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Compote, L.E. Smith Glass, Moon and Stars, Amber Glass, 7" Tall, Vintage

Compote, L.E. Smith Glass, Moon and Stars, Amber Glass, 7" Tall, Vintage

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  • Pattern: Moon and Stars
  • Vintage: 1940's - 1960's
  • Details:  This is a beautiful Amber Pressed Glass compote from L.E. Smith Glass Company.  The piece features their very popular pattern called Moon and Stars. Many different companies produced this popular pattern including: US Glass, Imperial Glass, Kemple and others.  We believe the original was Adams & Company and dates back to the 1880's.  This pattern is well loved and highly collectible.  This amber glass looks absolutely gorgeous as part of your Fall, Boho and Traditional decor.  We have seen these filled with potpourri, candles, soaps in the bathroom, but of course it looks perfect on its own.  Great gift filled with chocolates or candies!     
  • Materials: Glass 
  • Dimensions: 7.0 inches Tall, 7.5 inches in Diameter (top opening), 3.75 inches in Diameter (foot)
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Excellent Condition.  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 any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.  
The L.E. Smith Glass Company has been in business for over 100 years.  Originally founded in 1907 by Louis E. Smith and Charles Wible. They used Smith's name because they thought it was easier to remember than "Wible."  In 1909, the L.E. Smith Glass Co., of Jeannette, PA, purchased the Mt. Pleasant, PA plant of the Anchor Glass Co. (in a bankruptcy sale), which then re-opened under Smith in January 1910. Mr. Smith didn't stay with the company very long, he left the company in 1911, became a salesman for Westmoreland Glass, however, his name continued to be used.  L.E. Smith began producing colored glass in the mid 1920’s, making pink, green, amber, yellow, amethyst and cobalt pieces as early as 1926. In the late 1920’s, Smith Glass devised a formula for black glass that set it apart from other manufacturers. The company expanded to make depression glass dinnerware, hurricane lamps, lamp shades, perfume bottles, cigarette lighters, etc.  In the 1950's, they expanded again into decorative glassware. In the 1960's they experimented with iridescent glass and in January 1971 they went into production with Contemporary Carnival Glass  Also in 1971, the company was purchased by Owens-Illinois, with Smith operating as a wholly owned subsidiary.  L.E. Smith stopped production in June 2004 and was nearing liquidation when Scottish-born Pittsburgh businessman William Kelman purchased the company, they were unable to grow the business and Smith Glass was sold in bankruptcy in 2005.

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