This is a stunning set of Croesus Green (Emerald) by RIVERSIDE GLASS WORKS / EAPG footed berry bowls, C. 1897.
1 Master bowl, 5 individual berry bowls. They are a deep emerald green with gold accents, in excellent condition given their 100+ year age!
The smaller bowls are in phenomenal condition, with only expected wear to the gold. The larger bowl has been repaired inside with some sort of clear material, applied down into what were probably chips in the bottom of the bowl. It is fairly smooth, but has whitened through the years. I soaked the bowl for an hour, thinking I get the material off. before I realized what it was.
Full, this bowl will not show any flaw. In the cabinet, it will look great as well. You certainly need to know about this repair, tho. The set is priced for that issue.
A little info:
Riverside Glass was formed in 1879 in Wellsburg, West Virginia, with Charles Brady, from Hobbs Brockunier & Co., as President and John Dornan from Buckeye Glass Works as the manager. The land for this glass factory had been donated by the citizens of Wellsburg to encourage a glass works to set up in their town. The first glass was produced in January 1880.
However, they rebuilt the glass works and were back in operation in just a few months. The company was successful and in November 1899 they merged into the newly formed National Glass Company of Pittsburgh. Operating as Factory 15 of the National Glass Company, Riverside continued to be relatively successful and introduced several new lines over the next few years. However in 1907 the National Glass Company went bankrupt and the assets of Riverside glass works were sold to pay creditors. During its short life span (just 27 years) Riverside produced some exceptional patterns which are eagerly collected today. Croesus, illustrated above, is probably their most famous design and was made from 1898 onwards. They also specialized in beautiful glass oil lamps with special features designed and patented by the company.
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