Mirror Glazes & Lustre Glazes







 






 







 






 







 








 







 






 

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Mirror Glazes:

 All examples below are from Special Lot # 1973.  Blue/Amethyst Glass. Mirror Finish. Heavy Iridization.

  
Lead Lustre 
#10 Glaze





Special Lot #1973 decor and
Lead Lustre decor #10 are very similar. 
 
FH 198: 10.25" H 
 
FH 203: 8.5" H

 

FH 157: 9" H
 
FH 197: 9" H
 
   

 
 

FH 204: 5" H

 


 FH 201: 8" H

FH 202:  6" H
 
 
FH UNK: 5.5" H 
 
FH 191: 10.5" H

 



FH 200:  10.25" H


FH 194: 10.75" H

FH 196: 7" H




FH (?) UNK: 7" H
 
 

 
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  FH 191

This pair is a good illustration of "Free Hand - no two exactly alike". Notice not only the difference in height, but also the differences in the rim size and the sizes of the triple gourds.

 





 
 
 
 
 



 Undocumented FH Number

Mirror Glaze

Amethyst Base Glass

11.75 Inches Tall

Paper Label











 
FH 196


 
 

 



 

 
 All examples below are from Special Lot # 1985. Opal base glass. Orange Mirror Finish. Cobalt blue handles, rims & feet, etc.





 Lead Lustre #20 Glaze






Special Lot #1985 decor 
and Lead Lustre decor #20
are very similar

FH 228:7" H

FH 229:11" H

FH 232: 10.5" H 

 
FH 230: 11.25" H
 
Less orange iridescence on this example.
 

FH 231: 8" H 

FH 187: 10.75" H 


 FH 224: 7" H x 10"D

 FH 225: 10" H
 

 

 


 

 

FH 233: 10" H 




 FH 226: 10 " H


 
FH 227: " H

 
 











                                                              

 FH 229










FH 232 Triple Gourd 

 





 
 
 
             
 





FH 225 & FH 228
 

 

 


Complete Console Set

FH 224 Bowl & FH 187 Candlesticks

 


  








FH 230





 
 

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Lustre Glazes:
 
All examples below are from Special Lot #1978. Clear base glass. Various Lustre finishes. Moderate to heavy iridization.

 
FH 10: 8" H
FH 21: 9.5" H
FH 57: 10.5" H
FH 109: 12" H

 
FH 165: 10.75" H
 
FH 210: 11" H

FH 17: " H
 
FH 189: " H
 
FH 13: 9.5" H
 
 

   









                  FH 17











 


 
 FH 21: Clear Glass
Cut Top Vase
Purple Iridescent Lustre
9.5" H




 FH 21: Clear Glass
Cut Top Vase
Gold /Charcoal Bronze Lustre
8.5" H




 







FH 13










 
 
 



 









Free Hand 
Undocumented  Number
(Shape 214 - Special Lot # 1977)


Onion Skin Effect
Iridescent Orange Lustre
 Red Pedestal & Rim
13.25 Tall


Collection 
Wayne & Pamela Balash











Collection 

Neil & "Eddie"

Unger


 Compote & Footed Vase


"Onion Skin" Bodies

with

Red Rims & Red Stem Wafers

(Stretch Effect Near Rims)

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The vase is shaped similar to FH 214 & the comport was only known example in this decor but . . . a second example has now surfaced.











 

 







 Free Hand Number Unknown 
Clear Base Glass
Applied Red Prunts
Heavy Purple Iridization
Multi - Colored Highlights
5.00" H
 
Former Collection
   Richard & Mary Ann Krauss
 
Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc.

 




 FH 189

 





 


 

FH 57: Clear Glass
Stretch Throat
Applied Foot
Purple//Blue/Green/Orange Iridization
10.5" H






 













Another FH 57: 



Clear Glass
Stretch Throat
Applied Foot
Heavy Orange Iridization
10.25" H










 
FH 210:  Clear Glass  
  Gold /Charcoal Bronze 
Iridized
11" H 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 



Free Hand: Unknown Number

                                       Lustre Glaze

Probably Special Lot # 1978

                                         8" H
 



 
Examples below are from Special Lot#1906. 
   FH 160: 11" H 

FH 160: 11" H 
 FH 165: 10.75" H
FH 164: 10.75" H


 
FH Unk: 10.75" H 

FH 150 JIP Vase: 
  Gold /Purple/Bronze Lustre
Stretch Top
Iridized
10" H  
 


 

From the Collection of

Frank W. Ford

 



 
 





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 Free Hand #109


Lustre Glaze

12.5" Tall


Part of  Special Lot # 1978



 

 


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