This vintage glass is so beautiful. This is a saucer from New Martinsville Glass in their wonderful Art Deco pattern "Radiance" in Ice Blue. It would have a lovely winged teacup to go with it - however the saucer alone can be used in mix and match or as a charming little small serving dish.
New Martinsville Glass was formed in 1900 and they introduced their unusual Radiance pattern in 1937 - it was just one of a few innovative and spectacular Art Deco patterns they produced during that period. Can you tell I love this company? Later on they became Viking Glass, but it's the period between the 20s and 40s where I really love their patterns, and their colors. New Martinsville bridges the gap between depression glass companies and elegant glass companies. I think of them as elegant glass because of the quality, but apparently they aren't considered in the same vein as Fostoria, for example.
Radiance, particularly on the plates, has a wonderful sunburst type of pattern with a bat wing edging. This is ideal for elegant entertaining. Terrific vintage decor.
CONDITION: Very good with no chips, cracks, or nicks. They do have scratch/scuff marks from use - this is extremely common in glass of this age.
SIZE: Saucer is 5 1/2 inches wide.
I have some the teacup with saucer in this pattern here: https://www.bagbagsydvintage.com/listing/520844685/depression-glass-vintage-new
And some salad or luncheon plates here: https://www.bagbagsydvintage.com/listing/520844745/vintage-new-martinsville-glass-radiance
Check out my growing Depression and Elegant Glass section: https://www.bagbagsydvintage.com/shop/19609316/elegantdepression-glass
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Nov 28, 2018
This is a beautiful little dish. Lovely blue glass. The item is exactly as described, was packed great, and arrived quickly. Great transaction and great seller.