This antique glass candy container is in the shape of a little Kewpie doll. The doll is standing right next to a barrel. There are little bits of hair on the sides and back of the head, as well as, tiny wings on each side of the neck.
Who made this? I found the research on this glass candy container to be so confusing. You have the West Brothers or the West Specialty Co filing their patent and you have the Borgfeldt company file their patent. Both around the same time, but with different serial numbers. Then on top of that - the person that actually filed the Borgefeldt patent was actually named George Semler. Who knows. But I assume - and I am going out on a limb here - that since the name on the bottom is Borgfeldt then that is who created it. I mean, why would you put someone else's name on a piece of glass if you did not do it?
Material: Vintage Glass
Colors: Clear Glass
Approximate Dimensions in Inches: 3 high x 1 7/8 deep x 2 5/8 wide; barrel height 1 5/8
Approximate Creation Date: 1915 - 1918
Who Made: Borgfeldt & Co of NY for West Specialty Co
Where created: USA
Marks/Embossed on Base: Around the outside perimeter of the barrel - GEO. BORGEFLDT & CO. N. Y. ; in the center of the barrel – KEWPIE / REG.U.S.PAT.OFF / DES.PAT.43680 / 2; and under the Kewpie – SERIAL NO / 2862 / NET WT / ¾ oz. There is no other printing to the glass.
Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition
- There are no chips or repairs on the entire piece.
- There is a flaw to the glass - which is pointed out in one of the pictures. It is as it was created. The flaw happened when the molten glass was moved; there is a small glob of extra glass.
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