Back to School Nostalgia and Interesting Terms can be found in this months JP Things Newsletter Did you want to know Interesting Glass and Pottery Terms and go back in time to see what it would cost for back to school items in the fall of 1897? Do you know how much a 6x9 slate cost?
Galanterien – Small Portable wares such as snuff boxes, necessaries, patch boxes, and scent bottles, sometimes in the form of figures, animals or fruit.
Girandole – An elaborate branched candle holder that usually contains attached cut glass prisms.
Gloss-gilding – The gilding of porcelain using gold in solution.
In 1897 to get your child ready to go back to school you could buy;
A 6x9 Slate for school at a cost of $.04
A Box (144 pieces) of Chalk Crayons at a cost of $.07
A dozen pencils with rubber erasers at a cost of $.14
A 6x9 400 page ruled writing tablet for a cost of $.04
A Pair of Children’s Oxfords at a cost of $.75
A Boys Shirt at a cost of $.39
A Boys long pant at a cost of $.75
A girls Percale dress at a cost of $.87
We do hope that everyone had a wonderful summer holiday. We have been busy shopping and now are listing things for the up coming holiday season. We have found some wonderful finds such as hard to find Fostoria Versailles Juice Tumblers, Cambridge Ivy Vase, Reverse Painted Woman Silhouette, US Glass, Lancaster Glass, Hocking Cameo Grill Plate, Lancaster Orange and Silver Overlay Candlestick set, include Uranium Glass in New Century, Round Robin, Cubist Powder Jar, Czechoslovakian Bird Flower Frog Holder, Stangl Bird, and Hand Signed Fenton Basket Strawberries French Opalescent with Basket Weave. The easiest way to find these is to hit the Our Newest Additions Link above the other shop links. This will show all the items listed in the last 30 days.
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