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J B Higbee

Compote, J B Higbee, Alpha Clear, Glass, Antique

Compote, J B Higbee, Alpha Clear, Glass, Antique

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  • Pattern:  Antique Compote / Candy Dish, Higbee Alpha Clear Glass, Antique Glass, Candy Dish (Discontinued).  
  • Made in Bridgeville, PA, USA
  • Antique: 1907 - 1918
  • Description:  This is a pressed glass compote by Higbee in their Alpha pattern.  Alpha* is a very intricate pattern which consists of  stars & arches within diamond-shaped boxes and some of the smaller diamond shapes have stippling (tiny raised dots).  The foot is also decorated with a starburst / flower like pattern.  It is perfect as a candy or nut dish, for displaying potpourri, on the dresser for jewelry, or any number of other uses on a table or buffet as servingware.  It is a rare treat to find such an old item by Higbee in great condition.  If you're a Higbee collector, this is a very old piece that will stand out in your collection.
  • Material:  Pressed Glass
  • Dimensions:  4.75 inches Tall, 5.25 inches in Diameter (at its widest point) and foot is 3 inches in Diameter.
  • Condition:  Antique, Excellent condition.  There are no cracks or chips.  However, as with all used antique glass, there are surface scratches, we believe they are acceptable based on age/use/wear.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are ANTIQUE and VINTAGE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear  and imperfections.   

* Other sites show this as the "Alfa" pattern by Higbee, but also as "Alpha" with a PH, "Boylen", "Euclid", and "Rexford".  

Higbee glass was made by the J. B. Higbee Company of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania.  The company started in 1907 and closed in 1918.  It was started by Oliver Higbee and R.G. West but they named it in honor of J.B. Higbee since he was instrumental in forming it, but died in 1906,  a year before the company opened.   The plant had good sales and made very nice pieces, primarily bowls, candy dishes, and mugs, however, it closed under mysterious circumstances.   The rumor was that Oliver Higbee ran off  with the company money so the plant was put up for sale. Oliver died early, at the age of only 44, on August 22, 1919.

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