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Divided Relish Dish, Federal Glass, Windsor (Button & Cane), Vintage

Divided Relish Dish, Federal Glass, Windsor (Button & Cane), Vintage

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  • Pattern:  Vintage Divided Relish Dish, Federal Glass, Windsor Pattern (aka Button and Cane, (Discontinued)
  • Made in USA 
  • Vintage:  1970's
  • Details:  This is a very nice serving dish in a wonderfully intricate pattern called Windsor, also known as Button and Cane. The Windsor pattern has long been discontinued and it's history is a bit complex.  It was introduced by Federal Glass (circa 1970), but Lancaster Colony, the parent company to Indiana Glass, purchased Federal Glass molds after Federal Glass closed (1980). Indiana Glass used the original Federal Glass molds and reissued the Windsor pattern in the 1980's. Some of the reissues were marketed as Windsor, others were marketed as Royal Brighton, all mostly in color glass. There is another pattern from Jeannette Glass called Windsor Diamond, but it looks very different from this one. Based on a 1971 advertisement for Windsor, looks like the divided dish was part of the original release from Federal Glass.  This is a beautiful dish and a wonderful piece of American glass history.  Because of its geometric pattern, this piece would look great in a traditional as well as modern style setting.  Excellent at the bar for lemon wedges, olives, and other small items. If you're collecting this pattern, we hope this is an exciting find for you.  
  • Material:  Glass
  • Dimension:  7 3/8 inches in Diameter, 8 3/8 including handles.
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks, or scratches. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.  

The Federal Glass Company was founded in 1900, in Columbus Ohio. The company began operations making salt and pepper shakers, goblets, measuring cups, and jars for processed foods.  By the 1920's they had expanded and were making tableware, with patterns which we now call, "Depression Glass" such as:  Madrid, Colonial, Normandie, Mayfair, Raindrops, Parrot, Diana, etc.  Federal went bankrupt in 1977 - 1978, they finally closed down in 1980. When Federal Glass went out of business, Lancaster Colony, (the parent company to Indiana Glass), purchased their molds and Indiana Glass re-issued the pattern in the 1970's, but in colors like olive green as well as a gold-tone (like amber), carnival glass and also a milk glass version.  The Windsor pattern was first produced by Federal Glass in early 1970's, in clear only. Contrary to much information you find online, this Windsor pattern is NOT Depression Glass and it is not listed in any Depression Glass books we own.  The Jeannette Glass "Windsor Diamond" is a Depression Glass pattern (made from 1936 to 1946), and that may have created some of the confusion.

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