ive had this slaggish hobnail glass for about 30 years...I have shown it to some dealers over the years and some said 100% its a lightning rod ball and some said NOT!!!..Im new to this forum so thank you in advance for your help...Andy
That isn't a known pattern in lightning rod balls, so I'd say it's most likely a lamp part.
thank you for your help
Second vote for lamp part. Pretty piece of glass either way.
Beautiful hobnail piece of glass, regardless.
thank you for your replies...Andy
Based on the swirled colors, the shape, the hobnail pattern, and the rough ends, I'd estimate this to be from a 1960s table-lamp.
I got a Hobnail Tivoli Soda Bottle from the 1920's.
Just my feelings here, but I'd clean the outside and leave the contents alone. They add a neat splash of color, too!
They are also very hard to sell as well. I've tried at yard sales and such for $1 each. Finally lowered to 50 cents each. No sales!
I was panicking just reading that!
Thanks for the good catch! It was really worn down, I believe it to be 20 for 1920 but it could also be a 26? I need a second opinion on this!
Ok so Blue is Cobalt, amethyst is maganese, I heard reds contain some gold.
How about green or emerald green? Same would apply to insulators I guess as well
Your Bay City TEX Pat. D is a good one! Dated on the lower side (the 2 digits to right of maker's mark) could be anywhere from38 to 51. (The earlier the better!) Most D pats are very under-rated....