Very RARE PAIR Early American Pressed Glass cat dish AKA Cat Plate as well as the companion dog dish AKA Dog Plate with beaded edge made by the Columbia Glass Company, Findlay, Ohio, introduced in 1887. They have a 5 7/8 diameter.
Great detail and a very deep mold impression. Childrens glass collectors love these! Excellent condition, all beads and surfaces are in great condition. The cat plate has a couple very faint scratches as shown in photos in the light. The dog has no scratches but does have a small mold mark that almost look like initials.
I have taken photos in different backgrounds, the black, up against natural light with our grass in the background as well as up against LED natural light. Please inspect photos as they are also part of the description. These are from my personal collection and I want them to go to an EAPG loving home. Don't miss out, as pairs of these don't by very often.
Some history about Columbia Glass of Findlay Ohio: Findlay had 4 pressed class companies: Findlay Flint, Columbia, Dalzell Gilmore and Leighton, and Model Flint. The glass made by those companies in Findlay, is what is known as Findlay Glass. It all started with the discovery of natural gas in the Findlay area in 1884. It was plentiful and a booming town with glass factories, that is until 1891 when the abundant supply of gas became scarce and. The city was forced to shut off gas to them in order to provide enough for its city homes.
Columbia was only in business from 1886 to 1891 (5 years)! It is very rare to find BOTH of these in one listing! The item "1887 EAPG RARE PAIR OF BOTH CAT & DOG PLATES Columbia Glass Co. Findlay Ohio" is in sale since Friday, July 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\EAPG Pattern Glass 1850-1910\Other EAPG Patterned Glassware".
The seller is "lynns-whatnots" and is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.