 41. 1102 6” Triangle Vase
  42. 42. 1102-P 6” 20 Oz. Triangle Jug (handled)
  43. 43. 1103 4” Triangle Vase
  44. 44. 1103-P 4” 7-Oz. Triangle Cream (handled)
  45. 45. 1104 6” Oblong Vase
  46. 46. 1105 Sugar - Two Handles
  47. 47. 1105-B Open Sugar - No Handles
  48. 48. 1105-C 8” Mayonnaise Boat (handled)
  49. 49. 1106 Cream, (handled)
  50. 50. 1107 Cigarette Box and Cover
  51. 51. 1108 12” Lily Bowl, Cupped
  52. 52. 1108-F? 12” Lily Bowl - Flower Frog
  53. 53. 1109 Jug (handled)
  54. 54. 1109-B 8” Rose Jar
  55. 55. Catalonian Assorted Tumblers
  56. 56. 1110 Tumbler Tapered - 9 Oz.
  57. 57. 1111 13” Plate
  58. 58. 1112 8” Salad Plate
  59. 59. 1113 7” Bread and Butter Plate
  60. 60. 1114 Finger Bowl or Mayonnaise
  61. 61. 1115 9” Salad Bowl - Straight
  62. 62. 1115-B 9” Flared Salad Bowl (not on price list)
  63. 63. 1116 7” Tumbler Shaped Vase
  64. 64. 1116-B 7” Fan Shaped Vase Unusual Pink with Chipped Ice/Overshot Applied to Inside
  65. 65. 1116-C 6” Flared Vase (Hat vase) & Flared Top
  66. 66. 1117 12 -Oz. Iced Tea Tumbler
  67. 67. 1117-B 12-Oz. Iced Tea Tumbler
  68. 68. 1118 7-Oz. Tumbler, Tapered ??
  69. 69. 1119 2 1/2-Oz. Whiskey (Flat foot)
  70. 70. 1120 10-Oz. Low Ft. Goblet
  71. 71. 1121 7” tall 11-Oz. Low Ft. Iced Tea Goblet
  72. 72. Catalonian Assorted Whiskey Shots (1119 & 1122) & 1118 Tumblers
  73. 73. 1122 2 1/2-Oz. Low Ft. Whiskey
  74. 74. 1123 7-Oz. Low Ft. Sundae
  75. 75. 1124 Low Foot. Candlestick (pair)
  76. 76. 1125 Ash Tray
  77. 77. 1126 Fish Bowl, Emerald and Rose
  78. 78. 1127 Whiskey Jug
  79. 79. 1128 Tray (Whiskey)
  80. 80. 1129 Ice Tub / SK “Spitoon”?
  81. 81. 1130 Flower Bowl (Spanish Knobs)
  82. 82. 1131 Candle Pair (Spanish Knobs)
  83. 83. 1151 Water Set
  84. 84. 1152 Iced Tea Set (#1117 tall flat tumblers)
  85. 85. 1161 Iced Tea Set (#1120 or #1121 goblets)
  86. 86. 1162 Whiskey Set
  87. 87. 1163 Guest Set
  88. 88. 1164 Smoking Set
  89. 89. The next brochure known is from 1931. It lists the original inventory number and picture for the line. It does not contain the colors made nor the prices. It has 16 entries which were not shown in the 1929 catalogue. However, one might be able to assume that the colors remain the same. Colors: Brilliant: Emerald Green, Spanish Rose, Crystal Soft: Honey, Amethyst, Jade # size Description Price 1115-B Flared Salad Bowl 1148 Footed Flared Vase (Spanish Knobs) 1153 Flared Vase (Spanish Knobs) 1154 Sweet Pea Vase 1166 Pinch Bottle Vase (Spanish Knobs) (flared top) 1169 Pinch Bottle Vase (Spanish Knobs) (straight bottleneck) 1170 Nasturtium Vase 1171 Violet Vase (shown in assortment#392) 1172 12” Footed Fan Vase 1174 4 1/4” Fan Top Vase (Spanish Knobs) 1175 Toilet Bottle 1176 Oatmeal Dish 1177 10” Service Plate 1179 Cup 1180 Saucer 1181 6” Bread and Butter Plate (SK too?)
  90. 90. 1115-B Flared Salad Bowl
  91. 91. 1148 Footed Flared Vase (Spanish Knobs) (tumbler mold probably)
  92. 92. 1153 Flared Vase (Spanish Knobs)
  93. 93. 1154 Sweet Pea Vase
  94. 94. 1166 Pinch Bottle Vase (Spanish Knobs) (flared top)
  95. 95. 1167 3 -side Pinch Bottle Vase (Spanish Knobs) (flared top)
  96. 96. 1167 Pinch Vase (Spanish Knobs) (flared top) retooled as handled pitcher
  97. 97. 1169 Pinch Bottle Vase (Spanish Knobs) (straight bottleneck)
  98. 98. 1170 Nasturtium Vase
  99. 99. 1171 Violet Vase (shown in assortment#392)
  100. 100. 1172 12” Footed Fan Vase
  101. 101. 1174 4 1/4” Fan Top Vase (Spanish Knobs)
  102. 102. 1175 Toilet Bottle
  103. 103. 1176 Oatmeal Dish
  104. 104. 1177 10” Service Plate
  105. 105. 1179/1180 Cup / Saucer
  106. 106. 1181 6” Bread and Butter Plate (SK too?)
  107. 107. The final brochure known is an undated “Catalonian Assortment 391 & 392” ((Wilson page 108- 109). (This catalog has to date around 1942 as the Rainbow glass is shown). This assortment also includes pieces in the Reuben Blue color! (In the Bibliography, Jack states that Assortment 391 & 392 are from February 1939 and were 4 pages) Colors: Clear: crystal, green, pink, yellow, Coronation blue? (unless this is supposed to be Reuben blue but is hand- colored) AND Reuben Blue! # Description 1109-P Jug, Triangle Top, handled 1114-H Basket Vase (handled) (made with mayonnaise shape) 1183 Three Level Cone Vase (green, rainbow shown) 1184 Three Level Cone Vase, Flared rim (yellow, Reuben blue shown) 1185 Large Flared Low Bowl (shaped like 1115-B but must be 13” wide) 1186 10”Ruffled Top Bowl (clear, honey, rainbow shown) The following four shapes have consecutive shape numbers and are found in the same colors as the 1939 additions: 1189 Elephant Vase, lobed 1190 Elephant Vase, Fan Top 1191 Relish Tray, Three Part 1192 Relish Tray, Six Part
  108. 108. The final brochure known is an undated “Catalonian Assortment 391 & 392”((Wilson page 108-109). (This catalog has to date around 1942 as the Rainbow glass is shown). This assortment also includes pieces in the Reuben Blue color! (In the Bibliography, Jack states that Assortment 391 & 392 are from February 1939 and were 4 pages)
  109. 109. 1109-P Jug, Triangle Top, handled
  110. 110. 1114-H & 1100-H Basket Vase (handled) (made with mayonnaise shape)
  111. 111. 1183 Three Level Cone Vase (green, rainbow shown)
  112. 112. 1184 Three Level Cone Vase, Flared rim (yellow, Reuben blue shown)
  113. 113. 1185 Large Flared Low Bowl - 12.5 inches wide x 2 1/2 inches tall)
  114. 114. 1186 10”Ruffled Top Bowl (clear, honey, rainbow shown)
  115. 115. The following four shapes have consecutive shape numbers and are found in the same colors as the 1939 additions: # Description 1189 Elephant Vase, lobed 1190 Elephant Vase, Fan Top 1191 Relish Tray, Three Part 1192 Relish Tray, Six Part
  116. 116. 1189 Elephant Vase- Four different Rim Treatments
  117. 117. 1189 Elephant Vase, lobed
  118. 118. 1189 Elephant Vase, Flat Rim
  119. 119. 1189 Elephant Vase, Rolled Rim
  120. 120. 1190 Elephant Vase, Fan Top
  121. 121. 1191 Relish Tray, Three Part
  122. 122. 1192 Relish Tray, Six Part
  123. 123. ? Vase, Swung, Twist, 7 1/2” tall (amethyst)
  124. 124. Here are other items that are in the line either with a known number or whose number is not yet verified: Colors: Brilliant: Emerald Green, Spanish Rose, Crystal Soft: Honey, Amethyst, Jade, Reuben Blue # Description Spanish Knobs: ? Spitoon (Vase) (Spanish Knobs) (1118-SK) 4 1/4” straight side Tumbler (SK) ? Barrel shape tumbler (SK) ? Pitcher/Jug, handled (SK) ? Footed ice tea goblet - (SK) ? footed creamer (SK) (known in emerald) ? Footed sugar (SK)(known in emerald) ? Pinch vase mold - handled pitcher ? Footed flared compote ? 10” Service Plate - (known in amethyst) Other items related to the line: ? Vase, Swung, Twist, 7 1/2” tall (amethyst) 1174-B 4 1/4” Fan Top Spanish KnobsVase (Regent Line) 3758-9 Florette/Quilt Cracker Jar, (Regent Line)
  125. 125. Part 4 - Special Focus #1 The Spanish Knobs Line
  126. 126. 1177-SK 10” Service Plate
  127. 127. ?- SK Large Service Jug
  128. 128. 1167 Pinch Vase (Spanish Knobs) (flared top)
  129. 129. ? SK Spitoon - Flared rim
  130. 130. Spanish Knobs: Tumbler Assortment (7 shapes) & Footed Cream & Sugar
  131. 131. Other items known/related to the Spanish Knobs Line
  132. 132. 12 -Oz. Knob bottom, cup bowl tall flat Iced Tea Tumbler- (SK)
  133. 133. 12 -Oz, Pinch bottom footed tumbler - (SK)
  134. 134. 6 1/2” Pinch bottom footed Tumbler - (SK) Right
  135. 135. 5 3/4” tall 10 0z. Pinch bottom footed Tumbler - (SK)
  136. 136. 7 1/4” 13 oz. tall Pinch bottom footed Tumbler - (SK)
  137. 137. 9-Oz.? 4 1/4” Pinch bottom flat Tumbler, knobs on corners (SK)
  138. 138. 12-Oz.? 6”? Pinch bottom flat Tumbler flared rim, knobs on corners (SK)
  139. 139. ? Barrel shape tumbler (SK)
  140. 140. 1174 shape? Knob bottom cup bowl Short Flat goblet (SK)
  141. 141. 1174 shape? Knob bottom flared rim bowl Short Flat goblet (SK) Second Row, all but far left
  142. 142. 1174 shape? Knob bottom flared rim short Footed cup, handled (SK)
  143. 143. ? Knob bottom footed whisky (SK)
  144. 144. ? footed compote - (SK)
  145. 145. ? footed sugar, flared rim - (SK)
  146. 146. ? footed creamer (SK) (emerald)
  147. 147. Other Items Known/Related to the Spanish Knobs line
  148. 148. 7” ? Bubbles Twist footed Flared Rim Vase - known in yellow
  149. 149. 1174F- Spanish Knob Flared Rim Vase - known in amethyst - 4 1/2” tall
  150. 150. Part 4 - Special Focus #2 Decorated Catalonian
  151. 151. There appear to be two two types of decoration: Full Surface or Pattern.: Patterns (5): 1. Commas 2. Flower Petal (my name) 3. Seaweed 4. Seaweed & Bubbles (my name) 5. Southwest Full-Surface: 1. Pebble / Overshot finish
  152. 152. 1. Commas: Green comma, blue mark on Honey: #1112 8” plate
  153. 153. 2. Flower Petal: Yellow Flower and Band on Clear: #1113 7” Bread & Butter plate
  154. 154. 2. Flower Petal: Yellow Flower and Band on Clear: #1115 Salad Bowl
  155. 155. 2. Flower Petal: Yellow Flower and Band on Clear: #1116-C “Hat” vase
  156. 156. 3. Seaweed (only) Amethyst on clear: #1102-P 6” Jug & 8” plate
  157. 157. 3. Seaweed (only) Amethyst on clear: #1102-P 6” Jug, #1111 13” Plate & 9” salad bowl?
  158. 158. 4. Seaweed & Bubbles: Amethyst on clear: 10” plate & 7” plates (notice the labels!)
  159. 159. 4. Seaweed & Bubbles: Amethyst on clear: #1124 Low Candleholders
  160. 160. 4. Seaweed & Bubbles: Amethyst on clear: #1116-B 7” Fan Vase
  161. 161. 5. Southwest: Red/Black/Yellow on clear: Plate (left) / #1124 Candleholders, tumbler
  162. 162. 1. Full Surface: Chipped Ice 7” plate: Soft pink plate with a rough satin finish with no traces of orange
  163. 163. Part 4 - Special Focus #3 The Monterey Lighting Line
  164. 164. The Monterey Lighting Line: (“A Thought from Old Spain …. Yet Modern” (JW book pages 107 & 132) The Monterey Lighting Line contains 6 items. There were marketed for: the Living Room, the Dining Room, the Hall, and the Bedroom. The Hall Pendant Modernizer was available in four colors: Green, Honey, Cream, and Two-Tone Tan. The Dining Room “Luminaire”, the 2 Living Room “Luminaires”, and the 2 “Pocket” sconces were available only in Cream and Two-Tone Tan It is not clear from page 107 if the Bed Room Ceiling Modernizer was made in all four colors or only in Cream and Two-Tone Tan.
  165. 165. The Monterey Lighting Line: #200 Hall Pocket Sconce length: 9” width: 5 1/2” extends 7” (glass #3060) Two colors only: Cream or Two- Tone Tan (JW book page 107) Two-Tone Tan
  166. 166. The Monterey Lighting Line: #201 Hall Pocket Sconce length: 9” width: 6” (glass #3059) Two colors only: Cream or Two-Tone Tan (JW book page 107)
  167. 167. The Monterey Lighting Line: #203 Three-lite Living Room Luminaire length: 33” spread: 18” Two colors only: Cream or Two-Tone Tan (JW book page 132)
  168. 168. The Monterey Lighting Line: #204 Bed Room Ceiling Modernizer 10” wide, 9” deep (glass #3055 bowl, #3056 cup) All four colors or Two colors only : Cream or Two-Tone Tan (unknown) (JW book page 107)
  169. 169. The Monterey Lighting Line: #205 Five-lite Living Room Luminaire length: 23” spread: 18” Two colors only: Cream or Two-Tone Tan (JW book page 132) Two-toneTan
  170. 170. The Monterey Lighting Line: #206 Six-lite Dining Room Luminaire length: 42” spread: 18”, (side glass #3060, bowl #3061) Two colors only: Cream or Two-Tone Tan (JW book page 107)
  171. 171. The Monterey Lighting Line: #208 Hall Pendant Modernizer (SK glass?) length: 24” width: 8 1/2” Four colors : Green, Honey, Cream or Two-Tone Tan (JW book page 107)
  172. 172. That concludes: the Catalonian Line (aka “The Glass of Old Spain”)
  173. 173. End The End! I hope you enjoyed the show.

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