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Glasgow Pottery - John Moses & Co.

Mercer Pottery

O.P.Co. – Syracuse China

Bloomfield Industries
Corning Glass Works

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The bowls on this page were made by George Duncan & Sons and by George Duncan's Sons & Co. – a Pennsylvania family business with changing history in the late 19th and early 20th century. (Read more about the family here.)

Block pattern

The following bowl has been identified as George Duncan & Sons' Block pattern #331, circa 1889. It is 5" wide by 2 3/4" high. It is found at right in a 1913 Albert Pick catalog. (Thanks to Kat Krivda with the Early American Pattern Glass Society for the ID!)

A topmarked version of this bowl appears to have been made for The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co., which ran the Bell System's telecommunications operations in California and eventually Oregon, Washington and parts of Idaho.



Scalloped Six Point pattern

The next pattern is one of the most commonly found in clear flips, after the clear ribbed bowls. It was introduced by George Duncan's Son & Co. in 1896-97 and was called No. 30 by the company. However, collectors call it Scalloped Six Point.

Because of the wide variety of lids on these bowls and the sizes of the bowls themselves, it is quite likely that old new stock floated around for 30 or 40 years, emerging occasionally with lids by a different fabricator. Therefore, the quality of the flips can appear drastically different, depending solely on the quality of their lids.

The bowl on the right, labeled a "Sanitary Glass Sugar Bowl," was shown in a 1913 Albert Pick & Co. catalog.

I have been led to believe by EAPG historian Paul Kirk that all bowls in this pattern would have been made by George Duncan & Sons. Though it is impossible to tell when this pattern was discontinued, Kirk believes it would have been by the 1910s.

For additional information regarding the Scalloped Six Point pattern provided by glass expert Jim Schmidt, see the entry under U.S. Glass.

Dimensions: ~ 8" in diameter

Dimensions: from 4 1/2" in diameter to 5 3/4" in diameter. Note how much more attractive the one on the top, right is with the heavy knob, inscribed concentric circles on the lid and addition of metal band on the foot.

The Scalloped Six Point bowl below was topmarked for Childs, a chain of restaurants that started in Manhattan, New York and spread to more than 100 restaurants in 33 U.S. and Canadian cities. Its lid, made by International Silver Co., is nickel silver (misspelled on the lid!) silver plated, and inscribed with concentric circles and the engraved Childs name and logo, in script.





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