angelarts1 Store WILL ENTERTAIN A " BEST OFFER" on this item 12.00 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE EAPG Egyptian Platter "CLEOPATRA" Adams & Co1884 Parthenon RARE Early American Pattern Glass PRISTINEThis is a phenomenal piece of Early American Pattern Glass!EAPG My photos are dark to show pattern more clearly.Insurance included in FREE S & H as well as Uber Packing.This pattern is called “Cleopatra” it is from the Egyptianor also referred to as Parthenon collection. It was made in 1884 by Adams &Company. The platter has a wonderfulimage of Cleopatra in full head dressand papyrus in her hand….. sitting on the traditional Egyptian bench seat. Ithas images of what appears to be palms or papyrus and possibly sphinx in thebackground as well. The plate is highlydetailed in designs around the edge andhas the words “Give Us Our Daily Bread” between the center image and the edgeframework designs. This is a RARE find in EAPG! Highly collected and prized!Measures Aprox 13 1/4" long X 85/8" wide X 1 3/8" deep. Nochips, cracks or repairs. Themeasurements might be a tiny bit off from those given in reference books forEAPG.It is AUTHENTIC EAPG.I am a serious collector of vintage & antiques myself and do not purveyreproductions. We had a shop of over 6,000 square feet for over 15 years.Integrity in vintage & antique items has always been of the utmostimportance to us!What is EAPG - Early American Pattern Glass ? Early AmericanPattern Glass, also known as simply "pattern glass", or Victorianglass is pressed glass tableware (& some related novelty glass items) wasmade only during the Victorian period ca 1850-1910, only in America, and in"sets" such that all of the pieces in the set matched in design.These sets of dishes were made by hundreds of glass factories- some morelong-lived and more well-known today than others. The number of patterns ofEAPG has been estimated to be as high as 3000 however in some of those patternsonly a few forms (or items) were made. The number of patterns made in extensivesets was probably closer to 1000. In the 3rd and 4th decade of the 20thcentury, sets of pressed glass dishes were made also and those are generallyreferred to as "Depression Era Glass". EAPG wasmanufactured in beautiful clear crystal glass & in a limited number ofcolors. As a testimony of its lasting beauty and appeal, many reproductions ofthe early patterns are on the market. These can lead to confusion on the partof beginning EAPG collectors and underscores the importance of making allantiques investments through reputable dealers. Despite our romantic notionsabout those times, life was very difficult for these Victorian Era ladies who enduredthe Civil War, reconstruction, Westward Expansion, & dread diseases and whoenjoyed none of our modern "conveniences" such as running water orelectricity.Whether you have begun a collection of EAPG because of yoursheer love of the glass & its historical roots in America or because youhave some pieces handed down through the generations, we hope you will use it,enjoy it & remember with fondness our early American settlers &pioneers who created our great Land grounded in tremendous personal strengthand solid spiritual values.Since she reigned during most of the period this glass wasmade, they also have a sweet story about Queen Victoria. Visit the PatternGlass School at patternglass. com . This site has an abundance of informationfor the new collector of EAPG. It is a huge resource for even those of us whodesire more knowledge on EAPG. Be sure and visit Granny's Pointers &Pitfalls page created especially for new collectors on this page as well.There are great books available on eCRATER for learning &photos as well. BE SURE NOT TO PURCHASE BOOKS BY Bill Edwards and Mike Carwile. They are awaste of money in my opinion. They proclaim to be experts and their books looknice….. BUT they are inaccurate on many pattern names & companies thatproduced specific patterns. It has set back the study of Early American PatternGlass for years to come. If you need info please message me. There is a websitethat has a variety of experts that have worked very hard to list all the correctionsfor those books. patternglass.com/EdwardsCor.htm This has been very helpful for many serious collectorsand new enthusiasts wanting to begin collecting.It will help make your eCRATER buying experience more fulfilling& successful when you know pattern names & manufacturers.