Anyone of a certain age will remember the instrumental song from the 1960’s called Classical Gas by Mason Williams. If not, click here to listen.
For a few years, I have collected classical glass – glassware designed to look like classical Wedgwood Jasperware patterns, right down to the Greek, Roman, Egyptian and even Chinoiserie motifs, as well as the colours and details. It is generally referred to as Hellenic ware, even though it’s not all Greek motifs. This glassware was made by the Jeannette Glass company which was founded in Pennsylvania in the early 1900’s and went out of existence in the late 1980’s.
The colours of the glassware range from a pale bright Wedgwood blue, to a darker blue to the lovely green. All of the pieces have white figures on them, just as the Wedgwood Jasperware pieces do, and much of the glassware has hand-painted gold rims, although many glasses’ rims have faded over time. The Hellenic ware comes in a huge variety of shapes and sizes as you can see here. All of the themes are classic, more than 2000 years old! You could find a Greek, Roman or Egyptian vase in any museum with nearly the same figures in the same poses.The glassware is very detailed, with the motifs covering nearly the entire piece. I have listed a number of these glasses sets on my Etsy site and they always sell. This set is Egyptian. This set has an Indochine motif. This set is Chinoiserie. I think these classical glasses are lots of fun. What about you?