Mary Gregory Glassware

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2015-06-26 10:39:07

Mary Gregory Glassware was produced by Mary Gregory, a famous American glass painter and artist who worked for the Boston and Sandwich glass factory in Massachusetts between 1880 and 1884.

Brief history and description

Some of the many popular Mary Gregory glassware items include vases, decanters, pitchers, lamps and much more.

Mary Gregory glassware items typically carried a signature style of white, hand-painted enamel decorations featuring children from the Victorian era. The children were often depicted as participating in a variety of different activities (such as playing sports, flying kites or blowing bubbles), and were dressed in fancy clothing such as knickerbockers or sailor suits.

Guide for collectors

Mary Gregory glassware items that are sold as a complete set (such as a pitcher along with a matching tumblers or cordials) are considered to be the most rare and valuable among collectors.

Restoration of a Mary Gregory glassware item is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring a Mary Gregory glassware item may decrease its value.

For more information regarding Mary Gregory glassware items, visit Antique Coloured Glass.

Value

Richard D. Hatch & Associates in Flat Rock, North Carolina sold a clear Mary Gregory art glass decanter set including one decanter (10" in height), six cordials and one matching round tray for $475 in March of 2012.

Richard D. Hatch & Associates in Flat Rock, North Carolina sold a green and white Mary Gregory art glass vase (circa 1890; 7.75" in height) depicting two children playing badminton for $400, and a clear Mary Gregory art glass pitcher with three tumblers for $125 in March of 2012.

Vectis Auctions LTD in Stockton on Tees, England sold two green and white Mary Gregory glassware decanters (circa 1900) for £220 in March of 2007.

William J. Jenack Auctioneers in Chester, New York sold a blue and white Mary Gregory ruffled edge pitcher (10.5" in height) along with five tumblers for $50 in October of 2009.

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