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1950s L.E. SMITH GLASS 14" Palm Basket MADE IN USA - Original - $50 (Northwest Austin)

1950s L.E. SMITH GLASS 14" Palm Basket MADE IN USA - Original 1 thumbnail1950s L.E. SMITH GLASS 14" Palm Basket MADE IN USA - Original 2 thumbnail1950s L.E. SMITH GLASS 14" Palm Basket MADE IN USA - Original 3 thumbnail1950s L.E. SMITH GLASS 14" Palm Basket MADE IN USA - Original 4 thumbnail1950s L.E. SMITH GLASS 14" Palm Basket MADE IN USA - Original 5 thumbnail1950s L.E. SMITH GLASS 14" Palm Basket MADE IN USA - Original 6 thumbnail1950s L.E. SMITH GLASS 14" Palm Basket MADE IN USA - Original 7 thumbnail
condition: like new
make / manufacturer: LE Smith
model name / number: Herringbone Glass Basket
size / dimensions: 14"w x 11"h x 6-1/2"d

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Genuine Mid-Century Vintage Antique L E Smith Large 14" Crystal Clear Pressed Glass 1950s Handled Basket w/ Herringbone Feather Fern Palm Leaves Serving Bowl
* LE SMITH GLASS is perhaps best known for producing the FIRST HEADLIGHT LENS for the MODEL T FORD automobile. The company was established in 1907 in Jeannette, Pennsylvania and despite being overlooked by many American glass COLLECTORS, is one of the few remaining hand-made glass factories in the United States.
PRODUCT DETAILS:
* COMPARE @ $96 (See Screenshot)
* MADE IN USA
* MEASUREMENTS: 14"w x 11"h (w/ basket handle) x 6-1/2"d
* WEIGHT: 5 lbs
* Often referred to as the "Fern"... the Beautiful L.E. Smith Pressed Glass Basket Glassware crafted circa 1950's features clear pressed glass in a feather / fern / herringbone ribs pattern along the sides with raised horizontal lines forming rectangles. There are raised circle designs, hobnail design on the bottom center, the applied handle is smooth round, and the rim is scalloped with a hobnail base. This fruit / flower / salad basket bowl was produced by the LE Smith Glass Co. in the mid 1950's. The basket has a wonderful shine. It is very solid, heavy and strong; a fine product by LE Smith.
* Large glass baskets of this quality are versatile. SUGGESTED USES:
-- Use for Fruit or Flower Basket or Bookshelf Art / Brunch Entertaining Centerpiece or Serving Bowl Tabletop Decor. This beautiful large Glass Basket in the Feather Fan Pattern by the L.E. Smith Glass Company would make a great center piece for a bridal or baby shower, bride and grooms wedding decor table or any table, buffet, or sideboard.
-- They make spectacular vessels for floral arrangements! Just add a frog or florist foam and start arranging.
-- Display various ornaments / keepsakes
-- Candy dish / bowl
-- Display on bookshelf or china cabinet - Vintage Antique Glassware
* Additional LE Smith Glass Company HISTORY:
-- They began manufacturing colored glass in the early 1920s. Their most popular colors were cobalt, amethyst, yellow, amber, green and pink. The company finally gained nationwide recognition for their unique black glass formula, which set them apart from the competition of the time.
-- In 1975 the company was purchased by Owens-Illinois, Inc. of Toledo, Ohio, a glass container manufacturer. Smith continued to operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
-- L.E. Smith Glass Co. has been crafting handmade, American-pressed glass since 1907, and today, is one of only a handful of American hand-made glass factories remaining.
-- L.E. Smith Glass Company was acquired by William Kelman in 2005 and is now known as Smith Glass Co.

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