Indiana Glass Vases
Indiana Glass Vases were vases produced by the Indiana Glass Company, and latterly Bartlett & Collins in the United States.
Brief history and description
The Indiana Glass Company was founded in 1907 in Dunkirk, Indiana, and became well known for manufacturing a variety of high-class glass items such as auto head lenses, restaurant ware, crystal ware, vases and much more.
The company's coloured glass items first became popular during the 1920s, and featured a variety of different coloured-press patterns. Some of their most popular patterns include Avocado, Sandwich, Tearoom, #612 Horseshoe, Indiana Custard and Pyramid, to name a few.
Even though the Indiana Glass Company closed its doors in 2002, Indiana glass products are still being produced by the Bartlett & Collins factory today.
Guide for collectors
Glass vases which were manufactured by company are considered to be more rare and valuable than vases manufactured by the Bartlett & Collins factory. Indiana glass vases that are sold within a matching set of various other Indiana Glass Company items are considered to be rare, but not necessarily the most valuable.
Restoration of vases is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring an Indiana glass vase may decrease its value.
For more information, visit Carnival Haven's Indiana Glass website.
Raleigh Auction & Estate Sales in Raleigh, North Carolina sold a green Indiana glass "Tea Room" vase which was manufactured by the Indiana Glass Company (11" x 6") for $100 in March of 2012.
Affiliated Auctions in Tallahassee, Florida sold a lot of ten matching crystal and ruby coloured Indiana Glass Company items including one footed vase (11" in height), a tall and lidded candy dish, a round serving plate, four bowls, salt and pepper shakers and a sugar bowl for $30 in April of 2007.
Auction Ten in Rocklin, California sold a white Indiana milk glass bud vase (9" in height) for $10 in June of 2010.